Welcome Maryann, my other little sister! Maryann is one of the hardest workers you’ll ever meet and she’s also extremely sweet (didn’t mean to rhyme there. 🙂 But beware dynamite comes in small packages! Or maybe that’s only directed at me. haha Give her some comment love!
Hi everyone! Before I get started I wanted to take a quick minute to introduce myself. My name is Maryann Frances. I am Kate’s “baby doll.” I’m pretty in pink but I know how to get dirty. I consider myself a “fighter.” I’ve survived stitches, broken bones, contusions, snake bites, a couple wrecks, the little rock marathon, about ten million roller coasters and one little tumor. I love four wheelers, hunting, fishing, football, and high heels. I’m the runt of the family. My brothers are both well above six foot tall, both my sisters tower above me, and I barely scooted in past 5 foot. My mother always told me dynamite comes in small packages, and I’m not too humble to tell you that dynamite never looked so pretty.
Since this blog is called Mommy Monologues, and I’m not a mother I had to search my soul for awhile to find material I thought related to Kate’s audience. A few things I found in this search were my closest experiences with the miracle of birth
I have had several jobs. I have engraved jewelry, waited tables, sold chicken wings (“mild, hot, or atomic, would you like fries with that?”), sold newspapers (door to door sales on crutches SUCKS), taught piano lessons, taught singing lessons, worked in stockrooms, cleaned houses, waited MORE tables, been a bank teller, promoted to loan officer (still am! J) and most recently: I am a part time nanny.
On one hand I know I’m being paid to clean up after him, so that’s fine, and I am also being paid to make sure he behaves. But am I being paid to teach him manners? Am I being paid to RAISE him? I’m lost. I want him to say “Dearest Maryann, who is so kind to watch after me, play with me, read to me, tuck me in at night, and listen to my every word, will you please help me clean up my mess that I was so silly to make?”