Sunday, January 5, 2014

Childhood Habits Die Hard

This weekend was a pretty uneventful one.
 I stayed up late watching chick flicks, slept past 11am which, believe it or not, hasn't happened in a long time, and bought a couple new books at Barnes and Noble. Speaking of which, is it just me or does anyone else love the way Barnes and Noble smells?? It's like this magical aroma of coffee and new-book smell. Whatever it is, it's heavenly. 
And it makes me want to buy books. Cause I'm cool like that and I don't have an e-reader.

Beyond that, I spent some time this weekend going through old family photos to scan and make digital copies of. You know, like back when people used film and stuff? ...As I was sifting through photos I couldn't help but reminisce on my childhood, and I got to thinking:

There's still a bunch of stuff I did as a kid that I still do now.
Some habits that I just haven't shaken. 
Things like:
-Count on my fingers.
I try and at least be subtle about it so no one sees and casts judgement on me (read, my husband)

-Use the word 'commercialing.'
As in, when you're watching your favorite TV show and you declare, "I'm gonna go use the bathroom when it starts commercialing!" My mom keeps telling me it's not a word, but I just don't believe it.

-Fast forward through the part in the Lion King where (spoiler alert!) Mufasa dies.
And don't tell me you don't do the same. It's freakin' sad and I never want to relive that.

-Avoid brushing my teeth.
When I was a kid and it was time to get ready for bed, I used to try and lie to my parents whenever they asked me if I had brushed my teeth. I can't really get away with not brushing my teeth as an adult, but it doesn't make it any less of a pain in the @$$ for me. Because really, that precious 1/2 hour before your 8pm bedtime is much better spent watching Doug or Hey Dude in your jams, than brushing your teeth...am I right??
-Fear the vacuum.
I can't lie when I say there's a small part of me that's still afraid the vacuum will suck up my toes if I get too close. You know those irrational childhood fears that never fully go away? This, for me, is one of them. Having no toes would really suck (no pun intended), and that's just not something I want to gamble with.

-Lick the chocolate bowl(s) clean.
Exhibit A...and B...and so on and so forth
I'll stop there, before you all think there's cause for greater concern here.

-I still have the same feelings about doing the dishes.
 That probably won't ever change.
That and the chocolate thing...no foreseeable ending in sight on those.

-Sleep with the covers on because I think it will protect me from robbers.
A comforter is basically like a shield; no one told you??

-Check behind the shower curtain when you use the restroom to make sure no one's hiding in there who'll jump out and attack you.

-Avoid stepping on sidewalk cracks so I don't "break my mother's back."

...What can I say, some childhood habits die hard.

What do you still do that you did as a kid?


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13 comments:

  1. BAHAHAHA the chocolate is fabulous! Nate needs to sneak a picture of you doing this now!

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  2. haha I love this! you were aborable!! I am glad I am not the only one who counts on my fingers :)

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  3. CHOCOLATE!! That's my girl. You two girls were sooooo cute (and still are) - you must have a really cute Mom.
    BAHAHAHAHA

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  4. I still despise the vacuum!! It gives me an instant headache. I'm also guilty of still counting on my fingers! :)

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  5. stop.
    this is AMAZING!
    hahahahhah
    the chocolate all over the face - I truly can not stop laughing

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  6. Haha about the covers thing - I've always felt the same!! ;)
    Great post lady!!

    xx em

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  7. I also count on my tigers and fast forward during the stampede!

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  8. I jump into bed so the monster under it can't get me.

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    1. Yes!! Haha! I've seen Monsters Inc., I know how it goes! hahaha

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  9. I totally count with my fingers!!!!! Bahahahaha! It's an epidemic! :P

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  10. "comercialing"--now that's a word I've never heard before! But my family has their own invented words and expressions that have lasted well into our grown up years, too! And I always check behind the shower curtain!

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  11. my family used to think i was crazy for opening the shower curtain!! i knew i wasnt the only one.

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  12. you were cute what happened





    lolz

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