Thursday, April 24, 2014

I Must Confess

A couple weeks ago, a reader shared how she thought I was in real life. She described me as "a quiet, calm mannered, shy person!" What a compliment... even though she couldn't be more wrong. Which got me thinking I may come across more Mary Poppins than I'd like or am. Now don't get me wrong, I'm pretty wholesome. But like every single human being, I am flawed and have moments that I'm not all that proud of. 

I thought I'd start sharing my not so proud moments. Share what real life is like. Just in case someone out there though they were reading a blog by someone who has her shit together. I promise, nothing is ever together in our world. And I thought it would be a great chance for some of you to share with me moments that make you real and maybe even a little less wholesome.


... must days I spend Connor's entire nap doing nothing but wasting time on the internet. I may blog the first half of his nap but the rest is spent cyber judging, catching up on celebrity gossip and shopping for things we don't need. I waste a good 10+ hours a week in the realms of the world wide web.

... my house stays messy until about a hour before James gets off work. I'm okay with it but don't want him to think I've done nothing all day so hurry up and speed clean before he gets home.  Not that he really cares either way.

... I'm {again} learning that people you think our your friends aren't really. That even as an adult, cliques are in place throughout the Mommy world and not every one can be taken at face value. 

... Nothing in the world is ever going to make me consider having another child. Nothing. You can mark my words. It's not for me or for our family.

... I'm not a good housewife. I'm a great Mom and a wonderful Wife but I'm not Betty Crocker or Patty Pinterest (just made that up). Life is simple here. We have easy dinners that can be made within an hour or so, my house is decorated with items purchased from Hobby Lobby, Target and Etsy and crafting more than twice a month annoys me. 

... Getting ready is the worst part of my day. I loathe showering, applying makeup, blow drying and styling my hair. So I don't. Most days I only shower. Is this normal as a stay at home mom? I don't know but really don't care. Park play dates, in home gatherings and Momma/Baby walks don't require me to get ready. Plain and simple, I don't care. 

And that's that. My confessions for this week. What do you need to get off your chest this week? I know for sure that we all have a bit of dirty laundry that needs to be aired.

30 comments:

  1. Stephanie are we twins? Seriously we live the same life lol

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    1. I'm glad I'm not a complete mess... ;)

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  2. Patty Pinterest!! Haha I love that :) Confessions are good for the soul! I "waste" a lot of time on the internet too.. I hate getting ready in the morning too, if I was a stay at home mom I'd be the same as you!

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    1. I've been cutting back... well, last week, I did from the internet. Getting ready with the "help" of a little one makes it hard as well.

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  3. Ha! I waste so much time online.... after the boys are in bed, I'm on the couch blogging and reading. I love the Patty Pinterest line. I might be her...uh oh! I also loathe getting ready - hence I shower at night, go to bed with wet hair, and attack it with the curling iron in the morning.

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    1. I've followed you long enough to like you and your Patty Pinterest ways.

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  4. Holy hell. You literally just described me (minus the one child part;) ). And, I'm totally stealing this idea to use as a post.

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    1. Steal away! Feel free to use my image if you want. I think I'm going to do this every other week!

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  5. I love your honesty! I laughed at Patty Pinterest. :-) Also, I have to give two snaps at your comment regarding cliques. It's sad that even as adults they still exist. My confession this week would be that I am tired of unwanted input about my wedding plans.

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    1. I laughed at Patty Pinterest, too. Laughed out loud! And about your wedding... do what makes you and your future husband happy. Everyone else needs to understand this is your day, not theirs.

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  6. When I first became a SAHM, I was obsessed with making sure their was a dinner ready and that the house was like FOR REAL clean-- not 1/2 arse clean each day.. Then after becoming a WAHM I was like .... UGH 1/2 arse cleaning the home and then ..maybe.. just maybe.. if my husband is lucky I will serve him a piece of baked chicken... yep... wo sides... no time and trying to cut out fat.. It is what it is....

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    1. I am pretty good about dinner. I like having it ready so that we can sit and catch up and share the details of our day. However, sometimes that dinner is carry out pizza.

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    1. I'm glad! Getting things off your chest is good for the soul.

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  8. Cyber judging?! Haha, that is great! Love it all!

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    1. I think everyone is guilty... it's so easy to look perfect on the world wide web, you know?

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  9. I think you've just actually confessed to the actual behavior of a vast majority of women! Thanks! I do/have done/still do most or almost everyone of those!

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    1. I may have but you know, it felt good to admit to it because many women don't.

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  10. LOL these were great! No judging over here...not from me.

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    1. Thanks! Judge free is how I like things.

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  11. Hi, we have a lot in common. I do a super clean just before the hubby gets home too. My daughter is in school, but I remember her baby days and nap times well. :)

    Mary-andering Creatively

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    1. I miss being able to take naps when our little one naps. I just feel like I can get so much done in those 2 hours.

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  12. Patty Pinterest - I think you've just coined a new phrase that everyone on Pinterest should know!

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    1. I plan to use it often so maybe it will catch on!

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  13. Patty pinterest, haha - love it =) At least you cook, my husband would love it if I just grilled some dang chicken and sauted a few veggies on the regular. Most nights he comes home and I'm like nope nothing for dinner sorry fend for yourself night...again. I should make dinner in the morning, I have much more energy in the morning. I'd say half the time I don't even run a brush through my hair, I just swipe it up into a messy bun. I usually remember to brush my teeth by 11. Whatever!

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    1. I'm a huge fan of food so dinner is for me as much as him. When I had longer hair, I would wear it up all the time but since I cut it short, I have to do it daily. Sometimes that sucks but I have found I can do it in about 20 minutes if I don't get caught up in something else.

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  14. I can relate to so much of this! First of all, I completely agree. Getting ready feels like such a waste of time. It's so annoying. I mean, obviously I still shower, but what a waste of 10-15 min. And then doing my hair. Forget about it. I rarely do it... so much so that when I do, people at work comment and tell me how nice I look! LOL. Is that a compliment? What do I look like the other days?? Haha.

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    1. When I go to play dates and girlfriends say how cute I look, I think I better! Damn it, I just wasted an hour getting ready.

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  15. It sounds all too similar. I'm not a good house wive either and my husband doesn't care. I wish I could cook a little better and that I could sew on a button and would not need to pay the alteration lady at the dry cleaner for this. Oh well! :)

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    1. Sew a button? In my dreams. I, too, have people for that!

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