Fun Facts About Me (Mostly to Make You Feel Better About Yourself)
I'd like to start this blog with a proper introduction...or rather an improper one. Here are 10 facts about me that will surely help you feel better about yourself.
1) WHILE MY KIDS SLEEP:
I'm either working or KonMari-method-folding mountains of laundry while binge-watching something on Hulu or Netflix. (Currently re-watching 30 Rock and have the "Werewolf Bar-Mitzvah" song stuck in my head. Blurg.)
2) FAVORITE FOOD:
CHOCOLATE (I can easily devour an entire Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Bar in a day.)
3) I LOATHE:
Cleaning as I go.
Give me a hoarder's trove and I can make it sparkle, but ask me to wash my dishes after each meal or put my clothes away on the daily and I just can't.
My husband is HANDS-DOWN the tidiest one in our family.
4) I LOVE:
Throwing kid parties! I am THAT mom with the completely-unnecessary, over-the-top kid parties.
And since I'm usually on a budget, I end up DIY'ing most of it (like this year's paper-mache disco ball pinanta covered in cut-up shiny CD squares - I don't recommend.)
Can't stop. Won't stop.
5) MY BFF:
Is my husband Scott, who I had a class with in high school, but didn't start dating until college.
We got married when I was a 20-year old baby, but no regrets here.
6) MY KIDS:
I've got two wild boys ages 5 and 2.5. Their sweet relationship with each other bursts my heart daily. And their potty talk keeps my eyes a-rollin'.
Gilbert, Arizona. We're headed off to UNLV for law school and I'm sure going to miss it here.
Researching topics that make everyone uncomfortable and then needlessly sharing every detail I've read with anyone in earshot. (Usually Scott. Lucky him.)
9) BIRTH ORDER:
Oldest of 7.
5 girls. 2 boys.
My youngest brother is only 4.5 years older than my son.
We live within walking distance to both sets of parents ("DEBRAAA!!").
10) AND THE CLASSIC "WHAT'S YOUR WORST TRAIT?" INTERVIEW QUESTION:
I'm detail-oriented to a fault (which ironically, is perfect for coding and web-design - one wrong piece of punctuation and the whole website breaks down).
For example, in 6th grade, our big project was to build a castle. I spent the entire week perfecting the moat with the ability to hold real water. Unfortunately, that only left one night to finish the rest of the entire castle. But of course, that's what dad's are for.
I've since learned a better balance and we now have a family saying: "Don't spend too much time on the moat that you forget about the castle."