The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Monday, October 06, 2008

Not Me Monday

I did NOT have a conversation at the dinner table that calmly involved these words, "Do not stab your brother with that fork."

I did not go to bed early three nights this week so that I could read more of the library books I checked out. I'm not a reader, why would I do that!

I did not get so engrossed in The BFG by Roald Dahl with my third grader that I read past his bedtime. What kind of mother lets her kids stay up past their bedtime?

I did not have ten discussions this week with my best friend about why we are so entitled to sell our Monday Night Football tickets (against our hubbies' wishes) as long as they are going for a hefty enough price. That would make us fair weather fans, and we are definitely not fair weather fans (just in need of a little redecorating cash!:)

I did not breathe a sigh of relief when our big school fundraiser was over on Friday and now we can cruise until after fall break. I mean, who doesn't love school fundraisers, I wish we had them every day! :)

I did not get strep throat this week, only the busiest week of school. And while I was at the doctor being diagnosed, I did not let Meg open EVERY single sucker in a dum-dum bag, taste them, and then wrap it back up and drop it in my purse. I would never do that. I'm a good mother, I wouldn't use candy to pass the time waiting, even if I was sick, which I'm not, right?

I did not offend one of the dearest people in the world to me this week over something totally stupid. I was not close minded and I did not do exactly what I HATE in others and just go on and on about something without considering her feelings. What kind of friend would I be if I did that. Plus, I'm totally self-aware and I never say anything without thinking how it will affect others and I certainly wouldn't do this to someone so important. I hate people like that!

I did not get excited to log into the blog today knowing that I could read everyone else's "Not Me" posts! :)


Kristine and John said...

Love this! Sounds like you are a survivor...hope you feel better!

and by the way, I am going to go to bed tonight singing "I Played Chicken With a Train, Train"....


Oh, almost forgot...good to know about the chub my title, you probably thought I was definitely sharing too much!

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Kim Abraham said...

This is so much fun to read I'd love to start it too. Maybe I'll get together by next Monday or the next...

Oh, and I fully plan on selling my Monday Night Football tickets. This mamma needs some new clothes!

Amy said...

I love these Monday posts. Keep them coming. You make me smile.

Michelle R said...

Who else does these?? I loved reading yours and would love to enjoy theirs. Share links next week :)

I think you are a wonderful friend and you could never offend me ( I mean really, how seriously can you take someone who feeds her daughter a bag of lollipops just because she is sick and needed a moment??) No judgement or anything...