Sure and Unsure.

There are some things I know with the whole fiber of my being.  I would no more question these things than I would question whether the sun would rise in the east tomorrow morning.  Here are a few of the things I am rock solid sure about:

*Crock-pots are one of the greatest cooking devices ever invented.  When I use my crock-pot and have dinner bubbling away by 9:00 a.m. I feel ten pounds lighter, ten years younger, and ten IQ points smarter.  Crock-pots are amazing.

*The longer you stare at a word the more it looks wrong.  Just in writing this post I’ve stared at a word long enough that I had to get the dictionary out just to prove to myself that the word actually exists.

*High heels with denim jeans is just wrong.  No!  Don’t argue with me, I am resolved on this matter.  Stop it I say.  I’m not listening.  Na na na na na na, I can’t hear you.

*We are put on this earth for a reason.  There is a plan for each one of us and discovering our purpose is the most important journey we can take.

*Wearing white pants in public requires a faith in one’s ability to avoid filth and monitor one’s menstrual cycle that I simply do not possess.  Hence you will never see me wearing white pants.  Ever.  (Unless you sneak inside my home and catch me wearing some comfy white sweat pants.  But you would have to be part ninja to execute that plan.)

*The minute I think I’ve got it all figured out is the exact minute when everything changes.

*It’s possible for two people who hold diametrically opposed view points to converse politely with each other.  Even on the internet.  It is also possible for those two people to be friends.  Diversity is great.  We don’t have to all think alike.  I promise.  (Unless you think high heels go with jeans, because then all bets are off.)

Here are the things that I’m quite unsure about, the things that worry and vex me to my undecided center:

*Oyster dressing for Thanksgiving dinner.  Pioneer Woman posted a recipe the other day and the whole concept of fishy stuffing is intriguing……and a little bit scary.

*Which Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie do I like best?  The one with Gene Wilder that I grew up with or the newer one with Johnny Depp.  The songs are better in the newer movie, but the Oompa Loompas are freakier in the Gene Wilder version.

*Leggings.  Are they cute and fun?  Or are they immodest and tacky?  I do not know.

*Do I homeschool my youngest next year for kindergarten?  Or do I send her for half a day?  I know I could do an awesome job with her next year, and that with my one-on-one instruction she would progress intellectually faster than she would in a group of 27 random children.  However.  Would she benefit more from riding the bus, being in a larger group, and being exposed to a different set of circumstances for three hours a day?  I’m just not sure what would be the best course of action.  One day I think, “I’m definitely homeschooling her next year, of course!”  Then I start thinking about the benefits to her social little soul if she attended public school for just one year.  She loves preschool so much this year.  And then I’m confused.  Again.

These are the things that have been on my mind today.  What’s on yours?

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11 Responses to Sure and Unsure.

  1. Yes to the high heels with jeans. Not that I’ve done it more than I can count on one hand…but I still like the look. But I still love you. Will you still love me?

  2. I’ve also convinced myself that words do not exist. When I find myself staring crookedly at the screen and wondering if the letters “t-h-a-t” really spell “that,” and if “that” really has a legitimate purpose in the English language, then I know I really need more sleep.

    Your posts just get funnier and funnier. I’ve been reading through some of your older ones, and all I can say is this:

    You have a gift. Thanks for letting us in on it.

  3. Nicole says:

    YES!! To heel with jeans… No arguing, just fact. NO!! To oyster dressing, smelly fish and yummy turkey don’t mix. NO!! To leggings, unless they are on a cute little girl! THE END. By the way, I love you… And miss you like crazy!

  4. My question about sending your youngest to Kindergarten next year would be, once she’s experienced the big school, would she be mad at you for pulling her out to homeschool? I homeschooled my oldest for Kindergarten and then put her in the big school. She’s very stubborn and didn’t want to do what mom wanted her to do. Once she experienced the big school, there was no turning back. She’s a social butterfly. Maybe you could homeschool her but enroll her in an extra curricular activity of some sort for social time.

  5. Nancy says:

    The bus…?
    No, THE BUS!
    1. Will there be middle school students on THE BUS?
    Then, “NO!”
    2. Will there just be other students her own age?
    Then, “Maybe yes”.
    I raised six and taught in a private school for four years and in the public school for 25.
    I love, love, love how you are raising your children. I would do the same if I had it to do over again…

  6. Woodstockgurl says:

    Would you consider the remotest possibility of high-heeled boots with jeans? Because I’ve got an awesome pair of boots and an awesome pair of boot-cut jeans, and I feel like Cindy Crawford when I wear them together. (Mostly because all models who came after Cindy Crawford look like they need a cheeseburger in an IV). Anyway, amen to our crock pots. And what does your daughter think about the school/homeschool conundrum? I’m interested in how you’re going to figure this out.

    • bunkersdown says:

      High heeled boots are definitely allowed. Or anything, really, that makes you feel like Cindy Crawford. And right now the four year old wants to stay home for kindergarten, so that’s the way I am leaning. At least for today.

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