Wednesday, July 27, 2011

You should know...

Well, in a nutshell (because I'm sure you don't have all day), I'm as unorganized as they come. Try balancing that skeleton with 5 kids. It doesn't work so well. I swear I blink and the room goes from somewhat clean-ish to "What the heck happened in here?!?"

Luckily, I have the best husband that helps me put it all back in check once the kids go to bed. Or maybe I should say that I help him... he really does most of the work.

I have strange quirks such as the fact that I can only eat plain M&M's if I microwave them first, I have globophobia (fear of balloons... don't laugh!), when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich I must use two different knives... one for pb, one for jelly (both of which must touch the edge of my bread... OCD, maybe?), and I only have 9 toes. Ok, just kidding on that last one. All ten toes are present and accounted for. Want proof? Maybe someday there will be post about feet, but probably not. I've got the ugliest toes ever.

Growing up I always said I would never have my own kids. I would only adopt. Who wants to go through the pain? And I would only have a max of four. Well, as it turns out, I was wrong... it happens once every five years. ;) So, I've got 5 kids (9 dd, 7 dd, 6 dd, 3 ds, 1 ds ... all birthed by me) and a wonderful husband. All of which keep me very busy. And I wouldn't change it for the world!

We are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I currently hold a calling as a Primary teacher while Anthony serves as Gospel Doctrine teacher, some Stake Sports something-or-other (like that name?), and First Counselor in the Sunday School Presidency. I'm not sure why but Anthony is always holding at least two callings at any given time. It's always been that way our whole married life. Kind of funny.

We homeschool our kids with the help of many online sources, friends, neighbors, family, classic books, etc. Hey, it takes a village...

My favorite colors are bright shades of pink, yellow, and sometimes orange.

I have an extremely hard time making decisions. It kind of gives me anxiety. JUST CHOOSE FOR ME! Don't give me options.  I blame this on my perfectionism that I’ve recently discovered.  A certain book I’ve been reading helped me to identify this… {more on that later!}

I'm convinced that I possess no special gifts or talents although I know God gives each person at least one. If only he'd give me a map to mine! I can't find it. Oh wait, if he gave me a map, I still wouldn't be able to find it. You see, I'm pretty sure that I stood in the EDC line in heaven. EDC stands for Extremely Directionally Challenged. I have the hardest time with directions. Once I tried getting home from my cousin's house by heading West when I needed to go East. Once I figured out I was headed the wrong way (about 15 minutes into my drive), I turned around and somehow started going North. How does that happen? It took the third try to get it right. I'd like to tell you that I was only 17 years old at the time but the truth is, it wasn't that long ago. I know, I'm awesome! You wish you were me!

Anyway, I believe I stood in the EDC line and then couldn't find my way to the Gifts/Talents line. **Sigh**

Or maybe, being EDC actually IS my gift! Maybe?

All I know is, no matter how badly I would like to be a photographer, I can't take a good picture to save my life. I consider myself a "FAUX-tographer". A faux-tographer is (defined by me) someone who has a desire to take wonderful photos but owns faulty equipment and lacks skill anyway. Because a real photographer will tell you that you can take good photos with ANY camera. I still blame it on the pocket-sized digital wonder that is mine. It lacks ability I tell you! Someday I'll own an SLR. Someday...

Anthony would tell you that I eat my Kit-Kat’s funny.  Doesn’t everyone eat the chocolate sides off first and then eat each wafer layer individually

He would also like for you know that I whine in my sleepit’s true.  And while he is perfectly content to use the bathroom in front of me, I am NOT okay peeing in front of him.  {just thought I'd throw that in there ;)}

I’m sure there is much more useless information you might find interesting… or not.  Maybe you thought this was a ridiculous post.  That’s okay!  I just want to give you a better picture of the girl behind the screen.  {Is it weird that I still call myself a girl, not a woman?}


See Part 2 here!


Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Your post cracked me up! And I think we are a lot alike. I also eat my kitkat's wafer by wafer. Then you can fully enjoy it I think.

And our families are the same really. I'm just missing your 9-year-old. I have two girls (7 and almost 6) and two boys (3 and 1). Also, I'm a terrible picture taker and I'm extremely unorganized, though I have a desire to fix that!

I don't homeschool however. I don't think I'm disciplined enough. Anyhow I'll stop rambling now, but I think you could be my long lost sister. ;) Have a great day!

momof12 said...

I have never wanted to homeschool. I always figure I'm responsible for messing up so many other parts of my kids' lives, I don't want to ruin them academically too. LOL

Sarah said...

I used to eat Kit Kats like that. haha

God does work in mysterious doubt your husband is tidy to make up for your disorganisation! It is facinating how couples who are met to be compliment each other so well!

Gosh, it can take a while to find your gifts/talents I think. I keep finding new ones...I seem to have TOO many!! I can't work out what my calling is...or if I'm meant to do all the things I feel I am called for!

I also hate making decisions...i.e. I don't know, I just think about it, and if I get more an urge towards one I consider that God telling me what to do. :P

Brooke said...

I agree... if he were a slob, too, it would NOT be good. I wish I had the 'too many talents' problem. Someday I'll find mine, I just know it!

Christina Stewart said...

I just found your blog and I love it. I think I laughed out loud six times at least. You have an amazing way of telling a story. I must share some strange things about me, I don't eat kit kat's often however any candy of color must be separated. For example M & M's, they are separated by color and then eaten according to number and color. I've done that since I was a child. I also have strange thoughts about food. Certain food must not touch and should not be mixed. Pot luck church dinners are a horror for me. Inevitably someone brings some sort of mixed jello salad. I simply can't do it. Perhaps one of the most embarrassing moments for my grandmother involved jello salad. She insisted I try some of everything so as not to hurt someones feelings. My response was "wouldn't they be more hurt if I threw up", this said loudly and in front of said jello creator. There are many more things but these were most applicable. Thank you for sharing your thoughts ideas, creations and family. A true pleasure.

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness, Christina! I totally should have put that in there! I ALSO can not have certain foods touching. Only in VERY recent years have I been able to get through Thanksgiving dinners with only one plate in front of me. But only certain things can touch, just like you. Soo funny! My cousin even noticed this past Thanksgiving and was shocked that there was food touching at all.
Thanks for sharing your story about your grandma. That's hilarious!

Dayna said...

Very fun post - thanks for sharing your specialness. I am also directionally challenged - I can get lost in a closet. Thanks for linking up to Friday Funny - hope to see you again next week.


Katya kate said...

I found your post really funny! I can relate on the direction-challenged part, always got lost on my way to meet a client, so embarrassing. Wish I could home school my kids too but I'm one of the kids so I'm afraid I can't do that yet.

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