“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my faults, failings and quirks by denying them.
Even though I was behind on my to-do list, I did not purchase pre-fab gingerbread house kits for the kids to decorate rather than purchasing candy, making homemade frosting and hundreds of homemade cookies for them to decorate and allowing them to create their own gingerbread village out of graham crackers, frosting and candy.
I was not quite happy with my purchase of the pre-fab houses except for the fact that we didn’t have extra candy to to allow the little ones to eat and eat and eat, eat, eat, eat, eat. (What mom would be disappointed that her kids missed the opportunity to OD on M&M’s, skittles and gumdrops?? Not me!)
I am absolutely not going to have all the children don their santa hats and head to the grocery store first thing this morning to get supplies to make hundreds of homemade cookies and frosting etc. etc., nope not me!
I do not keep hoping that by ignoring the fact that our computer ate all of our pictures from 2010, they will magically reappear. somewhere. anywhere. especially the ones of Isabella’s birth and first days.
When people ask Nicholas (2), “What’s your name?” He does not tell them, “John Superman”.
When Colby (now 4) was 2, Mark and the big kids frequently ‘found’ things behind his ear. They would pretend to throw a coin up in the air and when no one could find it, they would look behind Colby’s ear and there it would be.
One day Colby took his favorite toy, a play hamburger, (he even used to sleep with that hamburger) outside and then forgot to bring it back in. That evening at bedtime (I told you that he slept with it) when he was unable to find his hamburger he did not ask me to look behind his ear.
For a long time after that, Colby was convinced that lost things were behind his ear, but he eventually grew out of it.
Yesterday some of our precious friends at church, who are in the know about Colby and ears, did not happily pull several of their coins out from behind Colby’s ear. I’m not planning on telling them that they are to blame for all of Colby’s antics and tall tales .
Want to laugh at more “Not Me” posts? Socks, Singing, Spelling and Shampoo and Swine Flu, Eggs and Accidents still make me laugh even though they were posted more than a year ago. You may browse all the “Not Me” posts at any time by clicking on the large “Not Me” under ‘tags’ on the bottom right of the sidebar.
What didn’t you do this week?