Those are the sneakers that got me so very frustrated this morning. You know, that kind of frustration that makes you have to close your eyes real tight and ball up your hands in order to prevent yourself from screaming. That's the state those innocent looking sneakers got me into today. Well, really just one of them. The one none of us could find no matter how many times we looked under furniture, in closets, behind doors, on the porch, in the car, etc. The one that resulted in the kids being 35 minutes late to school. I'm not sure why, but this got me just way too wound up. I was very annoyed with the child who's shoe it was and told him so. All the children had that, lets just be quiet cause mom looks a little intense right now, look on their face. Of course we found the silly shoe, everyone got to school, all was well. But I felt not so good about having started my kids day off in that kind of environment. It's just not worth it to get so upset about a lost shoe, or being late, or anything like that. I'll make it up to them tonight by stopping whatever I'm doing and giving them my full attention when they ask me one of their one hundred and thirty two questions of the day. I'll even go right over to the computer and look up the answer with them on Wikipedia since at least 70% of the time I don't know the answer to questions like, does your estate refer to all your things or just your land and house?, what is the legal status of Taiwan and why wouldn't the US support their declaring independence from China, I mean shouldn't we support that since we declared independence from England?, is the Lochness Monster real?(ok, I know the answer to that one), did we visit the real Jamestown cause I thought it was supposed to be an island but where we visited didn't look like an island to me? Then it'll be "family movie night". We're gonna watch Benji, eat popcorn and drink soda and all will be well. I hope you have a beautiful, un-frustrated weekend everyone!