Friday, 6 October 2006

bag the sequel, bigger and better than ever

I can't cope with my mother.

Okay, today I can't cope with very much, due to the swirling cloud of hormones and tummy ache I seem to be functioning with.

But today I particularly can't cope with my mother.

So rather than sit and listen to her pour negative comments across my entire life and then hang up the phone and feel that I'd like to break a glass and cut my arms; I called her on it.

I didn't cry, I didn't shout, I didn't swear.

I just pointed out that every single thing she had said in the conversation was negative, and could she please stop.

And she apologised.

I still feel like I want to hack at my arms. But instead I'm going to have a small glass of not-quite-ready sloe gin and then go to bed.

Today was going quite well until that, all things considering.

*replaces bag on head*

9 comments:

  1. Well done you! Sounds like you handled her very well.

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  2. Sounds like a positive outcome.

    If the sloe gin isn't ready, then isnt' drinking it more of a punishment than a soother?

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  3. Sounds like a positive outcome.

    If the sloe gin isn't ready, then isnt' drinking it more of a punishment than a soother?

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  4. Aww. Mums can be a pain.

    Good for you.

    Mine is the other way around and always thinks I'M the freaking adult.. That's wearing in a different kind of way.

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  5. Aww. Mums can be a pain.

    Good for you.

    Mine is the other way around and always thinks I'M the freaking adult.. That's wearing in a different kind of way.

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  6. You can't cope with her? ... I think you did an outstanding job. But yes, I sympathize; mine drives me nuts, too. And I suspect my daughters have a whole list of complaints against me.

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  7. You can't cope with her? ... I think you did an outstanding job. But yes, I sympathize; mine drives me nuts, too. And I suspect my daughters have a whole list of complaints against me.

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  8. Isn't it amazing the violence mothers can inspire in us. I think you handled it really well - taking a deep breath and kinda stepping back makes a huge difference - gritting one's teeth in the process doesn't go amiss either.

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  9. Isn't it amazing the violence mothers can inspire in us. I think you handled it really well - taking a deep breath and kinda stepping back makes a huge difference - gritting one's teeth in the process doesn't go amiss either.

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