Being tired and ready for bed at 9 p.m. is okay.
The days are long but the years are short… and any time in the doctor’s office with kids feels like years AND days.
Chores for kids are a really good idea.
A good-fitting bra is important… and should be off your body no later than that 9 p.m. bedtime. Actually 5 p.m. is good too.
When in doubt, don’t buy, especially when it comes to shoes and lipstick.
Sometimes you take your kid to Disney on Ice because you know THEY will really love it, not because you will. And certainly not because you like paying $7.50 for that souvenir mug of tepid hot chocolate.
Stale popcorn is also very expensive at Disney on Ice.
You can totally do your own pedicure but it’s much more relaxing to have someone else do it.
Exercising is essential but so is eating a bag of kettle corn popcorn occasionally. It’s all about balance.
According to your kids the “good old days” are any of the days that were pre-internet.
Red paint takes 3-4 coats.
Mirrors are kinda dumb, but good for convincing your kids that you have eyes in the back of your head.
Cookies are not dumb at all.
However, laundry is THE dumbest.
The size of your house does not matter but the size of the love inside its walls does (cheesy but true).
Marriage is no piece of cake. But it is worth it to get to taste the anniversary cake.
You are old enough to be the mother of the cute lifeguards at the pool.
Having babies is a big deal but raising them to be adults you admire and respect is a MUCH bigger deal.
The term “low rise” on clothing can be translated to “no buy”.
Mom jeans (my version is jeggings) have their merits.
Eating an entire pint of cookie-dough ice cream on the first day of your period is totally acceptable. And if it isn’t, TOO DAMN BAD!
Your period is the devil.
Being yourself is the best person to want to be, and to actually be.
Drop-off birthday parties are the best.
It’s better to have your husband talk to your pre-teen son about the “hair down there.”
Writing your thoughts down right away is a really good idea because otherwise they could be gone in less than the blink of an eye.
Wrinkles are sneaky.
A good hairdresser is key.
(I may have mentioned that one before).
Quality time spent really listening to your loved ones is priceless.
40 is just a number.
As far as the title of this post goes, I just want y’all to know it took a few shoes purchases from the GAP for me to realize this. Apparently I am not a quick study. Or I had hopes that they would eventually get it right, but every pair of shoes I have bought from there have pretty much been crap. I like their other stuff. It’s just not a “shoe store”, you know? They do a good job with jeans however… 😉
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