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Are we supposed to believe your child is perfect?

With me, what you see is what you get. I don’t like pretenses. I am who I am, like it or not. I don’t feel the need to impress other people with the things that I have. Sure, I like nice things; who doesn’t? But, I prefer the understated, like a Coach bag that is not in their signature pattern. I don’t care about name brands and enjoy very much kicking back with friends over a nice (cheap) bottle of Barefoot Chardonnay. I just don’t get these people that have to flaunt the names everywhere.

I spent a wonderful Sunday at the Intracoastal Inlet this past weekend for my best friend’s child’s birthday party. Most of the people there were wonderful. However, she has this friend she keeps around for entertainment who is just a drama queen. She lies like crazy about stupid stuff. The best example was when she was on the phone with my friend and her husband had just come home from a long business trip. She told my BF that she was going to Starbucks to pick him up a coffee (nice gesture). But, not 30 seconds later, she pulls up to a drive-thru to order at Dunkin’ Donuts. Why say Starbucks? Because it sounds ritzier? Don’t get me wrong, I love Starbucks, but my family also has the ritual of stopping at Dunkin’ every weekend when we are on the way to the beach. In this one conversation, my friend caught her in no less than 3 of these stupid lies.

She also thinks that her son is perfect (he’s FAR from it). I think my daughters are pretty great, but they have their faults and I freely admit them, if I didn’t how could we work to make them better. I know, my oldest does not have a career in sports ahead of her (though she has improved a lot in dance this year and she rocks at surfing.) My youngest, though very smart will probably not do as well in school as my oldest (the baby is very quick witted and comes up with great one-liners at the ripe old age of 4.) They are both picky eaters with the oldest being VERY picky.

This woman’s son is not picky; he has “an exquisite palette”. He eats at McDonald’s 4 days a week, how exquisite do you think it is?

He has been in 4 different schools in 4 years and they are looking for another in the fall because “he is so gifted that his teachers don’t know how to handle him.” He was asked to leave at least one of the schools and was not admitted to another because of his interview. They pay $18,000 a year for his elementary education (or so she says); it ought to be a pretty good education. I’ve spent more time with the kid than I care too and I can honestly say that he didn’t seem all that gifted to me. Also, he didn’t pass the gifted test because “she wouldn’t pay the psychologist extra for the score needed to pass.” I am not bragging her, just stating a fact that though I am sure that there are people here that do pay for it, I didn’t even pay for my daughter to be tested, they did it at the school for free. She tested as gifted.

Why can’t people just be themselves?

Most of the people I know, or at least, the ones I want to hang around with are not more impressed by Starbucks than Dunkin’. They are turned off by things like a child with an exquisite palette, but get that they are picky. At some point she really needs to quit lying to herself and realize that the reason nobody wants to hang out with her child is not because the rest of the world is wrong. At some point, she needs to think that maybe it’s not EVERYBODY else. I’m all for calling it like it is. How can you learn and grow from things, if you are constantly lying to yourself about what the problem really is? Just face the facts, and try to make some changes.

She’s not doing her son any good by making him believe that he is perfect, and the rest of the world is wrong.

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I love to decorate. I love to get a good bargain and love making things. I have to be different. I don't like to be put in a box or categorized in any way. This is probably why I am the PTA and HOA president with the purple hair. I am the mother of two beautiful girls who keep me more than a little busy. CreativeDecoMom tagged this post with: Read 15 articles by

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