(Breathe) Now, while we're on the subject of requests. Jackie pointed out to me that I do not post many pictures on my blog. I hadn't really thought about it; but I guess it's true. And how Ironic. I mean I definitely hold my own in a Lucy Vs. Carolyn Applebee bragging mom's competition. Yes, I admit it; I KNOW that I brag about my children (may be too much;) but heck, they are wonderful!! So... The point is; how funny that I never post pix of them, yet I; Queen of The TECHNOLOGICALLY CHALLENGED feel compelled to run home and do my darnedest to figure out how to post pictures of the Bobble Head Woman. Yes, I think my blog definitely calls for more pictures and I can't believe that I hadn't thought of it before; and I'm pretty sure that those of you who only receive my kids semi-annual school photos will be happy for the updates. Let's round a curve.
So, while we're on the topic of photos, I would like to take a chance and introduce yet another new segment of my blog that I am going to call "You know You have a Problem When..."
I believe that I have told you before that I have no illusions about who I am. I know myself VERY well; and I DEFINITELY am my own biggest critic. Yes it seems to me that I am the Queen of Self Criticism; and I am certainly prone to recognizing my weaknesses before my strengths. Don't get me wrong; I know that there are things that I am very good at (I like to think blogging is one of them - but then again; maybe it's not.) Can you say Queen of Self Doubt? I am also the Queen of Talking Myself Out of Stuff. Anywho; for a long time (and I think a lot of people do this;) I have enjoyed pointing out my quirkiness or faults by saying "You know you have a problem when..." (Boy I hope this is reading the same way that I am saying it in my head) and so, I have decided that in the interest of humor (yes, it's meant to be funny;) when I have one of these experiences; I am going to blog them. They should be really quick little blips (SHOULD being the operative word) but we'll see how it goes.
So, without further ado... You know You Have a problem when; Your kids pick out outfits to wear for their school pictures and you actually consider asking them both to wear something else; because they have already worn those outfits to some event or occasion that you already have pictures of and were planning to scrapbook.
Let me explain a little further. After a whole one week of school (yes, for all you non- Arizona dwellers, my kids actually went back to school on Aug 11 -) my kids were going to have their fall pictures taken (FALL - haha) Well, Lyndzi picked out the dress that she had worn on the first day of school; and Nicky picked out the polo that he'd worn to his birthday party. Both outfits were EXCELLENT choices; however, I already have great pix of the kids in these outfits so of course they are future scrapbooking layouts. School pix, also future scrapbooking layouts - so now you see my dilemma. (Or you don't because YOU are sane and I AM NOT.) Anyway, as with anything the first step is admitting that you have a problem, right? Hi, my name is Paige and I am an anal ,compulsive, scrapbooker - there, I feel better already. And yes to answer the question that I'm sure is just burning in all of your minds; YES, I let them where the outfits. I decided to try and rise above and I will just challenge myself to make 2 separate layouts with the kids in the very same outfits. It will take some good self talk (and maybe a Xanax or 2) but I'll get past it.
You know; I have often asked myself why I am so willing to share the moments that make me sound like an utter ass; but you all know the answer to that; "I'm all about World Peace - oops, I mean the GREATER GOOD;" and god knows we ALL need more laughter in our lives; so if I can bring you even just one chuckle at my expense; I am most gratified. And since I have mentioned my beautiful children in their outfits of choice; I will share the pix of them as well. Enjoy!
This is Nicky at his 9th Birthday party, just after he bowled a strike; and Lyndzi on her first day of First grade.
How could I leave out Kelsie... (First day of Pre-School this year;) and while I'm at it; here are
Nicky and Lyndzi ready for CRAZY HAIR DAY at school.