Wednesday, July 14, 2010

telling it like it is ...

I take pride in the fact that I tell it like it is. Sure, sometimes I come off as harsh or insensitive, but at least I am honest. There is no sugar coating around here. It's just not worth my time.

And I'm like this with everyone. Even my kids get this treatment from me. "Deal with it," is an everyday phrase in my house. And it is starting to rub off.

The other day, my mom was saying that she was really tired because "it had been a long day." I shrugged at this, but Dizzle responded. Stating the obvious:

"Mimi, that's just silly. It is the same everyday."

You're right, Dizzle. It is the same everyday. There are always 24 hours. It's just being around you and your sisters that makes it feel longer ...

18 comments:

Michel said...

I'm another "tell it like it is" and I either get people telling me that they love that about me or people who don't like that I won't or can't coddle them. Coddling someone only gets them to wallow in their issues. Suck it up buttercup is my saying.

momof3 said...

raising your daughter to be like you is NOT a bad thing.

I like to tell people I'm ruthlessly honest. You may not like it, but at least you can be fairly certain it's true. On that note, @ MICHEL- "suck it up buttercup" is my new FAVORITE saying EVER. SO cute.

Jesser said...

The daughter of a family friend recently got in trouble at school because she told a little boy who was crying to "suck it up." I laughed like crazy and I don't think, were I a teacher, that any ridiculous policy would have made me discipline her.

Marlene said...

Ahhh the wisdom of children. So very true.

Katye said...

ok i totally thought she was going to say "Mimi, deal with it." that coulda been fun =)

Angie Bishop said...

The phrase most uttered in this house it "suck it up buttercup". Followed with loud exagerated sniffs :)

Just read the other comments. Looks like I am not alone in that one!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Your girls are so funny! Your days should fly by laughing.

Emz said...

oh man. I am so like you in regards to the "saying it how it is". Life gets way to candy coated sometimes. Just say it how it is and there's no room for misinterpretation. :)

You're awesome!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I LOVE people who are themselves and tell it like it is!! So funny that you are rasining little T's :)

funderson said...

smart girl! (both of you..)

racing dawn said...

Thats awesome. Just like when my two little girls say, "Is that what you're going to wear?" as I head out the door. They're 6 & 9. Seriously... :) Just keepin it real!

Molly said...

no better way to be other than youself!

btw, I have a non-running giveaway that your girls would probably like!

runningwithsass.com said...

oh those girls crack me up.

Melissa said...

That is too funny!

Her Name is Rio said...

She cracks me up!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Seriously, I don't think boys could come up with those kinds of gems. Another reason I love having girls too!

Cynthia O'H said...

I love the honest and direct approach. With me, it has really helped with my career.

Great one-liners in your house.

MCM Mama said...

"Deal with it" is an oft heard phrase around here too.

LMAO at your last line though. I hear you, sister!