Monday, June 01, 2009

Not Me Monday

I haven't done one of these in a long time. This morning, it might be good therapy. Here, in no particular order is my list of things I have absolutely, never, ever, have not done.



Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

  • I did not make a conscious decision to stop advocating. I am taking a break from all that is CNA/medicaid/family support and other crap for a while. It did not require admitting that if I do not stop I might kill someone (and enjoy it).
  • I would never start a sentence with, "Josie, if you......" and finish it with "I will give you a piece of candy". I would never, I don't bribe.
  • I do not allow Luke to dress Marie and call her pajama shirt a t shirt for a day. My kids are always clean, matching, well mannered...
  • I do not silently cringe when people touch Marie. I know they want to, she's so pretty, I just picture their hands covered with germs. It has nothing to do with the people, it's just hard for me to get past it.
  • I did not do a happy dance on a sawhorse, with a paintbrush in my hand last night because it rained and now I don't need to water my flower pots. I have time for everything, so that wouldn't have been me.
  • I don't just put Josie's hair up in a pony tail and call it good just to hid the fact that her hair is a rats nest and I've made no attempt to brush it. That wouldn't happen because her hair is always done, mine is too for that matter. We do not go days where we skip brushing our hair.
  • I'm not totally freaked out that that baby ticker to the left says I have only 78 days until #3 is born. I'm not worried at all because I'm ready. That's right, rooms done, cribs up, clothes are washed, and emotionally I'm prepared to be the mother of three children. I'm also not lying.
  • I'm not secretly proud every time Josie sasses back to me or argues. I would never foster an independent spirit in my child. I would never want her to question the powers that be. I would never encourage testing boundaries. I believe what I was raised, good children are seen and not heard...
Who am I kidding, I'm raising a child who will be a woman one day. I want her to be fierce. "Well behaved women rarely make history." Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; or if you prefer "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

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4 comments:

The VW's said...

Shan, you are too funny! :)

2awesomekidz said...

I did not slather my hands all over Marie's sweet, soft, beautiful face knowing you were standing behind me cringing with all your might, nope not me!!
Soo good to see you, wish we had more time!
Tami

shan said...

Tami, you can touch that baby all you want to:) It's the people at the grocery store, the restaurant, etc. they skeeve me out!

Valerie said...

Hi Shan.

Cute post...I NeVer let my sweet Mary Catherine go DAYS w/o brushing her rat's nest of hair or use detangler for days on end to gain control...LOL

We have family friends who have a little one with mitochondrial disease and while she has good days and bad...every day is blessed with her in their lives!

BTW...I love your little chickie on your blog...I used the same digiscrapping kit on my blog!

Blessings to you and your family,
Valerie