Confession Time

As it says at the top of the page, it’s all about me. I believe in honesty and all that crap.  As such, I have a few confessions to make:

  1. I stay up too late some most nights. When the Hubs travels, I never get to bed at a decent hour – I’m always up too late. Its like I revert to my pre-marriage habits when he travels.
  2. I’ve never really been homesick. I may miss things (like attached garages, and flavored Coffeemate -ooh, and Reeses) but I get by.
  3. I’ve never taken my children to Chuck E. Cheese.
  4. I probably let my kids watch too much TV after school. (I will justify this by saying that sometimes it is just background noise while Pea colors or writes and Boo plays with tractors.)
  5. I can also justify anything involving chocolate.
  6. (Because of this, perhaps) I need to lose 20 pounds of baby weight, and my “baby” is 4-1/2. However, I refuse to completely give up bread and chocolate, because that constitutes a “diet” in my book; any lifestyle change I undertake will not include a complete ban on carbs and chocolate.
  7. Likewise, while it doesn’t happen much anymore, I see nothing wrong with chocolate cake for dinner. You have your eggs (protein), flour (carbs) and chocolate. Chocolate is a vegetable, right? I mean, it comes from a bean….Throw in a glass of milk, and its even healthier. (Refer to point #5)
  8. I know I’m not supposed to kill spiders in the house because they “eat” other insects, but I do. Every time. Because currently I have tons of EMPTY spiderwebs. So clearly, they aren’t earning their keep. And they freak me out.
  9. Reality TV annoys me. That said, I watch SuperNanny because it makes me feel better about my own parenting skills, and occasionally WifeSwap because it makes me feel sane and normal.
  10. I tell my kids that they can do anything that they set their minds to do, yet I’m terribly hard on myself, afraid to try new things and doubt my abilities constantly. Do as I say, not as I do, and all that.
  11. I yell at my kids too much. Way. Too. Much.
  12. I believe that sometimes, the sole purpose of play dates is for my kids to have fun with their friends, but other times,  they simply serve as a reminder that I am doing a good job teaching my own kidlings good manners.
  13. I always tell the child’s mother that they were lovely. Even if he/she was running amok like a barbarian.
  14. No Nadine, I am not talking about your son. (I’m really not!)
  15. I also did not intend to make Nadine look bad in my post about Macy and puppy classes, so please don’t think poorly of her (as she is afraid everyone in the United States will be). I am simply very jealous of how well-behaved her pup is.
  16. The teacher at the puppy class told me I talk too much to my puppy. Well, I probably talk too much to my kids, hence, they don’t always listen, either. I yam what I yam.
  17. Did I mention I like chocolate? Meet its friend, lemon cake.
  18. I hate mice. And I’m freaking out because I just heard something scritch-scratching above my head. I think it is a 20 pound mouse. *whimpers* Seriously? I can’t believe it came in – I think everything in the house is in a rubbermaid container or plastic wrap. My kids don’t even sit still for too long….
  19. I can be a little obsessive when it comes to planning trips, and I will stay up way too late (see #1) researching online (because of this, I probably enjoy last minute trips better).
  20. I’m probably going to stay up way too late editing this blog post.

Ok, enough about me…go on over to Mama Kat’s Losin’ It! and check out more confessions and other fun posts inspired by today’s Writer’s Workshop prompts!
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  1. Um, we have mice in our garage for the first time in years. They keep committing suicide by eating the peanut butter in the traps. I’m afraid to go out there to get a coke. I’m drinking wine instead!

    • an excellent reason to drink wine! Alas, our Welsh mice must be super light or very sneaky as peanut butter doesn’t seem to work. I’ve been told to try toffee — that seems like a waste!

  2. I love this post! And thanks for sharing.

  3. You need to tell yourself the same thing you tell your kids, i.e #10. You CAN do anything and you HAVE!! Also, forgive yourself for anything you are beating yourself up about.

  4. YOU hate mice? Try being the guy in a marriage and having to be the one to track down & dispose of mice, bats, spiders, bugs, & other vermin. Would the crowd reading a blog like this be the wrong place for a Dad looking for sympathy?

  5. you know me soooooo well (ref to number 14).I did start to worry about Sam’s behaviour at your house………….or did you just know I would read your blog?
    Thank you also for putting the whole of the US right about PERFECT PUP. PS,she has just tipped the whole contents of her water bowl all over the floor!

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