Faulty thinking: A big scary thunderstorm is coming. This would be a great time to let the chickens out, then put Tanner on a leash and see how he does in the yard with them. Wow, he’s doing really well. Hm, the thunder is getting louder – I should put Tanner in the house so the chickens can roam freely.
Corrected thinking: You know, the chickens might be in danger if it hails. They might not be smart enough to take cover. Okay, I’ll put them back in the coop.
Over-confident thinking: Wow, I totally rocked that. I got all the chickens in the coop so easily!
Reality starts to impinge: Oh no, one of the chickens is outside the coop and doesn’t like being separated from her sisters. I’ll just grab her and put her back.
True awareness of situation: I’m chasing a chicken around and around and around and around and around the chicken coop. Bad words.
Final result: Phew! All the chickens are safe, I think. Oh, maybe I should have counted them…