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Monday, February 28, 2011

Hello Patience--Are you there? It's me...

I had a lot of trouble with patience this weekend.   For multiple reason, I was short-tempered and irritated.  Since making a list always makes me feel better, I thought I'd compile in list format what had me irked this weekend.
  • Germs. Although I realize it is unreasonable to be mad at a virus, I was particularly irritated with the one that made my oldest daughter sick on her birthday.
  • Fans.  Daughter cheered at a basketball tournament this weekend and some of the parents of the 5th and 6th grade boys should be ashamed of themselves.  Their behavior was so appalling that I may have to save the details for a blog post of its own.
  • Hormones.  I know, its kind of a chick cop-out, but I'm telling you I think I had a legal defense this weekend.
  • Banquets.  It was my son's first boy scout banquet this weekend.  He's 7.  I figured it would be about 1 1/2 hours.  3 1/2 hours later
  • Cakes.  My son needed to make a cake for the banquet.  It would either be auctioned off or put in a cake walk.  Really?  He's 7.  Why does he have to make a cake the same weekend I have to make a cake for oldest?
  • Silent auctions.  My MIL thought it was just a donation sheet and she put down the winning bid on the cake that my son brought.  Seriously?  Did we just buy the cake, make the cake and then buy the cake back?  I have another cake at home!
  • Sighing.  People who sigh loudly rather than tell you that you are irritating them irritate me.  We went to our school musical this weekend.  We paid just as much for our seats as the little old bat behind us.  The fact that my husband is 6'2 and my son is a squirmy little boy who loves to sing along is no reason to sigh. 
  • Volunteers.  Why is it that my husband had to set up for the boy scout banquet, provide multiple dishes for the pot luck and help tear down from the banquet?  I mean there were over 100 people there.
  • Cake walks.  Do you know what this is?  It's musical chairs more or less and if you "win" guess what you get?  A cake.  Guess who was one of the winners?  Middle daughter.
Does anyone want to come over for cake?

9 random thoughts:

kim {the non-mom blogger} said...

I love lists, and I REALLY love this list. I just added you to my reader!

Thanks for your comment!

Anonymous said...

patience is so over

Jenners said...

Sounds like you got cakes coming out of your ears! I'll be more than happy to take them off your hands.

And I think your lack of patience is justified.

Kristie Maynard said...

I totally understand and sympathize with your list!!! One thing that annoys me is people who think you should be able to read their minds. Similar to the sighing one you have here. One time I was at a play and this lady in front of me kept turning and looking at my leg. I thought maybe my leg was pressing on her seat, so I kept moving it. AFTER the performance was over she complained very loudly to my husband that I was crinkling my program and it was annoying to her. Do you think she could have said, please don't crinkle that or something? Rather than expect me to read her mind! She was annoying me by looking at my leg and expecting me to read her mind! ARRGGH! People!

Jenny said...

I feel really bad but I totally laughed AT you at the silent auction thing. That was really, really funny!

Jenny said...

Oh yeah. And patience. Not just people in hospitals anymore - ha!


Becca said...

Oh good gracious! That is a ton of cake in your house!!! Your poor thing. LOL!

Enfys said...

I am laughing out loud at the cake fiasco. Brilliant!
En x

septembermom said...

cake, cake, cake...

I don't get it when people watch a few people do all the work at an event.

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