I am still in Salt Lake City today, and so far, I am staying under budget. I’ll do a full rundown later this week to see what the final tally is, but right now, I am at around $60. I still need to make it through today and tomorrow and pay for parking (maybe…more on that later this week too, lol). But today’s post is more about people than money.
My Potty Mouth
Quick summary – I was going to visit a blogging buddy here, but he had to go out of town for work. Now I am visiting his wife, Kay (who is 3-4 months pregnant), and their 3 kids (ages 6, 4, and 2).
I am not exactly fitting in, but Kay wouldn’t be rude enough to say so. Cussing makes her uncomfortable, so I am trying to stay somewhat less chatty than usual now (day 3) since I generally can’t turn off my potty mouth if I am letting loose. It’s a weird feeling to be monitoring myself in a non-professional atmosphere, but it’s not so bad. I was sad at first since I felt like either I was “wrong” or she was, but I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re just different. Oh well.
Other than that, she and I get along pretty well. She’s a more private person than me, so I have been trying to be less nosey than usual. But we do seem to like the same movies and she has a good sense of humor. She’s also a great mom to watch since her parenting style is very straight-forward. She talks to the kids like they are just small people, not babies, and she only seems to fuss at them if they get too whiny. I think I’d be like that. Well, I’m more high strung about messes right now, but she says that wears off fast, lol.
The other 3 in the family (the kids) seem to like me. I like them too. The 6 year old is really empathetic and is a great big sister. The 4 year old is the whiniest, but she is also very perceptive. The 2 year old is way ahead of where I’d guess a 2 year old would be – he talks like a little adult and is just learning some basic reasoning skills. I am having fun hanging out with all of them.
It is very likely that this blog will become quite kid-oriented sometime in the next few years – just a heads up…I write about life and if I have a kid, that will probably suck up my brain space. BUT, I promise to try to talk about money too, lol.
So, how many of you are offended by cussing? Like in general, not targeted mean words (which offend everyone, I assume). It would be good to know in case we ever meet, and I am making long-term plans to start visiting pretty much anybody who likes visitors over the next couple of years.