Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I don't know what it is about motherhood that has turned me into a person who just doesn't take crap from anyone. I use to be nice, really nice. I use to let people walk all over me if it meant keeping the peace and maintaining order. I didn't care if someone said something ignorant or if it put me or my views down. Couldn't bother me less if a salesperson was openly rude because it didn't make a difference to me if they thought I was a pushover or a wallflower. Then I became a mom.
Suddenly I'm hearing things like " She scares me now." Well..suck it up buttercup. If you start rambling on about things that either A. You have no business discussing B. Are ignorant and offensive C. Something negative to say about me or my family then you sir will be put in your place I can assure you of that. If you are rude to me I will call you out on it before you can say " I am so very sorry and my don't you look attractive today". The obvious exception is work because I have a little munchkin that has grown use to those trivial things such as food and clothing. So I will be patient, nice and will hold my tongue at work....but don't let me catch you at Wal-Mart later that day.
The biggest issue I am finding myself being irritated about is the matter of homeschooling. My munchkin is not even a year old, but Hubby and I have researched and talked to a lot of homeschooled kids and parents. We are confident in the fact that we want to homeschool our child. I'm not getting into the stats, resources or quotes... this is our choice. If you don't like it then don't homeschool your kid. It is that simple, but do not dare tell me that my child will be any less smarter than yours or that she will be some sort of anti-social loser. I wont mock your choice, you don't mock mine or you will be in for a tongue lashing. ( not in a good way)
I think that somewhere deep down I know that it wont be long before my daughter will start to develop herself as she sees me. She will be the little reflective mirror of my actions and I am not ok with the world walking all over her. I want her to stand up for her choices, for her thoughts and opinions. I'm not ok with people making her feel dumb for thinking a certain way or acting as if her views are meaningless or God forbid using her. I'm raising a lioness because this world is a heartless jungle. She will respect her elders, she will remember her manners, she will be so smart and wonderful and she will also have guts and courage. She will speak her mind and she will not back down on what is right. Hubby calls me momma bear, but I think I like lioness better....as for me and my pride we will not take crap.