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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! invented by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week. I've never participated in this meme before, but this week, I was just such an exceptionally superior mother and human being, that I couldn't resist bragging about a few of the things I didn't do! *wink, wink*

I certainly did not cuss out another car while driving my kiddos to the park this week, and my toddler did not immediately and repeatedly mimic the foul language I didn't speak. And I was not amused and grateful that he mistakenly pronounced my colorful word as "ack-jass" instead of shouting it out the right way.

I did not eat an entire bag of Famous Amos bite-sized cookies in one sitting. I wouldn't do that because I am on a diet. I'm going to lose 15 pounds in 11 weeks, which will be a piece of cake (pun intended) because I possess the most amazing willpower and never give in to my sweet tooth cravings.

I also did not create a makeshift lipstick out of Carmex and pink marker after I did not forget my favorite gloss when meeting friends for lunch this week. I am not that desperately vain.

I did not throw a stuffed dog at my son's head to get him to quiet down while I was on the phone after my highly-effective finger-snapping, glaring and exaggerated head shaking did not work. That would be childish and borderline abusive. And of course I am a model of maturity and unshakable patience.

And speaking of my extraordinary patience, there is no way that instead of cuddling the little Beast as he bawled his eyes out after taking a tumble, I might have said "Well, if you had listened to mommy in the first place and not climbed up the changing table, you wouldn't have fallen and hurt yourself!" I didn't say that because I am endlessly empathetic, even at the end of an extremely trying, napless day!

There, glad I got that off my chest. If you've got some things you want to cop to NOT doing this past week, head over to MckMama's site and play Not Me! too.


Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light said...

We have so much in common it's scary.....seriously! I love your NMM and I can't believe I'm not the only person in the world who has made lipstick out of chapstick and magic marker. I think we're long lost sisters!!!

Joy said...

Ha! I did not throw a stuffed animal.. Have you been to my house ;)

Have a great week!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your lipstick sounds amazing : ). Wow. Very innovative : ). These always look like so much fun! I totally understand you with the cookie issue. Sweets are a huge problem for me.

Upstatemomof3 said...

Very well done. I too havr not shrugged off a crying fit after a fall caused by not listening. :)

Kristin said...

I love not me Monday!

I also did not create a makeshift lipstick out of Carmex and pink marker after I did not forget my favorite gloss when meeting friends for lunch this week. I am not that desperately vain.
LOL! You crack me up. I will have to try that, or I guess I am supposed to say NOT try that.

kbreints said...

HAHA!! I have never done the First and certainly the last either!

Tess said...

I did not waste my weekend and got lots done!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

I am so glad you didn't admit to any of that and that CPS still allows you to keep your children. There is hoe for me... :)

Jennifer Bowen said...

LOL You are a hoot! I love visiting your blog...that stuffed dog paragraph really got me. Don't you just hate it when your kids don't seem to get what you mean when you do all those crazy contortionist movements to try to get their attention? Thank goodness the neighbors aren't too close to see! ;)

BlogBaby said...

So glad you joined in NMM this week!

I think I peed a little reading your post. Really, I think I did. BabyMama...youhoo...diaper change on aisle 7.

My BabyMama would like you to know that she is in shock and awe at your lip gloss resourcefulness. Now, to be specific, was the marker permanent or the wash with water kind? For future reference in case she should ever have the occasion TO LEAVE THE HOUSE for reason's other than grocery shopping and require just a touch of lip color to set off her unwashed hair and wrinkled clothes look. ;)


jen@odbt said...

I have done all those not me's and then some. I think it's a rule somewhere for kids that when mom is on the phone, be as loud as you can be. I swear it happens all.the.time in my house!

Michelle said...

Great Not Me's! I never eat naughty foods when I am on a diet! That would be cheating. :)

Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Keri said...

Love your NMM! I will so NOT be back for more.

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

ROFL! Hilarious post! I'm loving your blog!

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