Originally Posted by MrsLMB
Oh my gosh. I felt embarrassed all over again when I saw this one!
Years ago I was teaching Kindergarten Sunday School. I was chatting with this one woman who came by while the kids were playing and I said something about one of the little girls--nothing too, too horrible, but about how much she talked, and I think about how she kind of thought she knew it all. Suddenly I realized who the woman was, and without missing a beat, and without changing my voice from the bright cheery voice I was speaking with, I said, "You're her mom, aren't you?!" and I did my best to turn it around to a positive thing (I truly did love all my kids!). Things were a little tense for awhile after that, but before long we got along great. I learned a huge lesson that day about thinking first, and being mindful of what was coming out of my mouth.