It is Monday again and time for me to admit that I don't have it all together. I started my list this morning and had to make myself stop (after all, I do have some kids to take care of). I think I could go on and on with "Not Me"s today.
What I did not do:
I did not buy every single gift that I am giving my kids on Saturday. That would mean that I waited until the last weekend before Christmas to shop for my kids. Oh no, I did not think it would be super easy to buy for my kids. That would mean I was in total denial of how hard it is to Christmas shop right before Christmas. I didn’t do that- not me.
I did not walk the aisles for hours, notepad in hand, making lists, checking prices, and calculating how much I could spend. I most definitely did not walk out of the store feeling triumphant. because I only spent 6 dollars more than I had on gift cards to Toys R Us. I really don't have that kind of patience. It really couldn't have been me.
I did not go all the way back into Starbucks from my car just to get whipped cream on top of my latte. It was the 3rd time they had to fix my drink. Coffee is not that important to me. I was not determined to get my perfect latte on my trip out of the house without the kids - not me.
I definitely did not ask for another sample of the chocolate peanut butter fudge when I was out without the kids. The fudge had already been put on the other counter. I did not give my best smile say, "Can I have another piece?" I did not totally justify it (and had my explanation on the tip of my tongue) because my peanut allergic son was home tucked safely in bed. I did not think about taking more than 2 samples- nooooo, not me!
I do not get as excited about snow as my kids (or maybe more). I did not ask my husband to stop and get some waterproof gloves on the way home Friday night because we were predicted to get snow this weekend. I was not extremely disappointed in our wet, wet, WET rainy weekend -nope, not at all, not me!
I am not looking out the window constantly right now, starting to get excited that the white flakes are sticking to the ground. (And, ohhhhh no, I have not been jealous of all of my WA friends that have tons of snow right now - not me!).
I did not enjoy way too much time on Facebook last night. I am not super excited that one of my friends joined FB this week. I do not have an explanation why I am better at FB than email. I do not enjoy facebook at all- not me.
I did not convince my husband to get a family portrait made by getting my parents to give me a family portrait as my Christmas gift. That would have been absolutely brilliant. I am not still amazed that I was able to pull it off. I am not thrilled beyond belief about the picture- not me!
I have not chuckling to myself as I imagine my mom’s face as she reads my Christmas letter. I added something that she certainly won’t expect. I do not like to catch my mom off-guard, no way, not me!
I am not slightly alarmed that my 7 year old just asked me if he could pull his tooth out. I checked and yep, it is ready to come out. I am not squeamish at the thought of pulling a tooth- not big grown up me.
I know I wrote way too many "Not Me"s for one post! I do realize that not everyone will read the whole list and I don't care (nope, not me). After all, this is cheaper than therapy!