Sunday, November 28, 2010

Paging Type A Personality

I used to think I was a healthy balance between the type A personality and the type B personality, but recently my type B has been really overbearing and my type A personality has gone into hiding.  I sent type B out to find type A, but Type B just sat at the computer and watched a season's worth of some random television show. [Thanks a lot Type B].

It's not that type B doesn't have a spot in my heart, it is just spread out across the entire thing lately insomuch that my type A is huddled in a corner in a fetal position rocking back forth repeating, "It's going to be okay. It's going to be okay." 

Yeesh.  Sometimes I would like to tell my type B to take a hike, but it just sits on the couch eating a cupcake or five.  I tell her scoot or else and she looks at my face and just bursts out laughing in a mocking tone.

Com'mon type B, give a girl a break.  I don't mind you visiting, but this residence is driving me slightly insane.

It is time I turned from a sit back and watch the flowers grow person to a doggedly determined person that allows nothing to stand in her way--least of all a cluttered house.   My kids will have piano lessons. My house will be clutter-free.  I will fix meals that are tasty, daily.  I will have a consistent schedule with the kids.  I will throw away that annoying hula hoop I heard go by my door when my kids are supposed to be asleep.

There you go Type A--have a gallon of "five hour energy."  We'll get through this and usher type B to her vacation resort somewhere in the Caribbean.  We can do this dearie.  Don't worry.  Here, here is a wheat grass smoothie. Yum. We're so [gag] healthy.   This will be great. I am in charge here. I can do this. I can do this.

Please tell me I am not the only one that feels like this some of the time.


Heather said...

I totally just laughed at this post because I think my Type B has taken residency since I became a mom. I didn't even know I had a Type B. But here it is reading blogs at midnight. Thanks for the laugh. You are most definitely not alone.

M said...

Mel, I busted up reading this. You are hilarious! And I know exactly what you mean. I am very much a type B and think fondly of all the stuff I could accomplish if only I could engage in some type A for a day. Wish we lived closer and I'd come and eat cupcakes and watch TV with you, too!

Julian said...

You are so funny! I love it! I married type A so there would be some kind of balance in our house:) And, yes, I can totally relate.

cherry said...

Hahaha...i think type B is taking over right now!