Thursday, June 17, 2010

This is my Angry Face....

This is a hard layout...it is something new completely for me... I have been pondering the "You Really Piss Me Off" challenge over at Dirty Scraps  being sponsored by Nikki Silvis for some time now....I lifted Natalie Elphinstone of the Lip Stick Chicks over at XOXO Girls Blog for Challenge #10 being sponsored by Divine Designs! I chose her layout simply because it gave me all the journaling inspiration I was looking for, I love how she utilized the page with her writing....

I have wrote and re-wrote my journaling...I have taken picture after picture and decided none of them worked. I finally sat down with my hubby supporting me to just finally say it out loud wrote....and instead of trying to capture my own face I took it back to elementary and drew it myself. I am breaching a topic that has LONG bothered me....a topic that I have brought up, hushed up, looked over, forgot about, and constantly reminded of.. This is not to one person in particular though there were certain people in mind, I wrote this for myself because there are certain people who say things they shouldn't and at this point know it bothers me...a "joke" is only a "joke" if someone is laughing...enough is enough..

"This is my Angry Face"
 Journaling Reads "There are no words in the dictionary that could possibly describe the emotion I feel inside when you say my kids are bad. But for the moment lets go with pissed…yes I am pissed off. Do you spend every day with them? No you don’t you see them on occasion so what gives you the right to label them as “out of control” because sometimes they act like KIDS! What makes you think you know them better than me?
Yes, SOMETIMES my kids are loud, run around, pull out everything in site, cry and yes my kids don’t always do what they are told. AND YES YOUR KIDS DID TO! Might I remind you… YES my kids whisper I LOVE YOU in your ear, RUN into your arms, pull everything in site out to PLAY WITH YOU, cry when their feelings are hurt… don’t you and YES my kids push the boundaries how else are they to know where they are?
Sometimes I WONDER if you all sit around and talk about how I MUST BE LYING when I say my boys are sweet, loving, and gentle… Sometimes I HEAR from other people how you talk about them… have you no SHAME?
DO you see my boys when they wake me up every morning with a kiss? How they walk holding my hand even at home? DO you see them sit for hours handing me book after book or following along in activity books because they are eager to learn? DO you see them kiss MY boo boos? DO you see them pick up their toys without being asked, offer to help me with my chores?
DO you see them how I see them? Obviously you don’t ….
Obviously you don’t see them at all because if you do you wouldn’t say things that were not true…you wouldn’t define them by there faults alone but embrace there talents.
Obviously you don’t see them because a wild and out of control “bad kid” wouldn’t  have the capacity to have learned at 4 what 5-6 year olds are just learning and at 2 what 3-4 year old are…
Obviously you don’t see them because if you did you would know they are gentle loving boys that show compassion and generosity to everyone they meet.
Obviously you don’t see them because if you did your heart would break like mine when you say the things you do."

17 comments:

Noodles said...

I love this LO. As for the journalling, I know exactly how you feel.

Pinky said...

What a fabulous LO! You are so right, people can be cruel, and kids are just kids!

Nicole Brenna said...

I cant believe people would have the nerve to tell you that... how horrible... great layout

Illy said...

Great interpretation!
Thank you for playing with us at XOXO!

JJ Sobey said...

BRAVO! Excellent journaling.

Kids are energetic. Some people just don't get it.

Sarah Webb said...

Interesting take! I like that you scrapped the reality (as we all tend to only scrap the happy). TFS! Thanks for playing at XOXO!

Tettiz said...

Fantastic, Adrienne - thank you for sharing your anger on such a great layout!! :D

Scrapamum said...

You did a great job Adrienne!!! Thanks for playing with us at XOXO!

Laurajean said...

awesome layout...LOVE the journaling :)
thanks for playin' along with us at DirtyScraps ;)

mommyof5kidz said...

WOW...You tugged at my heart strings, girl! People are so very quick to judge, to jump to conclusions, and assume things that are based on so little actual information. YOU are a WONDERFUL mom...to stand up for your boys, to guide and protect them, and to be that "Mama Bear" protecting her cubs. BRAVO Adrienne!!!!

Nadine C said...
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Nadine C said...

That journaling just made me want to jump up and say "you tell them girl"! What an amazing layout and journaling.

Gina said...

This is fabulous girl!!! *hugs* My heart hurts for you reading it...and it makes me mad too! (love the drawn angry face too.)

A Sarasota said...

Way to go, Adrienne, you really embraced the Dirty Scraps theme. Wow. You do such great work. Amazing journaling!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

This is FANTASTIC!
Firstly, thanks for lifting my page, I feel so honoured! Although, you've surely put my journalling to shame!
I love how you were able to pour out your feelings and express the anger and grief and negative emotions on your page. I don't think we do that often enough.
And I totally love how you drew your face rather than a photo.
This is really more like an art-journal page now rather than a layout.

Em said...

Fantastic LO!!!! I love everything about it, especially the drawn face! And (((((HUGS))))) to you that you even have to deal with people who would say things like that about your kids

MaRLeNeF said...

Awesome LO! I just love the angry face Marlene

 

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