My original purpose of this blog was to keep track of all of my "Things To Do" before my life expires. You know... stuff to do before you kick the bucket. Well people - here's my Bucket List or shall I say "Tabo" List. You only live once, so don't think twice. In addition to my "Tabo" List, you'll find me sharing how it's like to live the life of the wonderful share-bare. Happy Reading! ENJOY!

(inspired by the 2007 movie, The Bucket List )

1.) Pet a Tiger Cub
2.) Hold and Wrap a Snake Around Me
3.) Raise Money for a Good Cause

4.) Run a Half Marathon
5.) Run a Full Marathon

6.) Attend an Oprah Winfrey Show

7.) Meet Drew Barrymore in Person

8.) Go Dog Sledding in the Colorado Mountains
9.) Get Rock Hard Abs

10.) Write My Own Book and/or Sitcom

11.) Be in a Professional Photo Shoot
12.) Compete in a Bus Surfing Contest
13.) Step Inside of Grand Central Station in New York
14.) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge by Foot
15.) Adopt a dog named him Chaw-Lee <--I mean, Bam

16.) Learn to Swim so I Can be a Surfer Chick

17.) Enjoy a Special Brownie

18.) Hale Down a Yellow Cab
19.) Lie in a Hammock with Someone Special
20.) Apply for a Library Card
21.) Get a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
22.) Get Kissed by a Hottie on New Year's (Strike of Midnight)

23.) Learn to be a Voice Over Artist
24.) Attend a Superbowl Game
25.) Sing the Song 'Killing Me Softly' at a Karaoke Bar
26.) Go Skinny Dipping

27.) Be on T.V.

28.) Go White Water Rafting in the American River
29.) Run up the "Rocky Steps" of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
30.) Marry Mr. Right

31.) Work Out So Hard That I Puke
32.) Go Stand Up Paddle Surfing (or Hoe he'e nalu) somewhere tropical

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Son Highly Preferred

Funny as it may seem...I so don't know how to take care of little girls. Well it's not like I don't know how. I just forgot how much more work there is tending to a toddler/preschooler. This morning my sister left her 2 girls with me. EJ has no school today so it was an opportunity for my nieces to sleep in today. Imagine having to wake up at 5am in the morning. Insane! Especially for a 3 and 4 year old girl. Anyway, I cracked myself up. Tates woke up with no problem. I was getting ready for work. EJ was in the shower. I told Tates to go brush her teeth. She quietly got her little footstool. Stepped onto it. Picked up her toothbrush and was able to squeeze toothpaste neatly onto the bristles. I was pretty amazed. She was far neater than me! She stood there for like a full minute just looking at her toothbrush. . Like, why is she waiting, I thought. Dumb me assumed she knew how to brush her teeth. But, it was pretty obvious that she didn't because she would glance at me numerous times while I was fixing my hair. I witnessed her as she picked up her toothbrush and attempted to insert it in her mouth via gag-style. I quickly took it away from her and ended up brushing her teeth for her. HAHA! Gag-style... I said. You should've seen it. Hysterical but scary at the same time. Janelle on the other hand was super independent girl. She brushed her teeth and washed her face. Dressed herself and assisted her younger sister with putting on her jacket. I was like cool. I instructed the girls to wait patiently in the living room while EJ and I finish up. Janelle started wandering in her mom's bathroom. I gave her a hard time for not listening to me. Then she reminded me of something. "Tita Share. What about my hair? My mommy always fixes me and Caitlin's hair." "Oh yeah!", I laughed to myself. "Combing your hair would be a good idea..." LOL! Talk about no parental skills whatsoever and hello! I have a son! "I am sooo not allowed to have daughters, Janelle. I'm sorry". "It's OK, Tita Share...".Janelle goes through the drawers and finds matching clips for both her and her sister. "Mine is the yellow and Caitlin's is the green ones". I clipped Janelle's long locks to the side like how I would do it if it was my hair. As for Tates, I did a horrific job. Her hair was too short and slippery. I tried to part it and put one clip on the right and another on the left. It looked hideous! Then I got frustrated and pulled it back into a loose, crooked ponytail. Not to mention hella bumpiness. After 4 attempts of trying to make it look all smooth, I just went with it. It'll get messy once she starts playing anyways. LOL! So there, so much for trying to get girls ready. Sons are so much better. No need to comb their hair. No need for fancy clips and hair ties. You're probably thinking - well you're a chick! How hard could it possibly be? Think hard. If you know me, you know I have no skills with dolling myself up. I'm practically 75% dude living with a female anatomy. All I can say - thank goodness I didn't end up with a daughter 10 years ago. Whew!

1 comment:

  1. i can relate to you on this in many ways except in our family, we only have 1 boy, so me and my other sis have the biggest production trying to change him and get him ready! it's hilarious, we end up laughing the whole time and the poor boy just looks at us like, 'WTH is u guys' problem?! i'm getting cold here, dammit!' hahaha!