Good Morning, everyone. I hope you all enjoyed an immensely relaxing weekend with lots of sleep and shopping time.Oh, and lets not forget a trip to the spa!
Did you feel that? That was a reality check. Hitting you right in the face.
We’re mamas. That doesn’t happen. Like, ever.
Just an FYI Disclaimer: This post will be extra peppered with sarcasm, because I’m feeling quite sarcastic today. And I have a lot of irritation to vent. Carry on, as you were…
My weekend was pretty great. I got to spend time with the hubby on Sunday, but he worked Saturday as usual. The only Saturday he’s had off lately was on Valentines Day – which, of course, was incredibly sweet. He didn’t have to take the day off; in fact, he had lots of work to do – but he did. For me. I feel special! And I got spoiled absolutely rotten. New computer, new phone, new jackets, shopping, new comforter for the bed – list goes on. And some gorgeous flowers. Best. Husband. Ever.
This week, I don’t have all that much going on. I have been focusing on unpacking the remaining boxes from our move….last November. Yep. I have had boxes sitting around in limbo for three months now. Untouched. As you all know, with no free time, it can be hard to get things done. My sister in law felt the need to make the comment, “Sarah, you still have boxes to unpack?! I would have had that done months ago!” Well, missy, you also don’t have kids, or commitments, or appointments, or a job, so I’m quite sure you would…you little brat. Well, guess what? This chick finally got her boxes unpacked. Anything else to gripe about?
I saw some news stories over the past week that really hit a nerve with me. Is it my place to judge somebody else’s parenting or stupidity? No. Do I have an opinion? Yes. Therefore, I plan on voicing that opinion. This is my blog – whoever doesn’t like it can leave. ‘Nuff said.
Story #1: Pregnant Woman in Third Trimester Swallows Swords
The headline says it all. This woman, a burlesque performer in a circus of some sort, has the audacity to continue the practice of sword swallowing while she is eight months pregnant. It is beyond me what must be going through her brain to even fathom causing any type of bodily harm to her baby. Am I alone on this? Have you ladies ever seen the, ‘Stop These People’ Twitter page? Well, she needs to be front and center as a pinned post to their Twitter. Unreal! My advice to this woman: STOP!
Story #2: Parents in Indiana Arrested on Child Abuse Charges
Here, we have another two parents who should have never pro-created. These people heinously abused their children, starved them, and let them live in filth, and were finally (thank the Good Lord) arrested for their behavior. All I can say is, thank God. Why do people have children, only to hurt, scare, and ruin them for life? Do they not care? Why bother at all? If you aren’t ready to commit yourself to being a good parent, don’t have unsafe sex. Simple as that! Use your brain, people!
Story #3: Father Tosses 5 Year Old Daughter from Skyway Bridge in Tampa, Florida
Okay, so this isn’t exactly a new story – a couple of weeks old – but I have been thinking about it a lot and following all of the updates. This father, who clearly had mental instability, drug problems, and psychosis – decided he wanted to toss his beautiful daughter off of the extremely high Tampa Skyway Bridge, directly in front of a police officer, and take off full speed ahead in his car. When I heard this, I felt a rage I can’t even explain. I cried, hard, for hours. How…why…would somebody feel the need to do something like this? Mental illness isn’t a joke, I understand that. I myself suffer from panic and anxiety attacks. I’m not going to knock him for his mental illness. But to take the life of your own child in any way…the fear she must have felt falling from this bridge, the pain she must have felt as she hit the water – it’s too much to even bear to think about for me. I believe the death penalty is in order. Open and closed case. I’m sorry. He has no place among the rest of us any longer.
And another bit of idiocy to gripe about for the week, which brings me back to my opening statement about sleeping in and shopping.
My sister in law…
She told me I need to take a Mommy Day. A day of, ‘Shopping till I drop, and relaxing at a spa, and sleeping in, and pampering myself’. All day long. A whole day to myself. That is probably the funniest thing I’ve heard in a very long time. What planet is she living on??
It also made me unbelievably angry.
Women who have no responsibility in life, no understanding of what it’s like to be a mother, or how hard it can be financially at times, have no understandable comprehension as to what living the life of a mom is like. It’s so easy for them to say, “Go spend $500 on yourself, and just do it and enjoy it.” Really? REALLY?
Maybe it shouldn’t make me mad. Maybe I shouldn’t get angered by ignorance. But I do. And I don’t know how not to.
Those who have no comprehension of what $1 is even worth, or even how to manage their own bank account, shouldn’t talk to me about spending money. I like to think I am one heck of a great budgeter, and I don’t need to take a spa-shopping-sleeping day to feel fulfilled. I am happy being a mother, and a wife. I’m happy putting my family before myself.
Is that a crime?
I still do my best to look good every day. I still take the time out to put on makeup and dress up. I don’t walk around in sweatpants when I go to the store, and I would never wear my pajamas out of the house. I’m not trying to not try. I do try. In fact, I try harder than some women I know who don’t have children to look good. But – in the end – that’s not what matters. What matters is being a good mom. A good wife. Knowing how to budget and what to spend money on – and not to spend money on – is something I pride myself on. I’m proud of how far I’ve come; how responsible I have become.
I suppose that’s it for my rant today. I plan to post more this week, and it will certainly be on some much livelier topics. I just had to get all of this off my chest before I screamed.
Here’s to a fabulous week!