Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Total Truth Tuesday on Wednesday

Okay, somehow yesterday I completely missed out on the Total Truth post. I wish I had a good excuse. But, the truth (and that's what we're talking about here, right?) is that I was having way too much fun swimming and napping and watching movies with my girls.

So, here's my Total Truth a day late.

I have an irrational fear of the mailbox.

It's true. I HATE checking my mail. Don't get me wrong, I'm not dodging creditors or anything. In fact, all my bills are sent electronically so I don't even get any bills in the mail, really. But, I still feel a ball of dread in my stomach every time I go check the mail.

Then when the mail does get checked at our house (which is usually when the mail carrier gets frustrated with us and leaved the door open 'cause nothing else can fit in there) I have to go through it right that very moment. And, if Thomas brings the mail in with him, I can't stop myself from going through it right that very second. I alternately hate it and can't stay away from it at the same time.

I think it originated sometime around the birth of Kai when every time we went to check the mail we found a $750 bill for this or $1000 bill for that. And, so I found myself cringing every time I went to check it. 4 years later I still can't shake it.

The other day we were leaving the house and Kai asked if we could check the mail. I told her, no, we'd check it later.

To which she replied, "Do you not like to check the mail 'cause it always screams at you?"

When I asked her what she meant, she said, "Daddy says every time you check the mail is screams, I WANT MONEY!!! Is that why you don't like it?"

She has a real knack for speaking truth to me...


Audrey said...

I found your blog through the MommyFest site. Though it's long over, I'm still enjoying meeting others and finding wonderful blogs.

I too hate mail. My poor mailbox gets so overstuffed. Then I don't go through it, instead I throw it into a pile LOL.

Kelsey said...

I agree I always have someone else get it haha

Well Behaved Krissy said...

That is really perceptive of her! and funny to boot!

Rachel said...

That's too funny -- I LOVE checking the mail. I am convinced that the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes will be sending me a letter of intent any day. I mean CONVINCED. And every day I am horribly disappointed that Dave Sayer is waiting another day to mail me that letter.