Monday, October 06, 2008

"Not Me!" Monday

Welcome to Not Me Monday! This is fun and totally therapeutic! I found this carnival a few weeks ago. I laughed and laughed as I read the 1st Not Me Monday post. Then, I have found myself thinking about it. How wonderful- a chance to be brutally honest in a sarcastic way. It is just what I need for this Monday. It is refreshing to remember that no matter how well together anyone seems, we are full of "not me" moments. My hope is that this makes you has helped me laugh at myself!

I most definitely did not carry a screaming child to the car, struggle to get him in his seat, and smile as I was buckling him in. I did not think to myself- ‘Forget safety, I am thankful for the person who created car seats so I can restrain my fit throwing 3 year old.” I didn’t smile to myself as I got him buckled in—not me!

I did not hand my child fruit loops in a ziplock bag and a sunny delight as we were headed out the door this morning. I did not choose the most sugary yummy cereal because I wanted to get him in the car with a smile. I was not in a hurry because I was running extremely late. I didn’t do that—no way, not me!

I have not let flowers sit in a vase in my bathroom for way too long, simply because I am holding on to that special moment when I was surprised with the gift of flowers. I am not still enjoying the flowers, even though they are starting to stink! There is no way I would do that- not me!

I did not spend the first part of last week in frustration, complaining and griping to both God and my husband, that I was not the person for “the job”. I did not step up to the task at the last minute and realize that God inspired me with a vision and the means to act. I certainly did not try to resist listening to God—no, I wouldn’t do that... not me...

I am not struggling with jealousy because my husband is going on a mini-vacation to the beach this weekend. That would be immature and selfish. I am not having a hard time with my attitude—-not me.

I did not stay up until around 1 am for 3 or 4 nights this week simply because I had too much on my mind. I did not get frustrated last night when I crashed at 8:30 because of exhaustion. That wouldn’t make any sense. I would not be that out of tune with my body—not me!

Now, I am off to throw out those flowers. (Maybe next time I will remember to take a picture.) Enjoy your Monday and don't forget to laugh at yourself!


Mom To Six said...

Funny!! You sound a bit like me, especially when you've accomplished strapping in the fit-throwing child into their carseat. I usually close the door and let go a big sigh of relief as I stand outside the car and listen to the muffled screams. :)


Allmykids123 said...

It's too darn bad that they don't make a car seat to restrain a 12 year old! Ha ha. I love, love your blog.

Kimberly said...

loved this post!

Anonymous said...

I did the same thing with my flowers. Glad I am not the only one!

Jennifer said...

I stay up late every night! I don't love car seats for that exact same reason!!

Barnes Family Lovin said...

You totally would never do anything of the sort and neither would I!! Thanks for the laugh :)