Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Last post today and then I'll be officially caught up. Jeni tagged me on her blog so now I have to do this: Here are six things about me.

1. I hate babysitting children I don't know well. I love to have kids I know come over. They're like little extensions of my kids. But I always hesitate when I have to watch random people's children. I usually do it because I want to provide some service, but it's always awkward - especially if I don't know the parent and their parenting style. And I REALLY hate changing diapers/taking the kids potty if I don't know them. YUCK.

2. I secretly like it if Chase has to work late one night here and there. It's like a night off. I feed the kids cereal for dinner, let the toys collect and the dishes pile up, put the kids to bed early and put in a chick flick. If he's coming home at a regular time I usually like to stay in the normal routine, but for some reason I abandon it if he's not around for one evening. It's weird, I know.

3. I'm a library junkie. Well, really I'm a book junkie and I can get them free at the library. The problem with this is two-fold. First, I am terrible at bringing books back on time. As I type I have three overdue books sitting on my nightstand and over $30 of library fines. I know, that's insane. I might as well just buy the books because my fines are constantly accumulating. For all of my budgeting you would think I would want to get the books back on time...This is a VERY dirty little secret of mine. The second problem is that Chase hates that I read so much. Well, not that I read, but WHEN and HOW I read. My favorite thing to do in the evening is put the kids to bed, chill with Chase for an hour and then read in bed until I fall asleep. Chase would prefer that I spend more time with him (and I should), and that I not keep the light on all night while reading...I'm so obnoxious.

4. I have a love/hate relationship with the sound of my children's laughter. On one hand it's such a delightful sound. What could make a person smile more easily than hearing a child laughing? On the OTHER hand, laughter often means naughty behavior. No, laughter almost ALWAYS means naughty behavior.

5. I have a friend that I met online. For some reason it seems weird to me that I met someone online and now we're friends in real life...she knows who she is and she's laughing as she reads this.

6. Lastly, and perhaps the most ugly...I'm a terrible thank-you note writer. Some of you are probably sitting there nodding your heads right now thinking of all of the thank-you notes I never wrote to you. In fact, I never finished sending out the thank-you cards for my WEDDING!!!!!!! We received thousands of dollars worth of gifts/money/gift cards and I sent thank-you notes out to about half of the people who deserved them. Ugh. It still makes me nauseous just to think how rude that is...Of course, I don't do it to be rude, I'm really trying to be good about it, but I'm just so bad! I'm also horrendous at remembering special days for people, like anniversaries and birthdays. I have relatives who are so on top of things (Christy) and it always makes me feel badly when I forget their birthdays, etc. because they always remember mine.

So there you have it. 6 ugly little truths about me. Feel better, Jeni? I'm not tagging anyone because I'm too tired to think of anyone to tag. Plus, I should be in bed reading right now.


Abby and Paxton said...

Anna, you're hilarious. I love it. You posted lots today! Wow! I can't remember everything- but i especially liked your comment on tripping over your kids! poor lil guys- one day they'll learn- after your 5th or 6th child... :) hehe. I'm so excited for a mini Anna to be born in the world soon! How exciting.

And... once again, we are coming up to another weekend-- and haven't planned to get together. What are you doing Saturday night? I THINK we can do something- i don't remember if we have plans or not- let's give it a try. Whatya think?

Kelly said...

I"m with you on the thank you notes...I pretend in my head that I actually sent the notes after our wedding, but they must have got lost in the mail and never reached the deserving destination! It's so easy to blame the mailman!

Chris and Sarah Wise said...

you're so funny. Chris told me that her really likes reading your blogs because you are such a good writer. I'm serious. He said that all on his own!

Jeni, Brian & Natalie Rawlins said...

ALright here, funny thing is that the first time ANNA you saw NAtalie you wanted to change her diaper. I love that. I will never forget it either. You siad you are sick of changing little boys and wanted to change a little girl, so she pooped and you got to change her! NICE!
AND you just did send me a thank you note, so I am not letting you get away with that one, besides, if you dont send out one you always make it up other ways.and yes, i may complain when brian goes to play ball on wednesdays but ya I love to get out my book or catch up on the shows that he hates.