Monday, March 2, 2009

I Need an Attitude Adjustment

why are kids so particular? they need a certain cup, or a certain bath towel. if their cheese is broken then it's the end of the world. if something isn't working then andrew thinks it needs batteries. even if it doesn't use batteries at all. i guess i was like that, too, when i was a kid. i just don't know why things like that mattered.

okay, now that that is out of the way...
yesterday we went to my niece molly's blessing. she's about ten weeks old. she was blessed in her ward in Reno. for those of you who don't know what i'm talking about, a baby blessing is kinda like a christening. anyway, afterwards we all went to an aunt's house in Sparks. she has a big house with a big back yard. yesterday was cold and windy, but people kept telling me to take the kids outside to play. i was fending off their verbal "suggestions" pretty good, until derek told me to take them out. i'm wearing a gauze dress, sandals, don't have a coat, and don't like being outside anyway. while we were out there a bunch of other kids came out to play, too. no other adults came out. finally derek and another aunt come out. she puts a blanket on me and says that she's cold just looking at me. i just wanted to yell at her. she was one of the ones who was really pushing me to take the kids outside. just after this andrew hits his head on something and starts to bleed. derek took him inside and kept him there. luckily, he didn't need stitches. last time we were at this house emmy got hurt in the back yard. i just don't think that it's a safe yard for little kids. anyway, i finally got emmy inside and kept her there. this was after i'd been hit by three rain drops. it hadn't quite started raining. it actually took a few hours before it started raining, but i didn't want to be out there when it did. basically, i just had a bad attitude until i was inside for a while. i wouldn't mind if i never went there again. i guess i still have a bad attitude about it all.

p.s. i got my glasses on friday.


Handi Andi said...

I want to see a picture of the glasses! I totally understand what you are saying. Wouldn't it be nice if it wasn't rude to just tell people to mind their own business? Sometimes its nice to get advice, but mostly when you say "hey, what do you think about this" and not when they shove it down your throat or make you feel guilty.

greenolive said...

Yeah I would have gotten really snotty in that situation. It bothers me when people try to tell me what to do with the kids. Mostly Tony's mom used to do that, but not so much anymore.
I want to see the glasses.

EmmaP said...

maybe if your kids weren't monsters, they wouldn't have wanted them outside! hahaha! just kidding! once my MIL tried to tell me that Keenan was malnourished. I can't even begin to tell you the words that went through my mind. Trust me - i DID say them... I just said them to her in my mind... tee hee. i know what you mean. And why is it that you were expected to watch everyone else's child? so next time say, "Um, no. I don't feel like going outside. If me/my children are too much for you, I suppose we could always leave.... Derek, are you ready to go? apparently they don't want us here." and then see what they say.