Saturday, December 11, 2010

Losing my cool - rant


"...the effect of afflictions on the minds of Christians is to make them patient."  Barnes' notes on the Bible
Romans 5:3

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.


1 comment:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Sounds like a tough day.

Take a deep breath and remember that this time of year is about sharing and caring.