The photo has nothing to do with anything, it just made me laugh.
Last night I had a delightfully strange and vivid dream. DON’T WORRY! I know that telling odd dreams in detail is, generally speaking, the kiss of yawning, boring death for an entry. But, I did learn that my whole world, it is held together by tiny, not-so-well-tied knots in skinny nylon ropes. Also, if you run over a bunch of whales with your big boat, the whale dogs will come.
Yesterday I had one of those moments where I was really thankful for my little blog. Without going into details, because a) that might come back to bite me in the ass, and b) it’s a specific example of a generic problem I have, I will say that I met someone, another mother, and I tried to be friendly and share something that was helpful. (but in a very "this works great for me, I know there are lots of other solutions, but here is something to ponder and I am NOT telling you what to do, and here is one other thing to consider" kind of way) I didn’t just volunteer the information, she was describing a problem she was having. She listened to me, and smiled, and then turned to another mother, someone she already knew, and loudly whispered "Well, I just don’t believe in that." And, I wanted to back away from the situation, but I was stuck, so I had to just sit there and feel like an outsider.
And I do feel like an outsider in a majority of the social situations I find myself in. Except here. So, uh, thanks, my online peer group, for being so lovely that when I find myself wanting to go hide in the bushes, I can just laugh it off and wish that the ability to delete comments could somehow extend to real live situations.
If I don’t go do laundry now, everyone will be naked tomorrow.