September 18, 2009

MOOD Rant and Pictures of Trees

I am in a MOOD today and, naturally, we are fresh out of chocolate (Hubby ate all the Pocky, damn him) and (gasp!) coffee.

I was reading your comments on my last post and starting to feel downright defensive over the whole thing... and because of my MOOD I am incapable of keeping my shit to myself.

Yes. Every parent at my boys' school, myself included, is an uncaring, standoffish, cold, evil anti-parent with devil eyes who lets little girls cry alone on big empty playgrounds, thereby ruining their lives for ever and ever.

And if you had only been there, help would have arrived and all the anguish in the world would have been circumvented.

And even though our community is just this side of hell and the cold darkness of the Arctic (at least for crying little girls, it is) we can still boast some very pretty trees.

Here's some pictures of them and other assorted nature to distract you from all my bullshit:




























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19 comments :

Erin M. said...

Oh no! Melanie...I didn't mean to upset you by saying I'd have gone to the little girl on the playground. We are all different and have our own ways of dealing with situations. My husband always accuses me of interfering too much. I can't leave well enough alone. You are a wonderful person and it's not about YOU, it's about the teachers' blatant disregard for the girl's tears and the fact that she was so obviously distraught.

Please please please don't take it personally...you didn't do anything wrong!!!

HoneyB said...

Well, after readying this I of course had to go to the other post...I hope your beautiful surroundings can help you feel better.

It is easy for those looking on to judge - everyone needs to keep in mind that someday the eye might be on themselves.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Don't be upset because some of us would have helped her out! Sometimes being a buttinski is not such a positive attribute, ya know!?

~jill said...

i think you did the right thing...the girl was being approached by several different people who were trying to help. you didn't just leave, you kept an eye on the situation until it was resolved.

here's hoping you can find some time to sit under a tree by a lake and just breathe in peace and beauty.

Little Nut Tree said...

You did fine! I didn't mean to upset you either.
And you take lovely photos. :-)

Sass E-mum said...

You've not been giving yourself a hard time again, have you?

Send hubs out for coffee and chocolate and make sure he doesn't make that mistake again!

Sheesh. What was he thinking??

Mary G said...

Cripes - without coffee I would be smashing the computer into bits and bites.
It's awfully easy to say you would do something - hard when it actually happens. I still beat myself up at times for something I didn't do fifty (yes, 50) years ago. When I have no coffee, that is.
Hugs.

The Red Headed Mama said...

I read your other post yesterday and didn't have time to comment.

I think it's easy to say "yes, I would have helped" but in reality, most of us wouldn't.

Me? I'll tell you right now that unless she was crying at my feet and asking me for help, I wouldn't have stepped in. I would have looked around wondering where the teacher was and then left it at that. Other kids make me nervous...I prefer to keep to my own.

And you do have some very pretty trees :)

justgerbil said...

No coffee?? (stares) and you can be conscious?? You are a better man than I. Er, so to speak.

Nah, if *I* was there, frogs might have fallen from the skies or some other random act of weirdness and then ALL of the kids would have been crying. So you know, its good that I avoid public places.

I'm sorry you feel defensive over it. I suppose there's no point in saying not to, huh? Everyone's style is different, and parenting hypotheticals have too many variables to call accurately.

Besides, I have been the Evil Anti Mommy for 22 years now (ack) and I can tell ya. It ain't that bad. ;)

Jen said...

I hope that your mood lifts soon and those pictures are awesome.

CC said...

Pretty trees!

And I'd be one ticked off lady without chocolate and coffee too!

scrappysue said...

hehe mel - u need chocolate and coffee - baaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!! everyone would LOVE to think they would have stepped in, but all those grown ups and one angry girl? not realistic.

hope you got your fix!!!

Working Mum said...

Quick! Get that Reluctant Housewife some coffee!!

PS I didn't comment on the last post because I just don't know what I would have done. Glad I didn't now!

John Deere Mom said...

Snickers bar coming at ya!!

AmberRay said...

Beautiful pictures. I am glad I am not the only one who needs chocolate and coffee and gets very moody once a month :) I enjoyed your post, you are not alone.

Shirliana said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Someone get the lady a coffee!!! Hee Hee! X

Elise said...

great pictures ! I love your blog, it makes me laugh ! Thank you

mama-face said...

I love your reaction and this post! bahaha. You express yourself so well. I LOVE the second to last paragraph.

What's Pocky? :)