Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm one of those people

Yes, I said it. I think I'm one of those people. I'm a firm believer in not saying what is in your brain at the moment it is there all the time. Sometimes we speak and it offends someone or comes out the wrong way. Then when its out its turning back. While I try very hard to do this, I think maybe I'm a miserable failure. I mean, seriously, you don't have to give your piece of mind about everything. Sometimes I speak with such certainty and really I'm just as clueless as can be. Why do I even speak?
Examples, I'm not a fan of the typical response to the question, do you want a boy or girl and everyone says --oh I just want a healthy baby. HELLO- of course you want a healthy baby....think about it, do you love your child less if he/she isn't? I don't think it is necessarily wrong to want one sex or the other. Of course, I say this because I was once that person who said I just want a healthy baby.
2. Once in a Riley waiting area, I met these lovely people who had a little girl baby they were just so proud of. The father mentioned that she was so loud sometimes he wished he could turn her down, (and he was totally trying to be funny)which in turn led me to say, "you'd miss it if it wasn't there" Now, why did I feel compelled to say such a thing. I didn't mean anything bad by it, but was it necessary just because my view is different?
3. People who have no children and are perhaps exposed to children regularly think they know better how to parent than you do. Hmmm, just let that one sink in. (i used to be that person, probably)

I'm one of those people, past, present, and future. I hope as I pop around commenting on peoples' blogs I'm not at all offensive. Most of the time I just say- the first thing that pops into my head. UGH-


Finding Normal said...

I don't have the balls to tell people what I'm thinking, and wish I did sometimes. I'm nice even when nice is ridiculous. So there is the alternative.
I saw your E house on the TV home show the other day. They want 119 for it. Whatcha think about THAT???

The VW's said...

Some of the examples that you gave don't sound bad to me. I probably would have said similiar things, and I'm very careful about trying not to offend others, although, I'm sure that I do more than I want to.

We can't always be so political! Honesty is a good thing too, I think.

I say keep speaking your mind! You wouldn't be "you" if you didn't! And, I happen to think you are great! HUGS!

Alicia said...

I say keep sayin' it. We all are "those people" sometimes. Like Alicia VW said, we can't always be so political.

Have a great weekend!!