Well, really this is a DON'T DO List....but that title sounded better in the series.
- DON'T make any rash decisions. Deciding that the dog needs to
have his coat shaved down to his skin just because dog hair is
EVERYWHERE is something you will regret.
- DON'T call someone you are mad at because it really will NOT
make you feel so much better to ruin somebody else's day.
- DON'T resign from being class mother because you DO NOT HAVE
TIME TO MAKE ANOTHER DOZEN CUPCAKES. Listen, when my twin brother
and I came along, my oldest sister was 17, and my next oldest sister
was 5. On the first day of Kindergarten, my Mama said, “If they
ask if your mama can bring something for the class, DON'T raise
- DON'T go to Starbucks and order a Venti Espresso
Frappuccino with a Caramel Macchiato chaser.
- DON'T go out for retail
therapy, UNLESS you are ONLY shopping for shoes. Shoes make you feel
better. Virtually everything else will not fit right, or make you
look fatter, shorter or paler than you really are. That will make
your day spin wholly out of control. Trust me. I have left a
shopping excursion because I couldn't find jeans that fit only to go
straight through a McDonald's drive thru and get a super-sized Big
Mac Combo. You think that dadgum clown all smiley and such would
make you feel better about things. He does not. If you look into his
eyes, he is mocking you and you debilitated willpower.
- DON'T watch the news. All
they talk about is bad stuff. They may throw in a 30 second spot
about a dog going into a burning house to save his owner, but then
that will only make you feel worse about wanting to shave your dog.
He is genetically disposed to shed, AND you agreed to let him stay
in the house.
- DON'T sit and stew about
the last time your husband did something romantic for you. Just
- DON'T go into any closet in
your house unless it is absolutely necessary. I mean go into your
closet to get your clothes and things, but stay away from the hall
closet, the linen closet and the closet where the winter coats are
- DON'T look for batteries.
Just go out and buy some more. Or tape. Or pens. Get some poster board while you are out because eventually, some child that belongs to you will need it at 9pm at night.
- DON'T forget the therapeutic benefits of watching videos of cute kittens on You Tube. (See Day One of series).
- Whatever Numbers.
- Here are the links to the rest of the series!