Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My life sucks (not!)

When I woke up this morning, my first thought was, "My life sucks." George and I had another "incident" with Cindy last night and we woke feeling zapped of emotional and physical energy.

And then I remembered that it's Cindy's life that sucks right now, not mine. And her life sucks in direct proportion to the crazy decisions that she's making.

I bounced out of bed, headed to my Pilates class at the YWCA and then came home to a bowl of yogurt with fresh raspberries.

My life is good.

13 comments:

Paula Johnson said...

That's the spirit, Smooky!

janet aird said...

It's so hard to separate yourself from your child. I remember when Michael was being so bad, worrying about him was all that would fit in my head. But it's true, she's the only one who can make choices for herself. You have to take it from there.

frankie said...

I agree :)

take good care

Karen said...

Susan, you're a true inspiration. :-)

Go stem cells, go stem cells, go stem cells ...

Emmy said...

Now you're talkin' sister!

Karen C said...

Words to live by. I try to keep telling myself the same thing about Rick.

Mathews Family said...

I love your attitude. You are so right about this.

SAMO Calling said...

Right on! Tough Love isn't easy, but glad to see you've got the idea. Stand back and let her learn. Right now you've got more important work on the table.

Lilli said...

Your life is sucks (not) because you have an amazing ability to get up off your butt and take care of yourself, even when wallowing all morning would be so tempting.

As many know, I am a fan of wallowing, but only for limited periods of time. You, however, may have the shortest possible wallow-time on record, while still being in touch with what's really going on in your life.

When I grow up Susan, I want to be like you.

Lisa C-K said...

Smooky - daughters are both the joy and the pain and I think the reason that the Serenity Prayer was really written! I also like the "3 'C's" - didn't cause it, can't cure it, can't change it...

Our daughters experiance the growing and we experiance the pains....

Susan Carrier said...

Lisa, Love your definition of "growing pains."

Emmy said...

Wow, I learn something new every time I check in. I love the "3 C's"! I've never heard this before and I'll likely never forget it. Another reason I adore this BLOG (and it's comments). C to the third power! The C trinity!

Marco said...

you don't need to post this

As a dad with three daughters with major issues in the last ten years (as my Philipino friends says - "Three daughters? The Three Marias de Deoloras!! What did you do in your past life??") - I can only tell you that it will all work out. Trust me. Much love, Mark M (and Dee)