Thursday, January 31, 2008

Seven things... Strange and little known facts about me:

  1. I prefer my drinks at room temperature – ice makes my teeth hurt. If I’m at a restaurant I MUST have a straw because I can’t drink out of their cups with ice. At the drive thru I order my drink with no ice. Besides, that takes up all the room in your cup and you don’t get as much drink as you should. Every time a member of my family comes to my house and gets a drink they always ask me for ice but I never make any because I don’t use it except for making jello once in a while.
  2. I miss the round “flower garden” that used to be on the south lawn at my parents house. This was a ring of purple and blue Iris’ and the middle often grew little yellow buttercups and those little purple flowers that look like bunches of grapes I don’t know what they’re called but I just planted some in my front yard.) I called this flower garden my “Fairy Ring” and would often sit in the middle of it to play with my orange Elephunky and the Yellow Lion from Voltron. I have recently learned that it used to be a tree.
  3. My three favorite pass-times are Reading, Sleeping, and soaking in the tub. Sometimes I like to combine all 3, but the husband doesn’t like me to fall asleep in the tub. :)
  4. As a little girl I was madly in love with Marty Sanders. There is not much more I can say about this, he was 10 years older then me, and I was just his baby sisters silly friend.
  5. I am terrified at the idea of being a parent. I’m sure this isn’t a revelation to those who are parents because I’m sure that everyone feels this way, but I think I’m a very selfish person and I find it hard to imagine having a child that will take up my nap time, my reading time, my alone time, and my space. I’m afraid of putting a child in the back seat of a car that has a pattern of being rear ended once a year. I hate the idea that I will HAVE to be a working mother and all the time I can’t spend with my babies. I hate the idea of having someone else take care of my kids. I can’t afford daycare and I don’t think my mom should have to watch it when she’s already 68 and dad is 72. The only stay at home moms I’d love and trust enough with my baby are my oldest sister, but she lives in Washington, and my husbands baby sister, but she has cancer and probably wouldn’t want to watch my kids anyway. Too many if, ands, no ways and probablys to comfort my fears.
  6. I love driving in the snow. I’m scared to death of driving in the rain but I’ll take driving in a snow storm any day.
  7. I have an irrational fear of mirrors in the dark. I remember as an elementary school student someone telling me the story of Bloody Mary and how if you stand in front of a mirror in the dark and say her name 3 times she’ll appear... well I that whole idea scares me to death. The rational side of me KNOWS that it’s not true, but the terrified part of me doesn’t want to find out. To this very day I WILL NOT use the bathroom in the dark, and I avert my eyes from other mirrors in dark rooms.


ScottBoomer said...

I think Lariann would be willing to watch your baby.

M.O.M. said...

Bring the baby to me... I get first dibs and I promise I will send you pictures... :)