Story by Brandon Janous
Today my sister told me that one of my kids stinks. She told me which one it was but I’m not going to say which one because it’s embarrassing and I don’t want to embarrass them.
It’s not the “they haven’t showered in days” kind of stink. It’s the “they have body odor” kind of stink. That made me feel better because they have showered in days.
But needless to say, the body odor was news to me and starting tomorrow none of my kids will stink anymore. I sent my sister this photo and she said that I may as well pick up tampons while I’m there. And I threw up in my mouth.
Let’s be honest, I’m so far from equipped for this next stage of life. And it’s days like today when I realize that we weren’t meant to do life alone. I’m so grateful for people like my sister that will keep it real and tell me that my kids stink and may need tampons soon. We are surrounded by so many people that love us so well. I’m grateful for all of them. And this is your invitation to let me know when I’m missing something. Or simply just to let me know that my kids stink.
I just pray that my kids give me a ton of grace in this next season. Because I’m going to mess up a bunch and I’m gonna need every single bit of it.