We all need that sort of 'do over'. Although as we become adults there are often consequences that reach beyond the end of the day. It is important to face the circumstances, do what needs to be done and get past it. Yesterday, Ron got a 'criminal summons' from our Municipal Court. WHAT?! Ron and I don't get criminal summons. Our rental house has bushes that are extending onto the sidewalk and so there is a court date set. Can't we just trim the bushes and call it good? Apparently not is what the letter said.
The truth is whether we are middle school age or adults we need to take care of business and then forgive ourselves as well as forgiving others. It doesn't do any good to ignore summons or dwell on past mistakes. Life is too short to fret about the small stuff. I just hope they don't handcuff Ron since it would be even harder to trim the bushes with his hands behind his back.