I've been reading a lot of adoption blogs lately & thinking about what I've written in mine and I'm kinda wondering if we're unintentionally coming off as "too good to be true" just because we're trying to stay so positive? Plus, people keep saying things to us like, "Wow, you're adopting a child from Africa. You must be a reeeaaally special, "called" family!" I don't want anyone to think we are anything but what we really are, because I hope LOTS of people will consider adoption & not feel like they have to be somehow "special" to do so. Does that make sense? So, I've decided to start writing "true confessions" from time to time, to make sure we are VERY obviously normal (or even sub-normal - is that a word?)
Also, it will be very nice for me if you all seem to still like us even after you're read some confessions! :)
True confession #1.
In our house we don't have dust bunnies. They are dust bears! (We have 2 big hairy dogs.)
#2. Before people come over I frantically run around picking stuff up & call for all other family members to do the same.
#3. I do not make dinner every night, and sometimes when I do, it is cereal!
#4. I have health problems & have to rest a lot & take a lot of medicines I wish I didn't have too.
#5. I may be a homeschooler but I DO NOT successfully turn every day into a learning experience, nor do I make my own soap, keep milk goats, or even feel like learning anything new at all, many days.
#6. Our toilets have rings! Ugh! How do I get rid of that?!
#7. I let my son eat pop corn & birthday cake for dinner one night this week.
OK, I think that is enough for now, but I'll keep thinking of more! Anybody else just dying to share a true confession?