Troy’s alarm jingled at 4:30 a.m.. Neither of us moved a muscle.
Troy: What’s that sound?
Me: The coffeepot. I made you coffee.
Troy: Are my jeans dry?
Me: I hung them in your closet.
Troy: I don’t think I’ll go to the gym this morning.
Me: Why not?
Troy: I’ll go this evening.
Me: Why not go this morning?
Troy: I want to go tonight.
Me: We’re watching the kids tonight.
Troy: I’ll go before we watch the kids.
Me: But you could go this morning.
Troy: (rolls out of bed) Or I could go tonight before we watch the kids.
Me: (under my breath) This morning is better.
Troy got dressed, grabbed his coffee, gave me a goodbye kiss and hustled out the door. Not to the gym.
While I was making the bed something occurred to me.
I’m bossy. Yep. That’s me. Ole Bossy Flossy. You’re shocked, I know. Shut up, Dwight. (little brother)
I don’t mean to be bossy. I don’t always think my ways are the best ways. Though… I do have some pretty good ideas…
But I realize I can be bossy.
As I pulled the bedspread up over the pillows I chided myself.
Me: Good grief, Gwen. Give the man a break. He’s old enough to decide for himself when he wants to go to the gym.
Me: But the morning is better.
Me: Maybe for you.
Me: But he’ll get his workout out of the way and not have to worry about it.
Me: You’re bossy. That’s it. You’re just bossy.
Me: I’m just trying to help.
You see, we’re not trying to be mean. We’re just trying to help. We want you to know that.
On that note…
Here are 7 things the Bossy Flossies of the world want you to know.
- Again, we’re just trying to help.
- We don’t mean to control everything around us.
- We can make your life better if you’ll just listen to us.
- We have experience, wisdom and knowledge that needs to be shared with the greater good.
- We are sorry for not listening to what you really want.
- We respect your decision to make your own decisions. Even if they’re not the decisions we’d make.
- And we will learn when to keep our mouths shut and when to bless you with our advice.
If, like my sainted husband, you have a Bossy Flossy in your life, try to be understanding. At least try to see things as they see them. And know that your happiness and well-being are their main concern.
And Bossy Flossies…
Lighten up. We don’t have to make all the decisions, have it our way and… wait for it… we’re not always right. Shocker! I know! Other people have good ideas! The world does not revolve around us and will get along just fine without our interjections. Who knew?!
Let me wrap this up with three little sentences from the Bossy Flossies of the world…
We love those we try to boss. We wouldn’t change you for the world. And we are thankful you have put up with us all these years.
Sr. Bossy Flossy