Monday, December 22, 2008

"Not Me!" Monday

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!


John and Carrie said...

Thanks for a good LOL!

Anonymous said...

Jane Anne you always make me are precious!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Can't wait to see your Christmas Pictures and hear all about it!
Patti Brown

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

you are too funny! Kudos to you for making your day sans kids as perfect as possible, down to every last your latte (I fully believe that a bad coffee can ruin a good day!!)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read your Christmas letter and try to figure out what is going to catch your mom off guard. Loved your list!! I didn't realize that you had not gotten the same snow we did. My mom is completely snowed in. I figured you were too.

He And Me + 3 said...

You are cracking me up with the coffee one. I stood at the counter and sipped mine at Dunkin Donuts the other day because my regular girl wasn't there to make it so I had to make sure the "new" girl did it to my satisfaction before I left. I sent it back 2 times for touch ups. Gotta have that expensive treat just right:)

Kimberly said...

i certainly hope that you got that Starbucks for free after having to have them "fix it" that many times!!! i am a little shocked that you didn't have more gifts for your kids before last Saturday! i'm not shocked that you are just as giddy if not giddier than your kids about the snow - i remember how much you love it! did jonathan pull out his own tooth?
once again I loved your not-me post and personally did i NOT think it was too long but i did NOT read it once here and once on FB!!! =)

RLR said...

I 'sneak' peanut butter snacks when I'm out of the house without the kids, too! Glad I'm not the only one :) Merry Christmas!

McCrakensx4 said...

Thanks for blogging by! Great list! The coffee one is a stitch...I did that at the Gap today! She kept ringing me up wrong! Happy week to you :)

amanda said...

pb fudge! my favorite. and you want snow...come visit us! it's feezing and we've got loads of snow in wi. and more coming tomorrow...and wednesday...

Beth E. said...

I joined Facebook just a few days ago! And, I am very squeamish about pulling hubby pulled our kids' teeth, 'cause it grossed me out. :-p

Merry Christmas!

sarah said...

I my! I am just picturing you with your list for Christmas-makes me smile. I also love that you went into Starbucks for the whip cream-I totally would have too!!