Sometimes: I decide to take the day off from the Internet.
Always: I'm standing at the kitchen counter waiting for the kids to finish breakfast and I can't resist the urge to grab my phone and check my email. Or Facebook. Or Twitter. It's a sickness.
Sometimes: I get sick of camping. The dirt everywhere, the bugs, the teeny tiny shower, the hotdogs...dear GOD the hotdogs...
Always: We head out to the campground and sit around a warm fire eating gooey marshmallows with two dirty kids on our laps and I say, "This is the life". And it really is :-)
Sometimes: I vow to keep a secret (and I am speaking specifically of my own secrets. The ones I have the authority to tell if I want to).
Always: I can't wait 5 seconds before I am spilling the beans to someone, whether it's something small like showing them their gift before Christmas, or something big like telling our family that we were pregnant with Addie and Blake before the word "pregnant" had fully developed on the test. None of you ever have to fear that I'm keeping secrets because it's official. I can't keep them.
Sometimes: I say I want a break from my kids.
Always: I'm already missing them as I pull out of the driveway.
Sometimes: I say I'm going to stop eating so much garbage.
Always: I pin some fantastically sweet dessert on Pinterest and 5 minutes later I am dipping Hershey's chocolate squares in a tub of peanutbutter.
Sometimes: I say I am going to wait until after Thanksgiving to start talking about Christmas.
Always: I realize that's bullshit and I look at the calendar to see how much longer I have to wait to put my tree up. And then when I realize that we are halfway to Christmas, I turn on a little Bing Crosby in my car and Eric and I take the kids to feed reindeer :-)
Sometimes: I take my Mom for granted.
Always: I realize 2 seconds after making fun of her for calling herself "Super Nana" that she REALLY IS Super Nana and I don't know what any of us would do without her in our lives. I love you mama and I appreciate you more than you know!!!
Okay...this Sometimes and Always stuff is fun!!! I just might have to do this every week :-)