Contagious Composition & a Bag of M&M's

February 22, 2010

The Starting Point…Bananas and Batteries

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — sassyprincess30something @ 5:33 pm

Every good story has a starting point.  I’m not presumptuous enough to think that my story will fall under the category of good, however, I will settle for fair.  As I try to gather my thoughts in order to give you a glimpse into who I am as well as my frequently interesting, sometimes ridiculous, never mundane life, my 12-year old is arguing with me about bananas.  It is his bedtime and true to form he is all of a sudden going to die of starvation.  Amazingly enough, he wasn’t on the brink of death 15 minutes ago when I told him it was time to get ready for bed.

Tonight, however, the victory is mine.  It is short, and it is sweet, but I’ll take it.  He stomps off banana-less, though not admitting defeat, to go brush his teeth.

Now…a sneak peak of me…I’m a 30-something single mother of 2 fantastic kids ages 14 and 12. Everyday I work like a dog making substantially less than my male counterparts but doing significantly more, as are most women at my place of employment.

I grew up in New Jersey, and was dragged, kicking and screaming, out to the lovely state of Idaho, where I was determined that I would only reside for a year at most.  To date, I have lived here for 14 years.  So much for determination.  Obviously, mine had a short shelf life.

I consider myself to be articulate, fairly witty, and have a decent amount of positive self esteem, which I did lose for a brief period but regained about a year ago.  I have also been told that I possess elements of both the cool and ridiculous simultaneously.  Not sure how I feel about that last statement.

My childhood was pretty average.  I am an only child and probably one of the few only children I know who didn’t suffer from the same affliction that affects only children the world over…a sense of entitlement mixed with a dash of brattiness thrown in for good measure.  To my parents credit, they worked tirelessly to make sure I wasn’t spoiled.  However, for the record, I feel that putting batteries in my Christmas stocking was going a bit far.  But, on the bright side, it gave me something to tell a psychiatrist later in life.

I am starting this blog because someone once told me that writing is cathartic, and I believe him.  So, here it goes….if you stumble upon my blog and stick with me, you will share in the shenanigans of raising children, the disasters and successes of dating, the trials and triumphs of the workplace, and the peeks and valleys of daily life.  Hope you enjoy it, and if you don’t, please just lie and pretend you do!

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