Monday, May 18, 2009

Mom was Right...Again

When I was younger, my mom would offer advice about friend or boyfriend trouble. The one statement I remember her using a lot back then was "kill them with kindness".

I thought of this the other day when "she" did "it". Again. A woman I know, and respect actually, told me she didn't have time for blogs or reading other blogs. With a snide tone she chirped, "I wish I had that much time on my hands".

So I performed a little experiment the next time I saw her. I didn't say anything about the blog, but "my journal". You could say her tune changed. "Oh, I wish I did that, that is so great, the boys will love that one day".  What's the deal? What is the difference between my former hard copy journal and it's on line replacement? I am disappointed that this friend of mine, whom is normally very open minded, is so judgmental about this topic. She and I live similarly busy lives so I am not sure how or why she thinks she is better than me.  Maybe I am just better at managing my time.
I am curious if this prejudice is aimed primarily at work from home or stay at home parents. I am also curious if dads experience it as much as moms.

For now, I will follow my mom's advice. I will be the mistress of death...with kindness.


Uli said...

You know how I know you're crazy?

Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy said...

I go through a very similar battle with many of my friends.

Happy late Bloghopping!

Jill said...

"Kill em with kindness"- that was my motto as a waitress/bartender/manager for 10+ years. And my mom planted that one as well...

Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever be as wise as my mother. Until then, I'm stealing her material and passing it off to my own kids as my own.

staciesmadness said...

yep, works every time!