Friday, 6 February 2009

I Hate "Shit Hits the Fan" Days!

We all have days like these. They are the ones that you know are coming. You can feel it in your bones and the little voice at the back of your brain is clanging warning sirens. No matter how fast you try and out run it and no matter how hard you try to hide, it catches you. Those are the days we want desperately to avoid, those are the days when the proverbial shit hits the fan.

Every parent immediately knows what I am talking about. This is the day when you really find out what is truly on your son's report card, or the real reason why your daughter hasn't spoken to her best friend in a week. This is the day on which all work projects are due and because of procrastination, haven't even been started. This is the day when, no matter who you are or where you sit on the pecking order, you have to face the truth. These are the painful days; the days when you can't always make wrong right. These are learning days; the days when you become better educated in the way the world works, and you vow that you won't make the same mistakes again. These are days full of regret, anger, frustration, screaming and blame. 

But regret, anger, frustration, screaming and blame can't hide the fact that the shit hit, and hit hard. It can't hide the obvious disappointments and it can't hide the truth. The only good thing to come out "Shit Hits the Fan" Day is the hope that you will be a better person for the education and a new opportunity will present itself. Thank God these days are fewer and farther between.

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