I am not a cat… but I like this picture…
Apparently, I amuse people. I find this quite hard to believe, but at least in print I have been told I am somewhat entertaining. Not just me, necessarily, but me and the combination my two children, who are as unique as they come. Somehow the mix here just works. Time and time again I keep being told I need to blog. Things that are true about me:
1-I am a Mom. I guess I just said that. I have two children, a boy and a girl, ages 7 and 4. I also have a husband who can be a child.
This is not my family. But we are very strange.
2-I used to have a life. Ok, not much of a life, but I used to frequent places that didn’t feature groceries and one stop shopping in them.
There are usually two children crying when I am at the store. Yes they belong to me.
3-I used to be a teacher. I even went to school to be one. The kids were great, it was the grown-ups who sucked. I think the teacher choice was correct, it was the field that I chose to teach. Hence the name of the blog, The Sadder But Wiser Girl. A gold star for you if you know what movie had a song in it of the same name. Currently I am a KOSAHM (not to be confused with KOSAMA)-A kind of stay at home mom. I work some, my hours and where I work vary greatly from week to week. I don’t make much therefore I must take my kids to work with me when I work outside the house and attempt to work while I am home with them. As a start this blog my elementary aged child has been out of school for a week, and I am already nearly nuts.
No this wasn’t me when I was teaching. I didn’t really have a desk…
4-I live in a very small town in the Midwest. One of those towns where the streets literally had no name until recently. One of those towns where every event is done on the same date, at the same time, at the same place. I am not from this town, not even from anywhere around here. Therefore, I do not know what is going on. Ever.
These are all everyday images for me.
5-I would like to be one of those moms who bakes everything from scratch, sews and makes all her own clothes, grows all her own food, and uses only all natural and organic products. You know, I’d open my windows and start singing and small animals and birds would gather and join in. Guess what, I am NOT that person. Instead I am an anxiety ridden, ADD mom who makes a lot of food from a box that people in this house don’t eat, loves the organic grocery store but can’t really afford to buy anything there, and has a garden planted by my husband that I know the location of but really can’t tell you where anything is in it. I also spend a lot of time clipping coupons and looking at those blogs that the frugal thrifty people have that I never actually use much of the advice on there-mainly because I lose the coupons before I get to the store or the recipe before I make it. But I try. What were we talking about again?
This isn’t me by the way. That isn’t either. But I’d kill for that hair.
6-Which leads me to this-I’m looking for something. Really I am. Most of my time is spent looking for something. Keys, my son’s glasses, the remote, the box of pasta I KNOW I bought last week. I’m also REALLY looking for something. Purpose. What I want to be when I grow up. Inner peace. A good nights sleep.
And with these truths I start my blog. Remember when reading it some important advice-enjoy it if you like it, stop reading if you don’t, and if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all!