Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Confession Time

As you know, I took a little break from confessions to remind myself that I'm not always a train wreck. Ha!  Honestly, it kind-of worked.  I've had a really good couple of weeks and felt pretty good about my productivity, priorities, etc.  BUT, of course, I still have had plenty of anti-"mom of the year" moments too. Anyway, my ultimate goal is to be able to focus on the good things, while still laughing at the embarrassing ones.  So, with that in mind, here are my Midweek Confessions:

- I hosted a dinner party on Sunday night with several of our friends from high school that still live in town.  Since it had been a long time since I had done anything like that, I had a really good time prepping the meal, setting the table, and making other little preparations.  Besides Sam eating an entire block of cheese and rubbing salad dressing all over my new black pants during the "appetizer hour," everything was going swimmingly; and, I have to admit, I was feeling pretty darn smug - look-at-me-I-have-a-toddler-and-I-throw-dinner-parties.  And then... we went to sit down to eat and realized that I had only set EIGHT places at the table, and we had TEN total people.  The table was already jam-packed, and I didn't even have two extra clean plates or glasses. It was awesome. Luckily, our friends totally took it in stride, and I served myself an extra slice of humble pie with my meal. :)  

- Jeff plays cards with his friends every Monday night, so this season, I offered to host the girls at our house that night to watch The Bachelor.  It is a perfect set-up because we both get to spend time relaxing and being with our friends without interrupting Sam's schedule since we can put him to bed at regular time. The problem?  The Bachelor comes on at 8.  Sam usually goes to bed between 8:30 and 9; and, obviously, I don't want to miss any of the show. So, for the last two weeks, my eighteen month old has stayed up until 10:00 sitting on my lap and watching The Bachelor with us. I'm using it as a teaching opportunity and discussing "good girls," "modesty," and "how to treat ladies" as we watch. ;) Send your judgemental emails to

- I wore a shirt with a stain on it on Monday.  I knew the shirt had the stain, but I chose to "pretend" that I didn't notice it until it was "too late," because I couldn't decide on anything else to wear.

- I have never made Sam a single "sensory" activity.  BUT, I do allow him to play in the dog food and/or water bowl occasionally for much longer than I should.

- I still haven't started my New Year's diet and exercise plan.  (This really isn't funny.  I need Jillian Michael's to cuss in my face pronto!)

- After seeing one photo on Instagram of a shot in Richmond and reading a few other comments about it, I watched The Following - a new show on Fox about a seriel killer English professor - last night, and I really liked it.  I'm pretty sure it's all the literary allusions that have me hooked. (Not)

- There are a multitude of things that I do/happen to me throughout the week that I'm still too embarrassed to blog about.  Scary, huh?

Ok... I'm starting to feel bad about myself again.  Just kidding.  But really, that's all for today.  What can you confess?  Please share!

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  1. I've been doing a lot of mindless snacking at work to deal with stress, so I am trying to be more conscious of what I eat. My best friend sent me a tin of individually wrapped brownies for the holidays. Perfect for work! I can bring one a day instead of bringing a box of cookies and eating half the box. as I walked out the door, I took two. ;-)

  2. I've never made sensory activities for the girls, either. Two Saturdays in a row, earlier in the month, my girls stayed up until after 10:00, so we could watch the Packer games at my mom's house. Oops!

  3. I have a white shirt with a stain on it that I absolutely love. I refuse to throw it away so I just wear cardigans over it in hopes of covering up the mess! HA!

  4. I confess that I had a massive takeaway last night which completely undid the good work of my 3 hour work out just beforehand!

  5. I have gotten in the bad habit of running late for work, so I'll grab my makeup bag and run out the door. I was trying to put it on while driving (yikes!). But now, I've started bringing my makeup to work--and hoping I have time to put it on when I get here. Sometimes I do--and sometimes I don't until around...3:00.

  6. Ha! Sometimes I wear things with a stain on it and make sure to mention, in a group setting, "Ugh, I just noticed this stain! Must be from breakfast."

  7. I am SO glad Midweek confessions are back!
    I think the truth is...we are ALL train wreaks in one way or another you just have the courage to put it out there.

  8. What's a sensory activity? Isn't LIFE a sensory activity for a toddler? There, you'll feel better since I can't even define what it is.

  9. The shirt stain confession makes me love you times ten thousand. Aaaamazing. Totally something I'd do.

  10. My mom always said to pretend that the you didn't know about the stain, hole, etc. in your clothes and no one would ever be the wiser!

    I posted a Midweek Confession:

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  12. these confessions just made me giggle. i love your honesty!

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