Thursday, September 10, 2009

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine

On a totally unrelated topic to University, has any mother out there ever had the feeling that her possessions are all of a sudden a free-for-all to everyone in the family? Like all mothers I am selfless.  I don't mind sharing and if anyone needs anything at all, I'm more than happy to give it to them.  However, I've recently realised that the older I get, anything that is actually mine has become quite sacred.

My daughters over the last year have commandeered MY hair straightner, even though they have a perfectly good (albeit cheaper) one of their own.  I bought a new pair of sunglasses on Sunday only to have Daughter No. 2 borrow them for a school play on Monday and they came home in pieces; then last night Supportive Husband No 1 asked to use MY laptop when we have a perfectly good computer downstairs. I felt like a right heel but I said, no!

As if it's not enough that I can't shower, toilet or read without interruption, now everyone wants to use my stuff!! It's time to stop this selflessness and have a few things that really are MINE.

1 comment:

  1. Mine know to ask before they borrow something - borrow being the most important word!

    Broken new sunglasses - not good! My straighteners are out of bounds and so is my laptop, some things have to remain sacred. I still can't seem to get a relaxing bath without someone wanting a chat, a pee or something vital from the bathroom.


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