Blogcation seven: people who live in glasshouses…

I still cringe at the memory…

People who live in glasshouses shouldn’t throw stones. If you have read my first volume,  you know that this is my husband’s favorite expression. At home, we are still debating about what it really means;

– Don’t do to others what you don’t want others to do to you – the mature explanation

– Nobody’s perfect, not even you. So don’t be too judgmental – another mature explanation

– If you criticize somebody, make sure they don’t know you act the same – a more practical view…

So for the purpose of this post, let’s see what Google says about it: “You should not criticize other people for having the same faults that you yourself have”.

OK, so now that we have settled this, let me tell you my little kid story.

A couple of weeks ago, I took my little girl to paint a cat. NOT A REAL CAT!!! Calm down! She went with her BFF who decided to paint a cat too.

My daughter’s friend decided to paint her cat yellow, with thick, black stripes.








Not a bad choice, really. Tigers are cat, so it was a fairly realistic choice. But the whole time, my otherwise sweet little girl kept saying, “A yellow cat?! Really??!! Yellow cats don’t exist!!!! That looks silly!!” Over, and over. It was a little embarrassing, and definitely very rude. I was mortified! The BFF’s dad was a good sport and kept smiling at my obnoxious child. But I was beside myself. I kept giving my daughter THE LOOK (the one that means “Will you just shut up!”), but she just did not care and carried on the abuse.

And let me tell you, not that I approve of her behavior, but I think it takes a looot of guts to comment on the weirdness of her BFF’s cat, when hers looks like that:








Obviously, she does not see anything wrong with a purple, green and pink cat. But a yellow one?! really?!! Seriosuly?!!! COME ON!!!!

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