Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Sunday, 13 May 2012

10 Things I Wish I Could Delete

For this week’s Monday Listicles I decided to dredge up things from my past (while I still remember) that have “scarred me for life”.
 
Here we go:



1.    The time I peed my pants in kindergarten because I had just started to paint and knew if I left, some other snotty nosed kid would rip my painting off the easel and I would end up having to play with the wood blocks or something else equally thrilling. See what I mean? Scarred.for.life!!!





2.      Toni home perms…enough said.









3.      My sister is the one scarred for life on this one but since I was involved... Matching outfits. Our mom used to dress us alike even though we were (and still are) almost 3 years apart and probably had a 6 inch height difference. That's me on the left (circa 1969). If she made the outfits, they were exactly the same; store bought were usually different colours. 




4.     1970’s Season Hubley Haircut.  I soooo wanted to have the Season Hubley haircut!  Unfortunately with poker straight, wiry hair, I looked more like the cartoon character Nancy (from the 1950’s/60’s) sans the hair bow than Season or hmmm…maybe that was because of the Toni home perm?!? 

             


5.      "Don't worry Be happy" song by Bobbi McFerrin.  It did not make me happy.  It did make me very cranky.  Can't explain why...it just did?!?



This jacket folded up
into the tote bag. 


6.      Weekender Wear clothing/home parties.  They boasted being able to turn the tote bag you used for your weekend getaway into evening wear which you could later wear as PJ’s.  If you were really "hip"...BIG floral prints and rolled collars were available.  



7.      Southern Comfort and Coke.  Think late 1970’s.  Teenage partying.  Drinking games.  That is all.





8.      My annual physical. Until they come up with a way to scan for every possible illness this is an absolute necessity. However the stirrups and duckbill I can do without. I will spare you the picture. You're welcome.



9.      The early 1980’s in general aka the era of the “Sumo Sisters” as my brother-in-law likes to refer to them. Constant dieting, big hair and fashion faux pas.


What I wish he meant.
What he really meant.
         


      Not J2's room but you get the picture.


10.  Last but by no means least…dirty dishes and laundry left all over the house by J2. OK so this is happening NOW but believe me when I say…
I WILL be scarred for life.







So there you have it...my list of 10 Things I Wish I Could Delete. What has scarred you for life???



28 comments:

  1. Oh a few of these would make it on my list right now. First one being the sumo look! Today was Mother's day but I will forever remember it as the day I lost the last pair of jeans that fit. You make me laugh, your writing is fantastic!

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    1. You obviously need to get a new washing machine if it keeps shrinking your jeans!!! :D

      Thanks for reading and being the genius mind behind "Monday Listicles"!

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  2. love this list..lmao at peeing in your pants..especially b/c you were sure you would lose your turn to paint!

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    1. Am I not right there??? You, having worked with small children, know I speak the truth! Haha!

      What's the countdown at? Hope the packing is going well.
      Diane

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  3. holy crap Southern Comfort. my bff/cousin turned 40 a couple months back and for her bday i got her a bunch of different stuff to reflect on the past- including a mini bottle of SC. ack, we drank it like it was water back in the day. BLECH!

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    1. Just the smell of it now-a-days can turn my stomach! What were we thinking?!?!?

      Thanks for reading!

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  4. I love reading these, it makes my day.

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    1. Thanks Ang!!! You make my Friday evenings! :D

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  5. How did the perm come into vogue? I look back at photos and think, "Really? We thought we looked good?"

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    1. I know! What's with THAT?!?!? I would have to plan very carefully around social events so my perm wasn't "fresh". Ha! Needed at least a couple of weeks before I would dare go out in public. Oish.

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  6. I also wish and I could erase my dirty dishes. I think every woman has a home perm kit they'd like to delate.

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    1. We have a dishwasher for heaven's sake. It's not like I'm asking him to wash them by hand! What really confuses me is when he takes them into the kitchen and leaves them on the counter above.the.dishwasher!?! Oi-vey.

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  7. I have no idea what a Toni Perm or a Weekender Wear clothing is, but I will take your word for them. I hope I never see them in real life. Thanks for the heads up! LOL

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    1. Ahhh you must be so much younger than me. *sigh*

      Consider yourself warned. If you ever hear those two things mentioned...run...run for your life. :D

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  8. Oh my gosh, this is hilarious!

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    1. "Cool!" :) That's toooo sweet that your son wanted to spend ALL 24 hours of Mother's Day with you. Eeep.

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  9. I'm pretty sure I need to delete YOUR no. 10 after seeing that photo! (-:
    Great and entertaining list.

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    1. Great! I'll send my our address. Tee hee.

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  10. Bahahahaha Toni home perms, weekender wear and SC, thanks for that trip down memory lane

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    1. My pleasure. French poodle??? LOL! Good one. :D

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  11. Ahahaha! Soco and coke! Awesomely gross:)

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    1. Let me guess...you preferred yours with 7up?!? Yikes!

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  12. I know a woman named after the Toni Home Perm. I swear! Fun list!

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    1. Seriously??? Hopefully it's someone famous like Toni Braxton or Toni Morrison. They wouldn't have to worry about anybody making fun of them. :D

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  13. Omg! Hahahaha. I don't mean to laugh at your scarring, but hahaha! Great list. I share the same outfit different color thing with you. Picture one red, one blue sailor suit...sisters 2 years apart. Ugh. I remember I peed my pants once because I was engrossed with Sesame Street at the babysitters. Has never left me. Okay, tmi.

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    1. You just may take the award for best dressed sisters..."Sailor Suits"!!! Baaahaaaahaaa. Ooops...sorry about that. ;P

      It's hard to imagine actually peeing your pants isn't it?!? Hmmmm...hopefully I'll still be able to say that in another 20 years. Oish.

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  14. Toni home perms?? Dear goddess, I had repressed THAT memory. Thanks for dredging that up for me. I'm dialing my shrink right now.

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    1. Can you pass along his/her number??? Maybe it's about time I started to deal with some of these issues. HA!

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