The lies we tell ourselves

October 31, 2012

Dear Max

The other tell I told you that the park was closed when it fact it was open. I just had a shit-ton of work to do, the weather was cold, I needed a wee, and I wanted to get home.

There are plenty fibs we tell our kids, mostly for their own good, but some for our convenience too. And I got thinking about the lies we as moms and adults tell ourselves too. Most of mine tend to revolve around weight, for example: “I’m premenstrual, and I just weight a little more because I’m retaining water”, or “The scale is wrong”.

And sometimes we “like” to protect ourselves, other times we’re just not really that self-aware.

Here are some of the lies I tell myself:

– I don’t care

– Those pants fit me

– I’m setting my alarm for tomorrow morning, and I am definitely running

– I’m not upset (this is a classic female line – do not fall for it. Ever. It’s a trick).

– I only had one piece of chocolate

– I’m not jealous

– I will start spending less at Woolworths

– I will start spending less on eating out

– I’m fine

 

I’m going to try stop bullshitting myself and others, including my dietitian. No good really comes of it… (and that’s no lie).

xMom

Peeps, what “lies” do you tell yourself?

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3 Comments

  • shannon niebuhr (@JoziKaroo)

    – It’s ok to work when I’d rather spend time with my kid (truth: go downstairs and hug him right now)

    – Those words didn’t really hurt my feelings (truth: I’m mad, and it’s OK to be mad)

    – My work isn’t important (truth: in fact, it is, and it helps people, and they tell me so)

    – I’m not homesick (truth: yes, I am. Badly.)

    – It’s OK to say yes to more tasks and favors (truth: NO! Stop now!)

    October 31, 2012 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Sam

    I’m not really worried about my numb leg…

    I’m not really broody and desperate for another baby…

    I don’t care what ppl think about me…

    October 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm Reply
  • Spiritedmama1

    I will get up 10 mins earlier to exercise…. LMAO – as if
    I will stay away from starch…. Bwahaha – crispy roast potatoes
    I will eat less pasta…. *Ahem* we had pasta 3 times this week
    I will not spend more on clothing… *Ahem* bought two shirts on Monday
    I will study/read a chapter a night…. Well, I’m yet to get there…
    Etc, etc, etc….

    November 1, 2012 at 9:07 am Reply
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