Being that I skipped the most important Holla Hump Day, the day before Thanksgiving, I have decided this one will take it's place…sort of.
A good friend posted this article in a Facebook group I belong to. This is essentially what Holla Hump Day is for me. It's a great time to say thanks for the traditional important stuff and be all grateful, but it's also a time to say thanks for stuff I probably wouldn't normally say out loud. My favorites in the HuffPo article are numbers 7, 12, and 19.
In the spirit of nontraditional giving thanks, this week's shout outs go to…
…other kids birthday parties where my kids play so much they pass out immediately when we get home.
…iPads, iPhones, and all other electronic mediums that kids are exposed to today. In some circles these things are a big no no. In my world they fall into the category of those "things we didn't have as kids" that are clearly amazing to have now. Just sayin'.
…therapy in all forms (stolen idea from above mentioned Facebook group). Seriously, this blog, my friends, and the therapist I pay to see are what hold this little life of mine together sometimes.
…concealer. I feel like someone should stop lying to teenagers and let them know that things like stress, having babies, and generally being an adult can still cause acne. It doesn't necessarily go away the day you turn twenty kids.
…Amazon Prime. While it may actually be OVERLY convenient, it's one of those rare things that makes me feel lazy and productive all at the same time.
…secrets. This one may be the most nontraditional, awkward one of all. I love the secrets that Seth and I have. I love the secrets my girls whisper in my ear that make no sense at all. I love secret groups and secret bonds with great friends. Obviously I am a full disclosure kind of girl…but the random secretive parts of life are often the most entertaining. SIDE NOTE - I am not talking about secrets that hurt people. Only the silly, sweet ones that are all my own.
…old things. Seth and I are in the market for an old farm table. These things are often so hard to find and so much money. But I love antiques, and I love that Seth and I share that love even if we usually can't afford it! I also love the history that's in my house because of old things. Be it a blanket or my grandfather's side table…I love feeling like remnants of a different time are in my home.
…post it notes. I'm sure you've all seen the blog Message With A Bottle by the guy who puts hilarious post it notes all over his house. Brilliant he is. I have decided that now that Lila is starting to read I am going to just put notes to her everywhere after she goes to bed. More on that in the coming weeks.
Please do share your nontraditional hollas. We know you have some….