You would know I didn’t like my wedding. I planned it in a rush from long distance and many of the details were not what I wanted. I saw my husband about two hours the entire wedding weekend. It was a great party, a fun time with friends and family, but not a wedding. I wish we had eloped and made it just the two of us.
You would know my house is not that clean. I’m very neat, almost obsessively so. That fakes people out into thinking my house is clean, but it’s not. I procrastinate cleaning until I am disgusted with what the corners of my bathroom look like.
You would know that I never take my cat to the vet. She is almost ten and healthy, so I figure, why bother? Also, I don’t really like her anymore. She hates the kids and stays away, then whines for attention when they go to bed. I feel bad that I don’t love her as much as I used to. I give her a lot of attention, but she always wants more. Annoying.
You would know that I don’t have a credit card. Everything I (we) buy is paid with debit. Sometimes I feel like I should have one, but don’t really see the point. Plus, I had an Old Navy card a hundred years ago and that didn’t turn out so well.
You would know that I was sad for two days after finding out my youngest was a boy. I was sure he was a girl and had a dream of having two little girls and was just crushed when he wasn’t one. Now I look at him and can’t imagine him being any different and am so happy I have the chance to have one of each.
You would know that I have had braces (twice!), my hair is thinning, my eyebrows grow into caterpillar size if I let them and I had breast reduction surgery three years ago.
You would know that sometimes I don’t read books to my kids when they ask, let them watch tv a little too much, sometimes forget to have them brush their teeth and don’t think it is a big deal for them to wash their hands after going to the bathroom at home.
If you really knew me you would know that I wear old, black sweatpants from Target and a faded pink sweatshirt at home, always. Sometimes I only have on “real” clothes for preschool pickup.
You would know that my house is not perfect. I have hand me down furniture, my kids rooms are a jumble of their “collections” and I am years away from having things that I truly love.
You would know that my husband is not perfectly styled to match my “blogger” life, he doesn’t take my pictures and he rarely reads my blog. Just like I don’t really care what he is doing at work or how Notre Dame is playing.
You would know that I always dreamed of living in New York City, working a job in fashion and living in a fabulous apartment. Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like if I had done that. And I wonder what it would be like to live alone.
You would know that sometimes I wish my daughter was easier to control. She is strong willed and stubborn (like me) and I wonder what it would be like to have her just go along with what I want.
You would know that I don’t think I am a good friend. I don’t call as much as I should and think about my friends more than I talk to them. I use Facebook as a connecting tool and should reach out more.
You would know that I had no idea what a hipster was until six months ago and know that I am definitely not one.
What is something I would know if I really knew you?