Lest you think all I do is complain, my boys have managed, for the last several mornings, to make it out of the house with all of their belongings, on time, with no yelling on my part. Phew. When we do have a good mornings, I try to remind the boys how much more pleasant the experience is for everyone, and while they grin and nod, I don’t know that they completely get it.
They really are very good kids, and I wanted to make sure I say that occasionally. And yes, I say it to THEM too.
On a completely unrelated note: I was getting dressed this morning and I grabbed a shirt that I’ve had for several years. It’s knit, long-sleeved, with some stretch to it. It’s nice and soft, except for this one spot on a shoulder seam that always irritates my neck when I wear it. When I examine the seam, I can’t SEE anything that might cause irritation, nor can I actually feel it with my fingers. I stuck it on, thinking, as I do every time I have worn it in the past, that the irritation must be in my head and I am not going to let this shirt get the best of me.
It only took about a minute before I could feel it, and I pulled the shirt back off.
My question is this: why do I even still OWN that shirt? Why have I put up with that irritation for so many years? It’s not a fancy designer shirt or anything, and I was noticing this morning that it has some bleached out spots along the bottom hem. If I had left it on, I would have been annoyed by that shoulder seam all day long.
What stupid irritations do you ahv ein your life that you have control over that you could get rid of? And what are you going to do about them?
Mine is in the trash.
shirley bruner says
my usual irritation of the day is the dh…but i can’t put him in the trash, can i? hahahahahahahaha
“What stupid irritations do you ahv ein your life that you have control over that you could get rid of? And what are you going to do about them?”
Let’s see….. can we count another household member? or friend? or client?
Nah…… I need to dump a couple of my own shirts for the same reason. I think it is the invisible thread they use.
christine olson says
Yep. I had some of those kind of shirts. Finally tossed them. Everything makes my skin itch anyway.
My number one irritation: my bra. Doesn’t matter what brand either. There is one spot on my back that itches incessantly when there is any strap laying snug against it. Of course, it is exactly where the bra strap lies. Grrr…
I think it’s a nerve thing. I went through a period where I thought I was having a shingles outbreak because it follows the traditional nerve path that shingles often follows. At times, it burns rather than itches. I’ve tried all sorts of soaps, creams and bras.
That spot always itches, always has and probably always will. 🙁
christine olson says
P.S. I could get rid of the bras but I don’t think the family would go for it. 😉
Warty Mammal says
You got me on that last line. Snap!
And boy, isn’t this a pertinent post? Why in the heck don’t we just jettison the things we have control over that irritate the foo out of us? I think that will make a good goal for the weekend.
Liz Florom says
I keep a box in the closet and when I put on an article of clothing that doesn’t fit, doesn’t feel good or I just don’t like I through it in the box. When the box fills I take it to good will.