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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Measuring Up

There are just some days I feel like I don't measure up. Housekeeping is one of those ways...Dr. Hubby can take my self-esteem to zilch with one little comment. I hate that feeling. Last night he pointed out some Nerds on a table and chip crumbles beside my desk while my SIL's mom was at our home. argh.

When was the last time you felt you didn't measure up?

11 comments:

Pam said...

I think it is when my mil says stuff about my housekeeping. When we first moved into our house, we had boxes everywhere. After two days, we still had boxes. And she told me I needed to get them all unpacked because she couldn't see how we could live like that!!!

M-Cat said...

The last time I felt I didn't measure up? About two seconds ago, reading someone's hysterical post and I realizing that I suck.

And the time before that? About a minute earlier when I had to help my husband sort the laundry from sitting on the floor because I can't stand up.

About every two mintues, I find myself lacking.... (and don't even get me started on my housekeeping - ai-chi-wah-wah!!)

Sondra said...

Not measuring up?? Who has the measuring stick?? I think we always try and try to be perfect that we hold our own measuring stick that we can never reach. It's maddening - isn't it? I hate making mistakes, and not being the best at everything....this comes from never being perfect enough for my parents.. (a story for another day)... but I always work my butt off before a visit from my mother, my house, yard - everything will be perfect and she will still go around and only focus on the negative - never being proud of anything good... it's always the negative stuff that comes out and then I don't measure up and the self esteem goes down the tube. It's just a relief when she goes back home.

I on the other hand ... focus on the postive and being kind and uplifting.. I don't want to be like my parents... I want to be better then that ... I hope you notice that always try to be uplifting for that very reason.

For me, I think that is why I will never get married again.. trying to please someone - yuck. I like living alone and on my own terms - that way I am happy most every day.

Anyway.... quit worrying sooo much, and holding the measuring stick sooo high... We are our own worst critic... always a novel ;o).

Have a fantastic weekend! You are the best - don't forget it. You have a wonderful life and you are a wonderful mom, wife, friend and woman!!

Kristina P. said...

I completely agree about the houseword.

coreymom40 said...

oh, I can't stand when something is said....I feel like I'm not doing my job. I feel like it's my job, but then again, you can start a load of laundry and tell me. Mixed emotions on this one. I am the one that deals with the homework and starting the laundry, and loading the dishwasher, and ........wait............help some..... woosh.......help

Vanessa said...

every day of my life.

laterg8r said...

whenever i yell! remorse is soon to follow!

tammy said...

I was going to say what Vanessa said. And a lot of times it's self-imposed.

Cynthia said...

Pretty much all the time. My hubs is, I swear, a compulsively clean person. It is his eternal trial to be married to me. I spent the entire weekend stripping and refinishing our front door. It looks PERFECT. And while I was doing that- the whole inside of the house went to pot. He gets so stressed out when our home is a trainwreck.

I wish I were a little more OCD in this area. Poor guy. I feel your pain. At least mine keeps his 'concerns' to himself for the most part but I can still feel the stress it creates radiating from him. Gah!

OceanDreams said...

Oh all of the time. I am my own worst critic. I have to be careful and remember to encourage myself and stay positive! I think you are great at everything you are doing! :)

Crazymamaof6 said...

Oh according to my hubs i never measure up in the housekeeping department. it's awesome.

otherwise. it comes and goes. who are we kidding. i'm awesome all the time. ;)