Friday, June 30, 2006


I know I've whined about this before, but I really do resent the fact that I'm forced to confront the worst parts of myself again and again. I feel a constant need to defend D's actions in public. "He's only two," I say to people, as they stare at his tantrum at the grocery store. "He's not even three yet," I gasp out, as I struggle to lift his flailing form and cart him off to the car from wherever we are.

Why do I care? Why do I care about what they think, say, or do? Why can't I just stand there quietly, secure in my own knowledge? WHY DO I HAVE NO GRACE?

Also, in general, why do I have such a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease? Case in point: We have people over for dinner. I've told the woman that I'm a terrible baker (although I'm a great *cook*), and so she agreed to make dessert. she brings in these little tartlets filled with chocolate and whipped cream, and I'm telling her about my past experiements with desserts. "Yeah, well, it's not even worth it to me to try to make desserts, because anything that's even a little bit fancy, Mr. WG will hate."

Yeah. So now I've either said that her dessert is not remotely fancy, or that my husband will hate it. SHUT UP WG. JUST SHUT UP. But I don't. I keep going. "No, but this, he'll like this. It's plain, I mean, it's" SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP (shoves forkful in mouth) "mmmm, so good."

Is it any wonder I have so few friends?


3MGA mom said...

Self-analysis isn't really all it's cracked up to be, is it?

I've found myself to be a bit like George Costanza, in that Seinfeld episode where he was trying out different lines on women and discovered that being a widow (or that his fiance died?) made him seem more attractive to them somehow.

With the whole walking thing, I've discovered what works well at the playground is saying "he prefers to crawl." Makes it sound like he can walk, but chooses not to. It's not totally a lie, but it's not the truth either.

At least yours is the truth - D is two! He's not yet three - and it's not your fault that other people aren't able to tell that all the time.

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