Pretend to be Nice

Teacher-Moms, on the edge…

Note to self: Get Your Act Together

Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.

big mouth wolfOh My God!  Do you have to be so loud?!  I know you can’t help it, well, actually you probably could but you’ve never practiced so how would you know.  The volume aspect of your loudness has gotten better over time…your mother and father did say they never worried about someone abducting you as a child because you could scream louder than a siren…[but Dad was really tickling me – a lot!]  You have caught yourself, more than once, noticing that other conversations pause and people stare after you belt out a laugh, or when you crescendo in your story telling with matching body language and extra hand movements.  Your mother has to keep you on a tight leash at the golf club because you either don’t know what a backswing is or you would rather drink and laugh than actually play.  Even your children shush you at sporting events because “everyone on the field can hear you”.  [Well I wasn’t yelling “RUN” at the spectators!]

Maybe the problem is your “I don’t care what others think” attitude.  Do you think they are scoffing at you because your laugh is loud and obnoxious and at inappropriate times or is it because they just don’t think you’re as funny as you think you are.  [I really don’t care]  See, there you go again.  Maybe you should care.  It’s not all about you.

world revolves around me

You also have an incredible knack of drawing negative attention to yourself because you don’t know when to stop talking and just listen.  You do have a new job description because of it, you’d think you would learn (although that situation was totally warranted and did afford you tons of time to spend with your children).   What about the times someone overheard you whispering, because you haven’t exactly mastered that skill.  Whispering is supposed to be a secretive language not a story telling tool.

I'm grounded

I know, I know, you like telling it like it is, you have honed the skill of projection from years of teaching, you get it honestly from your father…But did you ever think those are just excuses?  Your husband says you’re getting better at controlling yourself as you age – that poor man has invested a lot of time and money raising you.  I look forward to you having your act together…maybe by the time you’re 92.

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5 comments on “Note to self: Get Your Act Together

  1. Karl E Bennett Jr
    April 4, 2014

    Pretty interesting Michelle! The good thing about life is that once we become aware of something we can then change it.

  2. Roselyn
    April 4, 2014

    Great article, it made me laugh, my favorite part was, “Maybe the problem is your “I don’t care what others think” attitude”

  3. haha i have to agree with roselyn , its always the same x

  4. Ana
    April 4, 2014

    Loved your article – maybe because I am naturally quiet and would like to be heard above the din others are making sometimes LOL

    • Kevil
      April 4, 2014

      I’ve heard from people in the past that I’ll either bring you out of your shell or turn a wall flower into a closet dweller 😉 Everyone has something great to add – speak up sister! 😀

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