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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! 

A woman with a finger up to her mouth saying "shhhhh"

Confession 1

I just realized the other day that thanks to CFL and LED lightbulbs, my children don’t know the “agony” of constantly changing lightbulbs. Remember when we all used incandescent bulbs and it seemed like 1-3 went out in the house EVERY week?

Sure, they were dirt cheap, but dang we changed a lot of lightbulbs. Back when I was a kid….

Confession 2

Nothing is funnier to me in Facebook recipe groups than the “mansplaining” that happens. As bloggers, when we share recipes in groups, we put a 1-2 sentence “set up” when sharing the link. It helps get engagement and keeps people clicking on the recipe.

Recently, I shared a soup recipe in an Instant Pot group with the snippet “I think we’re rethinking year-round soccer for our son; wow is it cold! Thankfully, I have this Chicken Pot Pie Soup waiting for me at home”. It’s an obvious setup. Anyone who has um, ever seen a commercial or listened to a stand-up routine knew where I was headed.

Dear Lord, the amount of “advice” I got from males in the group was astounding. One tried to explain to me how to go to a ski shop to get clothes. Another, recommended I share carpooling duties with another family so that I didn’t have to be out in the elements.

However, my favorite comment of the day? “This is the warmest December on record. It’s not even cold yet”.

Confession 3

On the flip side, the female responses to my silly setup questions are so aggressive and defensive. When sharing this pot roast recipe, my snippet was “did anyone else grow up eating super dry pot roast? Thankfully, the Instant Pot makes roast super tender”. Again, have you ever seen a commercial in your life?

The response ranged from (in all caps) “MY MOTHER WAS A FANTASTIC COOK AND SO I AM” to “no, my family knew how to cook”. What is the response to that? “Great…good for you”?

The moral of the story – everybody just needs to unclench. And know when you’re being marketed to. Which is always.

Confession 4

Why are small children wired to put their drink at the very edge of the table during mealtime? And why are they constantly surprised when it falls onto the floor?

I feel like I move Bennett’s glass away from the edge about 43,910 times per meal. Give or take. And I swear if you mansplain that we should use sippy cups, I’ll kick you.

Confession 5

Due to incredibly dry eyes, I had to start using daily contacts instead of monthlies. And they are A LOT more expensive. I have eyes that are very sensitive to sunlight (Troy calls me a vampire) and live in sunglasses when outside almost year-round.

When it’s grey and dark enough during a rainy winter day, I leave my glasses on all day and congratulate myself on saving money for not wearing contacts that day. I walk around thinking “ca-ching”.

Confession 6

What is it in the male brain that prevents them from pushing the garbage down? I live with FOUR males and if it weren’t for me, we’d probably empty the trash about 26 times a day because they just LAY stuff on the top.


Ok, friends, your turn! What do you need to confess?

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  1. My name is Lisa and I *hangs head in shame* grew up eating dry pot roast.  People are dumb.

    I wear dailies and used to feel so good about wearing my glasses to work once or twice a week to make those contacts stretch, but I hate the mask/glasses combo SO MUCH.  Probably best that I’ll run out of contacts around my appointment this summer though since, at 44, I’m looking at getting bifocal contacts this year.  Getting old is also dumb.

  2. I also have really dry eyes and have mostly gone back to glasses because I’m also at the age that I need reading glasses and so most days would end up wearing glasses of some sort. I wasn’t recommended dailies instead I have ‘lacri lube’ which I put in my eyes every night, it does help but its basically medical vaseline, so everything looks like really bad soft focus, it has to be the very last thing you do before bed.
    I went back to the office this week, I’m not going in every day, but the people on the train not wearing masks, it just gives me the rage and having to do LFT’s. At the beginning of the month I had a terrible cold and there were no PCR tests to be had in London (because the country is being run by a bunch of idiots who have parties instead of planning for anything, which is also why all of the mask restrictions were relaxed) so the advice was to test daily with the LFT’s I was negative and didn’t leave the house anyway but at some point my sinuses got fed up and it was nosebleed city (I swear I wasn’t ramming them up my nose hard or far enough for that!) and I’m reluctant to do them. I will, as with mask wearing, I’m not an idiot but my options for them are to gag or risk nosebleeds….
    Thank you I feel better for that!

    1. How long does it take to wear off? Like if you had to jump out of bed in the middle of the night to go somewhere, could you see?

      I’ve seen the whole party drama playing out in the press. Can’t say I’m surprised anymore by people lacking a lot of self-awareness, but dang that was a really dumb move.

      Sorry about the nose! I wonder if they’re advising you to test too far up? The tests we have recommend about 3/4 inch into the nostril.

  3. I have a problem with some popular internet content.
    1: Tiny cooking videos. Normal sized hand holding a tiny, somehow functional, knife. Slicing food up, cooking it on a tiny stove, presenting the end result of a tiny plated meal. I can’t look away, but am filled with irrational rage.
    2: Cake that looks like other things. Bag of chips? NOPE! It’s cake! That can of soda? CAKE. Pair of shoes? HA! That’s cake too. WHY PEOPLE? WHY?

    1. I’ve never watched the tiny cooking videos, but I know there is some account out there that poses a hamster in clothes with tiny food. And THAT I fully support!

  4. I enjoy a comic strip called Baby Blues.  I both get a kick out of, and spend a lot of time shaking my head at the comment section.   It is like people think the strip is real.  I don’t know how many times I have seen people commenting on what “brats” the kids are (spoiler:  they aren’t) and how “my kids would never….”  I don’t think these people know what a comic strip is.
    The glass-on-the-edge-of-the-table thing may never stop.  It is a running joke in our family that our daughter (28) cannot eat a meal without spilling/dropping something.  Their dog is always near her at meal time, waiting for dropped food.
    I don’t wear contacts (but plan to ask about them at my next appointment), and after almost two years, I  STILL haven’t figured out how to keep my glasses from fogging up with a mask.   Coming in from outdoors is alway fun. They fog up real bad when it is cold outside, and take forever to unfog, plus mine darken in the sun, so they also take ages to lighten back up.

    1. They make a spray for glasses! It’s what surgeons use. Just search Amazon or wherever you mass order things for “anti-fog spray”. They also recommend you use it on the inside of car windows. But that’s not really an issue for my car so I haven’t tried it in that application.

  5. I read a memes FB group and people actually answer the memes, so I know your pain. The meme will say something and people will disagree with what the meme is saying. So funny/stupid.
    Meanwhile I live on the East Coast and we had a superstorm predicted, everybody panicking, and by me we got all of three inches. Can’t speak to other areas, maybe they got blasted – what do I know? But sheesh, calm down people.

    1. I can’t decide if it is because some people live REALLY small lives, or if we are just all so self-focused that it’s impossible to consider that a meme is NOT about us. Or maybe a mix of the two…

      This storm seems so strange. I have a friend who got over a foot, another who got THREE feet, and another who got nothing. Definitely seems hit or miss. Stay warm!

  6. I am a life long contact lens wearer who has developed dry eyes in the past 5 years and had to switch to dailies as well and I have the exact same ca-ching moment when I wear my glasses all day lol.
    I too wear sun glasses all year round, even clouds days. I have 2 pairs of glasses, and one has clip on sunglasses so those are my “going out glasses” lol