14.11.11

Full Plate?

K, so I have one complaint lately and I have to vent it because it's driving me insane. A few times in the last little while people have come to me with the report that a number someone or another has opted out of having me do this or that because "Allison has a lot on her plate" or "Allison has enough on her plate".... My question is, how does anyone know how much or how little I have on my plate right now? I haven't talked to anybody about anything even remotely plate filling lately. Are people under the strange assumption that because I have a seemingly important calling at church that it takes up huge portions of my life? Newsflash, it takes up a few hours every couple of weeks, and if I have to teach, a week of prep before the lesson. Other than that I have two wild children and a husband who is a HUGE help to me when he's not busy with work. Plate full? Not even close. Also, so what if I have a lot or a little going on, I'm not the kind of person that says "yes" to everything, so if I were to have a lot on my plate I would just say so and try to help out where needed when I don't have as much going on. But in all honestly, I have NOTHING going on right now! Gah! Drive me mental. On the point of children and on behalf of a majority of stay at home moms that I know, sometimes being distracted by something that doesn't revolve around the little ones, is great for my sanity. And in conclusion, do I come across as the kind of person that can't handle a lot on her plate? If so, kill me now, I do NOT want to be that person. That person is so annoying to me. This whole thing is so annoying to me. Rant concluded, if anybody needs anything let me know :)

3 comments:

Megan said...

I get that a lot too and it can be frustrating! I want to help and be around people DOING STUFF! I hate sitting at home trying to fill my time with stuff that isn't as important. Just be stubborn and FIND WAYS to help even when no one asks. Eventually we will be complaining because our plates ARE full and we don't have time to do what people want us to!

Sheri said...

You are hilarious! If you lived closer I would dump a few things off my plate and onto yours in a heart beat;)

Jared and Liam Craig said...

i need cookies! hahahaha jk...kinda... my waist says jk... my heart says no....