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Monday, March 28, 2011

getting it from all sides

Wow, so I feel like the universe is trying to tell me how awful of a person/wife/mother/human being I am. Honestly, this is the second time in 2 days that I feel personally attacked. Here's the story, you're just not going to believe this one!
Things you should know going into this story:
1. Our oven broke, Landlord came to fix it
2. Landlord can't figure out what is wrong (4 visits)
3. Landlord brings wife to help him(2 visits)
3. Landlord beings in furnace guys (huh?) to try and fix it
4. Decides to order new part for said oven.

Ok, not that you have that background, the part for our oven finally came in, so over comes our landlord and he brings his wife. I'm pretty sure she hates me. So, I don't keep the neatest house, there are dishes in teh sink 24/7, tosy and the floor and clean clothes all over the couches. Diagnosis from Landlord's Wife: lazy, abusive girl.
So today, when the got here, there was trashed all over our porch because the cats go to it before we could get it out. Mistake 1. Our landlord needed to run home and get a paper that he needed with instructions on how to fix the oven. Here is a list of things that his wife said to me during this visit:
1. "I'll stay with you children if you want to take you trash out right now. "
2. "Oh here, grab that washcloth so you can clen the side of the oven while its out."
3. "Oh, you might want to sweep up behind the oven before it goes out."
4. "Move the lamp away from the blinds so they won't get broken... again."
5. "I don't want you to tie the cords of the blinds together because your children will strangle themselves." ( She actually cut the cords on my blinds and re tied them. My kids NEVER play with them. they're not interesting enough)
6. "You children don't stand on the furniture, do they?"
7. "Do you actually burn wood in this furnace?" (refering to neglect because the girls are crawling)
8. "Children that young don't know to stay away from the furnace" (refering to Ben, who absolutely does know to stay away from it)
9. "You might want to clean that window sill, it looks like theres mold in there and that can't be good for you breathing."
Here's the kicker and the one that actually pissed me off the most:
10. (After scolding Peyton for hitting his sister on the head with a toy) "Oh, they're too young to know any better"
  Excuse, me? Who are you to tell me how to raise my children. I did not abuse her in front of you. I told her not to hit her sister. She knows they when she does something and sister cries that its not good. Hello, they're small not stupid. I was so offended at all her little snide comments, but what was i supposed to do? She's the landlord's wife. I'm just glad everything got fixed and hopefully I never have to see her ugly personality again. Talk about being tactless. ugh.

Well, that's my rant for the evening. Hope you all enjoyed, thanks for letting me blow off some steam!

6 pieces of love:

MaryDawnCarrier said...

You are kinder than I. I don't think I could have kept my mouth shut for all of that. Hoping tomorrow is a peaceful day for you :)

Sara said...

Oh Samm, I'm so sorry! What a piece of work she is! I'm sorry you had to put up with that. I think you're a great mom :) You know what your kids are capable of understanding far better than any one else! I hope you never have to deal with her again.

Erica said...

I'm sorry :(

Butler Family said...

Wow Samm I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that. I agree with Mary that I know I wouldn't have been able to sit there and just take someone telling me how she thinks I am doing everything wrong. Good for you for being such an amazing mom and standing your ground with the kids

Audrey said...

Samm you are a great Mom! You have your hands full and that's just how it is. I bet she couldn't keep up with a house if she had 3 very little kids! This lady must have coddled her kids like crazy because kids are so smart. We had a fireplace going a lot when my daughter was a baby and I had a daycare, the kids knew to stay far from it. So you are normal, she is definitely not. Some people should just mind their own business. Next time something needs to be fixed just make sure your husband is home, that's what I do! I don't let me landlords come over without making an appt so my husband can be there. Hope today is a great day for you:)

The Gilberts said...

OH my gosh! I can't believe this woman! Obviously she doesn't know what it's like to have small children, and TWINS! Some people need to just zip their mouths shut! That would have made me upset too!

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