Sweating the Small Stuff

I may look like I roll with the punches and am cool as a cucumber, but I’m not.  Throw a few speed bumps in my way as I rush head down the path I’ve decided to take, and I will start to cuss a blue streak and murmur curses.  Or I least I did before kids.  Now it’s silent.  Like when I road rage.  Oh, I have horrible road rage.  I just have a hard time dealing with changes in MY plans.  It’s amazing I decided to have children, instead of something more cooperative like fish.

This adorable character trait is nothing new.  It has amused many people especially when crunch time comes and I’m as serene as a statuesque saint.  Halo and all.  Amazingly The Husband forgets this little quality of mine until it rears its ugly head, especially at him.

Which leads me to my Thank Me Later Thursday. 

Sure I could talk about The Husband, who decided to go back to bed as I tried to motivate and round up the troops for a day outing that I promised we would meet my parents and in-laws early.  I could thank him for parking behind me, for forgetting to get the plates on my car done in a timely matter, for not helping with any dressing, for forgetting to give someone a Christmas present and leaving it in the trunk of his car all this time.

But no, again, I direct this Thank Me Later to me.

Dear Fae,

Sure, you’re a planner, and you have to have things go a certain way or you freak out.  I need you to chill a bit on that.  Not that it isn’t cute the way you make up new curses and all, but you’re going to have an early heart attack.  When you sweat the small stuff, you end up doing something incredibly stupid.  Like texting your BFF, “I’m going to kill my husband today.  I bloody know it.”  That in and of itself isn’t stupid.  Not checking who you sent it to is.  Because the BFF didn’t get it.  The first person with a C name got it, and she’s the second person.  The first person was hardly amused by it.  In fact, I would say he really believed it, but he should have known as a cop’s daughter you would never have put plans like that in writing so that there was a premeditated plan.  No, The Husband was not amused, and you, my dear, looked like an @ss.  My advice is to shake off more little things, even when they’re piling on like bugs on a windshield, and to double check who you send sensitive text messages too.

You may Thank Me Later.

Love, Fae

Thank Me Later Thursdays are brought to you by parenting By dummies.

8 Responses to “Sweating the Small Stuff”

  1. Jane Says:

    Oh my goodness! I’ve had days like this — plenty. I used to get crazy (didn’t-even-recognize-myself-crazy) before guests ever arrived. I’d run around like an idiot trying to make everything perfect. I’m better now – not perfect, but much better. Because you’re right – you just “look like an @ss.” Good luck! I know from experience how hard this is.

  2. joz1234 Says:

    Yikes! Hope they all figured out you were not serious. Blame the pregnancy on this one. 😉

  3. Fie Upon This Quiet Life Says:

    LOL – I’m laughing at sending the text to the wrong person. I would totally do that. I’m a planner too, and when things don’t go my way, no one wants to be in my war path. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m an Aries — I put on a war path that is scorching hot.

  4. parenting BY dummies Says:

    Hilarious! Luckily I’ve never done such a thing. Except for this one time…

    Thanks for linking up today. I hear you!

  5. Lisa Says:

    Oh, how this post made me laugh! It made me remember the day my The Husband attempted to text me from the bedroom — I was in the living room — about what he was wearing and would I care to join him. Unfortunately, his texting skills are sub-par, and he texted it to some unknown phone number. We laughed sooooo hard!

  6. faemom Says:

    Jane~ Wusaw. I’m trying to calm down. My kids don’t need to learn to cuss like a sailor from their mom.
    joz~ Damnit! I should have!
    FUTQL~ I’m glad I could make you laugh. Aren’t all war pathes scorching hot?
    pBd~ I’m trying to live up to your standards.
    Lisa~ LOL Now THAT’S hilarious!

  7. zeemaid Says:

    i’m frankly amazed you keep it all in. I, unfortunately, am unable to be silent in any way shape or form. I must be part Italian. Oh no, just part SLovenia. which is another one of those foreign counties whose people sound l ike they are getting ready to kill each other when all they are doing is asking about their day. *L* maybe it should have been an eye opener for husband… but then that’s too much to ask for.

  8. faemom Says:

    I have little ears around so I can’t mutter liked I used to.


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