Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Let's Run Around Naked, Shall We?

My life became easier when I realized it takes two minutes for my bread to turn to toast. That way when you only have seven minutes before you have to run out the door to work you’ll know if you have time to eat a piece of toast or not.

After six years of babysitting various children I have come to the conclusion that there are some things that make kids happy but don’t make others…no duh…but I’ve also discovered that there is one thing that is always bound to make a young child happy. Let them take off their clothes, paint their bodies, and run around naked.

My all time favorite children to babysit, when I was still babysitting, was an adopted Chinese girl and her non-blood brother. It was the little girl who introduced me to this awesome concept of free styling it. It was one of her favorite past times.

Some mother’s only want their children outside for this activity (best time to wave at your neighbors) and some only want their children inside. I don’t think it matters either way. It’s not as messy as it sounds.

Come to think of it, I think we should all paint our bodies and run around naked.


P.S. The paint should be able to wash off. Just a suggestion.

Monday, August 30, 2010

I Love First Posts

I live in the country. We used to have animals, but really don’t anymore. To any brother or sister from the country that is code for I can swap stories of digging graves, getting up early in the morning to take care of them, and lifting hay (no, I don’t call it bucking), amongst other things.

I have lots of siblings. I love to dance. My parents were going to name me Lilly Miller until they realized that was a name of a seed company. Thank God they didn’t. I like to people watch, which means if you’re in the room I will be observing your behavior. I will try to translate your behavior too.

I’m going for an English degree. Ironically, I expedited my high school education because of my dislike for school, but when someone told me I could expedite my college education…well I thought that was just the coolest thing ever. So here I am back in school.