“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my (or my family’s) faults, failings and quirks by denying them.
We have not had a large marker mural on the wall spanning the length of the staircase even though we’ve had multiple groups of company through our home. I always make sure my house is pristine before company comes and would not let such ‘artwork’ remain for more than a couple of hours.
I do not regularly find socks lying on the ground outside in our yard.
Our children always take meticulous care of their belongings and would not leave socks or shoes or binoculars or flashlights or books or jackets or… out to be ruined.
Someone was not sitting in an inopportune spot on our deck when a bird felt the need to relieve itself.
That someone did not start begging to remain anonymous as the other children immediately and without prompting ran to get a camera for a ‘not me’ picture.
Last week I ran to the grocery store with the 6 youngest children. I laughed to myself thinking of the four other children at home as person after person throughout the grocery store remarked how full my hands were and what a busy mom I must be. I laughed that is until I got home and realized that it may not have been the children that prompted the comments. I did not have on one large, dangly ear ring and only one large, dangly ear ring. I looked like I had my hands full, children or not.
As we were getting into the car after a church picnic where one of our children had worn flip flops, one of the bigger kids did not point out that HE had polish on his toes and feet from his recent experiment with painting his own toe nails.
Nope, not in our family!