Monday, November 17, 2008

"Not Me!" Monday

"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!


John and Carrie said...

Have fun celebrating both today and when you celebrate this weekend! Enjoy! Take lots of pictures (I know you will). Don't worry...the pink stuff gets easier. The first birthday is the hardest, but by the time you get to the second birthday, it gets easier to find and pick out girl stuff. Probably because as she gets older you'll see her personality and what she likes and also because there is a lot more gender specific (girl) stuff out there for two and up than 1 and up.
Have fun!

Seth said...

You should celebrate like crazy today :)

You are a wonderful mother and are raising a beautiful daughter (not to mention three crazy boys)!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I love the buying girls toys!! Since I have 2 boys. I hardly know where the girl aisle is...isn't that crazy! Oh, I checked your other blog 1st and I saw the marble painting. Great idea!!!

Alicia said...

LOL...great post!!!! I w/ ya on the eating late though!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I love meeting new bloggers!!!!

aj said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Elisabeth! And Mama, enjoy your parents and your frappacino. :)

Jennifer said...

I love shopping for girl stuff! I'm the opposite..I don't like looking for the boy stuff!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

I love looking for girl stuff cause I have three boys! Whenever my friends have girl babies I get excited and head to the store :-)

Liz said...

I LOVE shopping for girls stuff...with 4 boys I can only do that when a friend has a baby girl... I love pink!

Elaine said...

Oh I love parties, especially the little one's birthdays.

Can't wait to see pictures.