A Conversation Between the Decades.

Lately, when I'm frustrated or upset about something, I clean. Now, if you saw my house, you'd probably say, "Hmm. She must not be frustrated or upset very often." Hardy-Har. I don't know why I do it- My 15-year-old self would kick my butt for cleaning when I'm upset. In fact, here's how I'd imagine a conversation would go between my 15-year-old self and my present day self. For future reference, I will refer to 15-year-old Camille as 15C and present Camille as 25C. Okay:

15C: Hi 10 years later Camille. Wow, you've got little lines around the outside of your eyes. What are those?

25C: Shut up, 15-year-old me. That's not why we're here.

15C: Right, oh right. It's because of this cleaning when you're angry business. What are you doing?

25C: I don't see what's so wrong about it. I mean, I'm doing something productive with my frustration, right?

15C: Um, sure, but that's not the point. Don't you remember how to throw a big tantrum? Don't you remember how to stomp upstairs and slam the door? You're turning into... mom!

25C: Blimey. You're right. That is something that Mom would do. What's happening to me?

15C: Exactly. Okay, you're seeing the light. Let's take this thing a little farther- Why are you cleaning?

25C: Honestly, it probably has something to do with a pity party? Like, woe is me. I'm frustrated and now I'm cleaning too. Nobody mind me. I'll just keep cleaning and working until I die.

15C: Oh, so it's kind of like when I say, "Fine! I'm not hungry! I just won't ever eat again!" I can get behind that- a good pout is all that business is.

25C: Okay, glad we can agree. Also, I'm sure you're glad to know that you haven't really grown up any 10 years from now.

15C: Yeah, except for those lines outside your eye.

25C: They're laugh lines!! They show character and joy, thank you very much! And if you didn't spend so much time in the sun maybe we wouldn't have this problem with these lines!

15C: Yeah, well at least I'm tan and have a rocking metabolism.

25C: Low blow, 15-year-old Camille. Low blow.


Referring to the frustration pouting, though. Good verse: You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Is. 26:3


Lora said...

"Be JOYFUL Always." I Theo 5:16. Never let The World rob you of your joy-which is not happiness but peacefulness & contentment.

I remember Miss 15 C-I loved her just like I love Mrs 25 C!

By the way-what is wrong with cleaning?

Derek said...

Didn't known 15C and barely know 25C - but the post was hilarious and I also clean when I'm frustrated and yes it is a form of pouting for me too. I'm constantly striving though for 37D to be a little further down the road than 15D...

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

I have 2 kids....I don't have the energy for any of it.....
37S...although I wish I was a 34D hehehehe get it????

Deb said...

I remember 15C as well and I think both 25C and 15C are/were great thinking people and always improving! BTW What lines? If you worry about them you will really end up with some.

Olson Family said...

Rocking metabolism is over-rated.

Lindsey said...

Amen to Jerica's comment.

Anonymous said...

15 C talking to 25 C-- I feel like I'm reading a spoiler from LOST. :)

Anonymous said...

Great dialogue....Novel quality....25C is a wonderful person....You Blog is a hoot.