Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Feeling Strange

Bart recently purchased a replica of the poster above, in picture form, and it is now hung in our room. It's story, copied from Wickipedia, is as follows:
The poster was initially produced by the Ministry of Information in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, and was intended as a "last case scenario" to be used only should the Nazissucceed in invading Britain via Operation Sealion, in order to stiffen resolve.
When Kari and I discussed the closing down of her blog last night, I hung up feeling very weird. Lots of questions as to whether or not I should do the same.... should I have used real names for my kids? If and when is it going to come back and bite me?

Maybe I should have done it differently, but the history here is so significant that I can't erase it all. And going back and changing the names on 5000 posts isn't something I want to spend my time on. So I'm just going to have to do what I do have to do ... keep calm, and carry on.

I am feeling after last night that we are just destined to get screwed over by our kids. For the fourth time (3 in the last few months) one of our children has managed to financially manipulate several hundred dollars a piece from us which may never be returned. All of this is hurtful, frustrating, and makes me very saddened by their lack of regard for me but my only choice is to ... keep calm, and carry on.

Busy day ahead, orthodontist, dentist, conferences, trip to court house, doctor's appointment but in the midst of all the mayhem.... keep calm, and carry on.

And so I leave you with those words today....

keep calm...

and carry on.


Anonymous said...

I love that! I want to get one of those posters too!

J. said...

those are words to live by. thanks for the reminder.

GB's Mom said...

Easier said then done!

Other Mother said...

I have loved that poster, and am planning to get one, too - just haven't gotten it ordered. I realized after the fact that I don't have many "picture" pictures in my house - everything I'm attracted to is something that SAYS something! (Thou Shalt Not Whine, for instance.)