Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thoughts

Yesterday was Sissy's last day and performance at Kinder-Theater. She's had a blast and it's been so fun for her.  It is sad to realize it's done though because that means the start of school is right around the corner. Next week, in fact.

She is so excited to start Kindergarten.  And she'll be so good at it.  Everyone enjoys being around her and playing with her.  Yet, she's so nervous that she won't have any friends.  It is so important to her that she is liked.  I don't understand how someone so young can have such concerns.  Yet, I do.

I worry too much what others think.  A few days ago in an online forum (warning: that link contains some foul language) a man went into great detail on all the ways I'm spending my money wrong.  I realize that putting myself out there and asking for donations opens me up for that.  But, his rant kinda threw me for a loop for a few days.  He was wrong on the most part and misconstrued.

Brad described it this way: One could easily say that Brad goes to the spa 5 days a week and spends many hours there.  It would be a completely true statement.  Yet, they're leaving out the part that he is employed by the spa.  How I love my Hubby, he totally understands me.

And, I know that those that know me IRL know I'm not the way the man put me out there.  You pretty much have to twist my arm to get me to spend money on myself.  I try to be frugal in everything I do.  That's the way I was raised.  So, I'm trying to put his comments behind me and push on, look at the positive.

The reddit.com community completely surprised me with their generosity, especially considering the fact that they are all strangers to me.  Even the man who went to great lengths to "expose" me donated to our cause.  The crafty ladies in my Ward will be spending this month creating for a fundraiser to be held in September for McKenzie and Lacy.  They are so many wonderful and generous people out there.

If you need a good laugh today, I suggest heading over to Notes to My Children's Therapist.  He's always good for a laugh!


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2 comments:

Darcy said...

I don't know exactly what this man said but it is really sad how someone can be so judgmental. I would hate for him to ever have some kind of trial in his life when he needed help from others. I bet he would think totally different if the tables were turned. I know you and know that you are very frugal. I try to not care what people think about me also but deep down its hard not too. I guess we all have a little bit of insecurities. Obviously this man does or else he wouldn't have been so rude.

Melinda said...

I think it's awesome that even strangers are interested in donating to causes such as yours. I read through the reddit dialogue and think that you sounded so well composed and responded appropriately. Kudos. Also, good luck with the new family member- wet floor and all! :)

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