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“I Don’t Do That…”A Typical Quote That My Husband Says On A Regular Basis.

September 25, 2011 By: Lynn Category: My Daughter, My Husband, Pet Peeves, Simple Humour

If you are in a relationship or are married then you have probably heard that annoying phrase, “I don’t do that,” out of their mouth.  This is a quote that I hear on a regular basis.  There seems to be a lot of things that my significant other won’t can’t do.  Now you may be one of those extremely delusional  lucky women/men that think that you balance each other out and that they may not do something at the moment you ask them to, but they make up for in other ways.  Well, if that is you then I am happy *rolling my eyes* that you have that kind of support system, but for me in my house, that kind of support just doesn’t exist.

This morning I was getting my daughter ready for school, so feeling a little overwhelmed I was yelling asking my husband nicely to get back out of bed to change the baby’s diaper and get him dressed so that we could take our daughter to school.  So as a typical morning I am doing my daughter’s hair and asked my husband to put the baby’s shoes and socks on, well he pipes up,

 “I don’t do shoes.” 

Wwhhaatt!??  That make no sense to me!!@! 

Husband, do you wear shoes?” 

 ”Um, well, yay,” 

“well then you do shoes!!” 

Lord grant me the strength.  “I don’t do shoes,”  can you imagine, if I could get away with the phrase, “I don’t do that, “ then I am pretty sure that I would be on a permanent vacation on a tropical resort, being served by hot  half naked men.  These are some others that I hear quite often,  I don’t change diapers, I don’t do laundry, I don’t do silverware, I don’t cook like you and I don’t want to screw it up, that one is special.   All I know is that my son will NOT be following in his father’s footsteps.  ;)   Whomever gets my boy will be indebted to me forever!

Do you have any funny yet annoying phrase that your husband or significant other says to you?  Do you have a “I don’t do that,” example?

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Is Chivalry Dead?

September 19, 2011 By: Lynn Category: Bad Habits, Discipline, Our Children

Is chivalry dead?  I have a bone to pick with people of the year 2011, I find that there are no manners anymore.  If you actually think about it,  I have observed that people rarely care about others anymore?

Aren’t we encouraging our children to be respectful people of our society?  I know that when I go anywhere it’s very rare that you get a thank you when you open the door for someone anymore.  It’s very rare that you get a wave if you stop for someone to cross the street.  It’s very rare that you get someone to ask if you need help when your arms are full, or someone to go out of their way to hold the door open when a senior needs help.  Why is this so rare?  Weren’t we all brought up with manners and character? 

I remember being scolded if I didn’t treat someone with respect.  I know as a young person we were instilled to treat adults with respect.  Well there isn’t any respect anymore.  People are too busy to give a crap about others.   Do you think that this is what is wrong with our every so growing population, that we are just too busy?  I am not even putting young people in this category, older people are of equal blame. 

It shocks me that I am trying to teach my daughter such manageable, and expected standards of life, and yet people walk around belching and swearing like it is a new way to breath.  It’s hard to make excuses for such a disgusting habitat that we are living in.

What’s your take?  Do you believe that we are too busy?  Do you believe that we are missing something at home?  All I know, is that next time you go out, be conscious of who is or isn’t saying please and thank you.  Are you part of the problem?

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Leggings Are NOT Pants

September 14, 2011 By: Lynn Category: Feelings, My Daughter, Pet Peeves

For all of you ladies out there, that wear leggings, let me share with you….what the rest of us are thinking.  Leggings are NOT pants.

My daughter came home from school last year and informed me that there was a new fella starting in her class.  Yay for her!  I picked her up everyday at 1:30 (she was in Kindergarten at the time) parked there waiting for my daughter to come out,  I see the Ontario licence plate.  The mother gets out of her car parked behind me to go into the school.  I didn’t think much of it, she was a larger woman (not that I care) and considering how much work moving is I didn’t judge think anything about her right away.  She was wearing an a pair of leggings sneakers and a tight T.  So as the weeks went by, the EVERYDAY occurrence of this mother picking up her son up in her leggings was starting to get old.  I was mildly baffled that this woman was going out in public dressed like this.  But not only was she wearing leggings as an everyday occurrence she was trying to make them stylish.  Let me break it down for you.

DAY 1 (Monday) – First day of the week, she doesn’t want to try too hard, grey tights with a sneakers and a hoody.

DAY 2 (Tuesday) – Wants everyone to know that she exists a little, white, that’s right, white tights with a tight T and sandals.

DAY3 (Wednesday) – You’ll love this………tiger pattern tights with embroidery and black hooker boots that go above her knees!  Blouse and short leather jacket.

DAY 4 (Thursday) – Black tights with the double tank top look and thong sandals.

DAY 5 (Friday) – Dress up day, light pink tights with blouse, necklace and ankle boots.

On all occasions this mother is going into the school with all of these choices on and NO UNDERWEAR.  Not even a thong!

What I want to know is who told her that wearing leggings in public was OK!!!!  Doesn’t she have any friends that have her back so that she wouldn’t be laughed at. But really not even laughed at, people looking at her are astonished.  They shrug their head back with the disbelief that she could possibly allow herself to be humiliated like that.  Now I understand that people that are overweight feel as though they have less options, or clothing choices, but really she is about a size 18, that isn’t unusual with what our society weighs nowadays.  Where are the fashion police.  I feel sad that they haven’t been told that they are doing an injustice to their body.  To their class.

Just because they are the color black does not mean that they make you look smaller!  You do not look smaller, I just happen to see you cellulite easier now.

Do you personally know somebody that needs to be spoken to by the fashion police?  Do you know someone that wears leggings and it doesn’t flatter their body?

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