Sunday, September 16, 2012

Reality Check

I was talking to a friend the other day who said that she can't read blogs sometimes because they make her feel jealous. I had to laugh because I knew exactly what she meant. Sometimes when you read another person's blog you don't remember to read with eyes that are pre-filtered. 

By that I mean, you have to remember that the edit process on mostly all blogs is pretty substantial.
People usually only post about the best version of themselves or their families. 
They post the funny, the exciting, maybe the occasional rant or rave ... but it's all through a HUGE edit filter.
The edit process on most Facebook Status updates is normally 90% BS+Fluff, 10% truth. 
And the edit process on tweets, well that might be where you see some real life going on. Strangely people like to tweet their whole life, but you still have to read between the lines.

So as a tribute to said, friend I give you this 

My Reality Check...

I eat too much sugar.
I don't exercise enough.
I yell at my kids.
I cuss.
I can be lazy.
I have zits at 37.
My house smells like dogs because I have 2 dogs.
I drink too much wine.
I sweep up a fur coat from said dogs almost everyday.
My washer and dryer are never empty.
My kids haven't been to the dentist in a really long time.
I haven't been to the dentist in a really long time.
My Giant hasn't been to the dentist in a really long time. (Who can afford the dentist these days, raise your hands? Anyone?)
My kitchen sink is never empty.
I am so impatient sometimes I make coffee nervous.
I make frozen dinners way more than I care to admit, or just buy pizza.
I hate dusting, so my shit is covered with a good layer of ... well.. dust.
My Giant and I disagree, a lot about a lot of stuff.
I have a teen daughter who is good at it, being a teen that is.
My car is old, really old.
Some days cocktail hour is not confined to an hour.
AND ...
My shit stinks.

Please Don't judge.


Kasey said...

no judgement here! love this post and you are SO SO right :) thanks for being real :D

RadiantKristen said...

I love your confessions! I am so there too.

Bernadette Veenstra said...

I love this. I with you all the way!

Katrin said...

Haha. Love this. Thanks for making me smile!

lissa said...

it's true, people do edit their blog post a lot. I, myself, would only post things that I'm comfortable with.

so thanks for the reality check. hope you have a great day.

Sonia said...

No judgement from this side... none of us are perfect. I like to think we are masterpieces in the making. :)

Alyx said...


I really don't have much more to say than that.

amoryg said...

Well, you are still pretty cool!! :)

Kelly said...

I love you i love you i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are the same gf!!!

Amanda Cobb said...

This is a great post. :) Very real, and I think a lot of us can relate. I kind of want to do a post like this now.

Julie Marie said...

i am totally with you on the dentist thing. its horrible. seriously, i already owe like $3000 that i cant pay... guess we dont do "dentist" anymore... ugh.

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