Saturday, August 30, 2008

Maybe I won't move, but...

I'm still keeping my distance from some of the neighbors. Although, I have found that I have more supporters out here than I thought.

In an interesting turn, I found out that many of my neighbors have had problems with Holier-Than-Thou Neighbor. Many. In fact, while she was talking to me a THIRD time, another neighbor stood nearby rolling her eyes at everything she said making it hard for me not to laugh. As I thought more about it, I remembered time after time when Holier-Than-Thou told me about the "bad behavior" of the other neighborhood children. How originally her boys had been blamed for something, but she really knew it was another child's fault. Because, of course, her boys would never act like that. How a completely different neighbor needed to get control of their son because he was wild, and it was affecting her daughter. Since she had been nice to me at first, when the others didn't seem so open, I believed her account of events. Now, I am pretty sure it was the same situation as with Jill. I should have known, really. I stand at that bus stop and watch the kids interact. I see her three run wild, out-of-control, never responding to the multiple commands that they stop whatever it was they were doing, and, of course, never really being made to stop. No other child was allowed to do behave the way these three do. I should have known.

4 comments:

Allie Bear said...

It's so funny how parents have so much trouble seeing their children how they really are. I take the opposite stand a lot of times because I know Nicholas is all boy so sometimes I'm like, "he's gotta be lying, it was probably his fault." I think it is important, as a parent, to not always take your child's side too. Your kid can't think that no matter what they do you will coddle them, that is not the real world and I want to prepare my kids for the real world. So I stick them in a closet and beat them, just kidding. But seriously, I know this is an extreme situation but I totally do not get like parents of murderers that stand by their kids. If you murder someone that is wrong, I will not stand by you on that. Did that make sense?

Rachel Lee Broussard said...

two questions, which neighbors are these? And why in the hell are you up at 3:00am posting? Does some one need some cough meds w/ codine?

Ramosism said...

Allie you never "make sense" because you dont make dollars. I still want the house so everyone needs to encourage Trish to move. I am pretty holier-than-J!

I am Trish Marie said...

For you, I will make you pay extra for my house! And technically, J is holier than you. Just technically speaking though.