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Is it bad that his disapointment made my day?

May 22nd, 2009 at 09:06 pm

So I decided it is officially to much work to do both Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts on the same day.

I told my Webelos leader I was not going to do them both anymore and his face was like a gift to my heart. It showed disappointment instantly, (then a more respectful face of understanding.)

When I explained I was moving the GS to Thursday, his instant relief was music to my heart.

And then just because it was a bad day, I mentioned how I would quit the CS and let them find a replacement..."H@!! no" was his immediate reply. Not the best word choice, but I loved the sentiment.

So is it bad of me to love knowing others find me helpful? Or better still irreplaceable.

8 Responses to “Is it bad that his disapointment made my day?”

  1. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    I find it terribly difficult to be selfless. Some movie star recently said 'If an actor tells you he/she does it for any other reason than love, they are lying'. Hope I didn't mangle that too much...

  2. lizajane Says:

    It's always nice to feel appreciated.

  3. M E 2 Says:

    I personally find it hard to believe that most, I am sure there are some, albeit few and far between, actors who do it for the pure joy/love of acting. They are in it for the money. Those who say they would do it (on a regular basis) for free, are lying.

  4. baselle Says:

    Its flattering, for sure. I think its really only bad if you said "just kidding" after it. As your kids grow up and your life changes, you have to prune those activities that drain you, even if you are good at them.

  5. nanamom Says:

    You are irreplaceable. I am glad you finally got some feedback. It is not bad at all to want to feel appreciated. After all would you let your kids go even a day without letting them know you appreciate what they do or that they do a good job? I am sure some day (a long time from now) you will be hearing "Well done thou good and faithful servant" In the meantime it is nice to get a bit of appreciation now!

  6. Broken Arrow Says:

    Ah, I get it. You're making a real difference out there, but yes, it's not worth over-working yourself though.

  7. princessperky Says:

    Just to clarify, I am still doing both jobs, just not on the same day, I offered to give up the BSA job, which if another were to do it I would. I am not quiting either.

    Though I am leaning toward convincing the CE team to buy a program rather than have to make it..since making would be 1/3 my job.

    As to making a difference, eh I do what I can, not great, whatever I do it is more than not doing anything.

  8. I LOVE COLBY SHH! Says:

    i don't get what all of you are saying

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