Seriously? “Get Over It” – Featured Blogger at Theta Mom Today
I have a sneaking suspicion that I’ve fooled most everyone. The perception just might be (which is NOT, in my case, reality) that I have it all together. Four kids, a bustling business, and a He Said/She Said Blog with the hubs. I’m lucky enough to also be married to this same guy: my soul mate. At one of the most huge conferences for social media and blogging 3 weeks ago, I can not even count on two hands the number times I got the “and your husband BLOGS WITH YOU? I can’t even get mine to READ my blog!”. Hubs claims it’s because he gets to call me out in a public forum with no recourse. He loves Today’s Cliche because he can nail me on all of my idiosyncrasies for which there are no words; in fact, often he actually gets my peeps (mainly girls) to side with him. The nerve!
On Today’s Cliche, it has likely become apparent that I’m simply just a spaz at heart. I’m the one who makes lists upon lists upon lists upon lists; for myself, the sitter, my husband, and my kids. I don’t miss one detail. Ironically, as the car heaves away with my family of six in tow… (picture the most obscene caricature drawing in your head right now) and we are a good hour from home I scream: “AHHHHHH! I FORGOT the … (you name it: drivers license, the ticket, the BABY!).”
I focus on all of the wrong things: the things for which I can not control. Whether it’s that I what I desperately want from Overstock.com is going to sell out before I save enough cash to buy it (we’re on a serious debt diet – it stinks). Or, that I grow pimples worrying about where my kindergartner will go to for Middle School. Or, I obsess over calculating if my roots will be grown out from the overpriced salon appointment I just had — exposing all of my gray follicles — by the time Bloggy Boot Camp in Philly rolls around. Another constant worry: if I’m going to offend anyone in my posts. I need to get over all of those things. Again, I focus on the wrong things: those of which I can’t control.
I check my work email, my play email, my blog, and twitter first thing in the morning before changing the kids’ diapers, making them breakfast, or feeding the dog. Shame, shame. When it comes to my online community, my priorities for my family are completely screwed up. If I had to choose between my husband or being without my Apple MacBook for one year, I don’t know which I’d choose.
Please tell me you can relate. Misery LOVES company (although I am FAR from miserable today! Heck, my KIDS ALL WENT BACK TO SCHOOL THIS MORNING. The MOST WONDERFUL time — and DAY — of the Year)!!
I need to get to know more imperfect women so I don’t feel like such a failure, some days.
Kat was the Featured Blogger at Theta Mom today; the above was her post as the Featured Blogger over there. Kat & Heather, of Theta Mom, have been blogging buds for several months and they finally got to meet IRL (for those non bloggers: “In Real Life” at BlogHer in NYC 3 weeks ago.