Friday, July 25, 2008

Never good enough

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.”
-Sally Field

My SIL and nephew are coming to town today to spend the weekend with us. It’s the first time that they’ve been able to visit just for fun—no graduation or wedding to spoil the weekend!

Rob and I have spent the last two days scrubbing and cleaning before their arrival. Not that our apartment was super messy, but it was a good excuse to declutter and organize a little.

This SIL is the daughter of my infamous MIL—both of whom would rather criticize and tease rather than compliment and accept. Sometimes I just get really bummed about their responses, even though I know that’s just how they are.

This morning I was walking around the apartment, wondering what she would make fun of. The fact that I have a shelf full of shampoo in the tub (I use all of them!), or the fact that we have lots of wedding pics framed around the house (yes, we’re still in that phase of decorating!), or perhaps the fact that the clothes in my closet are organized by color (hey, that advice is from experts, and it really does help me find an outfit to wear!).

I don’t really care what she thinks about how my house looks, and I certainly didn’t change anything to better suit her tastes. It’s still my house after all. Now I’m just prepared. My defenses are ready!

But, I’m also still keeping my fingers cross that we will spend a splendid, non-judgmental, relaxing few days together.

1 comment:

  1. Relax and have fun. That teasing comes from complete insecurity. Hope that you all have a great time together.


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