Saturday, March 14, 2009


Every have one of those weeks, or days, where it seems like you get criticism from every possible angle? For me it's been going on since about Tuesday. Just when I'm sailing along, thinking I'm doing a good job with all my duties. Then suddenly, like everyone got the same memo, it's time to point out my mistakes and deficiencies. Things sure do run in cycles, don't they? At least with my kids, the scrutiny is the same old same old. I'm ALWAYS embarrassing, pathetic, and nagging in their eyes, except when they need cash or a ride to the movies. Anyway, I just suck up the information and try to do better. Yeah, some of the criticism was constructive but it just seems like a very long string of it this week.


Shan said...

ARGH! Seriously, don't times like that just make you want to tell people to stuff their criticism up their, buzz off?

Liberality said...

Well when you've had enough of that reality check crap come here to the blogs and we'll build you up. You can tell those so and so's that we think you are awesome, so there!

Anita said...

I don't want to hear any criticism without some constructive with it. If you're going to tell me I'm doing it wrong, you better tell me or show me right.
As for our kids, yes we are old and embarrassing in most all we, well not really but there are goes with the territory.
Hang in there........I think you are a positive strong the heck with the critics!

Lisa said...

Yuck. I hate those stretches. I tend to go underground and make myself scarce. It's not mature and it's not helpful, but at least I'm out of the line of fire.

I hope things improve for you soon. You know you've got plenty of awesome. Don't ever forget that.

Mauigirl said...

I admit it, I detest "constructive criticism." I'm sorry you had a bad week!

Missy said...

New week tomorrow! Onward and upward, and remember..."you con't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself."

michaelg said...

Was any of this constructive criticism related to farting at your desk as you described? I've been working since I was 14 and still get a mental wedgie any time I get feedback. It makes a huge difference if the person giving the feedback is really interested in helping me grow or just being a prick.
Feedback from your twins, I suspect, does not fall into the "constructive" range. Hang in there!

kim said...


Why don't you just bring your sweet butt up here to Chicago and stay with us, I will treat you to a fun weekend.

I know what you are speaking of, I am getting it from every angle. Hop in the car, drive 6 hour, and we'll have fab meals, cocktails, a nice bed, some Chicago stuff, and your family will survive without you for one weekend....seriously.

Churlita said...

Ugh! Sorry to hear it. I hate that, especially from my kids when I want to point out all the things they have that I never had when I was their age, even though I know how annoying it would be for them to hear.

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