I have officially been bitten....by the green eyed monster....otherwise known as jealousy.....
Does anyone else have this problem. Everywhere I go lately I see ladies dressed nice, hair done, nails done, and the family that is staying with us was just awarded 1675 in child support so they will be bringing in over 3000 a month between that and my nephew's working income. I find myself jealous and coveting wishing we brought in that much money a month. (I mean it's a good thing because they should be able to move out of our house soon.)
This week has brought and outbreak of lice in 4 of my nephew's five kids which brought on head lice a day or so later in my daughter, and my son was emotional because he feels like my nephews kids have different rules, and there came arguments about bed times etc. We have had talks about how doing the right things whether or not someone else does can at times be difficult. My nephew also has a point in that he says just because they don't do things our way that it does not mean that their way is wrong. There have been arguments about what shows are allowed to be watched in the house etc. We do not allow horror shows etc and that is what my nephew and his family like to watch despite the fact that in my opinion his kids are too young. So they want to stay up late in our house and watch them. This is making it difficult for two families to live together. I guess I just don't have the loving heart Christ would want me to have when it comes to helping others right now.
So now a second tent is being put up in the yard because my nephews older kids do not want to go along with our rules, so my nephew is moving them out to a tent in the yard.
A bright spot in the week was that my daughter did not have to get a cast, but just a brace that we can actually take off at bath time and she only has to wear it for three more weeks! She is much happier with the arrangement. I had a picture to share but I have satellite internet and I advised our house guests it was not for streaming but they streamed until I have no more data left and I cannot load a picture. I barely have dial up connection speed because of the streaming. (I think that is my husband's problem, it isn't so much the sharing of our stuff, it's the stuff being taken, used, not replaced, and used without the courtesy of asking......)
( I know I need to start making that list of things I am thankful for, we are healthy, we have a home, my husband has a job) Sorry I just needed a moment to reprogram my thinking...... Everyone has bad day...days when we are selfish right?
I talked to my husband about how I was feeling and he said he would rather have exactly what we have then to go through whatever someone else has to experience to get what they have. It was a good and comforting point that is pulling me out of my grouchy state. So I guess I have an ugly heart, but at least I am honest, and I am not pretending to be something that I am not today.
“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ”
and so I am giving up that resentment :0)
How has your day or week been? Do you have "Debbie Downer," moments too?