but learned again this month:
- If you don’t have giant bandaids, you can use a bandana to tie a kotex to your husband’s hand when he burns his skin late at night and wants to protect it while he sleeps.
- If you need a new patio table, one will magically appear at your front door. Behind it, you will find giant birthday cupcakes (see pic) and a card from a visiting (and quite spectacular) friend. Thank you, Christine!
- If you accidentally toss a heap of lantana clippings into the blue bin instead of the green bin, you will be really upset with yourself when you also pour a container full of broken bottles, dented cans and wet cardboard in on top of them. Dumb. Dirty. Tedious and icky to correct.
- If you don’t write something on your blog at least five days a week, you will forget how and your drafts will threaten to outnumber your published pieces.
- If you really need a break from the house and long to indulge in a little guilt-free impulse shopping, a friend will suddenly appear with an Anthropologie gift card for your birthday. Thank you, SarahHUHlita!
- Everyone should have three moms. 😀 😀 😀
- If you sign up for every restaurant e-club out there, you will get a lot of free meals around your birthday.
- The little boy does better with pictures. For everything.
- You can’t finish your list unless you take a cheerios break when you get to number nine.
- Sitting in commute traffic sucks even more for a low blood sugar autistic seven-year-old than it does for me. “No zero. No zero. Yes sixty.”
- Oil covered wildlife is sad and wrong and makes me teary. (Don’t look, mom.)
- I want to see Toy Story 3 more than my child does.
- If you are patient enough, you will realize that the odd looking tomato in the corner is actually a yellow heirloom variety and not a red one gone wrong.
- If you are smart enough, you will take your salt shaker into the yard, eat the yellow tomato right from the vine, and feel more privileged than any diner who ever lived.
- Support for Obama will wax and wane, but I will always believe that he is a good man who is trying very hard to do what’s best.
- If you keep forgetting to take your child for a haircut, the hair will not stop growing to wait for you.
- You don’t have to pile into the car to entertain your kid. Sometimes, riding a scooter to the park around the corner is the best thing ever. Really, ever.