I went to the store to buy some curtain rods for our house, I had my list in my hand of the sizes and kinds of curtain rods that I needed. Checked that off the list and went home to put up the curtain rods in the basement, kitchen, and bedrooms.
I got home, and there was one less curtain rod than I needed! Ugh! I counted again and again, and yup, I was one short. Darn! Without even thinking, I blamed the girls and thought, they must have dropped one out of the cart, they put it back on the shelf, etc.
I blamed the girls first, not myself.
I wonder how often I do that, when in reality, it was MY fault. The girls had nothing to do with MY mistake.
I'm going to try to pay closer attention in whom I place my blame and try not to jump to conclusions and think that if something went wrong, it is the girls' fault. That isn't fair to the girls.
So, even though I had to go back to the store to get another curtain rod, I learned a valuable lesson.