Things I want my kids to know
To my kids I will probably always be “Mom” that mythical figure that kisses boo-boos and makes awesome pancakes (I really do make awesome pancakes). But I think it’s important that they know I’m a person too. I have fears and embarrassments. I want to give them an honest at look at this person who is trying so hard to not screw them up. I really am trying very very hard. Parenting is HARD work folks. And it doesn’t end when they turn eighteen. As I’m learning from BGIM.
Jenn, aka The Baby Making Machine, has this ongoing series on her blog that I loved the instant I read about it. It’s called Thirty things I want my kids to know about me and I think it’s fabulous, as is Jenn. She amplifies my baby fever with her amazing newborn videos. You should check them out. They’ll set your ovaries on fire.
Jenn is trying to do the 30 Things in 30 days. That is not realistic for me. Not even a little bit. I’ll add my posts as often or not as often as I’d like. Maybe I’ll even finish it this year. I could add it to my list of goals but since I’m writing and journaling and expressing my voice, I suppose this counts towards that fulfilling that goal. Perhaps I’m over thinking this just a little.
20 random facts about myself
1. I absolutely wholeheartedly love my children. And I want them to feel like they can talk to me. Without fear of judgement or punishment.
2. I’m stupidly optimistic and I believe in the goodness of people sometimes to my own detriment.
3. I still get run over with the depression truck on occasion. I hate it.
4. I get bored with sarcasm and miss honest conversations.
5. I don’t really like chocolate.
6. I would eat onions and garlic everyday if I didn’t want to frighten people off. I’ll be nice and safe when the vampires rise up to enslave all humans though.
7. I can not wear socks to sleep. My feet get unreasonably cold but socks feel stifling.
8. I have no idea how we ended up living in North Carolina. It’s nice here but I was not thinking this was the place we would settle and raise our family.
9. Chris and I met in nursing school.
10. I am easily spooked and do not like scary movies.
11. I don’t wear makeup. Unless it’s a special occasion.
12. I have the worst short term memory. I make lists of everything.
13. I’ve driven across the country 4 times. Everyone should get a chance to do it at least once.
14. I hate feeling cold. Which is a pity because I’m pretty sure Chris is part Viking. He just never feels the cold. Weirdo.
15. I avoid confrontation. I would sooner stop talking to someone completely than confront them on something. And I have. Sometimes, it’s just not worth the fight.
16. I don’t drink coffee. I stay awake on good old fashioned willpower. And tea.
17. I bite off more than I can chew.
18. I LOVE the mountains but I dislike the beach. Too much sand. And it gets EVERYWHERE. Plus it’s hot and I don’t particularly like sitting around half naked.
19. I don’t typically listen to music. In the car, I listen to audiobooks or my own thoughts (I’m very amusing). Music tends to irritate me.
20. I have hoarder tendencies. I spread my piles out so it doesn’t really look like I’m collecting much, but I have stacks of recipes and cookbooks I will never ever use and boxes of fabric even though sewing stresses me out and other assorted craft items even though I’m not a huge crafter.