You want to know about ME?

My favorite blogger Suzie81 has posted a blog asking various questions to her followers.

Since I am new, I have opted to answer her questions on my blog so that all my followers can learn a little more about me.

Enjoy!

1. Why have you chosen your blog name?

The T represents the first letter of my first name. I decided on memoirs because I want my blog to be an electronic journal on what is going on in my life.

2. When you have an hour of free-time, what do you do?

I like to crochet, knit, blog, and exercise. Lately, I have been using my lunch hour to catch up on the blogs I follow. To be honest, in the last couple of months I have had no down time.

3. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what would it be?

Well, I am 30 and over the last couple of months, I can see my age starting to set in with fine wrinkles and other body changes. I would want to be 22 forever.

4. If you could learn to do something, what would it be?

I would want to learn more about the American Legal System and more about human behavior. I hope to get into law enforcement in the next coming years and hope to understand why people do the things they do so that I can help them over come their hurdles. Learning about space would be nice to know too!

5. What would be the first thing you would buy if you won the lotto?

I would buy a house for my family.

6. What is the thing that makes you absolutely unique?

Hmmm. I can’t say I have a unique skill but I am a unique snowflake and I am making a mark in the world. I am doing my part to make the world a better place. Or at least I hope so!!!

7. What is your favorite blog?

Well, I answered it in my opening. I really enjoy reading from various bloggers but the questions is what is my favorite blog and it’s Suzie81’s blog.

Thanks for wanting to know more about little Ole me!!!

P. S.
I would like to learn more about you, so feel free to answer the questions above in the comments section or create your own post and ping me back.

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Compliments! The making of a monster?

Do you know of someone that insist that you praise/compliment their kids?

Well, I do. In fact, I have a family member (by marriage) that is guilty of this. It never fails that when we get together, he always wants me to compliment his kids (especially his daughter) on things that he feels should be complimented on.

For example, if his daughter is wearing a hat, he will say “oh, just look at that beautiful girl. Does’t she look so beautiful with that hat. Don’t you think she looks so cute? She is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen, don’t you agree?” It doesn’t stop there, he will repeat the question over and over till you answer.

You may have thought, T just answer the first time and he will quit asking but this scenario happens twice or three times in a visit. I have no problem giving anyone’s child(ren) a compliment, when it is do, but if I am being forced to give a compliment more than once, then I am annoyed.

Besides, being every so annoyed, his daughter is starting to get an ego and expects that everyone give her a compliment every time she is around and expects that everyone give her what she wants, when she DEMANDS IT. Who wants to give a compliment to a little monster.

A few years back when she was 3, I started to see a change in her attitude and the way she was treating others. After observing her, I found that after she gets this BOOST, she was on a self-esteem high and would try to put others down. She was becoming a bully! When I address her mother about this and suggested some pointers on how to stop this, she seem opened, thanked me for the feedback, and said she would discuss the issue with her husband.

Well, I’m sad to report, the problem wasn’t fixed and in a sick way, they like how she acts and because of this I have limited my exposure to them as I REFUSE to enable this little girl’s kick. I understand her parents are to blame but they don’t get the hint that the WORLD DOESN’T REVOLVE AROUND their daughter and she is headed for a rude awakening.

Well, I can’t stay away from them forever.

How do you think I should handle this situation the next time I visit them? Do you think over complimenting a child does good or bad?

P.S. My next visit is in a couple of weeks, so HELP!

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