Looks like i have to be a little more careful about what i say and do around the little snickerdoodle.
The other night, she grabbed my face, said, "Restless" and gave me a huge smacker - right on the lips.
I think that you know what she was referring to: my not-so-innocent addiction (a.k.a. The Young and the Restless).
Then yesterday, she covered her mouth, and said, "oh my gosh!" in mock horror at something she was looking at in a book.
She's 2. Not 22.
There's something really disturbing about a 2 year-old saying, "oh my gosh".
I feel like a loser mom.
As if to add salt to my already gaping mommy wounds - I sat down to watch this show:
18 kids and counting
...and I really started feeling like a loser mom.
Because clearly, Michelle Duggar is a saint.
Or a baby-making cyborg.
If you've been reading my blog, you know that I've been battling the whole Dave Ramsey budget thing. Despite my whining and complaining, I've submitted. I'm even clipping coupons. Yes. COUPONS. Saving money hasn't really ever been my "thing", but I'm trying.
As luck would have it, the episode I watched was the "Duggars Money Saving Episode".
Right off the bat, Michelle takes the boys to shop for SHOES at the THRIFT store.
As she is experiencing Morning Sickness.
While pregnant with her 18th baby.
The kiddos are actually excited about going to get new shoes at the THRIFT store.
One of the little boys said,
"It never grosses me out about wearing other peoples shoes...sometimes if it's kinda out of style, like from the 50's or something, it kinda grosses me out, but that's about it."
Wow. Good for you, little guy.
I seriously mean that.
I'm definitely more shallow than him. He's 10.
I'm all about saving a buck or two, but I'm thinking that wearing used shoes might have to be where I draw the line.
Just the thought of putting my feet on other people's toe jam makes me feel all icky inside.
Yep. I'm definitely shallow (or maybe just not in the mood to catch a toe fungus).
Michelle remained amazingly calm while taking her boys thrift store shopping.
She softly reminded them to behave
She cheerfully encouraged them to obey
She lovingly corrected them ("John David. We can't do that. No-no")
and barely raised her voice over a whisper the entire time.
All this while experiencing MORNING SICKNESS.
While pregnant with her 18th child.
When I was experiencing Morning Sickness, I was a total beast to be around.
Michelle's even willing to be the ONLY person in her house without a "J" name. David and I say that she should rename herself "Jichelle" just to fit in.
All this and she homeschools them.
As I watched the teenaged girls perming their own hair and making soap for their mom to use, I couldn't help but feel a little jealous over all the help Michelle gets from her big girls.
They can come to my house and make homemade soap for me any day.
and clean my bathroom.
and help me with the grocery shopping.
and make that yummy-looking casserole made out of tater tots.
Do you think that if I signed up to be a host for an exchange student like Sarah @ Life in the Parsonage, people would get suspicious?
My house isn't that big - I'd just need ONE...
After the episode was over, I came up with a list of things that I learned from the show:
1. I'm a little shallow.
2. I need to get one of those long-haired teenaged gals.
3. I need to watch Y and R without my 2 year old sitting in my lap.
4. I'm not Duggar material - despite the fact that my name begins with "J".
5. I want to eat tater tot casserole.