This is inspired by Mama Kat's weekly writers workshop. I havent been the best about linking up every Thursday but this weeks was just to good to pass up. So I will only half-watch Pawn Stars with my husband while we half-cuddle. Wait he is sitting on the floor fixing my phone and I am sprawled out on the couch "working." Typical night let me tell ya.
That ended up being a pretty good opener to.....
A list of things I no longer have in common with my single/childless friends and reasons I still love them.
When you are single and you buy a cute monogram letter you can get one that is for your FIRST name. Could you imagine if I had this on my wall?
its nearly 3 feet tall
See it just wouldnt work. People would walk in and say.. "an L?" even though they clearly know my name is LAUREN. So we stick to A's :) this is reminding me of a time when I wanted to buy a little monogram H for a necklace and my gf couldnt figure out why, my maiden name is Hughes.
Cuddling in the summer does not happen. Why in the heck would you do that? Its hot and sweaty and sticky. Ewwy. Sorry to my single ladies, that your ears are burning after this, but yeah sometimes its OKAY not to cuddle with your man.
I can not attend lunch dates or shopping trips on the fly. Unless you want my circus to tag along and even then it will take 20 min to tackle sippy cups, snacks, toys, diapers, make sure he actually has 2 socks and 2 shoes on (the correct feet help too).
I get tired at 8pm. As a matter of fact I can not multi task after 8:15. So when you are typing on fb to me about your love affairs and crazy escapades and I happen to be doing anything else at the same time sorry I am not a good listener.
Therefore it amazes me how you can stay up SO late, partying like a rockstar then still be at work functioning the next morning. If I have a rough night Ryan plays on the floor, eats gold fish for breakfast, and watches gabba while I doze on the couch til he hits me in the face with something.
Buy for me or buy for my son...... buy for my son, every dang time. 'Nuff said.
Flirting... whats that again? You get hit on in the store and are expecting it and pleased with the outcome of your aisle 6 stop. I get hit on in the store and just laugh. "sure buddy if only you KNEW what was waiting for me when I got home and what THIS hot bod went through last year you would not be raising your eye brows at me"
However ladies I still love you. I love you because you make me feel wild and free if only for a moment, you remind me that there is life beyond the huggies/pampers argument. You keep me up to date on fashion and tell me when I look like a slob in a very loving way. You are always full of energy cause you sleep in quietness at night. When I am too worn out you take my son on walks around the neighborhood and play knock knock whos at the door. You love me even though I scare the crap out of you with all my talk of c section scars and breastfeeding. You remind me that even though your life is sometimes intriguing that I love the home and the family that I have created and wouldnt trade it for the world.
Pretty much you are my only single/childless friend that I hang out with on a regular basis so this is mostly about you, you are the key in my lime pie, the peanut butter to my jelly.. ok I cant think of any more its after 8. I hope you still love me cause I love you. Thank you for keeping me sane.