Friday, March 4, 2011

Pieces of my mind

I am watching my toddler running back and forth with her baby doll stroller, chasing the dog. She is laughing and really enjoying herself. My dog, all 50 lbs of her are trying to hide behind a table. I am not sure I should be feeling sorry for the dog as she looks up at me with begging eyes, and then all of the sudden she grins and jumps out starts running again in front of the baby doll stroller.

Me and Sofie have just come in from our annual fire inspection with our fire alarm company. Being the president of the homeowner association I get to do fun stuff like that. It was cold and it took almost three hours of which I was carrying 23 lbs of toddler for two. Now I am tired and hurting, but at least we passed.

I have lived in this country for close to five years now and for all those five years I have been a member of the board of the homeowner association. It never cease to baffle me how people just don’t care. We ask that people make sure to either be home or leave the key with me so that we can test the fire detectors  in their units. Most people just ignore it or forget about it. The same goes for our annual meeting. No one shows up or gives us the proxy. Last year only one third showed up and this year we are trying to get people to either show up or at least give us the proxy by the incentive of a gift card drawing. The only time they actually do care is if they feel they are not being treated fairly. Oh how tired I am of this. This year I am up for election and even though I am a control freak I am not going to re elect. Instead I will focus my attention to MOPS and my friends.

On the side and totally unrelated. I just have to comment on the school bus driver who pulled a six year old down in the aisle when the child would not sit down in her seat. The mom now wants to file a lawsuit against the school district for this. Seen from my standpoint of not being from here, the lawsuit is not necessary… You can take two lessons out of here 1. Parents are responsible for teaching their children the right behavior out in public. That goes for how they should behave on the school bus. Children should for their and others safety sit on their seat facing forward. And they should obey when an adult, the bus driver, tells them to sit down. To me it seems like the mother failed at this. Final. 2. School districts needs to obey the law and not put to many kids on a school bus. If the bus is made to only handle 42 kids, do not put 43 or more on the bus. Both for the safety of the children and for the sanity of the driver. Apparently the district failed at this. Final.

Anyways enough of me ranting here. To much on my mind and I need to get back to my chores for today and check out all the blogs I am linked up to.

Thanks for listening and have a good weekend.


Beth said...

Sounds like a productive and enjoyable afternoon. Good rant- well thought out and reasoned. Thanks for sharing. I agree with your thoughts and I hope that mom can calm down enough to realize life happens. Sometimes we just have to learn our lesson and move on.

Anonymous said...

Sorry you have to deal with all that. Yuck. Love MOPS!!! It is my first year and I can't believe that I didn't find it sooner. The friendships there are wonderful.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Yes, it is truly amazing about the "don't care" mindset of folks in all organizations. Bothers me greatly too. MOPS is such a wonderful group for young moms. I loved it when I was leading the group a few years back.

Happy weekend!

Lora said...

Oh Marianne, what an awesome opportunity it would be to visit you in Norway! I'm quite sure that my 5 year old would fall in love with your 6 year old. He is especially fond of girls "because they plan what to play and do what they say they are going to do, but boy's just fight." ;)

And that thing going on between your little on and the dog... the story of me life. I don't know how my dog doesn't just live under the bed. We joke and say that she loves the abuse. ;)

Always a pleasure.
Have a great weekend, and thanks again for the reward!

Sarah said...

Delighted to meet you today. Hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you a bit more.


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I totally agree with you about that lawsuit. I'd be *happy* if the driver took the time to protect my children like that.

Strange world that we live in.


Anonymous said...

What a great blog you have. Thanks for visiting me - I laughed at your comment because my daughter originally wanted the horse but my mother-in-law persuaded her to get the monkey because you couldn't get clothes for the horse! :)