Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Weekend Away with Me Means...

I have the wonderful opportunity to go away this weekend with some great Homeschool Moms, some I know really well and others I'm just getting to know.  (I can NOT tell you how excited I am!) None of these women have spent 24/7 with me so I thought it best to give them an idea of what to expect. I'm always on my best behavior when I'm away from home (just like I've trained my boys to be) but you never know what can happen when you put a bunch of women together, especially those of us who spend all day, every day with our offspring. I e-mailed them an open letter that said this...
Dear friends (who are brave enough to spend 24/7 with me this weekend), here's a few things I thought you should know because I *hearts* you!

1) I'm prone to random dancing & singing which may occur at any time of the day or night.
 
2) My dancing skills FAR outweigh my singing abilities.
 
3) If you choose to approach me in the a.m. before I've had a cup of coffee, you are doing so at your own risk. (Took my Mom 20 years to figure this one out.)
 
4) I do not like to have my underthings frozen. (This goes back to middle school sleepovers & people touching my stuff without asking.)
5) I require any photos/videos taken of which I'm a part of, to be pre-approved & notarized by me before posting on any website.
 
6) My inner toddler comes out when I'm overly tired, hungry or hot but once I've been fed, cooled off or had a nap I'm good as new.
 
7) I take more than 20 minutes to get ready. It's not vanity, it's just me not wanting to scare you or the general population.
 
8) I laugh in awkward situations. It's not meant to be cruel, it's just how I'm wired. So if you hurt yourself, I'll be the first in line with the band aids but I'll be giggling the entire time.
 
9) While I enjoy a good practical joke now & then, I do not enjoy ANY that involve spiders or owls. (real or fake btw)
10) I'm very competitive. VERY. I play to win no matter the game. I don't know if I can stress this enough. (Dutch Blitz is treated like a swear word in our family, oh-kay?) This is such a problem that I'm not allowed to play games with most members of my family. When I am granted permission, it's with restrictions (for me) & supervision (for me).
Did I mention how much I *hearts* you?!  ^___^ 
(^ all tongue in cheek of course, mostly, maybe...) 
Love,
Jen


 

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