Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Honest to Blog.

My friend Brittany (who has the most darling twin bebes ever! Go look if you don't believe me ...) did a Truth Tuesday post last week that I found very refreshing. I think a lot of the time, bloggers get caught up in making themselves look super-awesome and perfect, and that's just not reality. Nor is it particularly enjoyable to read, because -- at least for me -- when I'm done reading a "Look How Awesome My Life Is!" post, I want to curl up and cry. I know, I know ... "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent," yadda yadda yadda. And I believe that. But still.

And then, there are bloggers who outright lie about their lives. These are called crazy people. This pretty much disgusts me, probably because I feel so strongly about journalistic integrity. And let's face it, bloggers of the world: we're self-made journalists. So, follow this link if you're committed to blogging with integrity and sharing truth. Get a fancy sidebar button like mine so you can spread the word.

Alright, here's a dose of truth for you. Feel free to cringe if it hurts.

-I am a wretched sleeper and I hate waking up in the morning. So most days, I put my kids in bed with me and turn on PBS so I can catch a few more Zzzz's while they watch television before breakfast.

-My kids don't really drink milk. Like, ever. I figure, milk is meant for baby cows, and humans can get vitamins in other ways. I do give it to Bubby if she asks.

-I probably should have changed my oil about a thousand miles ago.

-My kids are exposed to hip-hop on a regular basis.

-I check Facebook far too often.

-Dill and I sign up for free trial offers all the time and cancel before the trial period is over. We've earned a lot of free swag by doing this, including a portable DVD player, a video camera, and a $50 gift card to Kohl's. I call this practice, "Sticking it to The Man."

-My backyard is currently composed of dirt and weeds. Only. I'd like a garden, someday, but I'd also like a new kitchen table, a flat screen television and a trip to Disneyland. So ... white-trash weeds it is. Thankfully, we have a park about 100 yards away.

-I'm the biggest worry-wart ever.

-Emotional is my middle name. This makes life both complicated and interesting. But I am pretty easy to please, too.

-I like to shop, but I hate to buy things. I always feel guilty. So, I frequently buy things that aren't quite what I want just because they're cheaper. And then I seriously regret those purchases forevermore. It's exhausting.

-I get anxious when things start running out. Soap, bug spray, bathroom cleaner, milk ...

-I hate running.

-I don't really like cats, but the second I find a scorpion in this house, I'm getting one. Maybe two.


  1. How refreshing!

    I really hope you don't get scorpions. I say I don't want a cat, but if I see a mouse I will get one. I think it would be fun for my kids!

  2. I love this! Yay for Truth Tuedays! And I know, I know I said I was taking a blogging break, BUT it's a break from the blogs that I shouldn't be reading in the first place. Yours is definitely not one of those. Thanks for the shout out and long live Truth Tuesdays!

  3. my post would sound exactly like yours except i have no guilt buying anything and im not a worry wort! haha! everything else is me to a T. especially the sleeping in part :] dont worry i gag at some blogs out there too. lets all be honest and make each other feel better! life sucks sometimes as a mom :]

  4. I don't feel so bad about my backyard anymore. Thank you, Jenna. :)

  5. Hahaha I love this Jenna. I'm with you on the buying stuff you don't want just because it's cheaper.

  6. I love this! I had to laugh reading about your backyard, my parent's always left our backyard unfinished until they wanted to sell the house. Then we got to enjoy the grass for like a week or two before we moved to another house. haha

  7. Check out my "honest to blog" post Jenna! http://momommamoney.blogspot.com/2011/04/trufthful-tuesday.html

  8. I love your honesty, and I STILL think you are GREAT!

  9. Can I copy this idea for my blog? Although I will admit, I could have written half of those posts!!!

    Thank you!

  10. ha, loved this - it's so true. if you want to feel better about your yard just come look at ours... covered in weeds AND our christmas tree is all dead in the corner. hahaha clint is too embarrassed to put it in the trash at this point because it's already so late in the year. maybe we'll just leave it when we move :)

  11. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! How have I not read it before? Your readership just went up my dear :) And just so you know - I could say ditto to just about all your truths. Especially that milk is for cows - not people. lol

  12. running is wretched. worrying is just part of being a woman, i'm convinced. also, you are awesome. i don't read anyone's blog that would cause me to feel like my life is inferior. there's so many amazing blogs to read anyway, i just don't have time for that baloney.


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