Sunday, April 25, 2010

All About ME: Jealous Much?











Jealousy is not a pretty emotion.  
But I think it's fair to say that we all succumb 
to its power every now-and-then.  
We're only human, right?

Are you ... jealous much?
What makes you green with envy?
What makes your green-eyed monster break free 
and bare its teeth for all to see?

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What better way to start a post about jealousy
than with a little PCD's Don't Cha?


Don't cha wish your baby was bald like mine?
Don't cha wish your butt was flat like mine?
Don't cha?  Don't cha?
Don't cha wish your family lived in another state?
Don't cha wish your cooking skills were not-so-great?
Don't cha?  Don't cha?

I was bald as a baby. My babies are bald.  I simple adore babies with a big head of hair.  I go absolutely ga-ga over a baby 'fro, sweet blond curls, or a wild and spiky dark 'do.  If you're under one and have enough hair to style, I am jealous of you and your lucky mama, too!  If you ever see me standing near a baby with tons of hair, check my hands.  I have to clasp them together to keep from running my fingers through those  luscious locks - an action most new mamas are not real keen on, btw ;)

My butt is darn near non-existent.  Again, this is genetic.  My mom's rear end IS non-existent (love you, Mom!).  The only time I've come close to having a little junk in my trunk ... I took ice skating lessons ... as an adult ... for like three years.  Even now - with a little meat on my post-baby bones - the booty still lacks shape.  There's just no ooooomph!  I dream of the day I can fill out a pair of AppleBottom Jeans ... either that or I need to convince my boy Nelly to start a new line called BottomsFlattened.  To those of you who are booty-licious, I hate you ... just a little.

I live more than 2,000 miles from my parents and family.  If you have parents living within driving distance, you better count your lucky stars, feel blessed, not take them for granted.  I miss my family just about every single day.  I haven't been "home" since December 2008 - mainly because of my complicated pregnancy.  My dad doesn't fly, but he's driven 4,400 miles round-trip twice since we moved here.  My mom overcame her fear of traveling alone and visits a few times each year.  CPV and I haven't had a date night - in a very long time - but if I knew a grandparent could come watch the girls, that would be much different.  When I hear friends talk about holiday plans and birthday celebrations with family, I might as well be the witched witch of the West ... that's how green I feel!

Cooking is really not my thing.  I can follow a recipe, but it rarely looks like the photo.  I find it to be a waste of time ... prep, cook, serve, devour, clean, ... it's such an inefficient process.  Those of you who enjoy cooking and make it look easy, I envy you ... A LOT.  Not enough to learn how to be a better cook.  But enough to befriend you and make sure I get invited to all your delightful dinner parties ;)

And I'll leave you with this ... just look at all that hair!


What makes you green with envy?
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My apologies for the late link-up, especially for those of you on the east coast. CJV had other plans for me tonight ... those of you with babies who fell right to sleep tonight, yeah, I am jealous!

14 comments:

Raising Z said...

love the new look! I'll be playing :)

Jessica said...

Hmm... Supah's blog has a different prompt...waiting to see how this gets resolved...

Erin said...

I've been looking for a fun Monday Meme...can't wait to play!

VandyJ said...

Looking forward to linking up on Monday.

*LLUVIA* said...

ooohhh.... I like this one!

逸凡逸凡 said...

Man proposes, God disposes.......................................................

The Single Sassy Chick said...

Love this I'll definitely come back on monday and link in here...this is cool! kisses for you mwah...

Raising Z said...

I'm sorry you are so far away from your family. I am super lucky in that my parents and sisters are all within 35 minutes of me. I am so BLESSED! S is looking at a job on the West Coast and that would change EVERYTHING....it would be very sad. I hope you will get to go home very soon!

Chi-town momma said...

I have some of the same envy as you - FAMILY!!!!, longing for some junk in the trunk and a baby who sleeps. I would add to the list good vision. Oh how I long to be able to wake up in the middle of the night and see the clock (to know what time my little one has woken me up, refer to wanting sleep!) or to swim and be able to see what is happening around me. I have to wear glasses in the pool now so I can take care of my nuggets!
As for bald babies - I LOVE my sweet bald babies! I love that they are bald, hair will come with time, but the fact that T is still bald, keeps some of that babylook to her...something that is fleeting much too quickly for my liking!

BJ_Mama said...

Alright, you can have some of my booty....I have plenty to share!

ANd I always felt so bad for the mama's that have bald babies when they would drool over Sam's hair....:( I don't think I could handle it if #2 comes out like Mr./Mrs. CLean.

Mommy Lisa said...

I am in such a MOOD today I don't think I could rationally play this one!

I am pretty much jealous of a lot of things today...

SAHM's
People who like their jobs.
My dad - he retired yesterday.
Friends who are younger with children boo boo's age...
Friends who are my age with grown kids...
People not worried that their husband may not have a job soon...
People who are not superfat like me...
People who are just even a little happy today...I just am in a MOOD.

Sorry.

Kat said...

One of my babies had hair and one was a peach...peach fuzz and all. The one with all the hair lost all his hair before he grew any of his own. OH well...babies with lots of hair before 9 months of age are awesome!

Jessica said...

Like Mommy Lisa, I'm in a rotten mood today, too, so rather than write a new post that would list 50 things I'm wishing I had, I cheated and linked to an older post. But you know I feel ya big time on the faraway family thing.

Oliver'sMom said...

I soooo totally hear you on the family thing! While I totally "get" why they moved to fricken Montana, it still bites. That said...how about we do some kid swappin for date nights? I'll come and hang with the girls and you and Chad can have a night out, then another night I could bring Ollie over to play while Shawn and I have a date night...What do you think? Is lil Miss Charlotte letting anyone but mom feed her yet? Let me know, maybe this summer?

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