Dec 3, 2011

4 Lists of 5

I am a list maker.  Sometimes it's a good thing (like when I need to remember what to buy at the grocery store) and sometimes it's not so good (like when I make lists of all the long-term things I want to get done, and then end up feeling more overwhelmed).

Today, it is (hopefully) a good thing.

5 Things About Me You Don't Know

1.  When I was in middle school I laughed so hard I peed my pants after trying to sell baby carrots door-to-door with some friends.

Christmas 2010
2.  Sometimes I am over-sensitive to noises.  As in, when I am having a moment, I can't even stand to hear my daughter chew her cereal because the crunching bothers me.  (I don't understand it, I don't like it, but that's just the way it is.)

3.  Every year at this time I start to stress out about the quantity of toys the girls already possess and how that will be significantly increased after the holidays.

4.  I don't mind that the holiday season starts before Thanksgiving.  (I don't like when it starts before Halloween, but hearing Christmas music on the radio the week before Thanksgiving?  Yes please.)

5.  Sometimes I feel like something is missing.  Even though my life is filled with wonderful blessings, I feel like I am missing something too.

5 Things I'm Knowledgeable About

1.  The art of napping.

2.  My children.  Shocking, I know, but aside from my husband, I'm pretty sure I know my children better than anyone else.  (For now.)

3.  Over-using parentheses.  (Haven't you noticed?)

4.  Children's television, children's music, children's movies.

5.  Cooking and baking.  (At least, I am knowledgeable to the degree that I can find and follow a recipe.  Just don't ask me to make something without one.)

*I am discovering that there doesn't seem to be much I actually feel "knowledgeable" about.

5 Things I Know Nothing About

1.  Cars and car maintenance.  I can fill up the tank, fill up the wiper fluid, and that's about it.

2.  Plumbing.  I flush the toilet, the water goes down, when it doesn't I use a plunger.

3.  Raising boys.

4.  Fashion.  (This I am currently trying to change, with a healthy dose of "People Style Watch" and some helpful friends.)

5.  Using my camera in anything other than the Auto Mode.  (But this, too, I am working on changing.)

5 Things I Believe

1.  Compassion is one of the most important qualities a person can have.  And if everyone had more compassion the world would be a more peaceful place.

2.  Forgiveness is crucial for a healthy soul, but sometimes it's a fight to find it.

3.  Having children and helping them grow up is the biggest joy (and fear) in my life.

4.  In order to be the best mother to my girls, I need to have time away and for myself.

5.  Each day, each moment, I am doing the best that I can in that moment.  And on the days I feel like I could've done better, I need to cut myself a little slack.  And hope that the next time "the best I can" feels better than the last.


This post was written for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompt:

2.) Five Things. List 5 things we don’t know about you, 5 things you’re knowledgeable about, 5 things you know nothing about, and 5 things you believe.



  1. I love lists too I write them all the time! I completely agree with your #4 time for yourself is crucial!!

  2. I wouldn't say I'm sensitive to noise, but I definitely hear you on the chewing thing - that really gets to me. Doesn't matter who the offender is, if I can hear chewing, my skin crawls!

    And time away from the kids, in order to be the best parent possible? Absolutely, 100% true. I go crazy if too much time lapses between my 'breaks'.

    Great list!

  3. You tried selling baby carrots door to door? I need to hear this story...

  4. I do remember the number one number one! And I love you so friggin' much for it!

    1. Shhh, don't tell anyone the story! :)


Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!