(You know who you are and you know what you did, Rockstar!)
Most folks like when you feel at home in their house, and if you make them feel at home in yours. Ask for the second helping of dessert or if you can have a band-aid. And if someone is standing around in your kitchen while you wash, invite them to dry.
Read pregnancy tests carefully so you don’t freak yourself out. Do not dig them out of the trash an hour later to confirm the results.
She who holds the big ass camera is the boss (even if only for few minutes).
If you want anyone between the ages of four and thirty to smile really big for you in a photo, get them to jump as high as they can. You get awesome in-the-air jumping photos and hilarious giggly face photos upon landing.
We can’t have a nice couch, because we will ruin it.
If you get a group of people to sing in a park, strangers will join you, and this will be awesome.
You do not need to bring a laptop and an iPad and a smartphone on a four-day beach vacation.
When life offers no parties worth going to, throw one in your hotel lobby.
Popping an antihistamine half an hour before a flight makes ear “popping” easier to undo, if it happens at all.
Do not walk and use your iPhone, as this proves to be hazardous to your health. You are not President of the United States; there is nothing so important that it can’t wait.
Occasional over-indulgences in luxury are ok.
Saunas are A-MAZ-ING! America, why aren’t these more popular?!
Having a window-less living room sucks until a tornado hits.
Everyone wants someone to talk to.
I quit dentistry. I can’t take working in small places with crazy people, and dentists are crazy. The ones who aren’t are the ones who don’t want to be dentists in the first place, and who wants to work for someone doing something they don’t really want to do?
Furthermore, I hate working everyday. Correction: I hate GOING to work for someone else everyday. I want to be my own boss; I should freelance or start a business.
I have an independent spirit in me, and I blame homeschooling. I want to go visit the beach if it’s nice out and not have to explain to a boss that I really am sick when I am (or try to sound sick when I’m faking!)
And I want to be proud. In the same way people own homes rather than rent, I want to work to bring myself up a ladder. I want to work everyday and be a little ahead of where I was yesterday. I want to climb a ladder I build myself.
Now the Hard Part:
Where do I get ladder-making tools?
What does a ladder look like?
Where do I get ladder-building instructions?