Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: When is the last time they had a bath? 1

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: When is the last time they had a bath?

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: When is the last time they had a bath? I don’t know. What month is it? I am not a bad mom.  I consider myself an adequate mom. I think I will get a mug: “World’s Most Adequate Mom.” And I do love the smell of freshly bathed, lotioned, and jammied up small people, but the fact is washing them is a lot of work. We closed the pool about a month ago. There …

Stuff I Wish You'd Quit Saying: Jesus is Out to Get You 1

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Jesus is Out to Get You

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Jesus is Out to Get You I guess this isn’t really a “Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying…” and more “stuff you gotta stop believing.” Since before the dawn of the Saturday Night Live Church Lady, probably since the very first church lady sat her pious polyester covered butt down on an oak pew, humankind has been jacking up Jesus for the rest of us.  Her prim judgmental lips spoke volumes, either by actively …

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: You Don’t Look Sick 8

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: You Don’t Look Sick

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: You Don’t Look Sick “You don’t look sick.” And you don’t look senseless, still, here we are. Yeah, that was harsh.  I guess, in all fairness too tough as I assume most folks think, “You don’t look sick,” is a compliment. But, if you are chronically ill or suffering it isn’t a compliment. And I don’t know why because I don’t want to look sick. Truth be told I have said this before to …

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: What’s wrong with you? 1

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: What’s wrong with you?

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: What’s wrong with you? What’s wrong with me? Where should I start? What is wrong with me?  Ok, you asked for it. I know my husband only means well. I know he wants me to be happy and at peace; that things are balanced with me. For the most part, I hold it together adequately.  I love him. I love our life and home, and I am grateful that God dwells in us and …

Stuff I Wish You'd Quit Saying: I Know EXACTLY How You Feel... 1

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: I Know EXACTLY How You Feel…

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: I Know EXACTLY How You Feel… Nope. You don’t. And I am not just referring to the odd mentions, “I know exactly how you feel, losing your foster child, I took care of a transitional rescue Dalmatian. When they placed him in a forever home, I thought I would die.” I am not even decreasing the loss of a Dalmatian pup versus the loss of a child, I feel confident that was hard. More …

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: You’re SOOO Religious 1

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: You’re SOOO Religious

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: You’re SOOO Religious I loathe the statement, “You’re SOOO Religious!’ Ugh. Gag. No really, I’m not. I have been married to my husband for 24 years. I fell crazy hard for Justin the first time that he stepped out onto the front porch of his parents’ farmhouse. He was dressed in dusty wranglers, and his faded denim work shirt was untucked, slightly sweaty from a long day of plowing for his dad.  I was …