Friday, July 12, 2013
Staying In My Catholic Bubble
I am having 'one of those days'.. the devil is breathing his 'stanky' hot breath all over me right now, and I'm in a funk. I've had a few incidents of rudeness from different people.. who have totally hurt my feelings, but I didn't say anything. I am weary of people trash talking our new pope, whom I LOVE and think he is a Gift from God... and sorry if you have nothing nice to say I'd rather you just not even mention it to me.
So, here is my compilation of the things done/said, where I bit my tongue, and tried to let it go.
I do NOT worship Mary. Or statues. The Catholic Church is NOT the whore of Babylon. No, I don't eat meat on Friday, and no, I'm not doing that just to annoy you.
Yes. I veil at mass. No, that does not make me holier, nor do I think I'm holier than you. Honestly I wear it for Jesus, and I promise it actually has nothing to do with you. Really.
Yes, these are my pets. Yes, the puppy is part pit bull. NO, this does not mean she eats/mauls babies. Yes, I can see how she is threatening to you wanting belly rubs and happily licking your hand. Clearly she is a blood thirsty killer.
Yes. These are my kids. Yes, my eldest has ADHD, and my youngest is legally blind and autistic. Yes, they know. No, they don't need you staring at them. No, I don't need your parenting advice. And yes, I do home school, and have done so for five years. No, they do not need to be socialized. Clearly you do though, to ask me something so inane.
For Catholics.... Sorry, I pass on the salad bar. You cannot pick and choose what you want to believe. You're either faithful or your not. No, I don't want to listen to your arguments and 'why's. That's between you and God. You're not going to change my mind, and no, actually, I'm NOT a 'blind sheep'. But for Heaven's sake, if you're going to dress like a hooker, and live like the devil, PLEASE quit telling people you're Catholic. They might actually believe you. :(
PLEASE PUT ON SOME CLOTHES when you attend mass, and PLEASE stop talking through the entire mass. Some of us actually want to HEAR the priest, and do NOT want to see all your "body parts" hanging out. Really.
Other moms: DO NOT talk down to my child, or I will show you first hand how "Westside" I can be. Please do not cuss and carry on and tell filthy jokes in front of my kids. Sure, they've heard bad things plenty of times, but as an adult, we need to be setting an example. While I'm on the subject... my youngest is in Special Olympics. I don't want to hear the "R" word. It is OFFENSIVE.
Now I need to just go have a good cry and get it over with... and tighten up my bubble walls.