Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Confessions: Now Updated with the Thing that I Forgot!

1. Sometimes I sweep up small toys and throw them out because I lack the energy to call the toy's owner over and make him/her pick it up.

2. I can't get rid of our landline because when I can't find my cell phone, I use the landline to call it.

3. When Donny is away on business, though mostly we miss him, there are also things we (read: I) look forward to: Making only one dinner, using his bed as my dumping grounds and having the toilet seat remain down.

4. Speaking of beds, a confession: I don't make mine. I firmly believe in the old saying, "Why maketh your bed in the morning, when you shall just lieth in it at night?" I have made some strides in this area in that I try not to become frustrated with Ariella when she makes hers. (I mean, it cuts into precious morning minutes! But I do not say, "Omigod, Ariella, stop making your bed!" See? Strides.)

5. The thing I was thinking of last night that was so funny and now for the life of me can't remember goes here.

5. When banks, etc. call on our American line, I get a secret thrill out of saying, "No, I'm not interested in your credit card because I live abroad." It sounds so ... cosmopolitan and exotic. Like I live a glamorous life of sipping lattes, examining fine works of art and leisurely strolling down boulevards instead of removing decaying apples from backpacks and being ignored by my children. Although, the latte part is the same. So there's that.

If you have a Friday Confession to share, please feel free.


Jewishmom said...

I generally use the kids beds as a dumping ground - even when they're sleeping in them. The stuff is theirs anyway. (Yes, it helps that they are small - heavens knows what I'll do when they grow!)

JerusalemStoned said...

With the whole "abroad" thing--it is pretty awesome and Hemingway-esque--until they ask you WHERE, exactly. Then there is a pause, and a clearing of throat and a change of subject like I got when I went to the WASPY-est shopping center in Long Island last year. "Oh! How--how very--veryvery--how! So! The door, it is there, and try not to let it hit ya on the way out. Thanksforshopping!"

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Have a great day!

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