Today is the first day of Down Syndrome Awareness month and the first day of the 31 for 21 Challenge hosted by my friend Michelle. While Boo does not have Down Syndrome, she has plenty of friends who do. For those friends I will be participating in the challenge once again. Or trying to, at least!
1. Is this how I imagined my life to be? Of course, every little girl imagines that she will be over 40, not living in a castle and married to a guy who thinks nothing of plucking a bird he just shot in the kitchen sink. Ha! In all seriousness, no. This is not the life I imagined at all.
But it is so much better than I could have dreamed. I have a guy, that while he does pluck birds in my sink he also attends the majority of Boo's therapy appointments and is a hands-on dad. I have a daughter who is a wise-ass but also the most empathetic child I have ever met. I have Boo, who has taught me more about the world around me than all the social studies classes I took in school.
I might not have prince charming or live in a fantasy land. But life is pretty good.
3.What’s your drink of choice when out with girlfriends? Hmmm...let me think :)
5.Name something you’ve learned about yourself that has surprised you. I am not quite the wallflower I was in high school. I am more confident that I ever imagined I would be, willing to take risks and a stand for what I believe in.
7. What do I love about myself? That I made some pretty great kids. They are not perfect, but they are mine.
8. If money were no question, I’d purchase…a maid. Seriously, just to clean the bathrooms and the floors. Heck, who am I kidding. If money was no object I would hire a housekeeper like Mrs. Garrett. They would cook, grocery shop and clean whatever mess David made in the kitchen with those damn birds.
9. What’s your biggest struggle in life? Finding enough time in the day for everything I sign myself up for!
Thank you so much Sylvia for tagging me. In turn I tag:
Kate at http://www.anothercleanslate.com/
K at Transcending CP
Emily at Oh Boy Mom!
Here were the rules:
If you choose to participate please pick six of the following questions to answer!
1. Is this how you imagined your life would be?
2. Name one good deed you did that went unseen.
3. What’s your drink of choice when out with girlfriends?
4. How did your blog come about?
5. Name something you’ve learned about yourself that has surprised you.
6. What hobbies do you have that you don’t mention on your blog?
7. What do you love about yourself?
8. If money were no question, I’d purchase…
9. What’s your biggest struggle in life?
Please be sure to stop by both Michelle's and Sylvia's blogs. You will not be disappointed.