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I Have a Confession

After reading so many blogs and news articles, I have reached a startling conclusion. I have a problem and I can’t deny it anymore. According to all the stuff I see written, there is something wrong with me.

 

Crazy

Crazy (Photo credit: elmada)

 

I’m not normal.

 

I guess I never have been. According to everything I see online I am in the minority, which means that I am not normal. I am a happily married, white, female with one child. I have never been married before, so I have no ex-husbands to rant about. I don’t have any children with other men. I’ve been married for 10 years, own a house with a mortgage in the suburbs, which is our only real debt. I own one dog and no cats, birds or lizards.

 

I speak and understand English, I know the difference between U.K. English and American English. I have good grammar and spelling. I am intelligent enough to know a smattering of other languages, perhaps enough to survive. I have manners, I say please and thank you, I say Gesundheit when someone sneezes, I hold doors for people when their hands are full.

 

If someone really needs help, I will be there. I won’t give help just because you are too lazy to do it yourself. I understand that the world does not revolve around me. I know what is going on in my backyard and the world. I understand that the U.S. and North America do not constitute the entire world.

 

Those in themselves seem to make me different, but what really makes me a freak is the fact that I have never had any major problems. I grew up with a good family, with parents who are still married. I was not abused or neglected (even though my teenage self thought so at times.) I have nothing in my past which I dwell on. The few things that I saw as major, I just walked away from. I feel that the past is the past, it is over and done.

 

I do not have friends I constantly complain about, if they are a problem then they are not my friends.  If a friend has a problem I will try to help, but if they are self-destructive and want to take the world with them, I will walk away. A true friend is one you can call at any time, even if you haven’t spoken in a while.

 

Another thing I don’t understand is why people are amazed and shocked by the things I do. I am independent, I do not need to rely on anyone. I am married, we are partners. If I have to  I can survive anything, I won’t curl up and die or wait for someone to rescue me. I will mow the lawn, chop wood, make dinner and clean the house. If a task needs to be done I will do it, I don’t care what it is. If I don’t know how to do it, I will figure it out.

 

So I guess I need to admit, that I am a freak, I don’t belong in today’s society. It seems I am doing everything wrong. According to everything I read I don’t coddle my child enough, my meals aren’t healthy enough, and my house needs to be sanitized…Oh and I forgot to mention that fact that I’m not holding my hand out enough to ask for help.

 

I guess I will just go on being different.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To those in Colorado….

I am sorry that people are responding so harshly, the only blame should fall on the gunman, It wasn’t even a spontaneous act of insanity on his part, it was fully planned. He is the only one to be blamed for anything.

Taking children to any event that they desperately want to attend is not a crime, it is a treat. It is the parents responsibility to determine if it is an event that is appropriate for a child some children can handle it, some cannot. I have seen children freaked out by Bambi  (I know adults that cry when Bambis mom is shot) and Cinderella others have no problem watching Batman.

To all of you that are blaming the attendees for various things…STOP IT.  You were not there. People react spontaneously in a situation like that, your mind is filled with survival. Everyone reacts differently in a panic situation…. some freeze, some run, others find time almost slowing down which gives them time to think.

I want to stop hearing and seeing people who say “well I would have…” …No you wouldn’t have…you might think that is what you would have done, it might be what you want to do, but it is not what would have happened. You don’t know what would have happened.

No one is to blame except the gunman himself.

To anyone associated with the victims, or anyone receiving backlash due to the stupidity and ignorance of others……

I am sorry

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