The Gap Makes Crappy Shoes & Other Things You Learn by 40
– The days are long but the years are short… and any time in the doctor’s office with kids feels like years AND days.
– Chores for kids are a really good idea.
– A good-fitting bra is important… and should be off your body no later than that 9 p.m. bedtime. Actually, 5 p.m. is good too.
– When in doubt, don’t buy, especially when it comes to shoes and lipstick.
– Sometimes you take your kid to Disney on Ice because you know THEY will really love it, not because you will. And certainly not because you like paying $7.50 for that souvenir mug of tepid hot chocolate.
– Stale popcorn is also very expensive at Disney on Ice.
– You can totally do your own pedicure, but it’s much more relaxing to have someone else do it.
– Exercising is essential, but so is eating a bag of kettle corn popcorn occasionally. It’s all about balance.
– According to your kids, the “good old days” are any of the days that were pre-Internet.
– Red paint takes 3-4 coats.
– Mirrors are kinda dumb, but good for convincing your kids that you have eyes in the back of your head.
– Cookies are not dumb at all.
– However, laundry is THE dumbest.
– The size of your house does not matter, but the size of the love inside its walls does (cheesy but true).
– Marriage is no piece of cake. But it is worth it to get to taste the anniversary cake.
– You are old enough to be the mother of the cute lifeguards at the pool.
– Having babies is a big deal, but raising them to be adults you admire and respect is a MUCH bigger deal.
– The term “low rise” on clothing can be translated to “no buy.”
– Mom jeans (my version is jeggings) have their merits.
– Being yourself is the best person to want to be, and to actually be.
– Drop-off birthday parties are the best.
– It’s better to have your husband talk to your pre-teen son about the “hair down there.”
– Writing your thoughts down right away is a really good idea because otherwise they could be gone in less than the blink of an eye.
– Wrinkles are sneaky.
– A good hairdresser is key.
– Quality time spent really listening to your loved ones is priceless.
– And, 40 is just a number, of course.
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