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Friday, March 26, 2010

I think I have a frenemy!

There are back handed compliments-
"You house looks nice today. Of course my house takes longer to
clean since it's soooo much bigger."

She pretends to offer advice, but it's utterly unhelpful-
"After your second baby your ass will never return to the same size" or "With a girl your hips will spread way more than with a boy".

(These were both told to me multiple times with a sincere look of concern during my last pregnancy.)

And of course, no frenemy relationship is complete without plain old gossip.

Ten years ago, I would have been pissed.

But life is too short to waste the energy.

As long as I keep her ammunition limited, I think the whole situation is best viewed as entertainment.

Our kids get along really well and at least playgroup won't be boring.

PS-My template died suddenly. I'm trying out this new look. What do you think?


just making my way March 29, 2010 at 6:52 AM  

Well, realizing it is probably the best thing. Like you said, that way you can control the ammunition. Treating it as entertainment is great, I like to do that as well if I come across someone like that.

I dig the new template!

That corgi :) March 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

new template is very nice! I think as long as you realize the situation with your frenemy and your kids get along fine, its a pretty good deal. makes you wonder why she feels the need to have a one-up-man-ship in the relationship.

enjoy the day :)


anymommy March 29, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

I think the template is lovely. And yeah, if you are comfortable and know where things stand, then I say never pass up a good play date ;-) But, don't let her get in your head.

Jeanie March 29, 2010 at 4:13 PM  

It sounds like she has a problem, not you....insecurity maybe. Enjoy what you want with her and ignore the rest.

6512 and growing March 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

Oh my. That is one bold, pissy woman. Keep her around for entertainment; roll eyes frequently. Love your blog name.

Wendy March 30, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

The blog looks good!

Ah, frenemies. Been a while since I heard the word. Like you said, keep the ammunition limited. Kinda like we have to do with mothers-in-law. Ha ha!

Of course, this person is probably just jealous of you. But I'm sure you figured that out.

Jenners March 30, 2010 at 5:55 PM  

Yes ... you have a frenemy. Keep her around just for the blog fodder.

And weird that your template would just die. This one look a tiny itty bitty like your "old" one. I like it.

ck March 30, 2010 at 7:22 PM  

"As long as I keep her ammunition limited..."

SUCH good advice, because it really is entertaining to listen to people go on when they should really shut their traps.

Stacia March 30, 2010 at 7:35 PM  

Anything to keep playgroup interesting, right?? Way to have a positive attitude about it all! I'd like to think I could do the same, but I'd probably have to stoop to her level occasionally. =>

Eric | Eden Journal March 30, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

I've seen a few frenemies around here. This is a clear violation of the golden rule, although I'm not sure what the punishment is for that. It's hard to understand why others can't just take a few minutes to be happy for us, without commenting negatively or trying to one up us. Oh well, like you said, better to just view it as entertainment

mama-face April 1, 2010 at 6:17 AM  

She sounds like she's one of those people who just say what pops into their head; never edits. I have a sister like that. So, keep your frenemy as long as you want. She probably has no idea what she's saying.

Many years ago someone told me they thought my house would be much nicer "once they saw it inside".

I like your look very much.

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