So since I was tagged by Danielle, Carrie, and Julie in the past 24 hours, I decided to play along. I’m still going to complete the things about the kids, plus I took a video tonight that is blog worthy, plus I just have a few stories upstairs that need to be told. Should be some good blogging over the next week!
So, I’m sure you have all seen this one….write 7 random things about yourself and tag 7 other people. Here we go…
1.) I am terrified of getting a paper cut on my tongue, so when I lick envelopes, I lick them vertically rather than horizontally. I look sort of like an animal drinking when I lick envelopes. Weird, I know. But I’ll never get a paper cut on my tongue!
2.) Speaking of terrified, I am scared of roaches. I don’t just mean I don’t like them, I think I have an actual phobia of them. Just writing this, thinking about them, my heart is pounding, my skin is crawling, and I feel a little bit nauseous. I know it’s irrational, but it’s there. I can handle pretty much any other bug, but something about roaches causes fight or flight, and I choose flight every single time.
**Side note: I googled “fear of roaches” to see if there is a technical name for it, and found this urban legend.
“I have a co-worker who states that his wife (who is a nurse) witnessed a situation involving someone who licked an envelope and then “hatched” a cockroach from her tongue. Supposedly while licking an egg-infested glue strip on an envelope, she got a paper cut. This then got “infected” but when she went to the hospital to have it examined, the doctor made an incision to release the pus and a roach crawled out.”
I knew my fear of tongue paper cuts was a rational one!
For the record, I think that is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. But I have worried about roaches in my ears or nose.**
3.) I really love to read, although I don’t do it as much as I did when I was a kid. I was always reading a book when I was younger. My favorites were The Baby Sitters Club. I’ve thought about reading them again just because I loved them so much!
4.) I’ve never had a “real” job before. In high school, I was a baby-sitter, a meal server at a retirement community, and a video clerk, and a day care worker. In college, I worked in a daycare, worked as a counselor at summer camp, was an assistant preschool teacher, a baby-sitter, an office worker for a lawyer, and a volleyball coach. Then I had Connor and became a stay at home mom. ((I found out I was pregnant 2 weeks after graduating from Azusa Pacific University). I coached junior varsity volleyball 4 months out of the year, and worked for about 6 months in the customer service department of a furniture store. Oh, and I sold Mary Kay for awhile. I’ve never worked full time, except for the semester I took off during my junior year of college.
5.) I hate green peas with every fiber of my being. Except I will eat fresh, raw, sugar snap peas and snow peas in stir fry. But those basic green peas? Forget it. Even the smell makes me gag. I never make them. My kids could probably count on one hand the number of times they’ve eaten peas.
6.) Unlike most moms, I am really not a good multi-tasker. I get this from my dad. It’s difficult for me to cook and talk on the phone. I am constantly not finishing things because I get distracted by something else and never go back to the first thing. I get really flustered when there is a lot going on or a lot that needs to be done at the same time. When it’s time to get everyone ready to leave the house, I have to very consciously do one thing at a time, and finish one thing before starting the next, even if it’s not time efficient. The worst is shopping and talking on the phone. I can’t do it. I end up wandering aimlessly around the store, completely forgetting what I was there for.
7.) I really like bags. I love a cute diaper bag, beach bag, purse, etc. I’m not into designer bags at all, but I love fun bags. I browse Etsy all the time for cute bags. Noel just gave me a cute one for my birthday, and it was the perfect gift. I don’t indulge in my love of bags too much (well, not in my opinion anyway…Derek may beg to differ…) Some women love shoes or jewelry. I love bags.