In the past, I’ve written about how easy and perfectly normal it is to share only the very best parts of ourselves in our blogs and social media (the other confessional post). After all, those are the parts we are proud of, excited about, and want to shout from the rooftop. But they are not the whole story. So in the spirit of honest disclosure I am sharing a few confessions with you.
I will over eat today and it will likely be nothing but junk and I will love every single minute of it. I am going into this day knowing that there are at least a half dozen Reese’s Peanut Butter cups in the world with my name on them and I will enjoy every one of those chemical filled, GMO laden treats along with every bit of Laffy Taffy that comes my ways and at least one handful of Twizzlers.
I’m not proud. I am fully aware that the chocolate industry is a human rights nightmare. I know that modern candy is a chemistry experiment, dipped in paint and covered in the bright red guts of squished bugs (it’s true, you know. Google, “cochineal” if you don’t believe me!). The wrappers will end up in landfills where they will sit, never rotting, for a million years.
I’m going to eat the candy anyway.
In the midst of this sugar-crazed binge we will probably order a pizza which we will wash down with soda. I will be moaning with the deliciousness of that cheesy gooeyness.
And it’s not just that…
I will scare Toddler-saurus Rex at least once. It’s not nice. But it’s kind of funny.
It’s a fair guess that I’ll lose my temper at least once. The weather is awful (which means we will be trapped indoors most of the time), my kids will be wound up. There will be free-flowing amounts of sugar and food dye. This is a recipe for at least one kid (or possibly an adult) getting in big trouble sometime in the next 16 hours.
I will pridefully go into the world believing in my heart of hearts that my kids, in their funny little costumes, are cuter than everyone else’s kids. Don’t tell me you don’t feel the same way about yours. I won’t believe you.
And I will eat candy. Did I mention the candy? I’m pretty excited about that part.
So, see, no one is perfect. We’re all just reaching for our goals. Maybe by next year I’ll be more evolved.
Have a fun and safe day and, if you live anywhere near me, try your best to not get soaked in freezing cold rain!
By the way, there is still time to sign up to win one of five prizes from Splash Math and The Squishable Baby! Just click the image below to register.
You may also be interested in:
$3 + 1 hour = An Awesome Robot Costume – it’s not too late to put together a great homemade costume on the cheap!
Going No GMO – what’s it like to try to eat GMO free in America for 30 days?
Insanely Scrumptious (Healthy?!? Easy?!?) Chocolate Pudding – in case you are going to be more responsible than me today but still want something chocolatey and delicious.
Are you, too, seeking to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort?
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