Saturday, April 9, 2011

if you met me...

Linking up at the Gypsy Mama.

If you met me....
I'd be happy to chat for a little while, unless I was watching the clock and trying to manage my time. Sometimes I try, sometimes I don't.

If you met me at school, I'd only speak to you in Spanish. For real. Unless there were no kids around, in which case I could speak to you in English.

If you met me at the beach, I'd be running around in my pjs or a bikini. All the time. I think I even forgot to pack shorts for the current beach trip. Who needs shorts when there are bikinis and sunshine?

If you met me, you might think I'm ridiculous about how much I love my husband and our cat. And please don't ask me, after you hear that we've been married for five years, if we have any kids. If I didn't mention any, I probably don't have any. And if I didn't mention on my own that I one day want to have kids, don't ask me when I'm planning to. I think it is rude, and personal, and you never know when people have their reasons or heartaches about when they are going to have kids or whether they can have them at all.

If you met me, you might think I was rude, but usually it is because I am shy and have to get to know people and trust them pretty well before I'll go beyond surface conversation. I won't talk about politics or religion or anything personal until I know you are someone who will respect my beliefs and where they come from.

If you met me, you would know there are a lot of things I want to do, and that one by one, I'm trying to get them done.


  1. It's nice to meet you---even if it is through the 5 Minute Friday Challenge. I appreciate your realness and transparency. Hope you have a GREAT weekend!!! :)

  2. I'm right there with you on the kid questions...most days. Thanks for sharing so openly. It's nice to get to know you. :)

  3. I remember those days on the kid questions. We had our first after our 6th anniversary. We were together for 2 years before that. So after 8 years when we announced our first pregnancy my mother and mother in law refused to believe us. We are jokesters...and neither family took us seriously!! All in due time!

  4. Hello! Linking up from the Gypsy Momma :). Your blog is very inspiring! I think I'd like to write on like this. Just freedom in letting ppl get to know you. Thanks!

  5. hi neighbor...after my daughter's journey to PG...I will never ask a couple when they are having are so never know what is really going on in someones life...
    If I met you...I don't think I would think you rude...just cautious....'
    Blessings to you...

  6. If I met you, I'm sure we would get along famously! Thanks for the little insight into your world. I feel like maybe I've met you a little!