funny story, this will make you laugh. Easter holidays and people are having days off, meaning shopping malls to be crowded, heavy traffic and loads of food. Perfect. I managed to break my husbands teapot and a big water jug, but hey, I’ve always been quite clumsy. Promised him to get him a new one and so there we were, today in the morning, putting our rain-boots on and getting ready to conquer the mall.
As I was putting my coat on, I looked at myself in the mirror. I was wearing pants not very flattering for my body shape, and as I looked at myself from behind, I went:
Omg since when’s my butt become so big?
My husband replied with: “No wonder it’s been big, you’re sitting 24/7, that’s what you’ve been doing.”
Now every woman ever will know that he screwed up big time. So there I was, my turn to react (or not). I could think of at least 246 choices. Here are a few:
- I could have been devastated and could have spent another 2 hours examining my look from behind from every angle and trying to figure out whether he was right.
- I could have bursted into tears for him being so rude and for telling the truth.
- I could have felt really really bad, humiliated, ugly and unattractive and might have started thinking about dieting or exercising (but that’s not possible at the moment, because I can’t even walk).
- I could have fallen into despair.
- I could have tried to defend myself by shouting at him.
- Or pretend to be an ostrich and not deal with the whole thing at all.
- I could have killed my husband for being an idiot.
- Or send someone to do that for me.
Now, before you send someone round to shoot my husband, please note that he’s never been very good with verbal expressions. Not that I am defending him or anything.
I know so many women to whom an event like that would spoil their entire day or week. And in a millisecond before starting to shout at him, I played several scenarios and how that might impact my day, I decided to do some assessment and pick the most useful response. Not for him, but for me.
- My husband made a rude remark, which I will ignore and will not let it impact any of my thoughts or actions, except for writing this blog.
- He is well aware it was rude. I’ll leave it up to him to deal with it. His laundry is none of my business.
- It’s true that I’m sitting a lot lately. But it’s not because I would chose to do so, it’s because I am currently in too much pain to do any exercise or walk.
- It’s the time of the month when my body’s doing its best to hold a possible baby. So consequently I might be a bit bloated. My breasts are bigger (and welcomed), so why would my butt not be allowed to be as well?
- If my butt indeed has become bigger, so what. It is still my butt, I love it, it is serving me very well and I’ll keep loving it.
- Big butts are very sexy.
- If it will indeed bother me or will become uncomfortable, I will do something about it. But at the moment I am totally okay with it.
- I am actually looking forward to having a big butt. In the upcoming months I will be sitting a lot and it is better to sit on a soft cushion than sit on a bony footstool.
See the difference? The trick is you can always, ALWAYS chose how certain events might affect you. Today I was in a good vibration, so I managed to do it elegantly and in only a second. And you got a witty story 🙂
Here’s to our butts,