[Thoughts on Wednesday] Confessions.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


I know most confessions are done on Thursdays, but I'm being a rebel and posting on Wednesday (that and I have a post already scheduled for tomorrow and I really wanted to confess some stuff). So, without further ado...

I must confess...

... that I was reading another blog a couple weeks ago and saw all these insanely rude comments. She was talking about how they sold their house and are moving into a new one and she is so excited for her kids to have their own rooms. All things I thought should be EXCITING! I went to leave a comment saying how happy I was for her and I saw all these people commenting about previous comments, so I scrolled up. And holy cow, what did I see? SO MANY (anonymous - of course) RUDE COMMENTS about how she is insulting people who are not as fortunate as her and how she is ungrateful. I'm sorry what? Since when does expressing your happiness about getting a new house mean you are insulting people? That confused me. But what confused me more is... if you hate her and her blog so much, why do you continue to read? Mind boggling.

... that my car used to be clean. Spotless clean. And then I had a kid. And now, on any given day, you can be sure to find at least 2 hot wheels cars, 27 Cheerios on the ground, 10 goldfish dropped in the car seat, 3 Starbucks straw wrappers, and 5 receipts (mostly from Costco gas).

... that I forget EVERYTHING if I don't write it down or remind myself somehow. You should see how many emails from me to me I have as well as pop up reminders on my calendar on my phone. If I don't get a reminder, I WILL forget.

... that I'm obsessed with the "health" app on my iPhone. I LOVE to look at how many steps I've taken during the day, especially on days when I know I've walked a lot more than normal. I get so mad that I always leave my phone on my desk when I'm at work and I look at the app when I get home and it says 450 steps. I know that is not an accurate representation of what I did. I also hate when I leave my phone on the table at home and I walk up and down the stairs 20 times a day.

... when people don't proof read or spell check their blog posts before they post them.

... that I might be more obsessed with the Blaze and the Monster Machine monster trucks than Mason is...

... that sometimes I 'like' a picture on Instagram before I read the caption and then realize, it's not something that should be 'liked', but maybe more of just commented on. People use the happiest kid pictures or pictures of pretty flowers or something else nice to then describe something terrible that happened in the caption. I've done this more than once. I am a serial "look at the picture and like the picture before I read the caption" kind of girl.

And worst of all...

... that I dropped Mason off at school yesterday right behind another parent. He held the door for me and was very sweet. I let him check in his kid first (we check them in on the computer) and figured he would only be a minute (you literally just type your code in, tap the picture of your kid, and hit accept) but he took forever. Ok, whatever, no problem. As he's doing this though, Mason and I are patiently waiting and his kid is trying to open the door to the playground, where other kids are playing. He actually gets it open (while Dad is oblivious) and the people out there say it's not his turn yet and his class is still inside. He closes the door. Dad is FINALLY done checking in the kid, kisses him, says "I love you son" and leaves. the. kid. in. the. hallway. ALONE. Well technically with me and Mason, but for all he knows, I could steal his kid (I wouldn't, but he doesn't know me!). The kid walks over to the classroom door as the Dad exits the building and I check Mason in on the computer. I hear the kid start yelling "the door is locked! the door is locked!". I'm done (0.5 seconds after I started - seriously I have no idea what he was doing) and walk over to help open the door for the boy. It wasn't locked, it was just heavy and he couldn't get in. I open the door and the boy and Mason run off, laughing together. But this brings me back to my point... the Dad left the kid in the hallway ALONE. Yes, we are in a building, but clearly the kid knows how to open the door to the playground and the door to the outside hallway which leads to the PARKING LOT is the same type of door. Thankfully I was there to let the boy in to the classroom, but what if I wasn't and he couldn't open the door to the classroom and he wandered down the hall, or worse, outside. I cannot get past the irresponsibility of this man... (off my soap box).

That's all for today! Can you relate to any of my confessions?





27 comments:

  1. Some people can just e so rude! Those are all things that are exciting! That makes me so sad for the blogger!

    Thank goodness YOU were there to help that little boy!

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  2. What is wrong with people? My goodness. There seriously needs to be more kindness in the world. I do the same thing on IG. Dang it! Wow, I am glad you were ther eto help that little boy. Maybe the dad hasnt' dropped him off before and didn't know. Hmmm...

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  3. People think they can hide behind their computer or phone screen and be ugly. It drives me crazy!! My car is a disaster right now! That poor little boy.. Let's hope the dad just didn't realize he needed to actually walk his child to the classroom.. Hello. Common sense??

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  4. Thank goodness you were there to help the kid. And this is why dads get the bad wrap for being clueless... Cause some of them really are! If you don't know what you're doing it's better to err on the side of over cautious and stay with your kid longer! And man that's crazy about all the negative comments on a moving post! Nothing is safe anymore it seems!

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  5. My car used to be clean too. I don't understand people who just randomly drop their kids off at doors too. How do you know they get to the place they are supposed to. My kids could be 12 years old but sorry sisters, it's not happening.

    Happy Hump Day friend.

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  6. My car is a hot mess with these kids! We pay Henry a dollar or two to clean it out every once in a while and he does a mediocre job :)

    I also don't get how people comment such rude things online...

    Happy Wednesday!

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  7. Horribly dirty car because of crap Lily says she will 'promise to bring back inside' and food Ben tosses around the car...Totally understand. Also, all lists all the way! If it isn't on a list, it doesn't get done.
    Also...the spellcheck, proofreading thing BLOWS MY MIND. A lot of 'larger' bloggers have this problem too and I just don't get it. Like it takes five seconds and does it not embarrass the crap out of you to have the world see that grammatical error?!

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  8. Wow about the blog and the mean comments. People are so weird. Why comment or read if you don't like it! I hope I don't make too many grammar errors on my blog. Once I was complaining about the wrong use of a term and I had a typo in the same sentence! I just discovered the health app! It's fun to look at and I always walk really far when I'm traveling! Finally - ugh about the dad leaving his son. I guess he doesn't usually drop him off and didn't know the procedure!

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  9. My car is straight up embarrassing most days!!! And that's sad about the blog comments...I mean, WHY?!?!

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  10. I'm with you on writing things down. I used to have an amazing memory, but ever since I was pregnant with Mila, it's been shot. I carry a notebook with me at all times to jot notes. That daycare thing is ridiculous. I can't believe the guy just left his kid in the hall. Unreal. Yesterday, after I dropped Mila off, I walked out behind a guy who had just dropped off his little girl (who was probably about 3-4 years old). I just happened to glance at his car when he got in because it was a nice Mercedes. And then I noticed there was no car seat in it. None. No convertible seat, no booster seat, nothing. I wanted to smack him.

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  11. So weird about the blog comments!!! And I write EVERYTHING down. I have to!

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  12. Oh my glob! I can't believe that dad didn't walk his kid to the classroom. That could have turned out SO differently!

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  13. I do the same thing, look at the picture, like it & then read the caption. Like you, I need to read things first then either comment, like or both, if it calls for any of that.

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  14. I don't get why people read blogs if they don't like the person or better yet, I have read a blog post and didn't like parts of it (we all have opinions, you know?) but I'm a grown-up who can put a nice spin on just about anything so that's what I normally do. People are just jerks for the sake of being jerks. You can best bet when we move, I am going to blog the crap out of our new house.

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  15. Ugh, I sometimes hate the comment sections. Especially on news stories - I've learned to avoid those like the plague. But yes, why read and follow someone's blog if you're going to post negative comments? People say way meaner things online then they ever would to that person's face. Ok rant over. I too like a picture before I read the comment, so don't feel bad :) I also forget a LOT of stuff. My planner and post-its are my lifesaver for sure. Agreed about the parent of that boy- in today's world, I would definitely be making sure my kids get exactly where they need to be.

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  16. Now I'm curious which blog you saw all the negative comments on! I don't get it either. It's like people find joy in taking others down. Luckily, I haven't experienced anything negative on my blog, but it only takes one person!

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  17. I can't believe there's a whole website dedicated to making fun of bloggers and their lives and families and what they post. Seriously? I just don't get it.

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  18. You rebel you! Ha! I hate how people cannot be happy for others and find something negative in every situation! I don’t know what blog you’re referring to, but I am sure she was not posting that to rub it in other’s faces. And the fact that they hide behind “anonymous” infuriates me! People are so tacky. Poor lady! My car is the same! One of my friends snapchatted me the other day and she found a car vacuum (a little handheld one) that plugs into your cigarette lighter spot. I have got to get one of those! Oooh, now I am curious about the health app. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve only opened it maybe once. Do you have to leave your phone in your pocket to count your steps? How does that work? Can you link it to a fitness watch? I do that all the time on IG. I like a picture because it’s a good picture and then I read the comment and I am like what?? No, I don’t agree or I don’t believe in this! Ugh! A good photo can instantly be ruined by the caption. And I am in disbelief at some parents! I hate to judge, but that is downright ridiculous! I mean, how ignorant can you be? And you know what else irks me? Is to watch families in the parking lot at big grocery stores or Walmart or whatever. The parents are just walking and letting their little kids trail behind. Um what? While you’re 15 steps ahead of them someone could grab them or run over them. C’mon people!
    Clearly I agreed with everything you confessed to today! ha

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  19. Rude comments are the pits, some people are just unhappy.
    I do the like a photo than read the comment bit too. Like and then the dog died, and I'm like crap.
    That parent is totally irresponsible. And I really don't know how you can be like that when all you see are stories about bad things happening.

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  20. Don't get me started on rude comment-ers, we live in a world of entitled, self-centered people. They really need to get over themselves. (EYE ROLLLLLL).
    I have to write everything down..!! I didn't used to be so bad at forgetting, but with kids' things, etc. etc. how can I remember it all?!?! I'm sure with Mason's schedule especially, you've got to REALLY be on top of things. Thank goodness for cute planners and post-its, ha!!

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  21. Ooh so many good confessions! Mean comments make me so mad! And I too like a photo before reading the caption, and sometimes I take that "like" right back, ha!

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  22. Yes to the IG one, I totally do the same thing! Like don't post a cute picture of your kid and then go on to talk about something totally unrelated! Annoying.

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  23. I am a big fan of your confessions...I can always relate and they always make me chuckle. I have been reading for a while but have always lurked behind the scenes. Anyway, my little one is in a contest and I would love it if you would take a second and vote for her - http://woobox.com/hpzocp/gallery/eX-1fe5QRhg

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  24. I don't read the blog in question, but maybe (hopefully) it was the way she said it? Like maybe she made it sound like a necessity? People will take offense to anything, but I'm gonna hope she just worded it poorly.

    I do that on Instagram all the time.

    That man sounds like he's never dropped his own kid off before.

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  25. I'm a notorious liker before reader on IG and then I'm like..oops! LOL

    So many good confessions today. Way to go Wednesday post! :p

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  26. Biggest pet peeve of all time is misspelled words. We all have diction correction for goodness sake! And that dad leaving his kid in the hall gets a gold star haha

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  27. I am also obsessed with the health app and have been questioning getting a fitbit bc I too hate when I miss steps for the same reason! so funny!! I walked the girls for 40min the other day in the BOB and instead of wearing it on my arm I strapped it to the stroller and it didn't record, I was so pissed!!!!

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