I have never participated in Not Me! Monday (a tradition started by McMama), but I feel that I have some things to confess today.
(Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.)
I was sick this last weekend and, though I don’t normally like my kids to watch much TV, I definitely did not sit on the couch all day Sunday and let my two year old watch whatever she wanted pretty much all day long. And I did not feel like a terrible parent for spending one of my two full days with my girls in this lazy manner.
I also did not leave Berlin in her pj’s all weekend. She did not wear her pj’s all day Saturday and Sunday, she definitely did not. I am also not worried that Berlin really hasn’t eaten anything substantial in the past week and a half. First she didn’t eat because she was teething, then she didn’t eat because she had the flu, and now she just shakes her head at most things I try to offer her. I am not worried that, if she eats, she only eats the smallest amounts and then closes her little lips tight and refuses more food. She is already so small; I am not worried that she might actually start shrinking.
After staying up until 2:30am last week to be at the birth of my best friend’s new little boy, I definitely did not take the morning off. And, after dealing with a sick little Berlin my whole morning off and then coming to work to learn some sad news about a friend, I absolutely did not eat a huge piece of chocolate cake to sooth my frazzle and tired emotions. I would never use food as comfort, nope, not me!
While I was making breakfast this morning at home I was not thinking about how I really wanted to be eating a Cinnamon Crunch bagel from Panera. After eating breakfast at home, I did not come to work and eat more breakfast by having this exact bagel that a co-worker had brought in. And it was definitely not yummy, and I was definitely not extremely full and feeling slightly gluttonous.
And I am definitely not writing this at my desk during my lunch because I was too full from both my breakfast’s to eat lunch with everyone else. I am not having loser lunch at my desk all by myself, not me!