Monday, May 04, 2009

Not Me Monday

Not Me Monday was created by MckMama and I've wanted to do it for a long time but have never tried it. You are supposed to write about things that you did NOT do (but you totally did) over the last week. So here goes my first attempt.

I did NOT make sloppy joes this week for the very first time in almost 17 years of marriage. And my family did NOT love them.

I did NOT spend my time in Bible class yesterday making a list of possible blog ideas. And the whole list of ideas did NOT revolve around my children.

I did NOT take a nap yesterday afternoon instead of cleaning the kitchen. And I then did NOT spend the rest of the afternoon playing with my kids and still not clean the kitchen.

I did NOT venture for my first ever visit to ebay on Saturday and then spend 2 hours looking for Pokemon stuff for Adam's upcoming birthday.

I did NOT then spend another hour on the computer playing Chuzzle and Zuma.

I did NOT rock Julianna to sleep in the cry room at church and then, instead of going back in to listen to the sermon, sit there with my chin resting on her little head enjoying the feeling of my almost one year old snuggled on my lap.

I did NOT let Julianna pull a dozen wipes from the pack and I certainly did NOT then let her play with them for a lot longer than I thought she would. And there's is NO way that I then put one on my head and let her pull it off over and over and over just to hear her giggle.

I did NOT let the boys go fishing with their Pappy on Friday instead of doing school and I did NOT try to figure out what I could count that for in their curriculum. So of course, I did NOT give them an hour of science time for said fishing trip.

I did NOT buy People magazine just because it was the 100 most beautiful people issue. And I did NOT wonder how Jane Doe* made it into the issue. (*Name changed to protect the innocent.)

I did NOT, nor would I ever, let Julianna taste my Diet Coke. (Settle down, it was just a tiny taste and to be honest, I think she backwashed. That'll teach me.)

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Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Great post! Sometimes you need to take naps and play with your kids, and forget about the cleaning! ;)

Danielle said...

A+ on your first Not Me! Monday posting! I used to teach high school English at a Christian school and can relate to your "fishing lesson" in science! On occasion I would let my class play Balderdash and put it in the lesson plans as a vocabulary exercise!

Alyson said...

Loved the post.
And I did NOT just give Lily her own fresh-baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. I mean, what kind of mother would do that? :)

Blessedw5mom said...

Well, what do ya know this was my first attempt at Not Me Monday, too and I took a nap and played with kids instead of cleaning, too.

Ada said...

Loved it Jen. And I totally want the mag when you are done with it and we totally WILL NOT discuss Jane Doe. :)

Jen said...

Lexie and Dylan's mom, I have learned this third time around, to play first and clean later.

Danielle, creative teaching is the best. My students, in the classroom and at home, learn best that way.

Alyson, I'm sure Lily loved the cookie. I wish I had one right now...mmmm.

Blessedw5mom, glad I'm not alone. :)

Ada, I already have the magazine with my stuff to bring to mom's tomorrow.