Friday Confessions.

Some are good weeks, some are bad weeks. This was a good one. Mostly.

1) I did say I was going to go out to a couple of parties, but the weather and the fact that E was home led us to rent videos and contemplate our navels. I could have been a Fabulous Party Girl. But that’s hard when one is damp.

2) I overslept on Wednesday and had less time at work to revamp the writing program than I wanted. Ho hum, I’ll do it today.

3) I denied a kid a word she wanted to put on a flash card. This is out of character and I’ll try to justify it later. But I sort of owe her a word.

4) I got fed up of simply chasing the cat off the counter, and poured some water on his head to discourage him. I wonder if the lesson will stick.

Anything with the rest of you?

9 Comments to “Friday Confessions.”

  1. By Arwen, November 23, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

    I confess that I’m sure I have sins, but I’ve spent too long recently trying to balance them, so I’m sliding into So-What’s-Ville. You can tell I’m here when I stop recycling, and in fact enjoy the fact that I illicitly threw away the uncleaned beans can. I am unable to wring another drop of remorse from myself. Mooahahah!

  2. By Beth, November 23, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

    I confess that I’m not so good at the discipline technique of catching someone doing something good instead of nagging them when they do something wrong. I do sincerely thank kids who do good stuff. I just can’t force myself to look for it and do the smile/pat on the head as a way to make someone change behaviour. Although I have heard it’s very effective. And I don’t know why I’m resistent.

  3. By cheesefairy, November 23, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

    1. I know it must suck ass through straws to get molars in your face when you have no molars in your face already, but I am just about ready to go in and carve away at the gums of my son because I think it would be a lot faster than continuing to wait. And I am so finished listening. To the whining.

    2. So I try to keep my mouth shut at work because when I open it, I also am doing a fair bit of whining and I don’t even have excruciating pain as an excuse.

    3. Also I am deeply resentful of my commitment to nablopomo. All I want to do with my 45 minutes of conscious, free time per evening is get caught up on my 3 weeks of television programs, eat popcorn and then sleep.

  4. By gen, November 23, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

    I have the biggest case of the mean reds. It has been a good week but I am blah.

  5. By rachel, November 24, 2007 @ 7:59 am

    I managed to be completely, off-scale awkward with a new-ish friend, which reminded me why I usually just sit around with my head up my ass. But I think it turned out okay in the end, and that we will be joking about it someday.

    Also: Beth, your confession reminded me of an odd conversation I had with my boy this week. He’d done something, I can’t even remember what, but I didn’t respond at all and so he said, “Mom, you tell me ‘No! Don’t do that!’”
    Me: “You think that’s what I’d say about this activity?”
    Him: “Yes.”
    Me: “Well, if you already know that, then I don’t have to say it, right? The voice in your head says it. That’s called your conscience.”
    Him [continuing whatever he was doing]: “I should stop! I should go to my room!”

  6. By Liz, November 24, 2007 @ 9:14 am

    Arwen, you get a clean slate until I say so. Why? Because I said so.

    Beth, I recognize what you’re saying. I can compliment a well-done piece of work, or high-five on a victory. I can say “Well done”, but it’s after it’s done, not during.

    Cheesefairy, November’s almost over! And one day, Trombone will have all his teeth and never a-whining-about-teething be again. I know, it doesn’t help NOW, does it? Sorry.

    Gen, you might have the mean reds, but I think my head would explode without you.

    Rachel, awkward is a sliding scale. Did you bite the head off waterfowl and then offer the cooling body to your new friend, only to find out the friend is vegan? THAT is awkward.

  7. By stephanie, November 24, 2007 @ 9:34 am

    I splash my cat with water when he gets up on the counter and he totally doesn’t care. He’s like, hey, bring it on.

    My confessions…well…I was angry with some people in my family on Thanksgiving. That’s pretty low, isn’t it? I thought we all had plans to get together and they decided to go to a football game instead. I was mad about it all day. The anger seeped into the rest of the family dinners and I didn’t have as much fun as I should have.

  8. By elswhere, November 24, 2007 @ 10:30 am

    Beth, I’ve been guilty of that one too—at my old job and often, often, often at home. Also, with myself, which sounds all pop-psych-y but actually it does make a difference one way or the other, just the way it does with kids: when I’m positive and encouraging, I shape up so much better than when I scold myself and send myself to my room but go on playing.
    Speaking of which: I kind of messed something up, through procrastination, on my Job #2 this week. But I think it will work out all right over all. At least, I hope so.

  9. By Liz, November 24, 2007 @ 11:05 am

    Stephanie, I’d be mad too. I am not a football fan.

    Els, you’re right. It’s easier to do well when you’re kind to yourself.

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