Monday, January 30, 2012

stop the merry-go-round, i want off

there comes a point when you just have to say "enough." you can't do more. you can't give more - sometimes what you give simply isn't appreciated. and in the worst case, it's actually abused. for example, when a 150 pound kid is allowed to ride your teeny tiny pony for an hour and then the riding instructor wonders why the pony won't gallop. hmm, could be something to do with the fact that she can't lift her feet off the ground. just sayin'.

i'm notoriously bad at recognizing the "enough" point, but i'm trying to get better. this time, i vow it will be different. when the welfare of the pony is at stake and the one responsible apparently cannot recognize, even when asked, that it wasn't ok to put such a big girl on such a little pony, then one has to take hold of the reins, literally in this case.

besides, the horse (which has been dubbed princess leia jesus kristensen) at home is lonely and the pony will keep her company.


et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

sounds like you're doing the right thing.

for some reason the line that is "enough" seems to materialize only after we have passed it. i guess it's ok like that, since it allows for someone to say they're sorry - and then it was never really crossed. but when they don't.... then suddenly it's right there far behind us and we wonder why we didn't notice.

better to see it too late, than to see it potentially appearing somewhere ahead of you, and then turn back.

The F Girl said...

Good that you recognize your boundaries and guard them. It's hard, I have difficulties with it too. Have a lovely week and take good care of yourself!

Sammi said...

YOUCH!! That poor pony :(