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If you’re new around here, confessions are 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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Confession 1

Jack had conferences at the end of March. His math teacher stood up to shake our hands when we got there, and I swear he winced. We also said hi to his principal at the end and he also winced when he shook my hand.

I likely have something called Raynauds, which amongst other things means my hands are usually extremely cold from September until June. It isn’t until I see other people wince while touching me that I remember it’s not normal to be a human cold plunge.

Confession 2

Baseball is so exceptionally boring.

I cannot stand it, and I hope that this is Bennett’s last year of playing. He’s just not a sports kid and I want him to know that we’ll support whatever activities he’d like to do. Especially if it isn’t the slowest, most boring thing in the world.

Confession 3

There is a parent that I see daily at parent pick-up at Bennett’s school. Her car is covered in “dog mom” and “I love my dog” bumper stickers. But…she also has two kids.

I wonder, how do the kids feel about this?

Confession 4

I was on a walk and saw a puppy with a cast on its leg. I’m so sorry for the dog and whatever happened. But I also wanted to ask if I could sign it. Is that weird?

“Feel better soon, Cooper! Love, the random lady who chased after you with a Sharpie”.

Confession 5

I was at our soccer board meeting and one of the board members had a service dog. I’d never met this person or their dog before, but they sat next to me the entire time.

After the meeting was over, the dog stood up and put his cute little snout under my hand, and flipped it up a few times. I said “um, you’re a working dog and your vest says to ask permission to pet, but you are clearly trying to make me pet you. WHAT DO I DOOOOOOOOO”?

His owner laughed and said, “Go ahead and pet him”.

And that was the best meeting in the history of meetings that I have ever attended.

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  1. I absolutely HATE almost all bumper stickers. And usually vanity plates too (there are some that are clever and actually do make me smile, but the majority of the time I don’t like them). In college one time I had a friend over and we were going to go get something to eat; I’m not sure how we got on the topic but I went on my typical rant about my bumper sticker hatred, and how tacky they make cars look, etc. We walk out to go get food and head to her car since she’s driving and…….bumper stickers. Lol I had to do some fast back-tracking about how HER bumper stickers were good ones and definitely better than the average crummy ones you see (they weren’t)

  2. A very dear friend of mine moved to another state in June 2020 during the height of the pandemic. Because of this and her advanced age, we never really got to have a proper goodbye. We had plans for me to visit her this summer. Her daughter called me yesterday to say that Mary had died a little bit earlier in the morning. Today at church, a relatively new family sat where Mary always sat. Now, I have never really paid attention before who sat in Mary’s place, but today I did. And I was enraged. Instead of being glad that the whole family was there, I was mad at them for sitting in what seemed to me to be sacred property. And the poor folks were demeaned without even knowing what they had done that was so wrong. Being petty in church (of all places) . . . sigh . . . I had to repent right then and there.

    1. Terry, I’m so sorry for your loss! And something I try to remember when dealing with loss is that all feelings are valid. Sometimes our brains and our hearts misfire in their communication. But all feelings are valid.

  3. A lot of people won’t put stickers on their car about their kids bc it gives out to much info to strangers about their kids. Hopefully that’s the case and she’s not just obsessed about the dog more than the kids although depending on the mom the kids might prefer she pays more attention to the dog

  4. I am so, SO glad my daughter loves cross country because it’s a sub-20 minute race and then you’re done!  

    I run IEP meetings and recently had a parent ask if she could bring the puppy she’s training to become an emotional support dog for veterans.  Yes, please! I wish we could have an emotional support puppy in ALL the meetings!

    1. When Jack did track last year, I was miserable. 3-5 hours after school for a meet? Hard pass. Hard, hard pass.

      I fully support puppies at all the meetings. Except for the ones that Troy attends because his sneezing is loud and distracting.