It is Autumn at Shady Acres. There are candles on the table and they are burning!
But these candles are forced to run a tough obstacle course.
There is a little girlie who loves to blow out the candles:
The only problem was — this Grammy didn’t watch closely enough,
and, sure enough, she got that beautiful hair too close.
How great was the consternation and wailing and this Grammy’s guilt.
But her Mama assured me that she would be okay, that she was, in fact, quickly to sleep.
The hair, not too damaged, and the quarter-sized red spot on her cheek looking better.
I guess this Grammy learned her lesson.
Even when their enthusiasm seems careful enough, it probably isn’t.
Even when you think you are watching with impeccable carefulness, you probably aren’t.
And when something happens that you regret, the truth is,
The little ones forgive you better than you forgive yourself.