Queen of the Mountain

August 20, 2007 at 1:22 am (Uncategorized)

First let me say I am quite proud to be standing on top of the laundry mountain rather than buried beneath it. I don’t know how long this phase is giong to last, so I’m enjoying it while I can.

Now on to my bitch and moan. I do so love to bitch and moan, especially when it’s justified.

People who are probably well-intentioned comment on my children all the time. I can’t blame them, honestly. My kids are bright, attractive, polite, and very, very funny. But the comments about their clothes really rankle me.

“Oh, did you know your shoes are on the wrong feet, honey?” is so often heard by my gonna-be-four-year-old. Does it really matter to you if her left shoe is on her right foot? Or if she is wearing purple pants and a green shirt? My kids are independent and dress themselves. How do their shoe placement or wardrobe selections affect you?

I hate being asked if I’ve been “born again.” I have a deep, complicated relationship with God, whom I alternately love and hate. The pastor at the church we’ve been attending–which is of a liberal Christian denomination–quotes Tolkien often, saying that “all who wander are not lost.” If I’m not in the same place someone else is in her spiritual life, should I apologize, or work harder? That’s not the solution. No solution exists, because a solution would first require a problem. And I don’t have a problem.

But apparently other people do.


  1. MRMacrum said,

    Must be a woman thing. Standing on top of the laundry pile. I can avoid it with the best of the zippers out there. If I need something washed, I find it, toss enough other stuff in to make a load and take care of it as I go.

    But then I guess having all the laundry done at once is akin to having the whole yard mowed at one time. I do get a sense of satisfaction from that.

    We all have questions we hate to answer. Tops on my list is when someone comes in my bike shop and asks, “Do you work on bikes?” And I am standing in front of a cluttered work bench with a bike on the stand in pieces and grease stains on my forehead.

  2. HEWY said,

    What a minute…was that laundry statement a metaphor 😉

  3. sallyj said,

    Which church are you going to? If you do not mind me asking??? I live in Helena, and it seems as though your business is EVERYONES!!! This is NOT Mayberry!

  4. MissBossyPants said,

    well sallyj, if you live in Helena then I don’t want to tell you where I go to church LOL It’s a little place out past Hwy 13 and really a lovely place to be.

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