Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Not Me!

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Anyone up for some "Not Me"-ing?  (Yes, I did just totally make that into a verb.  Because I'm cool like that.)


Speaking of cool ... it is not me who has been repeatedly told by my oldest child how very uncool I am.  Bah on her.  What does she know anyway?  I probably didn't roll my eyes and stamp my feet at her.  :-P  Seriously, sweet child.  I am in my 40's.  I have experienced significantly more of life than you have and have tons of coolness.  AND, I even know how to properly spell the word cool, and it does NOT have a K, an E, or a W in it.  (Which probably makes me decidedly UNcool.)  Whatever.  I'm in my 40's.  I am who I am, and I don't even care.  Which, actually, makes me incredibly cool.

(Nope, we never have conversations like that around our house.  And these conversations never end with her rolling her eyes and stamping her feet at me.)


It is not me who got insanely sunburned on our trip.  Seriously, I was outside all of about an hour.  And there are places on my leg that are requiring antibiotic due to the burns.  What in the heck?  I did not joke that I could get sunburned in the rain.  At night.  And I suspect that I really could.  I did not give THE LOOK to the middle one when she looked at her gorgeous golden brown skin and remarked that she had never had a sunburn.  (Really I'm glad of that!)  The oldest got a teeny bit pink and is now brown, the middle one just turned brown, and the little one, bless his little heart, has his mother's skin, so he wears body armor in the sun.  He did pick up some new freckles though, which I think are totally adorable.

I did not go on a rampage last week that involved cleaning the girls' bedroom.  Nope, not me.  And I would never throw away or threaten to throw away a ton of stuff to accomplish this goal.  And I certainly would not ever threaten their very lives if their room ever got that messy again.  I am raising proper, neat, young ladies here, not slobs, so their room would never get very messy in the first place.  Glad that didn't happen.  Nor did the seven bags of trash that came out of there.

And I certainly would never type a paragraph like that last one while sitting in my own messy room.  Nope, not me.  No hypocrisy here.

(And it's also not me who is happy dancing that apparently I spelled hypocrisy correctly on the first try because there isn't a red squiggly line under it.  Woot!) 

So that's it for now ... What haven't you done lately?

12 comments:

carol said...

that is exactly how i feel about being cool!
i am in my 40's (and way further into them than you are), i am who i am, and i say i am cool, so deal with it! until my husband decided he'd like to replace my vechicle with a pickup with a camper. then i draw the line. because while i know i am cool, i will not look cool in that....

Drama Queen said...

Well, it wasn't me who lectured my tweenage daughter on the importance of eating healthy, and then went back to my room, found my secret hidden chocolate stash, and snuck a piece. Nope. Not me.

I love the not-me's!!!

Stacy said...

It wasn't me who freaked out over constant, incessant talking about video games the other day. I wasn't trying to have an important conversation on the phone or anything. Nope, didn't do it.

Meri said...

I did not just watch my 3 year old eat his weight in pizza rolls for lunch and considered it a well balanced meal...

melanie said...

giggle ... such as is common to mom, right?

Sherri, I totally have a secret stash. ;)

Carol, you could probably pull off a pickup and camper and still look cool. (Although I admit I'm giggling a bit at the mental image ...)

Stacy, I get the whole "more details than ANYONE ever wants to know" thing about every book, game, friend ... Any WHY is it that they pick inopportune moments to share such details?

Meri, I don't understand yours at all. Pizza rolls are totally a balanced meal. :-P

Annette said...

While I was reading, I was very impressed that you spelled hypocrisy correctly, because I had no idea how to. Then I got a giggle on down the page.

Jenn said...

hehehe such a cute post. I was nodding right along (I mean shaking my head - not me!) to most of that. haha

Heidi said...

Ha! Mel, you crack me up. I say not me to much of the same!

~Debra said...

I am so glad you are doing this! I used to participate in it when Mckmama was hosting her's. I was bummed when she stopped it!

I snorted a few times when reading this!

Samantha said...

I did NOT just put my son in clean pajama pants instead of clothes for his nap a few minutes ago. Who does that?

I did NOT tell Jay that he's in charge of science in order to avoid being the one to move our chryslis' to the butterfly net out of the caterpillar jar.

and I most definitely did NOT leave for bible study 20 min early last night to simply have silent time to sit in my van. Seriously, why would I? lol

Theresa Walker said...

Love your "not-me" posts...actually I really missed them since you hadn't done one in a while. Not that I stock your blog just to get a few giggles from time to time. And, I would never do this to help myself feel like a "normal" parent, and try to anticipate what in the world my kiddos will be up to in a few years.

Thanks for sharing your life honestly with the rest of us!!!

madeinmontana said...

You are too kewl Mel! lol