Friday, December 18, 2009

It is totally stupid that I am awake

I am not a night person. Jason is. I'm a morning person. Jason is not. So what the heck I'm a doing awake and him snoozing in bed? Well writing letters and getting packages together for stinking Christmas! I mean wonderful awesome Christmas. But Jason has a cold and I tromped around to four stores tonite while stalking my sister in law on the phone while I psycho-analyzed what books to get her kids for Christmas (The McCoys this year drew names and we are all doing books...its a theme) and couldn't make a decision to save my life but finally did.

But just before I go to bed, I was just thinking about the quote on my side bar. The one that says,

"We are here on Earth to make everyone feel like a million bucks, not 2 cents."

That is what we having been talking about in our house lately. So when we make a comment to our sister (LUKE!), sometimes I say, "Is that make her feel like two cents or a million bucks?" Sometimes he tries to negiotate and say, "maybe ten bucks or a thousand" and then I say, "If its not a million lets just not say it."

Because really its more important to be nice. I like nice. I was raised to be nice. I want my kids to be nice kids. I don't want them to be door mats, but I want them to be nice. And sometimes it just takes a teeny bit more effort to do it, right. This is actually all ironic that I think this since I notoriously stick my foot in my mouth any chance I get, but still.

I need to remember this when I'm tired and cranky in the morning from staying up so late. Crap its 12:25 a.m. I'm goner. Complaining and all, I think this is going to be my favorite Christmas ever. Whats better than a new cute baby and three cute kids for Christmas anyway? Nothing.

I swear I'm going to stop jibber jabbering on here and post some pictures soon. Blogging is kinda like talking to yourself a bit. Scary.


Mrs. Anderson said...

Talking to yourself but really, tons of us are listening, laughing, smiling, crying, nodding in agreement.... :)

Crazy Lady said...

Ahhh Rachel, thanks for making me feel like a million bucks! You are so smart. Too bad I've already been on the foot inserting path already, but this is a good reminder!

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

Nope. I'm talking about marrying into a new family...those adjustments.

The LDS crowd is tough sometimes...especially out here in our little neck of the woods...but, I don't feel pressured to conform there.

Lindsey said...

That is the BEST quote ever. I love that. You are really good at doing that! I can think of multiple occasions where you have written the nicest notes, been a great cheerleader to me or tried to brag on me to the point of embarrassment. I need to stick that one on my fridge.

embot said...

I just printed that out to post ASAP at our house. Good one, Brooke!