Friday, January 22, 2010

Cheetos for Breakfast

Welcome to my world. I have not a clue if anybody will read this or find it humorous or helpful. But if you are a woman, and especially if you are a mom, you may just find that, after reading about my life, you feel oddly better about yourself. I do that to people.

A few years ago a friend called me up bemoaning the fact that she was such a horrible mother. I think she had allowed her 3 year old to have a doughnut or Pop-Tart or perhaps some Neon Honey Frosted Tidbit Wads. This poor woman had standards and had fallen short. All I had to say was (and it was true), "Well, Mary had Cheetos for breakfast." "Oh, I feel so much better. Thank you." You could practically see the guilt slide off of her like frosting off a still-too-warm cake (I can never wait long enough to frost those things).

I have always wanted to blog. I think things and want to write things. But when I think about other people reading them it kind of flips me out. I am afraid of being chastised for my honesty or chided for my self-deprecating humor. I may not spell right or use proper punctuation and that may offend the more literary and pedantic reader. I have never been able to function under pressure or perform under another's watchful eye.

But it's high time I put on my big girl panties and say what I want to say and not worry if it is proper. I just pray that it is encouraging and fun and that, whoever you are, you find yourself feeling a little better when you leave.


  1. I am SO thankful I found your blog!

  2. Wow. Found my way here via a post somebody shared on Facebook. This is great stuff, and I added you to my reading list...

  3. How do I follow you? I am social media challenged. I love your perspective.

  4. I think my kids would love it if I let them have Cheetos for breakfast! I did let them have ice cream for dinner once. Reminds me that we need to do it again. :)

  5. As a Mom of a 19 yr old daughter - I'm so happy I found your blog. It makes me feel like I'm not a failure as a Mom! I am a follower of Jesus and a Mom who puts way too much pressure on herself because her daughter isn't doing life the way I thought she would/should! Thanks for the encouragement to allow Jesus to be my refuge and hope when it comes to all things - including my parenting (or lack thereof) skills! Keep up the God-centered, humerous, and thought provoking writing!