R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – Find out what it means to me!
It has recently been brought to my attention that I waste a lot of my time and worry on people that clearly do not respect me.
While I am working through the process of dealing with such issues, I feel the need to have a little rant and get it off my shoulders!
But first a little conflict in my thought process…..
Ok, I was raised in a loving environment where it was expected that children would show respect to their elders,
and then my brain tells me to stop wasting my time respecting people that don’t show me the same respect back.
Sounds fairly simple.
So what does one do when it’s an elder or 2 not showing me respect??? Hmmmm…..
I would like to think that I am a fairly capable human being. I have my ups and my downs, nothing too far from the ordinary and have managed to hold together a family unit for the last 8 or so years.
My marriage is healthy, my children are fed, clothed, bathed and have a roof over their head (some would even say SPOILT ROTTEN) and most of all they are loved and respected as the individuals that they are!
So why then is it that these people should feel the need to intrude onto my turf, criticize my life and then demand the respect that an elder would usually receive? Clearly the respect is not mutual.
Ordinarily I would shrug it off and just be grateful for the happiness I do have, however this time it is grating on every nerve in my body. I am angry. I am upset. And most of all I am disappointed that they think it’s acceptable.
So tonight I am taking a stand.
I will Housewife the way I have for the last 8 years to the satisfaction of MY husband and family.
I will Parent MY children how I wish them to be raised.
I will allow MY children to do what I believe is acceptable within our family rules.
and my Husband and I will make the decisions on how many children we have.
We’re not talking rocket science.
We’re talking reality.
I am a grown up. I do grown up things.
I value advice. I even value constructive criticism.
But what I value more than anything is RESPECT.
My time is precious. As are the amazing family and friends in my life that do respect us.
I think you get the jist…..