Remember that thing we used to say?
I'm made out of rubber, you're made out of glue -- what you say bounces off me and sticks to you.
I was thinking this week that half of that is true. I have been through SO MANY rounds of being lied to, manipulated, stolen from, cussed out, threatened, etc. that it barely makes an impact. I picture myself being made out of rubber and the arrows flying at me and them just bouncing off and lying on the ground.
However, the thought of my kids being made out of glue and things sticking to them just doesn't make sense. . . at all.
SO, back to the first part of the saying. This week my youngest daughter felt the need to lie to me. It's been a while since it happened ... probably more because of a nack of necessity on her part to do so, but nonetheless....
We went around the block again. I pointed out that I thought we were beyond her needing to lie to me. She texted, "we are beyond this." I texted, "we can't be if you did it 15 hours ago. Don't argue with me. You violated my trust." She texted, "I didn't violate your trust...." ad infinitum until I finally just text, "you don't know what it feels like becuase I have NEVER lied to you. Let's stop talking about this."
On top of this violation I've been lied to by her brothers, I've been cussed out daily for years, etc. etc. etc. and it all bores me.
In reflecting on this whole thing I realized how little I cared. I know that is sad to say, but I just really don't have it in me anymore to care that much about being mistreated. I'm used to it. And it honestly seldom bothers me any more.
What do you guys think? Is that a bad or a good thing?