29 October 2012

Perception

Let's play a little game. I'm going to share some things about myself and I want you to consider what image pops into your head when you read each one.

My husband is the breadwinner in our family and handles 99% of the finances. I stay home with our three children, and haven't earned a paycheck since 2007.

We homeschool without a strict curriculum and have few arbitrary "rules" at our house.

We have co-slept with all three children (only the youngest currently), and I've breastfed all three into toddlerhood.

All three Agents are vaccinated on schedule without fear because, science.

Our family reads a lot. My oldest reads about two grade levels above average. 

The Agents play outside a few hours every day (weather permitting).  The television is also on at our house several hours a day.

Agent E's latest tooth loss
On any given playground trip, I will probably tell my children to be careful a dozen times, utter multiple "good job" proclamations, and break out the hand sanitizer at least once.

I've had a planned induction (some medical concerns, but mostly elective) and an epidural early in labor. And I would do it again.

I have turned down social invitations because I don't want to leave my children at night, especially when they are very young.

We don't have fancy cars, phones, or gadgets. We live in a comfortable house in a pleasant, safe neighborhood. We can afford to take nice vacations.

At what point did you have me figured out? If you only read one of these things, would you believe you had a pretty good picture of who I am? What about after reading all of them? 

6 comments:

  1. Fun post. You're so right that people learn one fact and think they have someone figured out. It was fun to see a few that some might think didn't go together.

    Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from SITS.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I enjoyed writing this post. I probably could have made it longer, but I figured I already sounded pretty contradictory and crazy. :-)

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  2. Popped in from SITS to say hi! My gf is thinking about homeschooling her boys because her oldest has so much anxiety....I'll point her this way!

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  3. We all make the decisions that we feel are right for our families- and we shouldn't be defined by any of them.

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