Tuesday, May 19, 2015


It's Show-and-Tell time again today!  I get almost as excited about these days as I did getting to share my Jem doll WITH light-up earrings with the rest of my class in first grade.  Almost.  :)

I'm joining my girl, Andrea, to bring you my Momfessional Moments!!  I'm all about keepin' it real, so today should be lots of fun!

Let me tell you what happened yesterday...the boys had well visits, we met friends for Chick-Fil-A, we ran errands, then we went to the dreaded post office!  I don't know about you guys, but our post office always has the LONGEST lines!  I took the two boys and we stood in line for twenty minutes.  When it was my turn, Bowen starts saying (loud and in front of everyone), "Mom, I got to poop!".  Just what you want to hear when you've been waiting for twenty minutes right?  I told him that he needed to hold it for just a minute.  (You must know that Bowen thinks that even if he has to potty he still calls it "poop".)  I finished up with my order, raced the boys outside, and let Bowen potty in the grassy spot right outside our post office.  I didn't know what else to do!  There's not a bathroom in the post office.  Our house was about a five minute drive and I didn't want to risk an accident IN his car seat (those are the WORST).  EEK!!!  Definitely a MOMFESSIONAL moment!!

By the way, the picture was right when he crawled in the car and buckled himself.  Don't worry, I safely buckled him.  He likes to do it himself and is so proud!

Sometimes I have a rough day and I end up at the grocery store with all three of the crazies in my swimsuit and cover-up!  I did my very first little confession post last summer and shared it here.

Another blogger asked me to guest post and "Own It" recently.  In case you missed it, here it is...

*I have an issue with doing things in order.  It bothers me to flip through a recipe book and make a recipe on page thirty-three.  Even if page thirty-three looks SO delicious, I'd prefer to start at the beginning and work my way to the end.  Remember that movie where the girl cooks her way through Julia Child's cookbook??  I can relate!  haha!  I remember being young and not allowing myself to color my favorite picture in the coloring book.  I always worked my way through it.  I like to start at the beginning and work my way to the end!

*When my husband is out of town and I get the kids to bed, I often reward myself with food.  It could be strawberries and Nutella, a little bowl of cereal, or a brownie.  But a big majority of the time, this is the way I say, "Way to go, girl!".  Not sure what is better....doing some late night online shopping or eating dessert.  Tab would say, "Eat up!".  :)

*This one is super strange, but I'm owning it!!  ha!  If you ask me how to spell something, I visualize how I would type it.  Does that make sense??  I imagine typing the word and then it's easier for me to spell something out loud.  I know.  Super cray-cray.

*On that same note when I was in junior high a girlfriend asked me how to spell, "crap". Please excuse that language, Grandma!  But that's the word she wanted me to spell.  For some strange reason, I thought it was spelled C-R-A-P-H.  You know how the D-word has an extra random letter at the end that has no phonemic significance?  Well, I thought for some weird reason that crap (or craph) was the same way.  hahaha!!  Needless to say, she spelled it like I told her and her boyfriend laughed and laughed at her.  Oops!  To this day, I know that it's spelled, "C-R-A-P", but if you ask me how to spell it I'll want to put an "H" on the end.

*I'm from a super small country town in Missouri.  My graduating senior class had twelve people.  Yes, twelve.  Eight girls and four boys.  On the seniors' last day, we wanted to go out with a bang.  It was the country after all.  We decided to all drive four-wheelers, three-wheelers, whatever you had to school that day instead of a car.  We all met up before driving into school so if someone didn't have something to drive we all shared.  I drove our four-wheeler, but my very favorite part about it was one of my classmates drove his tractor.  I'm one hundred percent happy I live in the city now, but at times my country roots definitely shine through.  I think back on that last day of school and smile!

*In high school, I would have used the word "athletic" to describe myself.  I'm not even kidding.  But I can't use it anymore.  From fifth grade to graduation I played volleyball.  I played for my school, on club teams, and went to camps each summer.  I was all in and pretty good.  I made All-District...that makes me sound legit, right?  haha!!  So my first year of teaching third grade the school where I taught has a huge kickball tournament the last week of school.  The classes all play each other and then the winners play each other and eventually the number one student team plays the teachers.  That is a BIG game with an announcer, parents watching, and the entire school in attendance.  I was only twenty-two years old I should have been the star on the kickball team, right?  So wrong!  First off...when it was my turn to kick I completely missed the ball.  My leg went right over the top!  Then when I was in the field....the ball went right through my legs.  Needless to say, I would NEVER use the word "athletic" to describe myself again. 

*I'm not an pet person.  Growing up we had a couple random dogs and cats, but none that ever really became a part of the family.  Living out in the country, they were all outside pets.  But my son, Nixon, is obsessed with dogs and has been since he could talk!  I'm mentally preparing myself for getting him a dog when he's seven.  I think I told him that when he was three because it seemed SO FAR AWAY.  Well, he just turned five!!  EEK!!

*I'm a good mix of crazy disorganized and organized.  I lose my debit card ALL THE TIME!  It drives my husband crazy!  But if you asked me where Ebby Lee's blue polka dot dress was or Nixon's baseball belt...I could tell you EXACTLY where they are. 

*The phrase "we should go dancing" has never left my mouth.  (I totally copied this from a friend!)  I think the only time dancing is fun is at a wedding when your doing ridiculous things like the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance.  

Yesterday I shared...
They weren't 100% Momfessional Moments, but they were super close.  You can check it out here.

If you'd like to read about more confessions, I host a series every month called, "Owning It".  I ask other bloggers to come and claim their crazy by sharing it with us.  They are SO much fun to read.  I'm excited about this Thursday.  I have a new friend sharing her crazy.  Here are other past posts from my series...

You can read Elise @ Cheers Y'all HERE.
You can read Andrea's @ Momfessionals HERE.
You can read Kelly's @ Kelly's Korner HERE.
You can read Olivia's @ Snyders Tell All HERE.
You can read Narci's @ Grace and Love Blog HERE.
You can read Fancy Ashley's HERE.
You can read Kelly's @ Redhead on the Run HERE.
You can read Shay's @ Mix and Match Mama HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!  XOXO


Justine said...

Erika- SO with you about not being a pet person!! My kids want a dog so so bad... I am holding out as long as I can get away with it! Hope you have a great day!!

Mix and Match Mama said...

I just cannot visualize you on a four-wheeler driving to school. Just the thought makes me laugh out loud!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

"Athletic" makes me lololololol. And if it's the last thing I do...Jeni and I are going to get you and Shay to go dancing with us. I'm fully prepared to get you all liquored up and then drag you onto a dance floor. It will be fun. I promise. :)

Narci said...

So funny about the post office!! Also, I still have to laugh about the 4-wheeler story!! :) my favorite!!

Erika Slaughter said...

Me too, girl!!

Erika Slaughter said...

I wish I had a picture to prove it!

Erika Slaughter said...

Girl-it might require a lot more than that! Haha!

Erika Slaughter said...

You gotta do what you gotta do, right?

Queen In Between said...

You crack me up! I've never thought to explain it that way but I'm perfectly disorganized but organized too!

Stephanie said...

As a mommy to an 11 month old boy, I know that lots of outside pottying is coming my way...especially since I have, on more than one occasion, had to stop his daddy from doing the same (not in public, at least). Boys never grow up, I guess :)

Erin said...

Love it!! I'm totally not a dancing fan either. Whenever one of my girlfriends has a birthday they will all suggest we go dancing and I'm like "Uhhhh.... okay... but I'm going to need a LOT of wine"

Nixon is going to be so sweet with that puppy in a few more years!
-Erin (No Bohns About It)

Danielle said...

cute momfessions! i totally do the typing the word out in my head to spell it!! too funny ;)

Blake Callahan said...

Love the post office incident! Have a great Tuesday!

Jen said...

These are so funny!

MAK said...

I've let my two year old (also Bowen) tee tee outside of public places so many times! It is just so much easier than going to the bathroom and constantly saying DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!