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Tardiness troubles me

I am a stickler for being on time. I don't think there are more than a few instances that I have actually been late (with good reason). Even being 1 minute over the time I am supposed to be somewhere puts me in that "late" category. That would bother me. I take time to prepare myself even for the smallest event to ensure that I am at least 5-10 minutes early. I am the example to my children so I have pounded into them the importance of being on time. They know that being late is a sign of disrespect and shows others that you do not care to be there. The girls are very diligent about preparing for the next day and their nerves go awry at the thought of being late. Punctual parents make punctual kids. I know some people, actually a lot of people who almost brag about how late they are running on a daily basis. If you know you have some place to be at a specific time (well in advance) then what is the excuse? Our kids watch us closely...
Shelly, Mom Files


  1. My sister is perpetually late. It drives me crazy.

  2. I'm a former late person. I would say that to me, it was very shameful. Especially, if you're meeting someone. What changed me is thinking to myself that if they could be there on time, so could I. If I have to prepare two days in advance, I do it.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  3. Agreed - this is pretty much me now. But if I told you about my younger years, as far as work and school, I'd probably get you upset.

    I used to be LATE LATE!

    Experience is a good teacher.

  4. I also hate being late. Even more than that, I hate it when other people are late and I have to wait on them.

  5. I am learning. Thanks for the reminder :)


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