Back to the Basics: Things I Know to be True

Sometimes, in blogging and in life, you need to go back to basics. You know, think about those things that are real and meaningful for you. They don’t have to be big, and they don’t have to be important to other people, but they carry weight for you. I’m doing that today in this blog post.

10 Things I Know to be True (For Me)

4 year old self-portrait1. Butterscotch pudding is the best kind of pudding, bar none. I know many people favour chocolate, and while in general I agree that chocolate is awesome, when it comes to pudding it’s butterscotch all the way.

2. My husband agrees with me on the butterscotch pudding. When I discovered that we had this in common as 15-year-olds who were newly dating, I knew it was l-o-v-e.

3. In the 21 years since we bonded over pudding, my husband has discovered that he’s lactose intolerant. No more pudding for him. But it’s still l-o-v-e all the same.

4. The only thing more awesome than pudding is ice cream. The best kind of ice cream is mint chocolate chip, although it’s hard for me to say bar none, because there are so many good kinds of ice cream. Really, I just want all the ice cream.

5. Since my husband is lactose intolerant, that means I have one less person to share my ice cream with. I should feel sorry for him, but I’m too busy gloating over the extra ice cream.

6. My husband can still eat potato chips, and we both agree that the best kind is salt and vinegar, bar none. See? We were meant to be.

Working on some art before school7. Potato chips are my example of a food that is nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, and that is still not good for you. This means that pretty much anyone is free to eat potato chips and feel guilty about it, without violating their dietary restrictions.

8. Ice cream is still better than potato chips, though.

9. You know what’s better than ice cream and potato chips and pudding? A four-year-old who holds your hand, looks deep into your eyes, and says, “I need you to listen to my words.” The combination of imitation (it’s the sincerest form of flattery), calmness when three months ago he would have been losing his head, and unintentional sass is just too awesome for words.

10. A seven-year-old who draws at least one picture every day just for you is exactly the same level of awesome as the four-year-old.

What do you know to be true?

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    1. I know that the bathroom is my favorite room in the house. I hide there . All. The. Time.

      I know that my children draw the most out of me – the most laughter, the most strength, the most frustration, the most happiness.

      I know that – this too shall pass – and I often say this over and over to myself when I can’t see end of the tunnle.
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    2. I know that the good chocolate is mine, all mine, and no one better touch it or they will feel the wrath.

      I know that talking to me before I’ve had my first cup of coffee is a pointless affair, and may in fact involve some blood being drawn.

      I know that while super salty chips are my number one savoury treat and chocolate is my number one sweet treat, chocolate covered anything salty may be the best treat in the world. Food from the gods in fact.

      I know that having children has been the best personal growth and therapy for me. I am learning more and more about myself as I navigate through raising three very different little beings. Just the other day my middle daughter said to me “I can hardly wait until Friday when I’ll be free of you and your words…I don’t like to hear what you have to say.” Just trying to breathe, realize that she is a person with feelings and be thankful that she is working on communicating clearly with me. There were times where I wished I could have spoken to my mother that way and instead I resented her for having to always be right and not acknowledging my feelings.
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      • Mmm, chocolate covered salty foods! Those really are awesome. Although I would draw the line at salt and vinegar + chocolate. Even I have my limits.

        And it really is amazing how much parenting challenges you, but also teaches you and helps you grow.

    3. “7. Potato chips are my example of a food that is nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, and that is still not good for you. This means that pretty much anyone is free to eat potato chips and feel guilty about it, without violating their dietary restrictions.” <— Amber, you rock. :-D
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