"Not Me!" Monday means I am taking time to be brutally honest about the way I really live. I hide my honesty just slightly behind a beautiful "not me" shroud.
There is no way that I am up at 1 a.m. because I cannot go to sleep after eating a really late dinner. That would mean that I am old. Eating dinner late does not affect my sleeping patterns at all. I am not old –not me!
There is no way that I would agree to a late dinner out knowing that it would make it hard for me to sleep. I wouldn’t jump at the chance to eat out simply because I would be able to talk without interruptions from my sweet little children. I didn’t totally enjoy dinner and sit around talking until quite late. I didn’t love the irresponsibility of it all—not me!
I did not have trouble finding a birthday gift for my daughter. I did not have to constantly stop myself from checking out all of the cool toys for my 3 boys. I did not have to make myself look at the girl stuff and I definitely did not wonder if I will ever get used to buying pink toys. That did not happen—not to me!
I did not readily postpone my daughter’s birthday celebration until the weekend under the guise of making it more enjoyable for hubby who has to work and siblings who have to go to bed early. I did not decide to postpone her birthday because I was not ready to celebrate—no way, not me.
I am not going to take a ton of pictures of my daughter today. I am absolutely not frustrated my digital camera is flaking out on me (keeps going into video mode when I put it into camera mode). I did not do some extra cleaning (decluttering) tonight in anticipation of where I might be taking my daughter’s picture. I am not a picture fanatic- no way, not me.
I do not love to celebrate! I do not get really wrapped up in special days. I am not going to find little ways to celebrate today even though we aren’t celebrating until Saturday. And, I am not going to use my daughter’s birthday as an excuse to go get Starbucks… hmmm… I got a Strawberry Frappuccino when I found out I was having a girl… I do not think that sounds like a good treat to celebrate—not me!