Saturday 1 March 2008

A Message from Your Mother

You asked me some time after our 'chat' earlier this morning what I meant exactly when I told you that you needed to draw a line in the sand when it comes to helping your boyfriend with his latest venture.

Our conversation then went something like this.

Me: 'I'm sorry, I thought the meaning was clear, it's a piece of cake really, in fact, it's as easy as pie. I am surprised you asked, because you're normally such a quick study about everything. I guess I need to be mindful that you are still wet behind the ears about some things. I'm sorry that you just couldn't make head nor tails about what I said.

All I meant was that I think you've bitten off a bit more than you can chew and you've gotten in way over your head. Please don't get bent out of shape about it. As usual, he comes running to you at the eleventh hour with his head in the clouds and sprouting his pie in the sky ideas. Then, because you are so nice, you get sucked in and the next thing you know, your burning the midnight oil, keeping your nose to the grindstone and getting in way over your head. By now, you must also be in the red and that worries me. You know what you have to do yet you are dragging your feet about all of this. It's pointless keeping your fingers crossed while he is counting his chickens before they hatch. Your feet need to be firmly on the ground even if his aren't.

I just cannot beat around the bush about it anymore. There comes a time when you have to let sleeping dogs lie and leave well enough alone. I know you may be getting a kick out of it all but you are going to have to stop, and live and let live. After all, he made his own bed, now let him lie in it. It doesn't matter if he thinks you are tight fisted and as hard as nails because you said NO. Whatever anyone says rubs him up the wrong way, anyway. As far as I'm concerned he has completely worn out his welcome. Please just listen this time because I am just so sick of telling you the same thing over and over until I'm blue in the face. Do you catch my drift now?

Why, oh why do I bother. What did you respond with?

You: 'Oh Mum, you always make a mountain out of a molehill. You have completely got your wires crossed about him and jumped the gun as usual. In fact, if I am honest with you about all this, you are meddling in my business again and really starting to get on my nerves. Why can't you just go with the flow and zip your lid on the subject. I am not helping him out tonight anyway. I am feeling under the weather and its raining cats and dogs outside. I am going to grab a bite to eat, hit the sack and catch some Zs. In fact, I think it's time for us to draw a line in the sand when it comes to my life....okey dokey?'

Yes, parents and children talk round and round in circles, much of the time.....not really getting what the other one is matter how its hillarious are idioms when you think about it....