9 Lies and 1 Truth I Tell Myself
Do you ever lie to yourself? Maybe you tell yourself you DO have the extra money for those shoes. Or perhaps you convince yourself the extra cup of caffeine won't REALLY make you jumpy. If you're like I am, you may a have some regulars making an appearance in your "lie repertoire."
Today, I'm calling a few of them out for the world to see in hopes that by exposing their insidious, ugly, and persistent nature, I'll stop believing them. If you witness me participating in this nonsense in the future, feel free to call me out!
Ready? Here we go...
Lie #1 - I can dress according to the calendar, not the weather.
If it's August, you can dress like it's summer. Except when you can't.
Lie # 2 - The Dog is trustworthy
Unless he decides to landscape. Or read a book. Or...
Lie # 3 - Ice Cream isn't too much sugar
Kids can handle a little rush, right?
Lie #4 - Kids will stay out of creeks
This lie is closely related to the one about my laundry being complete for the weekend.
Lie # 5 The Christmas card shoot will be easier next year
After last year, I only partially believe this lie. An intervention may be in order. (photo below from the 2011 card)
Lie # 6 - My eyesight is fine!
My arms are simply too short.
Lie #7 - Clean up will be quick!
Because I'm not demanding and I'm happy with a quick "sweep."
Lie # 8 - I'll just have a bite of dessert
Unless, of course, the flavor is awesome!
Lie # 9 - Flying into/out of La Guardia will be convenient
This is true about as often as New York traffic is easy.
Truth #1 - Going to bed helps
This turns out to be completely true -- every time!
What lies do YOU tell yourself and are any of them counterbalanced by a reliable truth?