So did Stormy have anything else in her pockets?
Once I counted to one million. Okay…it was really only 20. I had a talk with her. I asked her if she knew what stealing was or shoplifting.
She said no. I explained to her that stealing/shoplifting is when you take something without paying for it. I asked her if she knew what happened to people that did that.
She said no. I told her that when people are caught shoplifting, the police are called. Once the police are called, the people that are caught shoplifting can go to jail. The whole time I am explaining this to her, her eyes are getting bigger and bigger. Her eyes are also full of crocodile tears. I asked her if she wanted to go to jail. She said no. What if I hadn’t checked her pockets? What if they had called the police?She didn’t sass me one time during this whole conversation. I asked her if she understood.
She nodded her head yes.
At the birthday dinner I was sitting talking with my in-laws and Stormy came around the table.
“Momma. I have something I want to tell you. In your ear.”
This should be interesting.
“What Stormy?” as I am leaning down.
She gets on her tip-toes and gets really close to me and says, “Momma. I’m going to be a good girl from now on.”
I took about 2 seconds to process this. She has been thinking about our conversation for well over an hour by this point. Was she really processing it or what is the deal? Once we were out of the truck in the restaurant we didn’t mention it once. So does she “get” it now?
I smile at her and tell her, “Stormy. You are a good girl. But I’m glad you are ready to behave like one now too.” She gives me a big hug and goes back to her seat.
Scary that this is a true story. Not based on a true story. BUT a for real moment in my life story. I love her more than words can express. She is my own little Stormy. I coudn’t ask for more. Except maybe no stealing. And no starving herself. Ah—what more does this girl have in store for me?
Bring it on Stormy.
Momma will love you big as the moon, far as the stars and more. No matter what. Stormy. Stormy. Stormy.