I got out of the car and stopped to admire the daffodils in my new front yard.
Then I hear it. Someone’s annoying dog barking and screeching and sounding really loud and really annoyingly high-pitched.
I look up, annoyed. Take care of your dog, folks, I think.
Then a movement catches my eye. It’s something popping up against the windows of my front door.
It’s my dog.
A long time ago, I learned a critical life lesson on a playground: Never ever judge another mom. Because before you know it, your kids will do the same thing as that mom’s child, and you will end up in the same position as the mom you once judged. It’s instant mom karma.
That lesson has served me well, but it’s faded a bit through time. I needed a fresh reminder.