A clean house! How much would I like to just wake up to a clean house! I don’t really like mess and I don’t like when it is not clean. Having said that: I don’t really like cleaning that much either. As we all know, if you want to do it right, it is not just Ready, Set, Done!
So that is a dilemma, right? And I have another dilemma. Because every single time I clean my house it does not last! And that is totally normal, I know. But it does not even last for half a day!
I am so over them! Expectations! They are everywhere!
I thought I was really good already. Thought, that I might have shaken most of them off my back. But I can still feel them breathe down my back.
Years ago, only a couple of weeks after I came home from the hospital with our first born, we had a friend and his back then girlfriend over for dinner. I admit I never liked her. Just did not. Never.
What I really struggled with at this point was the amount of pressure I suddenly felt. There I was… unsure which cloths I should try to put on, as nothing I would have liked to wear actually fitted me at this point. And I knew that I did not want to wear my Yoga pants with her coming over…
Imagine you are in a happy relationship with the love of your life. Everything is just beautiful. Everything but the money side of your life. Because you’ve just gambled and lost everything you had… And then someone offers a ton of money for a night with you…
“Fourth Wall – You get to spend a day inside your favorite movie. Tell us which one it is – and what happens to you while you are there.” Today’s Daily Prompt.
Well, I am not going to do that. Or at least, I am not explicitly going to do that. Because I will not write about my favorite movie. This is about a movie, which made me think when I saw it the first time. And it keeps doing it again and again. Even if I haven’t seen it for a long time.
Remember “Indecent Proposal“? With Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson? If you do and if you remember what the movie was all about (which you most probably do), then you know already where this is going.
There is no bigger love than the love of a child for the parents.
There is no bigger trust that the trust of a child in the parents.
There is no bigger joy than the joy of a child.
There is nothing as soothing for a child than being held by the parents.
There is nothing more awarding for a child than seeing the proud in the parents eyes or hearing them cheer.
So why would you crush all of this? Why would you want to crush this love, crush this trust, crush this joy? Why would you take this soothing feeling away? Why would you make your child feel worthless? Why would you talk down on them?
“We asked 100 people what is a typical woman’s job…” This or similar was the question in Australia’s ‘Family Feud’ two days ago. Wow, did it trigger reactions!!! And not just the question. The top answer apparently was ‘cooking’…
I can see why people might have gotten upset about the question, as the way it is worded is a bit dangerous. And the answer? Did it upset me? Not really. Let’s be honest: Most often it is actually the woman, who is in charge of the cooking at home, right? And most often we actually like cooking. So what would be so bad about this answer? As long as we like what we are doing, it’s not a bad thing to say…
Very honored to have been able to write this guest post. Thanks for giving me this opportunity, Tempest.
“Bullies need help, LOVE and support…”
Hang on! What?
When I was reading this line in a post of one of my FB friends a little while ago, I could not believe my eyes. A bully needs support? A bully needs love? Someone is actually supporting a bully? Say what? Why? A bully needs to be put in his or her place, a bully needs to be stopped. They hurt others! They even push others to the point where they can not see the light at the end of the tunnel anymore and take their life. So why should they get away? Why should they be supported in their behavior? Right?