Life Should Come With a Manual!
When you were born there should have been a rather large manual lying in the crib beside you at the hospital. You know, a manual that explains what is coming and what you may or may not need to do about it.
Did anyone ever explain the art of putting on your socks? Do you put them both on then your shoes or the left sock and left shoe then the right or should it be the right sock, shoe and then the left? Things like that were never explained. Why?
Since life’s mysteries still haunt me every day, I thought I would give it a try and create my “Life Manual”. Here are just a few things I think should be included.
Dentist: Mom would tell me to clean my teeth every day but would only say they would rot out if I didn’t. She left out the fact that if I didn’t there would be an ensuing visit to the dentist which would then bring me unbelievable pain not the mention the hygienist from hell that lectured you and extracted great joy in the pain she was inflecting on you.
School: Yes school was/is necessary, but they could have made it a lot more fun. Maybe I would have learned more.
Chores: This is to be avoided. Not only are chores not fun but according to my Mom I never did them correctly so why even go there. Even as an adult chores should be avoided. Every house should be self cleaning and clean clothes should fold themselves. Dust should be against the law.
Sharing: There were five of us growing up together and if you didn’t learn to share there were lots of fights and tears. Sharing became an art form. If you REALLY wanted something you pretended it wasn’t important so your sister didn’t want it too!
Love: Love is not sex. Love comes in many forms. Love of family, love of pets, romantic love, love of chocolate, self love (very necessary in life). Follow not only your heart by your head and you will be ok.
Hate: Hating someone or something is not worth the time and effort. Love is so much more rewarding.
Bugs: There are good bugs and bad bugs. Creepy bugs and cute buts, but all of them are necessary to our environment. I had to learn to get over my fear of bugs with my oldest son, he loved bugs. So if you don’t like bugs, avoid them.
Deal with it: Life is not always fair so make the best of it. Learn, grow, learn some more. If life deals you lemons, make lemon pie.
Breast: They are never the size (naturally) that you want them. Men make too big of a deal about this area on a woman. If they are too big our backs and shoulders hurt. If they are small….well why is it men think they can embarrass us for fun? Guys, grow up! Women are beautiful!
Death of a pet: To me the death of a pet is like loosing part of my family. They love you unconditionally. You loved them, you cared for them and you morn them.
Death of family: This is one of the hardest things I have ever dealt with, death. I lost my Grandparents, my Father-in-law and my Mother-in law. The hurt gets less with time, but I miss them each and every day.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I wanted to be a cowgirl, then a teacher like my cousin Emily Jackson, she was my fourth grade teacher. I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. As I grow I learn and change.
Do you conform or do you boldly strike out alone: This is one you need to figure out for yourself. Research, learn, decide. Never stop learning.
Do you have any you want to add? Please comment, would love to know what you think!!!!