Sometimes, in blogging and in life, you need to go back to basics. You know, think about those things that are real and meaningful for you. They don’t have to be big, and they don’t have to be important to other people, but they carry weight for you. I’m doing that today in this blog post.
10 Things I Know to be True (For Me)
1. Butterscotch pudding is the best kind of pudding, bar none. I know many people favour chocolate, and while in general I agree that chocolate is awesome, when it comes to pudding it’s butterscotch all the way.
2. My husband agrees with me on the butterscotch pudding. When I discovered that we had this in common as 15-year-olds who were newly dating, I knew it was l-o-v-e.
3. In the 21 years since we bonded over pudding, my husband has discovered that he’s lactose intolerant. No more pudding for him. But it’s still l-o-v-e all the same.
4. The only thing more awesome than pudding is ice cream. The best kind of ice cream is mint chocolate chip, although it’s hard for me to say bar none, because there are so many good kinds of ice cream. Really, I just want all the ice cream.
5. Since my husband is lactose intolerant, that means I have one less person to share my ice cream with. I should feel sorry for him, but I’m too busy gloating over the extra ice cream.
6. My husband can still eat potato chips, and we both agree that the best kind is salt and vinegar, bar none. See? We were meant to be.
7. Potato chips are my example of a food that is nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, and that is still not good for you. This means that pretty much anyone is free to eat potato chips and feel guilty about it, without violating their dietary restrictions.
8. Ice cream is still better than potato chips, though.
9. You know what’s better than ice cream and potato chips and pudding? A four-year-old who holds your hand, looks deep into your eyes, and says, “I need you to listen to my words.” The combination of imitation (it’s the sincerest form of flattery), calmness when three months ago he would have been losing his head, and unintentional sass is just too awesome for words.
10. A seven-year-old who draws at least one picture every day just for you is exactly the same level of awesome as the four-year-old.
What do you know to be true?