Friday, September 27, 2013

Sept 27: Five Minute Friday TRUE

Here's the details.
"1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word. (On your blog or in the comments).
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}.
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you.

Here's the prompt this week: TRUE


True is a GREAT prompt for me.  More than any other trait, I want people to feel like I'm TRUE. Honest.  Dependeable.  No, I don't have a clean house, and I'm not a very good mother, and I'm still pretty fat because I like to eat and I don't have any self control, and I watch too much tv- but I like to think that even though I have all these terrible attributes, I am TRUE. I stay true to myself, and true to my family.

I like to think I represent myself pretty accurately.  I feel like my children know I love them beyond all doubt, because I'm always honest and true with them. I like to think that the few close friends I have, they actually value me and love me for me, and not because I've ever put up a front, or misrepresented myself in some way.  Because with me, what you see is what you get.

And that's very important to me.

Should it  be? Who knows.  Should I try to hide the fact that I'm a terrible mother? That I'm thirty pounds overweight? That I kissed Ava this morning right after she'd kissed Daisy goodbye and she transerfed some snot she'd picked up from Daisy ONTO MY LIPS and I gagged and freaked out? Probably.  But Ava laughed instead of getting offended, so I think it ended up okay and besides that-


Time's up.

I feel like I need more than five minutes!!! But I guess THAT is the point, no? Ugh. Only three more days until I've blogged for thirty days straight!!! Despite what my sister said this morning on the phone, I haven't skipped a single day. And for some odd reason, this makes me extremely proud.  I might need to find a more productive hobby.

Anyway. If you're having a rough week (I myself am having a semi rough day, it started crap but got pretty better as the day went on) I can't encourage you enough to check out Lisa Jo's blog, even if you don't want to join in on Five Minute Friday. There's just something about her.


  1. I love the way you wrote this with raw honesty! I think that was the point Lisa Jo was trying to make. :)

    1. Thankyou! I sometimes worry that I might be a little TOO honest, but I figured since the prompt was TRUTH... ;)

  2. I LOVE your post! It made me smile really big because you live your life the way I do. In fact, I told someone in recent months, "What you see is what you get!"

    One more thing...I feel sure you are a great mother even though you may feel like you're not. We all blow it at times with our words, and people that pretend they don't mess up aren't living in a "true" way. Keep writing and being "YOU!"


    1. Thankyou. I hope when my children are grown, they think I wasn't that bad either.