Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shit my brain says

I just read the book "S**t My Dad Says".  (Why couldn't they just put SHIT on the cover?  It's not that offensive.)  Anyway, it is hilarious!  The author describes his father as the least passive-aggressive person he knows.  What his dad thinks, he says.  What a refreshing change!  I only know one or two people like that and I consider them great friends. Though sometimes embarrassing in social situations.

But then I started thinking about the random thoughts that flit through my brain periodically.  Things I've believed my whole life but no longer subscribe to. 

"You just need to listen to the spirit more" when I'm frustrated with my kids.  "You can't raise good children without the spirit to guide you."

"Hide your Starbuck's cup!  There's someone from the ward!"  Like I care what they think now.

"That shirt's too low.  It will show your garments." 

"You should stay home with the family instead of going out with the girls.  Good mothers don't take time for themselves."

"If you'd been a better mother she wouldn't be like this."

Yeah, all sorts of guilt-inducing crap.  I wonder if it will ever be truly gone?


  1. I know what you mean! You might enjoy that book I've mentioned by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, "Women Who Run With the Wolves." (or did you tell me you were reading it already?) Those thoughts sound like that bitchy, passive aggressive, female, Mormon psychic predator. You have to kill her.

    ; )

  2. CD, I'm not reading it but I want to! As well as the book about dreams that Foxy mentioned in her blog. Yep, a lot of shit to sort through and I think those books would help. Death to the bitch!