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20 years of being in love

14 years of marital bliss

5 years of infertility

9 months of a high risk pregnancy

2 perfect boys (at the same time)

1 heart failure

1 type 1 diabetes diagnosis

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I need a shower!

I came up with a great idea today! 

I went to a friend's bridal shower and she opened a present that was a cool bowl that can convert from a cake plate to a veggies and dip plate to a trifle bowl. It was awesome and I wanted one. Then, she got a new shiny toaster. Ooohhhhh! Then, she got a new matching set of kitchen utensils. 

Right there, I flashed to my current week's project - the utensil drawer. Ugh! I hate this drawer so it only gets attended to about once a year. Obviously, now is the time. 

See, nothing matches. Nothing is shiny or new. It is used up, broken up and mismatched. It is an array of 14 years worth of stops at the store to replace what's broken.

When I got home, I made chili but as I opened my least favorite drawer in the house, I could not find a scooping spoon. Nowhere! I looked in every drawer. The dishwasher. The cabinets. The only thing I could find was a slotted spoon. For chili???

I ended up taking the pot and dumping it into the bowls. Very classy.

I thought to myself, "I need a shower". Not the kind that makes you clean (although most days I need that too) but the kind where your best friends and family bring you new, fun stuff for your house! Various beautiful towels, a new bedding set, or new tissue holder. Yes, I need a shower. 

So I have an idea. Let's make a universal rule that if you stay married for twenty years- you get one. That's fair right? If you muster up enough energy to put up with the same person for twenty years, you deserve a treat. No, I don't need a cruise with my man. I need new stuff! 

The best part is you can register again!!! And this time you won't be needing the cappuccino maker, donut maker, parifin wax hand thing, or even the foot soaker. You will register for stuff you use everyday! You will replace your gross nasty pans, your warped cookie sheets and get a set of utensils that match and can scoop chili.

While we are at it, let's create a spinster shower too. If you have turned forty and have never had a bridal shower and have gone to more than three showers in your life - you get one too! My best friend has attended and bought over 100 gifts for friends and has yet to find the love of her life. She has gotten ripped off! She needs a shower too! Sorry, Jen that I called you a "spinster" but I am attempting to get you free stuff so I didn't think you would care.

Ok, are you in? Feel free to "like" this post on Facebook! Tweet it to your friends! Let's spread the word so we can let everyone know about the new American expectation. Hell with it. Let's call it the new Universal Rule because I have readers all over the world and I am sure you ladies in Dublin or India want some new cool stuff too, right? Isn't this how Valentine's Day got started? And we didn't even have Twitter then! With your help, it should work.

I will keep you posted and let you know when the rule becomes official! Thanks for your help!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Scooping spoon? Perhaps you meant ladle?? Rachel Ray you are not. Picturing you in the kitchen and smiling. I do like the idea of a second shower.