Newcastle Photographer and Content Creator, Mandy Charlton, Always on a quest for adventure, often seen on buses, trains and planes. On a quest to be happier and healthier. Lives in Newcastle with her 3 cats, Iris, Maggie and Arthur. Loves good vibes, musicals and cakes. Full time professional wedding photographer in the north east of england alongside content creator on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I don't very often bitch....

on my blog because basically i'm a happy cheery person and nothing bothers me, well nothing other than my Mother who cracks me up beyond belief.

In just this past week I have been instructed on how to behave in the company of respectable people, ironing tips, again because you wouldn't want to be wrinkled in the company of those higher up the social ladder and then tonight came the absolute precepice of her insults.

for anyone who doesn't know my mother thinks craft is silly, stupid and that people who buy cards put so much more thought into it than people who make them. She doesn't get scrapbooking, thinks it's a total waste of time and money and thinks that because my job is online that it doesn't really exist. So I'm n the phone to her tonight and she says......

"Do you know any scrapbookers who have just come back from the Dominican republic?"

I say "No mother there are actually some scrappers I don't actually know" (maybe she thinks there are only 5 of us in the country!!)

"Well" she says "Your brother met a lovely couple when he was out there getting married and you'll never guess what, she's a scrapbooker and she's going to scrap the wedding photos for them and put them in an album, won't that be lovely, i've told him I'll want to see it"

What? when I offered to do this I was told that it wouldn't be appreciated, aah so I think i get it now, it's not the scrapping they have the problem with it's jus regular old me, Oh well, nothing changes!!!

Onwards to my holidays!!


Celfyddydau said...

I'll come and slap her for you! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Did you speak to your brother about scrapbooking the photos or just your mum? She might never have told him. It might not have crossed his mind especially if he doesn't know that's what you do. It will be worth letting him know.

Something like "Mum says you're getting your photos scrapbooked. Did you know that's what my job is?"

Good luck and remember it's her problem not yours.

Anonymous said...

I say we should have our parents adopted ;o) xx

jafabrit said...

Yes, did you just tell your ma. mandy that is so incredibly mean, talk about a slap in the face. I wouldn't blame you for feeling slighted and hurt, arg!

I agree with Celfyddydau, just ask your brother directly.

Hippofatamus said...

Wow, that's harsh! My family and friends seem to really like looking at my albums but if I mention a crop or going to a studio to scrap they seem to think that is silly. Why do some people have the mentality that if we do a craft we must also be dumb enough to eat paste. I DON'T EVEN OWN PASTE. I use adhesive! Wow, your post really pulled out my own frustrations with the whole craft stigma. So sorry you have to feel that way, but you are not alone!

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