Friday, July 24, 2009

20 Rules...

...that I have broken: (in no particular order)
  • I have stepped on a crack. (my Mom's back is fine. But mine has some sketchy days.)
  • I have eaten raw cookie dough.
  • I have given my young kids raw cookie dough.
  • I didn't pick up after my dog in NYC. (And was yelled at. Nowadays I think the fine is $300.00)
  • I yelled at a fellow driver in NYC. (And was counter-yelled at. By a big irate man who climbed out of his car to do the yelling. I locked my car.)
  • I have argued with a police officer. ("My back wheels may have run the red light, but my front wheels were well within the yellow. And I was in the front seat.")
  • I tried a cartwheel in my late 40s. To see if I still have it. (Nope.)
  • I have gotten up in the middle of the night to go out and look at the stars.
  • I took up bike riding in my mid-40s. To see if I still have it. (Yes!)
  • I soundly give my opinion, frequently even if not even asked.
  • I gave my kids 1 mental health day each semester to use if they did not want to go to school.
  • I went to the Men's once. (Now, what female has not?)
  • I have gone to bed without doing the dishes. (only a few times.)
  • I grew a pineapple in Kansas last year.
  • I told my young son that there were crocodiles under his bed and that he couldn't get out of bed during the night. (He's OK, really. Going to college next month!)
  • I touched an art exhibit in a German museum once, because it looked just like a raw cut-up apple. It WAS a raw cut-up apple!! I still don't know if it was a joke. Maybe I'm on Deutsche Candid Camera somewhere.
  • I have traveled to the Southern Hemisphere with a 3-year old, a 4-year old, and pregnant with another.
  • I caused a commotion in a car repair once, utilizing 6 young kids hopping up and down in front of the counter in order to get service. Our flat was fixed post-haste.
  • I have no problem eating a handful of chocolate chips, sans raw cookie dough.
  • I let my daughter's cat sleep with us at night. This was always against the rules. But now I like it.

3 comments:

mllr said...

I also tried a cartwheel in my late 40s...it is so scary! I touched a Van Gogh when I was 20, am glad the museum cops didn't see me.

twebsterarmstrong said...

And you see, we are kindred spirits.

But don't let's tell our kids what we have done...

C said...

Puzzle greatly thanks you for a bed at night. I miss that bundle of fuzz.

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