Yes, you read the title correctly...guilty pleasures. Can you imagine me confessing to such things? Well, here goes. My David Letterman list of things I normally wouldn't own up to, but enjoy doing.
1. Licking the icing out of the icing container
2. Watching your favorite TV show while devouring a box of cereal ( the one everyone else loves!)
3. Retail therapy anytime:)
4. Sneaking your husband's change into your piggy bank ( he never notices)
5. Ordering yourself a Big Mac(calories and all)
6. Dancing around the house when no one is looking ( thank goodness)
7. Having an easy day around the house, then calling your husband and telling him to bring dinner
8. Buying and eating a candy bar, or having a secret stash that no one knows about...HA HA!
9. Making brownies for yourself and eating half of it
10. Sunday sickness ( you all know what this is...those moments when you feel fine until just before church when you are suddenly attacked with a terrible headache etc.) That is not why I missed this last week. I really was sick!
Of course, I could list other things that I consider guilty pleasures, but I don't want to bore you any longer. However, I might say that everyone needs a guilty pleasure once in awhile. It's healthy to reward yourself ...YOU DESERVE IT! Sometimes I think we are too afraid of being human. It's ok to say that you feel like crap, or your sick of the dishes. It's normal to feel a little rebellious at times. I call this safe rebellion, like wearing something weird, dying your hair a strange color, seeing a naughty movie:)...only pg-13 of course. (I'm not THAT naughty.)
Own up to being sick of watching Dora for the tenth time in a row. Admit to hating the smell of another batch of chicken nuggets. Express your desire for a lunch that doesn't include hot dogs and macaroni and cheese!
Search for a quiet place, even if that means the bathroom. Take a book with you, sit on the pot, and enjoy the luxury of not doing anything for a moment. Of course, if your like me, my kids would always stand outside the bathroom door and listen. What did they expect to hear? Did they think I might be sucked down the toilet? I think our kids thought that I would somehow vanish if I were in there alone.
Actually, to sum up this entry I just want to encourage all my friends to catch a break now and then; and don't feel guilty about it. Life is a pleasure, and I'm grateful to be here with all of you, and those I love so dear. Find a quiet place, and eat a plate of brownies on me!