People like me don’t just quietly live their lives – somehow we seem to offend, upset or mortify peeps without even knowing it!
And by people like me, I mean those who speak their minds, wear their heart on their sleeves, and usually call a spade a spade.
I don’t intend to offend but sometimes I do.
But I also pride myself on having the ability to put myself in someone else’s shoes – however sometimes it seems they don’t fit so well.
I could warble on here and give a zillion anecdotes but I’m going to spare you the melodrama.
So here’s a few Things I Know about myself that must annoy the crap out of people but they never tell me – what silly sausages they are.
1. I speak WAY too fast – like auctioneer fast – and if you throw in my Kiwi accent then half the time I know people are just nodding and smiling because they have not a clue what I just said.
2. Over sharing – it’s a McMassively huge habit of mine – I’ll divulge lots of random crap to strangers, check-out chicks and daycare teachers. PMS, period pain, why my eyebrows look so unruly, why my hair looks so dirty – you name it I’ll share it! I have no idea why, I sometimes just suffer from verbal diarrhoea, so shoot me!
3. I will put my screaming and tantrum-throwing children in a makeshift naughty corner in a shopping centre. It doesn’t matter where, in fact last week I made my son sit on the ground at the end of the check out until I was done. I didn’t blink an eye, I stood tall and strong and didn’t make unnecessary excuses for what I was doing. I was parenting.
4. As my children grow I will let them decide who they want at their birthday parties – why should I make them invite kids that they don’t want there? I know this isn’t a popular point of view but I’m also a parent that believes kids should learn they won’t always win, get a prize and have to have a few disappointments early in life. This might sound tough but I want to slowly and carefully prepare my children for the harsh reality that is the real world. And in the real world they won’t always get their way and will have to learn to cope with many setbacks.
Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up
6. I’ll NEVER sugar coat it. If someone asks how I am, especially someone I consider a friend, I’ll be straight up and tell them I’m struggling, going half insane and wish I could run away with the circus.
Don’t wanna know how I am, and I mean REALLY how I am? Then don’t ask! Last year every day was a shitty one and that is pretty much what I told anyone who asked – and with some I could almost hear the eye roll over the phone.
But then again, at least I’m honest and to me that is what friendship is all about, isn’t it?
Do you over-share info? Tell people how you really are? Or do you prefer to keep your private life private?
It’s been too long Miss Cinders @ Saturday Morning Ogre Mum but I’m back for Things I Know