The other day, when I was at my dads house - we were having a typical visit-nothing major, just talking to each other about normal things.  I had brought Olivia with me, because Savannah was visiting and I thought the girls would enjoy spending a little time together.  Before we arrived, Olivia and I had stopped by the lake to take her four year old photos & when we arrived, the girls saw each other & Savannah asked if Olivia could swim.  We changed the girls into bathing suits and let them have at it, and while they were swimming - my dad, myself & my step mom were doing what I started the blog post saying - talking about nothing.

Olivia is getting onto Savannah while we are conversing, saying "stop that Savannah" and "you're getting the pool all dirty" "stop spraying me with the hose".....and my dad blurts out "Olivia is kind of a sissy isn't she?".  At that moment, I went from being average in my feelings about being there talking to him to just pissed off.  It never fails that every, single, time I visit this man, he has to some how put down or talk down to or about my children.  I don't understand it, I really don't.  Perhaps he feels my sister's children are some how superior to mine because they don't mind getting dirty or having water sprayed into their eyes, I have no idea.  But seriously, my daughter is a sissy because she didn't want someone to throw dirt in her face, spray the water hose into her eyes or swim in a muddy pool?

Olivia is the youngest, and so I have heard this shit from him since 1990.  And by writing this blog post I am not saying that any of my siblings children are superior or inferior to my own.  I am only stating my feelings as I have listened to this as I said before, a long ass time.  And I won't repeat on my blog at this moment, the stupid inaccurate remarks he used to say was "wrong" with my first two born children.

I would also like to state, for the record - I do not think if you like to be clean this doesn't make you a sissy!

Oh and then there is this:

  1. 1.
    a person regarded as effeminate or cowardly.
  1. 1.
    feeble and cowardly.
    "sissy manners"



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