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Thursday, March 19, 2009

I used to think...


I used to think......

...Owning our own home would be a good idea. Who would of ever thought that the place would need repairs? Ever hear the phrase *money pit*?

...Your job offered security, and that you could count on your employer. That they cared for their employees, and wouldn't just decide to move business from this country in order to save money.

...That my children would always show their love for me, and not ever yell the words *I hate you!*

...That people are on the most part good. That if one rear-ended you at a stop light, and they gave you their phone number, that if you called to tell them about the damage and asking them what they wanted to do. They would return your call!!

...That it was a good idea to grow up!! Oh, hindsight is 20/20. Wasn't life so much better as a kid? You didn't have to deal with these grown-up situations, I don't think you even knew they existed!! I really don't think children appreciate what they have.

....At least I know I didn't!!

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24 comments:

Laura said...

Hang in there, Pam! I might hafta borrow that button after the next two days of practicing being a SAHM!!! Baby Girl is out for Spring Break!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Hey Pam,

Sometimes life just gets a little overwhelming doesn't it? I am praying for you, I really am for the job situation and for your heart. *I hate you* was said lightly, I am sure, but boy does it cut deep in the heart. Thank you for your encouragement yesterday sweetie, it sure ministered to my heart. I love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Randi Troxell said...

i know right? isn't it sad what we used to think .... then i found out that 9 outta 10 times... i was WRONG!

tollesons4him said...

I remeber always thinking my parents were WRONG and MEAN, now that I am a mom I know that they were always RIGHT!! Hang in there it will get better!!

Upstatemomof3 said...

SO true!! Although, I do think it is just as hard on them, it only seems easier in hindsight. They cannot truly appreciate it. They are too bust working hard at all that kid stuff. People always say that being a baby is a great life - but I watch Baby Sister and I see how hard it is. Can you imagine not being able to communicate? Or having to wait until someone came along to feed you? Doesn't seem so easy to me. :) But then when I think of all the things you listed above - maybe it does seem easier. :0

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Oh yes, the children. I was one of those kids who didn't get it, either. Oh but now, boy howdy!! We just recently moved out -of-state for my husband's job and after owning homes for most of our adult lives, we are now renting. I never realized how much I love it!

Kristie said...

I remember wanting to grow up thinking that being an adult would be great. There are a lot of times I wish I could go back now! :-)

Nancy said...

I used to think my parents (my dad and grandmother raised me) were bad and mean, and I hated them....but I never said that. The reason is because I was TERRIFIED of them. The fact that a child can say it means they trust you and know you wont hurt them, OR say it back.

When my kids yell this during a fit of whatever, and its not terribly often, I know, I broke the cycle of abuse in our family, and that makes me happy.

Kristina P. said...

I actually much prefer being a grownup to being a kid. Being a kid sucked sometimes!

Wifey Dessert said...

i think there are things that suck about being a kid and things that suck about being an adult but sometimes i miss being a kid lol... i love your post

MommyAmy said...

There are certainly things that are easier as a child, but on the whole I'm REALLY glad I'm an adult! lol

The Blonde Duck said...

I need a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and macaroni and cheese after reading this!

Bee and Rose said...

You and I are kindred spirits! I am reading your post when my gmail alerts that you've visited me! lol!

I could completely relate to this post on every level. Maybe if we just all hang in there together, it will all work out.

Hugs to you, my very sweet friend!

blueviolet said...

I too feel like my house is falling down around me. There's just so many repairs that need to be done. However, I am TRULY grateful that I own a home.

CDB said...

Ah, youth is wasted on the young. Or at least, on my toddler.

We bought a 1949 house that the previous owners did work on themselves.. yep. Falling apart around us as well. You aren't alone there!

Thanks for popping by earlier!

Cascia said...

I agree with you on everything you listed. I would love to be a kid again!

Dan said...

The house is falling down here too and it's not even spring yard work time.

I don't know of any parent who hasn't had the "I hate you" card played. I think it must be part of growing up.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I do miss being a kid...we didn't know how good we had it back then, did we?!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Boy can I relate to this post! It's not easy being a grown up!

MarciaBrady said...

Great post. Yep..as a kid you can't wait to become a grown-up. And, as an adult, you just want to be a kid again!

I think that's why I keep my silliness. I want to maintain some bit of youth!! haha

BTW: I love your new blog design!

The Barnharts said...

Thank you so much for wishing me a Happy Birthday! By the way, I hate having one of those days- I have too many of those!

Brea's Mommy said...

So true! Hope you have a better day!

Yaya said...

It's true. As a kid you just wanna grow up and as an adult you just wanna not be a grown up.

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

I hear "I hate you" so many times in a week that it has become the norm.....