Question of the Week: Know Yourself



This week’s question at the Multiples and More blog is more of a writing exercise.

Write a list of 10 surprising things about yourself

It didn’t say whether it was 10 surprising to me or to other people.  So you get 5 of each.  Starting with the surprising things to me.

  1. I love being a mother.  This one surprised me because I liked kids.  But before Butterfly, I was not interested in having them.  At all.  I wanted to do things with my life.  But then I had Butterfly and I was surprised how much I loved being a mother.  Oh I loved her, but I LOVED being a mother.  And the boys made it even more fun for me.  That surprised me.
  2. I have turned into a night owl.  I used to love to get up early in the day before everyone was up.  I used to be able to get so much done before 9am.  Now I’m hard pressed to even get out the door before 10am…10:30am…11am.  Guess that will all change tomorrow with Butterfly starting school!
  3. Swimming in the ocean kind of creeps me out.  Oh it’s great and beautiful and I love it.  But swimming in water I can’t see the bottom of scares me.
  4. I worry.  A lot.
  5. I am so disorganized since having kids.  I used to be so good at keeping things together.  But now…I’m lucky if I can remember what day it is.

Okay, 5 surprising things to other people:

  1. I have a temper.  I rarely show it to anyone.  And really, those of you who know me in person, know that I’m pretty even keeled.  It’s like a sleeping volcano.
  2. I can’t spell.  And I was an English major.  Thank goodness for spell check.
  3. I am a pack rat.  Boy do I hold on to things.  I always seem to find uses for things years later.
  4. I love science.  I love how organized it all is, and how everything tends to have it’s own place.  I didn’t make it my career because I hate math.
  5. I used to jump horses.  Once I jumped a 5.7 foot fence and it scared the crap out of me.  Thrilled my teacher though.


3 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. Valinda
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 23:31:49

    I liked that list :) Thanks for sharing


  2. Dolli-Mama
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 23:35:26

    I can’t spell either. It’s a real problem and I want to get better at it.
    I like your take on the Question of the Week! I’m visiting from Multiples and More! :)


  3. Amanda
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 07:55:50

    I have to laugh because I love the ocean but refuse to swim in it. I can’t swim with fish, I can’t do it.


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