Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Owl Spotlight: TattieTats

As Labor Day approaches and Summer comes to it’s unofficial end, I can’t help but think back over the past few month and wonder what I could have done better. I spent a lot of time setting up shop this year. At first glance, I would imagine that I could have better spent that time taking my children swimming, playing at the park, or going hiking. Many years, I feel as if I wasted away the time I had with my son and, now, my daughter. However, we did quite a lot over the course of the last four months. Camping, hiking, attending summer camp, traveling, golf tournaments, swimming, touring our city, walking the greenways, the list goes on and on. Plus, I set up my own business. Oh, and I have a baby. I’m amazed I’m still standing, quite honestly.

Over the course of the summer, I learned many things. Some were important, some not so important, but all have their place in my crazy, busy life. In no particular order, the 25 most wonderful lessons of Summer 2009.

  1. Rollercoasters are kinda fun, but don’t eat pork rinds before boarding.
  2. If you drop a needle on the floor and can’t find it, put on some shoes.
  3. Go to court if your dog gets loose and it is not your fault. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with a misdemeanor.
  4. Have lots of extra craft ideas just in case the Cub Camp you’re staffing falls during an exceptionally rainy week.
  5. It is okay for your child to be bored once in awhile. He’ll learn to cope.
  6. It is even better for the game system to break the first week of summer. The child is then forced to use his imagination. [gasp]
  7. Babies can extend their short little bodies to reach anything. Watch out!
  8. If you go camping and don’t over-pack, you will invariably need whatever you left behind.
  9. On the flip side, if you go camping and you pack way too much, you won’t use any of it.
  10. Don’t shoot your water-adverse husband with the hose. He will get you back.
  11. Go ahead and spend the extra money on a really good sewing machine. You still won’t use it nearly as often as you think, but it will work when you need it.
  12. Who says laundry has to be put away as soon as it’s done? It won’t walk away.
  13. If you haven’t attempted to dive in ten years, you’ll quickly remember that belly flops hurt.
  14. Dogs will steal hot dogs from the grill, but doesn’t that sort of make them cannibals?
  15. Store-bought cupcakes do not taste better than homemade, even if you do spend lots of money on them.
  16. If you don’t take an umbrella with you to the festival, it will rain.
  17. It really does take an eight year old two hours to play four holes of golf. Plan to work on your tan.
  18. Boys become more reckless the older they get. If you hear a large crash from the backyard, don’t expect to ever find out what caused it.
  19. It’s okay to be a twit, but don’t abuse it.
  20. Do not convince your elderly mother to go down a waterslide by saying, “it’s no big deal.” It is a big deal and she will threaten to kill you about halfway down.
  21. Fire is hot. Don’t touch the pretty end of the fire stick.
  22. Kill em with kindness. They won’t know what to do.
  23. If everyone in the house has the stomach bug, don’t pretend you won’t get it.
  24. When you’re ready for your child to go back to school, you realize that you have six more weeks in which to entertain him.
  25. Summer comes to an end every year, but you can still wear your swimsuit if you dare.

Editors Note: TattieTats is one of our brand new members, having only joined with the August batch. Check her out! Etsy Mini love:


raynae said...

I just love your name. :) And your daughter is absolutely adorable! And your son, too, of course. Welcome to the Owls!

TattieTats said...

Thanks for the welcome! They are pretty cute, aren't they? lol


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