Friday, August 20, 2010

More Things I Wish I Could Say

Last summer I wrote this post - Things I Wish I Could Say.

I'll admit, it was somewhat therapeutic to get some of that off my chest.

However it was also somewhat frustrating.

So many people called, texted and emailed with a variation of the same question - "Was that about whats-her-name???"

Some, like Ziggy, knew exactly which one was intended for them (see number 8) and now when I look at her for more than 2.7 seconds I get an earful of "Mom! Stop staring at me! You are SO creeping me out!"

Some, like Doreen, went down the list and knew exactly who I was talking about.

And then there were others who knew I could never ever possibly say any of those things to them. Especially the statement they liked the least.

For those people, see number 4 below.

More Things I Wish I Could Say

  1. Thank you so much for opening up. It made you more you.
  2. I've been there, done that and survived. You will too.
  3. Jesus loves you. The rest of us.... well, let's just say we're not Jesus.
  4. Read it again. Slowly. Recognize yourself? You should.
  5. Stop talking. No just stop talking. Yes you are. See how your mouth moves and words come out? That's still talking. So don't.
  6. Swearing doesn't make you cool.
  7. I didn't mean to appear rude but was distracted and never had a chance to apologize for that. I'm sorry.
  8. It would be super awesome if you paid closer attention.
  9. I know how much you are hurting and wish there was something I could do to make it better.
  10. You make food noises when you eat. No one likes food noises.
  11. How about, just for kicks, you stop doing what's politically correct and just do what's right?
  12. You are such a sweet kid and I am so glad to know you. I'd tell you that in person but Ziggy would be mortified.
  13. Stop. Making. Excuses.
  14. Your blank stare when I ask you to do something is kind of annoying.
  15. I didn't become a Christian to forget my past. I became one so that I can look forward to my future.
  16. Making the same mistake twice is making the same mistake. Twice.
  17. Letting them go would be the best thing you've ever done for them.
  18. Lighten up, you're bringing us all down.
  19. Don't do it for credit or acknowledgement. Do it just because.
  20. I worry that sometimes I don't measure up to your standards.

Are there things you wish you could say? Post them in the comment section below.