July 07, 2010

A {not so} Perfect Life.

I am a glass half empty kinda gal.
I know I shouldn't be, but I am.

When things are going well, I don't always just sit back and enjoy it. Instead I sit back and wonder when it is all going to go to Hell.

Because things cant be perfect forever.
And eventually something that sucks is going to come around and ruin the perfection.

Just sayin'.

So when I am asked what I would want to change about my life, there are two answers.

"Nothing. My life is perfect."

But that is a complete lie.

Or...

"Everything"

OK..that isn't true either.

My answer is this

"Winning a lottery"
"Having a supermodel body....and face"
"Finding the solution to ending the arguments between my two headstrong boys"
"A 36 hour day"
"Convincing oldest child to wear underwear"
"Convincing middle child that it isn't appropriate to teach his sister how to say "Dink" and "Wienie"
"Becoming friends with Nancy Grace and having her end every conversation by saying Goodnight Friend."

OK.  Maybe things are pretty darn close to perfect.

Except the arguing part because if my boys are going to do this all summer, I may start drinking.  Heavily.

And then that opens up a whole new can of worms.
 
I bet MamaKat has a perfect life.


12 comments:

Heatherlyn said...

I always enjoy your approach to the writer's workshop.

There are so many interesting ways to look at our lives. I know you have a really good life. And every life comes with it's frustrating moments. It keeps life quirky and interesting, and sometimes funny (if it isn't happening to you, personally, of course).

I think I would go for the winning the lottery and not needing to sleep. I could get so much done if I didn't need to sleep. Of course, it would be nice to be tired sometimes. A good nap is really priceless.

Heatherlyn said...

I always enjoy your approach to the writer's workshop.

There are so many interesting ways to look at our lives. I know you have a really good life. And every life comes with it's frustrating moments. It keeps life quirky and interesting, and sometimes funny (if it isn't happening to you, personally, of course).

I think I would go for the winning the lottery and not needing to sleep. I could get so much done if I didn't need to sleep. Of course, it would be nice to be tired sometimes. A good nap is really priceless.

Jenners said...

I hear you ... I would change everything and nothing at all.

CynthiaK said...

I have a very similar approach: wishing for different, but realizing that I'm happy enough with what I've got.

But I could really use some sleep...that would be a definite request for my fairy godmother!!

Steph S. said...

Nice post :) I often think about the decisions I've made, and how i would like to have done a few things in the past differently - but i can't help but wonder how much it would have changed how things are now. I'm pretty content and happy w/life :) Happy Friday-Eve!

Nessa said...

I read a few of your post and you crack me up - I mean really laughing! Glad to have slid by from Mama Kats

Cecily R said...

You and really need to live closer to each other. I'd totally be your pal and end every conversation with "Goodnight Friend." What? Not the same as Nancy? Rats.

I'm totally with you. I have a great life and I love it. I wouldn't change it. Except for the things I would.

The fighting around here is getting to me too. When they get along I LOVE it, but when they don't I want to throw them all out the window. Nicely, of course.

Melani said...

I feel like you do all the time! Sometimes, I would change everything and then other times nothing! LOL

and I am with you on the heavy drinking if all my kids are going to do this summer is fight! I have 4 children (17, 15, 4 will be 5 the 19th of this month and 2 will be 3 aug 4th) oh and they so get on my nerves!

VandyJ said...

Drinking can be good--It numbs the ears so they can; hear every little snipe from little boys. I too would change the money situation, but not the family one.

amy said...

I really like your approach. It is hard to say what I would change when there are so many ramifications of just changing one thing. But I agree with you on everything and nothing.

Cheryl said...

Love this! I would like to live in a bigger house and have a daily housekeeper - who would also pour me a big fat drink at the end of the day! But not before she cooked me some kind of awesome dinner and, of course, made my kids eat it too!

Amber Page Writes said...

If we had a 36 hour day, could I sleep for 12 of them? That would be beautiful.