There is a brat in this house and she’s 37 years old. All this time I spend dealing with Regan’s tantrums and it’s my mother that should be dealing with me.
On Sunday evening she asked me if I wanted to do her workout video the next morning. I immediately said no and told her I hated workout videos. She told me it would be fun if we did it together and asked if I would again. I told her no.
The next morning I was sitting in the quiet of the house before it started to stir and I had a thought so clear in my head:
Babs, why would you tell your mother you won’t do the workout video with her? She asked you to and she rarely asks you for anything. She does everything for you and asks for nothing in return.
I actually felt guilty for telling her no. I couldn’t give my mom 30 minutes of my time to make her happy? How selfish am I?
So when she woke up I apologized and told her I would do the workout dvd with her. I also apologized for telling her no in the first place and told her that I felt bad about it. She told me I didn’t need to feel bad and was happy I would work out with her.
After we did the workout, I felt good. Not only had I gotten some much needed exercise, but I got my mom motivated to do it too. I even got up and did it this morning with her as well.
I still hate workout videos, but I will gladly do them if it makes my mom happy.