Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Grumpy Bunny

Here is Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" as a grumpy bunny. I, too, am feeling like a grumpy bunny...but much less adorable than Ralphie.

I have no idea what my problem is, but I have been so tired and grouchy for the past couple of days! I know it is just hormonal or chemical or whatever. Every passing mood basically is...and that kind of pisses me off too! I do have what feel like legitimate complaints about certain things that are going on in my life at the moment. And I know a lot of it has to do with feeling so left out of Handsome Lad's life since WTG sort of stole his soul. I am trying to just sort of move forward though. My gut instinct tells me that making this an issue in Handsome Lad's eyes, as much as I would like to, would just be bad, bad juju for everyone. A kid his age shouldn't need to feel pulled between his lame-ass parents. Seriously, though, the issue is taking its toll on me. I try not to let it. I am all about the power of positive thinking. Sometimes, though, I am just not feeling it. So, hopefully my grumpy bunny skin is less apparent than Ralphie's. I don't want to take my bad stuff out on anyone else...and I sort of did here just by this post...so accept my apologies and my thanks for reading in spite of it all.

11 comments:

Tara said...

You didn't take it out on us! Bring it on! :)

It would hurt me too if someone was hogging up time with a loved-one just to be a jackass. I'm guessing your son isn't blind to the tension between you and WTG, words aren't the only ways it shows.

Churlita said...

No. You should blog all you want about it. you need to vent and not to your son. I get that from my ex sometimes, but he's lazy and broke and doesn't have much to offer my girls. I have a feeling that once your son gets older, he'll figure it out and realize that your ex is really kind of a schlub. My kids did once they became teenagers.

Viki said...

Hey - thats what blogs are for. That and gossip.

Maybe just let handsome lad know you are there and give him space. I know he will appreciate both - you being there and the space.

Nothing much you can otherwise anyways.

laura b. said...

Tara: Thanks :-) And no one could miss the tension...my goal at this point is just not to make it any worse. I'm holding a line.

Churlita: Yes! See, his age is exactly why my ex focuses on him so much! He is still young enough to fall for his schtick.

Viki: You have it exactly right. I am trying to be there, but not in a pushy way. Thanks.

Librarian X said...

Did the coin trick work? :-) He'll come back to you.

laura b. said...

Librarian X: The coin trick had some success, but it wasn't enough to turn the tide.

MrManuel said...

Hey, everyone handles the grumpies in a different way. I just took time off, although I was less grumpy and more just pissed off. Vent away. We don't mind.

evil-e said...

We want you to share....

You just reminded me again; I must get down to Tremont and get a real photo of the Christmas Story House. The house form the movie is about 4 miles away from where I am. I keep forgetting about it.

AlienCG said...

I have to agree with Churlita. WTG is exploiting Handsome Lad's age, but remember, Handsome Lad will grow up, WTG, on the other hand...

laura b. said...

MrManuel: ha! People might appreciate a break, but I would miss the blogging :-) I feel lucky to be able to vent among friends.

Evil-E: Oh, I seem to love to share! I would love to see a picture of the real Christmas Story house! Go forth and photograph!

AlienCG: I really do think you are right. And even though it is hard to wait, I do know that when he gets a bit older things will be different (please!)

Librarian X said...

Perhaps the new moon on Monday will turn the tide...