the general consensus was that:
- blog stalkers; and
- perfect life bloggers
the last one got me thinking. i absolutely admire those bloggers who share personal tragedies and journeys, but i'm not sure that's me. i mean, once it's out there - it's out there! my blog is fairly middle of the road, and i do tend to share only the good stuff.
so, in the spirit of "nobody's life is perfect", i would like to share a conversation between myself and miss 19 that took place 24 hours ago.
[miss 19 ready to leave the house in my car]: i'll return these videos for you (did anyone miss the subtlety there!?!)
me: i told you you couldn't have the car
miss 19: WHAT? you never said that! you can't just spring that on me now! why not?
me: i told you the car's 'off the table' until i see more proactivity around chores (a WHOLE other post...)
miss 19: what? no you didn't!
me: yes i did. yesterday
miss 19: no you didn't!
miss 19: are you sure you want to make this decision today? because if you do, i'll NEVER do anything around the house ever, EVER AGAIN!
[the status quo btw lol]
me: that would make living here extremely difficult
miss 19: well good luck throwing me out!!! followed by family room door slam, bedroom door slam and extreme volume on her personal stereo.
rather than beat myself up about how i could have possibly given birth to and raised such a selfish ingrate, i took the younger girls down to the waterfront. it was a stunning day.
i mean - how can you feel like you're a bad mother when you live 10 minutes from this?
fast forward 24 hours: i'd returned home after taking the younger girls to get some easter-themed cupcakes at the farmers' market, got some photos developed (12 cents a print!) and been a craft exhibition at a local art gallery to find miss 19 in the KITCHEN; cleaning out the fridge.
butter wouldn't have melted as she greeted me with smiles and a 'see me being proactive mum?' 'yes i do' i replied. right now, she's playing rock band (rather loudly, but i'll pick my battles!) with her younger sisters.
what a difference a day makes...