When I introduce myself to new people, 9 times out of 10 I have to repeat myself. If someone makes me repeat myself more than 2 or 3 times, I usually say, "Addie. Subtractie...get it?" If they are smart, they do. If they are not, sign language for addition and subtraction usually does the trick.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Growing Pains

Used to be my favorite show. When I was about 10. I watched that show over and over again. And again. And again. Its probably safe to say I've seen every episode...multiple times. I single-handedly blame this program for destroying my eyesight. At the time I was watching this show, we had an itty bitty tv down in the basement. I sat directly in front of it every time I watched it. Bad news. Anyway, as a kid, I always thought the meaning of the title was to be taken literally. I never really thought about it again until recently.

Wow. Growing up sucks sometimes. And it hurts. A lot. Its scary. Ugly. But I know its beautiful, too. Without growing up some, I would have never been able to care for my little beauty.

I feel that I've always known this, but now I'm actually experiencing it: growing up never stops. Its a continuous process. Every obstacle thrown at you is another opportunity to grow. Most of the time I think I handle this without too much hullabaloo about it.

Most of the time.

So hullabaloo.