they call me mellow yellow

March 14, 2009 2:33pm CST
quite rightly. Not really. Are you a calm mellow person that doesnt let things get to them? Be honest, everyone always says "oh I never let the little things get to me", but they soooooo so! what about you? Are you a chilled charlie? Or a stressed susan?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Mar 09
i guess i'm a stressed susan, lol. i do let things get to me that i shouldn't sometime. my oldest son was telling my youngest son a few years ago that i had really mellowed. my youngest said he sure was glad he didn't know me back when. see how my boys talk about me. lol.
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15 Mar 09
cheeky boy!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Mar 09
he wasn't being cheeky he was just being honest.
• United States
14 Mar 09
my kids always say i worry too much. i think a lot of moms do. i am better than i used to be but i still let things get to me when they shouldn't. i always try to remind myself that worrying doesn't change anything. sometimes i need to repeat it to myself over and over.
14 Mar 09
Its a mums job to worry!
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• United States
14 Mar 09
LOL. thanks! I earned it right?
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@tammytwo (4304)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I am not a mellow yellow and have just recently mentioned how I don't know where my oldest son got his relaxed attitude from because neither side of the family has that laid back attitude like he does. Sometimes I envy him because of it and other times I just wish he would be a little more concerned about things. I believe being a stressed person can work to your advantage on occasion. Because I don't like for people to disrespect me I will often defend myself and because my son is so relaxed he just lets it go and never says anything to anyone. He says it doesn't bother him but there has to be a point where he will break eventually. we are dealing with this now with the basketball coach. The season just ended when we lost by two points in the District Championship game where we were playing for first place. My son who began the season as a starter for the Varsity Team only played 38 seconds of his final high school basketball game. The coach got greedy and wanted the win so badly that he didn't play all of his regular players like he had done most of the season. He felt only the tallest players could pull off the win and it came back to bite him because the boys just got plain tired. They were playing against a team that also had 10 good players and they kept their floor fresh. My son won't ask the coach why he only got to play 38 seconds of that game and I know it is eating at him, as he will never play for that team again. I believe the coach at least owes him an explanation. He did realize the mistake once the game was over, as he said to my son, "Oh, I should have played you more." A lot of good the afterthought does when the season is over.
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15 Mar 09
He must have a lot of patience not to yell at the coach, maybe you are a more calming influence than you thought you were?
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I'm always stressed!
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14 Mar 09
I know the feelin!
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@fineartist (1217)
• United States
14 Mar 09
i will be perfectly honest and admit that i am a bit of a worrier. i am not a stressed susan, but i do my fair share of worrying. ;) especially right now, with the economic times being what they are, i do worry about money, for example. have a good day, free of worry!
14 Mar 09
and to you too!
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@caver1 (1765)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I handle things in a calm manner. I don't yell alot or rant and rave when something goes wrong. A friend of mine used to comment on how calm I was with my children. I do get stressed, I guess I'm just good at hiding it.
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14 Mar 09
thats good, but I suppose surpressing it isnt!
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
15 Mar 09
Well, my friend, quite frankly, I don't mould that easily! I have learned with time, that there are incidents that don't require my energy, and treat them with indiffence...and then there are those "sometimes little" issues that I am very passionate about, and can stress the he!! out of me! It depends on how I am wired that day....and what can "flip" my switch! Mostly, stuff just rolls off me! Cheers!
15 Mar 09
cool, youre a middle mabel then? middle mabel? I dont know I am very tired.
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• Canada
15 Mar 09
Aha...just when you think you have labelled me, on comes the surprise attack!