The problem with blogs is that sometimes we're led to believe that life is always picture perfect. Always educational and fun and, as my boys like to quote, "Everything is awesome!"
I'm here to tell you, that ain't so.
I've often looked at blogs where families with more kids that us look like they have it all together and think, "How on earth do they do it?" Or I come across a blog that I haven't read in a while and see that they're adopting again, and wonder how they can afford to bring home so many beautiful children?? Or I'll sit in awe of the amazing things someone else is doing in their homeschool.
Then it hit me, what if my blog causes other women to feel these things? Inadequate. Jealous. Uncontent. Well, that's not cool. As much as I've tried to be real here, I think mostly the good things come through. If you've ever read my blog and sighed a wistful sigh, this post is for you.
I'm a sucker for adoption fundraisers. Thirty One bags, Tupperware, t-shirts, I've bought it all. It feels good to "give back" during times when we're not adopting. And let's face it, I don't need much of a nudge to indulge in a little retail therapy. I'm kind of a package addict. So when a dear friend launched a Mary Kay fundraiser for her adoption, I ordered a few things in support.
Yeah, I know. Makeup? Really? I hardly ever, ever wear any. But I discovered after my stuff arrived that I really do like the lipstick pencil.
So much so, that the point dulled. There's no twist or button to advance the product, so I asked my friend how to get to more lipstick out, and she told me to sharpen it.
I bought a sharpener. I opened the package, and the hole was too small. I was bummed.
But being the perseverant sort, the next time I was in a drug store (CVS, actually, when I was picking up this stuff) I went to the cosmetic tools section and looked at the sharpeners.
And then I saw it.
Right there on the package. The SAME sharpener I already had at home.
"3 in 1 Sharpener" it said. But, but, but! There's only 2 holes!! How do you get 3 in 1 out of that??
If I'd been paying any attention at all, I'd have read the package before tossing it in the trash.
And, if I'd have been really smart, I'd have reached for the tweezers before shredding my thumbnail trying to get that little ring out, too.
So if it ever appears that I've got it all together, please know that I don't. I argue with my husband (who is the most long-suffering soul you'll ever meet), I yell at my kids, I eat too many cookies, and I swear now and then. I'm just as human as the next gal.
And if you need an awesome Mary Kay lady, who might laugh with you but never at you, I happen to know one.
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