Never ruin an apology with an excuse. ~Kimberly Johnson
While this picture is the end of a successful, fun ride - when I look at it I remember the ride before this one.
When you and I rode Buzz Lightyear together.
To say that you are competitive would be........an understatement at best.
I had scored more points than you - and you had an impressive tantrum.
I explained to you that winning isn't everything - we had a good time on the ride, we enjoyed each other's company, we were blessed with this experience.
You said "sorry."
But you didn't stop there - "sorry - I was JUST."
Just making an excuse, trying to explain away your actions. That my dear child, is not an apology.
An apology is heartfelt - when you apologize, you are truly sorry and you change your behavior. You do not repeat the offense again.
It is better to be simple - "I'm sorry."
Leave it at that.
The best way to ruin an apology is with an explanation.