We are always looking for the perfect words to adequately describe situations in our lives. Our brains search through tons of words to come up with just the right adjective to put a mental image with our words. There are times that things are just so bad, so horrible, so disgusting, and so unbelievable that the only words that will do are...............This Sucks!
A dear friend of mine explained that when her children were young she wouldn't let them say suck! She believed it was an inappropriate word for a young child, however when her children became teenagers that changed. Her teenagers had to help with a cleaning project that was disgusting to say the least. My friend told them, " Sometimes all you can do with something sucky is to define it and put it on a list!" That's how, "The Suck List," was born. To this day her family still puts things on the list that truly suck to them.
So I'm going to start my own, " Suck List," to give proper attention to those moments in my life that really, "Suck!" I will be deliberate with my list, as not everything that happens in my life deserves such a catchy phrase.
Hmmmmm........what should I put on my list?
1. Well , the first item on my list is, standardized testing. I am a former teacher forced to retire due to my disability. When I did teach I had to gave standardized tests to my students. The students got so nervous on that day. They could do nothing the entire day but test, and I could do nothing but actively monitor every torturous moment. The whole day I wished that I could be teaching my precious students. Don't get me wrong, I do believe that students need to be assessed and teachers need to be accountable for their teaching, but standardized testing, "That Sucks!"
2. This is gross, but sometimes my cat pukes up fur balls that would rival Donald Trump's comb over. In fact you might swear it was his actual hair laying on the floor. When I wake up in the morning and have to face that staring up at me from the floor........."That Sucks!"
This is kind of fun so let me list some more.
3. When I try to walk like I'm not disabled, I end up looking like I'm a drunken sailor, "That Sucks!"
4. When my grandson wants me to run and jump with him, and my disability keeps me from it, "That Sucks!"
On and on I could go, but I'll stop there. Just remember when you are looking for just the right words to define a moment in your life, sometimes there is absolutely no better words than, "That Sucks!"
What would you put on your list?