* I am laid back (sometimes to a fault) * I like organization * I am bad at organization (except my tupperware and kids dining ware) * Dog hair drives me crazy and we have 3 large dogs...2 of whom shed ALL year. * Dirty floors in my house drive me crazy, especially since I walk barefoot and feel all the grime * I have 3 young, busy kids...which make the whole organization thing insane to me. * I have an awesome, yet busy, husband. * I have issues that I'm working through (and they are quite comical once I verbalize them...but that's a different post). * It takes me a long time to decide on decor. * I am a fence-sitter. I can see both sides of things pretty easily and have a hard time being "against" anything...at the same time I find I'm not passionate about a lot for the same reason. * I get bored of my surrounds easily...like my house and decor and clothes and pictures...hence the reason it takes me a long time to commit on anything. * I love to rearrange furniture...it is a quick fix. * I love red. I have been known to buy things just because they are red and pretty...and I almost always regret it. * I hate planning dinners. * I love opening mail. * I'm a pretty good speller, but not so great at punctuation....I think I use too many comas. * There are few things in the world that make me walk taller for the day than a good haircut & color. * I love Toyota Landcruisers...the old kind. Everytime I see one my heart skips a beat and I want to follow the driver and just say, "OOOO...I used to have one of those!" * I'm glad my 2nd toe is shorter than my big toe. * If I could live off of chocolate chip cookies with icing and cokes...I would. * I love Mr* Clean erasers and Downey Wrinkle release and scrubbing bubbles and the bug bite stick. * I'm rarely without a pack of gum in my purse, one in my car, and one in the canister in my kitchen. * I cry at simple sappy things very easy, but I don't easily let myself cry when I'm hurting. * I wish I liked to read more, but I don't. * I don't need a lot of friends, just a handful of great ones. * I love stupid comedy...movies and stand up....if I laugh 'til I cry, I'm happy. * I'm amazed at how things that hurt me so long ago can still tug at my heart. * I'm learning to listen twice as hard and often as I speak since God gave me 2 ears and 1 mouth.
disclaimer: This is a funny story, and I won't type out full words...but will use the first initial of the word, it's a tad graphic...so just be warned! But it is funny.
In the car yesterday, this was the conversation with Tyler and me.
Tyler: Mom, why do babies come out of girls bottoms? Mom: Well, they come out of a lady's "V". Tyler: How? Mom: When it's time, the body knows, and all the muscles in the belly start to push out the baby. It's kind of like pooping, but there is a different hole. (I know it's graphic...but this is how it is...) Tyler: But mom, "V"s are very, very, very, very, very tiny....and a baby is too big to fit through there. (not sure how he knew they were tiny...but he knows the baby is bigger) Mom: Yes, well, it hurts a lot to have a baby. It is very painful. Tyler: (**pause for reflection**) I'm really glad that God made me a boy.