When our youngest daughter, Heather,
was a three-year old, she had a cute little
alibi which she often used when caught in
an act of mischief. She would say, Chicken
pox did it."
Now, the business of shifting the blame
for our miscues has been with us from the
very beginning, when Adam and Eve sought
to pass the buck.
"He who excuses himself," wrote Gabriel
Meurier, "accuses himself."
Far too many of us, while in our youth,
acquire the life long pattern of behavior
of accusation and alibiing. And then, we
pass this habit on to our children and
Let us watch our excuses and avoid
putting a pox on our houses if we can.