"...the effect of afflictions on the minds of Christians is to make them patient." Barnes' notes on the Bible
Husband and Child...on the way into town this afternoon, of course are not on the same accord. One hears 1/2 of the others comments and the other one "forgets" he was told what was happening. I mention to Miss T "after you practice with your dance teacher on Sunday....." and Tom chirps in "what do you want me to do after I finish?"..........??????????????????????????????????????
I say to him...."What?" He's confused, I say "I was talking to Tara" he says "I thought you were talking to me" and I say "Oh? Do you have dance practice?"
This goes on constantly my friends, I MEAN CONSTANTLY.
There's never a time when we're all on the same page of remotely the same book. Therefore, my mind is in a perpetual whirlwind trying to keep everyone on subject. K-3 classes stand a better chance!
We pull into Taco Bell, he gets out and I say under my breath "God give me patience" and then I quickly rebut that saying "No Lord, sorry, I take it back because I don't want anymore tribulations!"
A couple days ago, dear hubby says "I know what you need -- a pair of Christmas pajama's" and I give him a questionable look and say "No I don't". Really, I don't. I have pj's. I have a favorite night gown and a couple of fave night shirts; 2 pair of pj's that are pants/tops. I'm set. I'm hot-natured so I really DON'T NEED anything else. I especially do not need flannel, red and green plaid sleep pants! Understand?
Yeah right....we're in Sam's today looking over things, just looking, not on a mission of any sort. Hubby says he wants to show me something. (SIGH) Ok, I follow him and low and behold........
it's a pair of pajama pants!
"These are the ones I want to get for you"
I just mutter "no" and "no" and "no" and "NO". This lady gives me a knowing smile.
Hubby says "Why can't I buy you something for Christmas?"
As we're leaving the store, Miss T is in a hurry to pick up a friend for the night and states that they were thinking about seeing a movie. Tom acts like this is the first he's heard of it........round two! Plus I'm a bit irritated with her too, for acting like it's always all about HER.
I let them both have it, with both barrels!!!!!!
I was waiting for this one!
I told Miss T that I was tired of her acting like it is all about her; that it's always whatever is in HER schedule and not giving thought to mine; also that I did not want to drive into town JUST for her and her only; that while I'm here I WILL DO what I WANT TO DO and she will just have to deal with it. I PAY for the gas and I PAY for the food and I AM NOT WORKING as much as I used to and she needs to keep this in mind. PLUS I do NOT want to pay for her AND a friend to see a movie - she can spend her money. You guys think that I get to do whatever I want to do anytime I want and that is just so not true, but here I am in town, with y'all and it's what YOU want.
Well, by now she's in tears and texting her friends that She's Pissed!! I took her phone away.
Sitting in her friends yard waiting for Miss T and kid, something comes up about the PJ's.
ROUND TWO EXTENDED!
I screamed -- I really screamed
I DON'T WANT ANY PAJAMA PANTS WHY DON'T YOU LISTEN AND UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING I HAVE TOLD YOU THAT I DON'T WANT ANY AND YOU KEEP BRINGING IT UP FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, JIMMINIE CHRISTMAS ALREADY WOULD YOU PEOPLE JUST STOP AGGRAVATING ME ISN'T IT ENOUGH THAT I HAVE SO MUCH ELSE IN MY MIND GOING ON THAT I HAVE TO HOLD YOUR HAND AND KEEP YOU STRAIGHT!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I am ready to run away!
I guess I just got knocked off Santa's "GOOD" list.
Time to make amends.