Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pointing Out My Flaws Again

Coming to our house tonight: The Evening of Halloween Festiveness.  That's right. We'll be carving pumpkins and putting up decorations.  I'm going to swallow hard, don an orange t-shirt, and totally rock the enthusiasm.

This'll be a bit of a hardship because you know I don't like carving pumpkins, right?

And I don't like Halloween decorations, and I don't like costumes.  I also don't like candy corn because it makes me feel sick.

This is all part of my well-documented aversion to fun.

Sometimes I wish I loved things like Halloween and St. Patrick's Day and fireworks and Easter Egg hunts - in short, things that other people think are fun.

But you know what I think is fun?  Putting on sweat pants, cuddling on the couch, and reading aloud.  Also getting a latte and talking a walk.  I think talking about books is fun.  Seeing new places is fun.  Looking at art is fun.  Even going to movies is fun.  Studying commas with sixth graders is super fun. I'm the funnest person in basically the whole world.


mm said...

I agree with the candy corn thing... I don't get why people like it.

You list of fun is similar to mine... well done!

Melanie said...

I think you are super fun, IMHO. Also, it's hard to not like dressing up for Halloween when your kid is born on Halloween, but I just want you to know I find all of it really stressful and I hate dressing up. So, like you, I swallow hard and do it because, KIDS. They expect certain experiences. I come out the other end feeling really exhausted. Although I do like the decorations and the candy :-)