True Confessions

by Wendy Copley on January 8, 2013

I want to take a minute to get real today. I want to be honest and get a few things off my chest.

Ready? Let’s go:

True Confessions

1. Christmas has been over for two weeks and we’ve been home from our trip for 10 days, but all of our Christmas decorations are still up.

1a. OK — technically they’re not all up. I composted the wreath on our front door and took the fake pine boughs that we put on our porch railing down this morning, but only because people outside our house can see them and I was embarrassed.

True Confessions

2. The kids’ Christmas presents are all still on the living room floor and it’s a terrible cluttered mess.

True Confessions

3. Instead of taking down decorations or cleaning the living room today (both of which were written on my To Do list), I went to a few nearby stores and did some recreational shopping. I bought a new calendar and a mason jar stamp at Paper Source and a half off copy of Sweet Paul magazine at Anthro. I didn’t need any of these things and they don’t really fit into our post-Christmas budget.

True Confessions

4. While I was shopping, I though about buying a three foot tall stuffed camel just because I wanted it in my house. I actually thought about it for more than 10 seconds, too.


5. The dinner I made last night was terrible, but I pretended it was good to try to convince my kids to eat it.

6. I had to go to the county recorder’s office yesterday to get Augie’s birth certificate for kindergarten registration because we never got a copy. Poor second child.

7. I have a bag of Brach’s Jube Jelly Cherry Hearts on a high shelf in the cupboard and I eat some every night after the kids go to bed.

8. I post way more photos of one of my children on Instagram than I do of the other.

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  • We have deflated Christmas penguins in the front yard and colored lights tossed haphazardly across the bushes. I do have the decency to not blow them up or turn them on at least.

  • Vicky

    Love your kraft Christmas houses! Where did they come from? 🙂

  • #6. Hold on a minute. They make them for the second born?

  • Robyn

    loved this! 🙂

  • Christina

    I have been blaming the sickness in our house for the Christmas decorations still being up but really I just like them. That camel is hilarious. And some people are just more fun to take pictures of. It’s not personal, it’s timing, availability and opportunity.

  • Kelly R

    My (only) son is starting preschool next week and needs to have a birth certificate ready for the orientation today. At 4 a.m. this morning I realized I never ordered one for him! Oops, extra money for expedited delivery and hopefully it comes before the first day of school next week. Glad to know I’m not the only one who didn’t buy the birth certificate right away!

  • Pat E. Parker

    Well, I still have all my Christmas decorations up – and I always tell people it is because my son was born in Ukraine, and they don’t celebrate until Epiphany – which was this last Sunday…. it works for me. I guess I could stretch it until Chinese New Year, and include Stella in my reason for not taking it all down yet……

  • Your logic and ability to justify has me in awe. I could learn a thing or two. 🙂

  • Expedited delivery. Ugh. I was lucky that I could zip over to the neighboring town to get Augie’s!

  • I literally laughed out loud at your comment!

  • They are Martha Stewart brand and I bought them at Michaels. I got them a few years ago though….

  • Ha ha! I love it!

  • Pat E. Parker

    and I adore that camel ! I could use him in my art classroom! [ see , more justifications!]

  • Lisa @ The Meaning of Me

    Oh, the camel is awesome! And I can admit to at least a few of your list items as well. Glad it’s not just our house!

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