Friday, June 01, 2007

Explanation...

To yesterday's "bit-o-fit" I had.....Well, I realize now that I may have just been kind of ticked in the heat of the moment. I can't help it. I'm a red head. We're known for our hot tempers! So ....This guy in the office was talking about how his little 1 year old daughter loves the show "Boo-Ba". Ok, I have no idea what the heck Boo-Ba is, but apparently it's like some Teletubby type show. So Michelle (miss know it all) says, "your kids don't watch Boo ba?!" Ummm No. "oh yeah, you guys don't really watch TV". Nope. (I watch most of my TV online after kiddies have gone to bed) "Oh" and then as she give me that "you're such a fool" look....and in her best know it all, condescending voice,"You're not going to be able to get away with that for very much longer...Once Jake goes to school all the other kids are going to think he's weird"...... And, so you think that's going to make me go run out and get a TV in his room or something? Wrong. What about reading books? What about actually playing? You know what? Yeah, my kids are going to want to watch TV. So what. Hello, didn't your mom teach you...Just because you want something doesn't mean you get it. Michelle just thinks I'm Soooooo conservative and my kids are going to resent me when they're older. Well you know what? They probably will. Who doesn't blame their parents for something, you know? I have nothing against TV. I LOVE TV! My kids see plenty of TV. We watch movies all the time, we go to movies. Pete and I just didn't want TV to be what we did every night...and for a while it was. So we've cut way back and I don't allow Jake to sit in front of it all day. (cuz he totally would if I let him!) And why in the HECK would I need to justify this to anyone? You know what I mean?
Anyways, so that's what I was all irritated about yesterday. I just get frustrated with people. I get frustrated with myself because I don't like confrontation and I sometimes just back down or walk away. I'm very sensitive and I don't like when people, anybody, acts like they know everything. It totally bugs me. (cuz..uhhh I already know everything! duh!) I came to a conclusion today...Michelle is like Rosie O'Donnell. A very sweet person, who has a kind heart and does some very nice things for people. But if you don't believe her same ideas, then you're stupid. Come on...isn't that exactly how Rosie is?
I hope no one is offended by anything I've said here. This is a lesson for myself ...I need to remember to not get so bothered by other people so much. But I think that is exactly my point to this whole entry...It's ok to have a difference of opinion. That's what makes the world interesting. And if your going to be honestly passionate about your opinion...respect the others who are passionate about theirs. (rewind...note to self!) Passion about what you believe in is not cowardly.

5 comments:

Jude said...

Totally understanding and agreeing... and those little Boo-Ba things are WEIRD!! Seriously, google them and tell me what body part you think they look like! Your kiddos will be fine, I have never known TV to be the defining factor in fitting in at Kindergarten either!!LOL...

Kimberly White said...

I've never even heard of Boo baa. You are doing a great job with your kids. (And I love tv too - my guilty pleasure). Have a great day! kim

Melissa said...

Totally cool about what you said. And I agree. I don't let Tanner watch much TV. And really, all he wants to watch is Little Einsteins. ALL THE TIME. So, I limit it (thank goodness for DVR)

If we all did what the Jones' did, what would this world be like?

camport said...

First of all, I hate Rosie. I actually was going to type what I really call her, but I'll stick with Rosie.

Secondly, good for you on TV rules. We used to have those. Now my kids watch way too much tv. Well, not Felix, he only stays interested for a second or two, but Simon would watch all day if I let him.

Stand firm. She can screw up her own children! And I have no idea what a Boo-ba is either. If they are in any way related to the tele-tubbies, I never will.

:)Chrissy

Kal said...

Rock and roll Corey - I don't even HAVE a TV. Dan and I through ours out last year and never looked back. In the long run - your kids are missing anything and you're doing a tremendous job.

So there!