The other night I had one of those moments of clarity that is both terrifying and freeing at the same time.
My friend mentioned that she thought she had a bit of social anxiety, and I’ll admit I laughed it off- she’s lovely, I can’t imagine her with social anxiety… BUT then she described her social anxiety… and it was like she was inside my head.
So I’ll admit it, I’m Ashley and I have a touch of social anxiety. Read More »
Just in case I haven’t already admitted it, I will do it again. I am totally overwhelmed by my kids.
There are days when I am overwhelmed with joy that that are mine.
Other days when I am overwhelmed by their awesomeness.
But honestly, most days I am overwhelmed with the sheer task of shaping these three tiny monsters into respectable members of society.
Maybe I am easily overwhelmed. Read More »
I had a terrible thought the other night.
A great idea, but still terrible.
While not sleeping, I thought “what if I go to my brother’s wedding ALONE?”
I know, it’s pretty mean. Read More »
I’ve got to admit it, I’m a much better human being when school is in session.
I’m one of those people that likes to be in control. Like really really likes to be in control.
My nightmares are filled with situations where I’m not in control. Read More »
Every time we go out in public we are a freak show.
I kid you not, we are the family that you can hear from across the store, the one that you avoid, the family where the kids are hitting each other and screaming, and yes…the family that is trying to moon the other customers.
There’s a reason I try and get our shopping done before 10am. Read More »
As I prepared to go out of town for work this week I had an epiphany- things work a little bit differently for Mr. Spreadsheets than they do for me.
When Mr. Spreadsheets has to go out of town for work… he just goes.
There’s usually some minor discussion like, “I have a work trip next week.”
…and that’s it.
He packs his stuff and goes. Read More »
I love Harry Potter dearly, but I do not love his pre-tween attitudes.
Yes “pre-tween” is a thing.
Harry Potter is a sassy kid. He’s the king of eye rolls, loud sighs, and saying things like “Seriously?!”
I’m sure I deserve his sassiness. I wasn’t a meek and mild child myself. I have a sarcastic side, I have mastered the eye roll, and everyone knows my kids say “seriously” because it’s my favorite overused phrase.
But heaven help me with that attitude. It is going to take ever ounce of self control not to lose my temper with that kid. Read More »