If you’re new around here, confessions is a time for us to all unburden ourselves of the silliness we’re feeling at the moment. I share dumb things, then you share dumb things, and we all have a better day because of it.
Let’s get started!
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I immediately stop listening to a podcast if the host or guest encourages listeners to “hold space for x”. “Just go ahead and hold space for the idea of your success”.
For whatever reason, that phrase makes me roll my eyes so hard that I fear I will sprain them.
There is a car in our neighborhood that races up our hill. It’s a very loud car so you can hear it coming from blocks away. A few years ago I had been trying to “catch it” to tell the driver to slow down.
I was out in the garden and could hear that car at the bottom of the hill and it was flying. I jumped into the middle of our road and yelled “slow down”!!!
Troy was grilling on the deck and saw it all unfold. The driver gave me a thumbs up but with my poor eyesight, I thought she was flipping me off. I started yelling that there are kids on this road and she was driving super dangerously. Troy thought he was going to have to jump off the deck and pull me off of her if she started arguing with me. She eventually drove off.
A few weeks later my high school teacher sister heard one of her students talking about a crazy lady who jumped in front of her car screaming at her to slow down.
And I’d freaking do it again. In fact, I did it with her brother about three weeks ago. 🙂
When we lived in Los Angeles I worked for a big corporate company. I loved my job and the firm.
I was also a terrible sleeper (I still am) and used to take Ambien. One day I was on a recruiting trip in Boston for interviews in Cambridge and the three hour time difference was killing my ability to sleep. I took half of an Ambien and went to bed.
The next morning I went down to the interview suite and all the other recruiters from different offices started laughing and said I must have been working late. Apparently I was emailing all the global recruiting coordinators and a few groups from the Los Angeles office in my Ambien-induced sleep.
I don’t have a copy of the email anymore but it was pretty much gibberish.
I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts, and when they interview loved ones of missing moms they always say they know a crime was committed because “she would not run off and leave her kids alone”.
I wonder how many moms hear that, especially right now in month five of lockdown and think “ummmmm…I kinda would”.
There is a lovely house near us that has these really cool party lights on the deck. I love them, except for the fact that the homeowners leave them on ALL DAY long. All day, every day. This time of year it is light from 5 am until 9:15 pm.
We often see them playing basketball in the driveway, so it’s not like they’re traveling and keep them on to make people think they’re home. And they turn them off at night!
I’m sure the electricity bill isn’t insane from lights, but it is still wasteful and unnecessary. For the love, TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS!
When we pulled Bennett out of preschool in March, his school gave us a homework packet. To date, ONE of those activities has been completed. One.
Between Jack’s school, trying to run a business, and trying not to strangle the kids, something had to give. And it was preschool “homework”. I refused to get in a twitch about Bennett staying up to speed on the life-cycle of a robin.
He has been doing a lot of cooking with me, and I consider that home ec and math. He likes to mix baking soda and vinegar on our front porch and I consider that STEM. Playing with magnetic blocks (these are worth every single penny) is also STEM and problem-solving.
He’s four. He knows letters, numbers, some spelling, and enjoys books. I have years to screw him up. I’m not stressing about it. Yet. 🙂
Ok, friends, your turn! What do you need to confess?
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When my daughter was young she was a very picky eater, I convinced her turkey was chicken so she would eat it. She was about 14 when she found out the difference.
I can’t stand people that water their lawns. I feel like it is huge waste of resources, time, energy and money.
I miss being able to go to the gym- I never thought I would say that since most of the time I spent going there I complained about ‘having to go’ to the gym. I am not good at working out at home.
How did she react?? HA!
Our lawn dies every summer. Sometimes I tell the boys to go play in the sprinkler when it is looking extra sad. But other than that, I know it will be back to being green in November.
Hoping life is back to normal very very soon so you can return to the gym.
1. I went to target thursday and walked around for 10 minutes before i figured out why i was getting dirty looks. Oops! Forgot my mask.
2. I sometimes watch Hamilton because nobody in my house likes it and i get to be alone.
3. I’ve told the hubs that I’m working late but I’m really listening to my audio book and decompressing at work.
4. I have this friend in WA who i can’t stand. But i don’t know how to put it to her. So i pretend we are still friends.
Ohhhh, you were a maskless Karen!
Re: #4: she feels the same about you. 🙂
No.4 : Totally
No. 3 : I sat on my couch to write an email and fell asleep with my laptop propped on my knees. My hubby found me there the next morning, fingers still on the keys. I wrote the email then made it to bed. The manager’s I sent it to asked if I really had been working on it all night to send at 3 am.
What did you say??
1. People who drive at dawn or dusk without lights on. I. CAN’T. SEE. YOU.
2. I work in a Pharmacy. People all day long call in for things and ask for a subscription. It’s called a prescription.
3. I still work in a Pharmacy (why, why why?!?) When I answer the phone I need to know name and birthdate. I do not need to know that you are a retired bus driver from a small town in Indiana who moved here 5 years ago to call in and talk to me today at this moment about your next door neighbors daughters boyfriends son who may or may not have had a script called in for him. ALL DAY LONG I hear details I don’t need to hear. Verbal diarrhea is real.
4. When I finally sit my butt down to relax I literally start to fall asleep on the couch. I drag myself upstairs, brush my teeth and climb into bed. Instantly wide awake. What the heck?!? How is that possible?!?
5. I’m turning 50 in a few months and I fantasize about downsizing. I’m overwhelmed by the amount of crap we have in our house!
6. My co worker found a scorpion in their house last night. We live in Pennsylvania!! A REAL scorpion! I guess that’s the next plague to hit us!
Maybe these people with the verbal runs are just really, really lonely. You listening may be as good as a “subscription” to them. (I go nuts about the (not real) words irregardless and unthaw.)
“subscription” made me snort!
How about you have a “giving stuff away” party for your birthday? Ditching junk is my favorite thing, and I know how great it feels to be rid of it. I hope you find a way to make it work for you!
We moved last autumn from a city with a WalkScore of 99 to one which I am certain is close to a negative number (not our decision). This having been written, over the last two weeks I have needed two hands to count the number of unoccupied vehicles left running (!) whilst the driver was grocery shopping. I voiced my concern for the environment on our neighborhood social media group and was blatantly told by many to, “mind my own business.” I confess to secretly wanting to deflate their tires.
Your Confession 5 resonates with me. We have neighbors who leave their property lights on 24/7.
I stopped allowing our adult children to drive my vehicle. Both returned to the nest during the pandemic for a period of time (fully sanctioned, and it was great having them home), but neither of them respected my request to use the third setting on the seat controls for their personal use, instead just messing with my seat whenever they drove my vehicle. After about a month, Mom’s wagon was hands-off. Grrrrrr.
I despise ketchup, catsup, or whatever else that bastardized tomato paste is known by.
Same with empty cars running happens where I live. I figure it IS your business when they are poisoning your air while also managing to contribute to global warming and the extinction of species like polar bears…
So, are they not concerned about the cars being stolen????
Don’t respect the vehicle – then don’t drive the car kiddos. Good job mom!
What you are doing with Bennett is perfect!
My big confessions is that I really, really dislike negative people and those that talk about others. And because of this, I am not loving the job I got for the summer. I’m trying to make the best of it, but I spent so many years trying to become a more positive person. I feel like becoming less negative is kind of like giving up smoking or drinking, and now that I am surrounded by the negativity, I feel like its creeping back into my life. We are only here for 2ish more months, so at this point, trying to find another job will be tough, so I’m probably just going to suck it up.
Oh no, that sucks Tina! Especially if it is something you’ve worked hard so hard to put behind you. I hope the next few months fly and don’t drag you down too much.
1. Moving sucks! If I ever state that we might move again, someone please strangle me!
2. Our 5 year old is a tiny terrorist!
3. Schools here are still as yet undecided about return or e-learning
4. If one more person tells me that I’ve gotten to spend quality time at home with my children since COVID19, Imma cut said person!
5. Just moved, no groceries–have to sign up for delivery or go shop. First world problem, shutting up now!
#4 – those people drive me bananas. BANANAS. I think if a vaccine is created early, it will be by a group of moms who want to kids back to school.
So my biggest confession is day dreaming about taking a knife to an inflatable snowman. I have a 7 month old who is terrified of this stupid inflatable snowman that is on our next door neighbor’s lawn. They moved in right after New Years and put up their Christmas decorations. Every day at 5 pm it comes on and blows up. And then it plays Christmas music. It’s almost August!!!! So every time we are outside after 5 she sees it and freaks out. We can’t even be in the backyard because now she recognizes the music and she starts to huff when she hears it. Even though the hubs has talked to them they refuse to take it down because their toddler loves it. One day this might be funny but right now I’m about to commit snowman murder. 🙁
Oh my gosh, that would be so frustrating! I wonder what kind of snowman sabotage could happen. A little tuna around the base for the neighborhood cats to start clawing it at night?