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The other day Mom went to get her hair done. When she walked in the door I thought my grandma A had been brought back to life, only taller. This is funny and sad at the same time because I know my mom would rather die than resemble granny in any way, shape, or form. “When I get old, I’m never going to be like my mother. If I am, then take me out back and shoot me!”
How many of us say things like that? “I’m never/I’ll never….” What do you do when you find yourself doing those things you swore you never would?
First, I cringe. Then I acknowledge what I’ve just done and if I can, immediately rectify the situation. For example:
Someone in my family is a total slob. They leave their dishes, trash, food, mail, and other detrius of their life where they opened or ate them and will often remark about “what a mess this place is!” without acknowledging their rather large contribution. I admit, I am not perfect, but this is one thing that drives me bat-shit crazy; and when I have caught myself committing (or about to commit) the same sin, a round of self-chastisement and cleanup begins in a fashion most masochists would be jealous of.
Now it’s your turn. Leave me a comment about your hypocrisy for all to enjoy!
The 3rd grade went to a field trip at the bowling alley this morning. That’s one of my favorite things about this charter school we send our kids to. They have field trips! Heck, they’ve had 3 or 4this year! Most public schools are lucky if they get one, and even more of them don’t even get that. I’m beginning to think that field trip = “My brain exploded and I can’t teach any more because school is almost out for the year” because Shana the Beautiful informed me that the teachers are trying to swing a field trip to Lowe’s in the next week or so. Did I mention there’s only 15 days of school left? I know kids get antsy in the last weeks of school and often act out mischievously, and I know teachers get antsy too, but who knew they’d resort to planning field trips on short notice to relieve that? Well played, teachers. Well played!