J-5 Rogers Family

2.10.2010

Five Brutal Confessions of a Stay-At-Home-Mom

I am going to admit some things to all three of you who read my blog. Since you are all female, I am going to be extremely candid. If you are male, just live with it.

Are you ready?

1. I have a hard time shaving my legs in the winter. Anything below 40º calls for no razor to the legs. Can you remember a night in the past few days weeks that it has been above 40º? Sound disgusting? I'm not granola, I promise. I still shave the underarms religiously, but the 'ole legs may ask for a new owner soon. I cannot stand when I get goose bumps, and the hair on my legs starts to grow back after I shave. That drives me insane more than the thought of hair on my legs. Tell me you can relate.

2. I won't let my children leave the house unless they are dressed "to the 9's", and look cute. I would even go as far as to say that if their hair isn't done, I make them wear hats. (I have boys, folks - talk about OCD, huh?) However, I leave every morning to take my son to school with only socks on my feet, sweats and a t-shirt, and no bra on. I spend 6 out of 7 days per week in that same get-up. I read blogs where people dress up daily, and put make-up on. Most days, I didn't even wear make-up when I worked. I always dressed very work appropriate, but make-up wasn't a must for me. Maybe that's why I can still pass for a 20-something. (Just don't look at the gray hair that I've had for 12 years.) I know my skin loves me...and the wrinkle free aspect of my life is 'oh so grand'!

3. I cannot eat lunch or dinner without having a dessert. I.just.can't.do.it. I don't have a slice of cake, or a bowl of ice cream, or two four cookies after every meal. Sometimes, even a Hershey Kiss is enough. I just have to eat something sweet, or my day is not complete. I'm pretty sure I picked that up from my parents because I still notice them doing the same thing. (They are both rail thin & healthy, too!)

4. When I walk into someone else's house and smell newspaper or pet odors, I instantly barf in my mouth. First of all, pet odors are disgusting. I have a dog - a smelly hound dog - and his odors drive me insane. He IS mine though, and I live with it...after I douse the house in Lysol. Other pet odors - not so much.
The newspaper thing. Don't get my husband started on that one! He thinks I am a freak. The smell and feel of newspaper send me over the edge. I won't touch newspaper...ever! When we get our Tuesday/Wednesday circulars & coupons, they INSTANTLY go in the trash. I literally go from the mail box to the side of the house where we keep our outdoor trash bins, and they are disposed of. I don't know what it is - it's just gross.

5. When I make a grocery list, I write down what I need in accordance with how that store is set-up. Albertson's, Wal-Mart, Target - they all call for the list to be written differently. Things just have to be in perfect order to make for the ultimate shopping experience.

What are some of your confessions?



4 Comments:

Blogger Morgan said...

I am so relieved to find I am not the only person who refuses to shave her legs in winter...I tell my husband over and over, there is no point!! As soon as I get out of the shower and get cold, it grows right back. Waste of my 5 min!

February 11, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the pet odors. I know I am one to talk. I have dogs and one in particular that is a smelly stinky old dog. That is why I clean my house practically everyday and I the reason I need 10 minutes before visitors stop by. :) Lol!! J

February 12, 2010 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Ok this post cracked me up! I KNEW we were a lot alike just in communicating via email.
First, I only shave about once every other week in the winter...and I love it when I get to shave all that hair off. It just feels more accomplishing to have that much hair. HA!!!
Second, I dress (by dress I mean she wears dresses 85% of the time)Ava up ALL the time and I look like poop 50% of the time. I wear makeup but my wardrobe ain't got nothing on hers!
Third, I can't stand animal odor AT ALL, and I am the same way with ice cubes/popscicles as you are with newspaper. HATE the sound and the feel. Gives me the heeby-jeebies just to type it out.
Fun stuff to read! We should have a playdate sometime!!

February 19, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you're a freak! I'm NOTHING like you! LMAO! Andi

March 27, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

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