5 Things You Don't Know About Me

 Today I'm copping to a few things about myself that might surprise you. And no commentary on number 5 please, my husband already reminds me how ridiculous I am every time I share my concerns. 

1. I have never clipped Gray's nails. Ever. I'm mostly afraid that I'll hurt the baby but also a little grossed out by the process. In fact, toenails are my least favorite thing on Earth. If Justin accidentally brushes his feet/toenails against my leg in bed I jump away like I've been electrocuted. Weird but true.

2. I'm a proud theater nerd. All through high school (and middle school) I was in theater and loved every second of it. Of the 6 musicals I did from 7th grade to senior year, I can still sing every word to every production - with the exception of Pirates of Penzance, because, frankly, it is the worst. If I could choose any talent to have, it would be to be a  Broadway level triple threat so that I could star as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (way to set super particular fantasy goals, Stephanie). In a more realistic dream, I take a theater only trip to NYC and see as many shows as possible including Hamilton and the revival of Fiddler.

3. I originally went to college to get my degree in broadcast journalism. During my sophomore year, I had a professor who told me that being in the news industry was a very lonely life of moving, working terrible hours and sacrifice (like friends and a potential family). He also shared that he did not think I could hack it, lifestyle wise. I believed him and changed my major to corporate communications...and have moved three times in 5 years. 

4. At this moment in time, I simply cannot imagine being pregnant again or adding another baby to our family. It just doesn't seem feasible or even sound like a tempting idea. I do think we will eventually have another baby but it feels like we're a long way off from entertaining the idea. 

5. I am completely terrified of ghosts (and aliens). I don't like things that we can't explain but seem plausible (for example. you cannot possibly tell me that we could be the only intelligent life forms in the entire Universe. Nope, not buying it).  If a commercial for a scary movie about ghosts/haunted craziness comes on I have to change the channel immediately. And, since I'm being honest, sometimes I consider the idea that maybe Sasquatch hunters are on to something but only when I've watched to many docu/mocu-mentaries on the Animal Planet. 

And on that note, I'm off to watch Yeti Or Not. 


  1. 1 & 5 - I agree completely! Mostly it's feet that just make me come unglued; I do not want anyone to put their feet anywhere near me! And ghosts and aliens have to be real...but I don't want to know about it because I freak out! :) Love your blog!


  2. re: #5 - the Fermi Paradox has legit kept me up at night. Terrifying to think about!

  3. I really really hate clipping my kid's nails. It's like trying to perform surgery but I am not a trained doctor. I can only imagine this only gets grosser as time goes on too from little cute baby toes to nasty dirty toddler toes *barf*

    I love your honesty about not wanting to have another baby yet. I think it's one of the most not-talked about things in motherhood and everyone just assumes that if you have one you want or are ready for more.

  4. What?!?!?!?!?! Pirates of Penzance is totally NOT the worst!!!!!!! But I love Gilbert & Sullivan. Theatre nerds 4 lyfe.

  5. That was so fun to read! I can definitely relate to the fear of ghosts or any other paranormal activity, actually. Typing these words make me kind of scared already, lol. Anyway, thanks for such a great post! I hope you are having a great week so far.


  6. While I would love to have a second child now, if you asked me when he was Gray's age I wouldn't have been ready either! And I'm with you on the scary movie commercials... Freak me out!!!

  7. Girl yes. I'm totally with you on #5. And we're going to NYC in August for our 5 year wedding anniversary to see Hamilton and (hopefully) the Fiddler revival. It's my husband's favorite musical so I hope we do get to see it!

  8. As far as number four goes, you know how I feel about that. I still don't know how I feel about these kids being three and a half years apart. I'm used to an 8.5 year age gap. I'm still scarred emotionally from my pregnancy with Charlotte, but I'm trucking through this one the best I can, issues and all.

    And I totally believe in aliens! Seriously, this universe is just too big for them not to exist. Every time I see a Sci-Fi movie, I'm more of a believer. Nerd alert!

  9. The older and crazier P gets the further away baby #2 is. Seri I can see how thinking baby #2 was a good idea when she was young and sweet. Now she is wild and crazy!!

  10. Have you watched Ancient Aliens?! My fiance is obsessed with it ;)


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