Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I Know They Can See Me

Recently while trying hard to entertain my daughter I started doing some crazy ‘running man’ thingy.  We were in a public place, my actions were silly and she was entertained.  What’s even more interesting is that my friend was growing increasingly concerned and finally blurted out, “You know everyone can see you!”  Of course I laughed. 

She was uncomfortable and was worried I was making a fool of myself but I didn’t care. 

 What concerns some people and not others always fascinates me. 

The fact is I am a klutz and a Mom.  This equals a great many OMG looks and moments in my life.  In general, I care what people think of me but then again, not so much. 

For me, it matters more what I think of myself. 

Do you care what others think?

13 comments:

  1. I care less and less as I get older, which feels so good!

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  2. Sometimes.... depends on the day and the mood!

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  3. hahaha! That's SO something I would do in public! I do NOT care what others think...I love to make a fool of myself at my kiddos expense! My hubby thinks I'm crazy when I act a fool but I tell him, WHO CARES, I'M HAVING FUN!! Ha! he doesn't like to admit it, but its one of the things he loves about me most :)

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  4. To some extent, I still do. But as Kristy said above, I notice that I'm getting better as I age. You said the most impt thing though...it's really what we think of ourselves that matters most.

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  5. You know all too well that I do!! : ) I do care what people think, but only in some situations. I would have been right there by you doing anything to entertain the kid. And like a few other people have already stated, I too, care less the older I get. I really like the person I am, and if others don't, that's their problem. It gets easier everyday to care more about what I think of me! : ) Congrats on the more followers!!! : )

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  6. What matters is what one thinks of one self!

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  7. I so wouldn't care if you were doing something to entertain your daughter...man, if you could only see me in public. I live for my daughter's laughs and will do just about anything to get them. It's unfortunate when other people are embarrased by us?? I'm actually sitting here and thinking really hard to see if I have had any such experiences and I can't think of any. Well, your daughter is lucky that you are so cool! ;0

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  8. You are one fun mama. When it comes to my kids, I'd do it. More so when they were younger, but still they love an occasional silliness :) Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your friendship.

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  9. When it comes to entertaining Abby, I could care less what people think! Sometimes we need to act ridiculous to get what we need to get done. When we first moved into our home I was so concerned about the french doors in the kitchen. I was certain my neighbors would get a glimpse of my craziness and post me on youtube or something! But, after a few weeks I got over it and I don't think they've noticed anything yet!

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  10. I'm with Kristy up there! I think when one cares too much about what other people think, the effect is crippling. I hope to teach my girls to be confident in who they are and to not worry so much about pleasing, impressing, or keeping up with everyone else.

    I would be doin the crazy dance right next to ya sister!

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  11. It is amazing how you and I are always on the same page! Just the other day my sister and I were having a talk about me not liking so much where I live. I grew up in this area, but it has become to focused on things I do not value so much (car you drive, how big is your house, etc.) So, I was saying how hard it can be to get along with some of the other moms. My sister said that maybe it is because I am always singing, jumping up and down and yelling woohoo to my daughter. I thought how wonderful it is that I do these things. She said that maybe I need to move to a more exuberant community. I am laughing while writing this. I got a bit annoyed by the conversation and asked her if she thought I was doing cartwheels and yelling woohoo when I pick up my daughter at school. I told her that I would not change any of that to simply fit in with others. I am a very fun mom who loves to sing and dance whenever and whereever if it gets a smile out of my beautiful daughter. I will never change me for someone else. So if the tunning man is your thing in the middle of Stop and Shop then you go my friend! :) My daughter will look back and remember that I danced and played with her every chance I got! That is all that counts! have a great day!

    Mama Hen

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  12. Depends on the setting...if personal, then no, but if professional, then I'm on my best behavior!

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