You don't have to decide right now. But later. Much, much later. No pressure.
So,there are two things you should know about me. Okay, maybe you shouldn't know these things. It's not life altering information, and knowing these things may or may not change how you view me as a person, friend, wife, mom, and teacher. You see, I'm pretty normal. A 'blend in' kinda gal. But some things are just different about me. Some people, people that don't know me well, have said I'm a little dramatic. I have no idea where they would come up with such an outlandish idea. Me? Dramatic? Hmm. Okay, maybe a little dramatic. But aren't we all? Just a little? Admit it. You know I'm not alone in this.
Anyway, as I was saying, I'm different. Different in how I parent, how I teach, how I am as a wife, how I cook, how I garden and raise chickens, how I sew and crochet, how I decorate...or the lack of decorating would be more accurate. I'm just different. Not in a bad way, not in a better way, just in my own way. I work hard to align how I live and love in accordance with Biblical principles. I do. But I'm still different. Funny, if you will. The goal here is to decide if I'm funny, haha, or funny,crazy.
First up, it is very difficult for me to see a crazy hat and not put it on my head. I usually try to put in on one of my girls first and they just duck and cover. "Mommm!" is usually the battle cry against crazy hat modeling in public. They leave me no choice, you see. It must be done. So while we were at Disney World in January...I couldn't NOT put on just about every hat. I mean, Epcot...the World Showcase, there were so many countries and so many hats. But not just there, the gift shops had hats, too. So here is a sampling of hats that I had to try on, in public, at Disney World, much to the chagrin of my children. Thankfully, Tim didn't seem to mind. He was even gracious enough to document each one with a photo! You can click on the collage to see it larger. From left to right: the Mickey umbrella hat, the German alpine hat, Sonic the Hedgehog hat, Chinese hat, silver sequined Minnie ears, Jack Skellington hat, my personal fave-the Chewbacca hat, Canadian moose hat, and Mexican sombrero. By the end of the trip my family was pretty much immune to the embarrassment, but for some reason, they never joined in on the fun.