Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Somebody Else Will Do It"

“Somebody Else Will Do It”

I’ve noticed this trend a lot lately. Not only do I deal with it here at home:

“Somebody Else will wipe up the peanut butter and jelly I spread on the counter.”

“Somebody Else will put away the dirty dishes I stacked on the counter, I’m in a hurry!”

I also deal with this at work:

“Somebody Else will wipe off the table if they need it for school work.”
“Somebody Else will pick up this mess.”

And at Play Park:

“Somebody Else will set up Snack Area.”

“Somebody Else will clean up the play-doh that dropped on the floor.”

And, believe it or not, even at Magenta I’ve noticed it… Sadly.

“Somebody Else will show up at 606 to help paint, construct, etc.”

I try very hard not to force Somebody Else to do what I am capable of doing myself… especially if it’s a mess *I* made. At the risk of sounding whiny, it’s just not a fair thing to do.

And as for those who force me to be Somebody Else… I’m TIRED of it. Get off your butt, stop whining about how busy you are, and grow up a bit. The world doesn’t revolve around you.


dotoner said...

love it! and thank you!

Goofy said...

So I bet you can figure out what kind of day I had yesterday... (sigh)

Angela said...

Yay Heidi! I totally get that. I'm still trying to figure out how I get criticized for doing too much and not enough. I have learned that you can't please everyone all of the time. I recently had feedback from some of my centers through my supervisor. 9 of them had glowing remarks.. nothing but fantastic things to say. One said terrible things. Sometimes there is no way around it. And unfortunately, someone is still going to try and stick me in a back room bleaching down toys while they sit at a table and socialize. The word "work" is kind of foreign these days.