20 Random Facts About Me #30Things

It’s time for another installment of 30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me!  This one should be pretty fun, because I get to list 20 random facts about myself.  I hope my kids appreciate all of these little nuggets of knowledge.
30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me
As I sit here to write this, I have no idea what I’m about to say, so here goes!

20 Random Facts About Me

  1. My favorite foods include Olive Garden salad and Zuppa Toscana soup, Tres Leches cake (the more authentic, the better – don’t try and pass off grocery store imitations!), bacon, coconut juice (Taste Nirvana or Amy & Brian – don’t get me started with VitaCoco or other gross versions. lol), and toasted Italian subs with LOTS of lettuce, spinach, and pickles…. Now I’m getting hungry!!
  2. My right eye is half brown and half blue.
  3. I dropped out of high school at 17, got my GED 2 weeks later, started college classes 2 months later, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Child & Family Studies a few years later.  Oh, and I got a massage certification in that time frame, too. :)
  4. All of my birth experiences have been completely different.  I love that I’ve gotten to have so many different experiences, and I feel like it really helps me with doula and childbirth education work.  I’M A BIRTH JUNKIE.
  5. Until my late teens, I used to count everything in 4s.  It was totally obsessive compulsive.  The TV volume, how many strokes to brush my hair, how many M&Ms to eat on each side of my mouth, etc.  I gave it up about the time I got married.
  6. I got married at 18, a month before I “should” have graduated from high school.  Contrary to popular belief (at the time), it was not because I was pregnant.  In fact, we both waited to do hanky panky until our wedding night!
  7. I decided to homeschool my kids well before they were school aged.  I was pregnant with my first son, which means my daughter was under 2.
  8. Growing up, I always wished I was taller.  Now, I’m cool with being on the short side.
  9. My normal wardrobe is generally shirt and jeans.  I do like wearing dresses or capris sometimes, but shirt/jeans is practically my uniform!
  10. I’ve always gained between 42-50 pounds during my pregnancies (so far!), but have lost all or most of it within a few months postpartum (usually within 5-10 pounds).
  11. I am terrible at gardening and keeping green things alive.  Now that we have a nice house, I try my best to make our front yard presentable, but I’m extremely mediocre at it.
  12. I’ve moved well over a dozen times.  We moved a lot when I was a kid, and I attended a total of 4 different elementary schools.
  13. I had my ears pierced when I was in 2nd grade and left them in WAY too long after being pierced.  I cleaned them OKAY, but they were still kind of crusty and gross and I was terrified of taking them out.  My mom finally sat on my to take them out and I refused to wear earrings because I was scared.   Fast forward to the summer before 9th grade.  I was getting my wisdom teeth removed, and we asked the oral surgeon if he’d pierce them for me while I was under anesthesia.  He agreed, so my mom bought a piercing kit and I got 2 piercings in each ear lobe.
  14. I am totally a slob.  As a parent, I’ve had to hold it together and tidy up for the kids.  Honestly, I was on track to be on Hoarders as a teen.  I’m SO GLAD my life isn’t like that anymore.  The more kids I have, the more of my own stuff I let go. :-)
  15. Music was my LIFE as a teen.  I really wanted to grow up and either be a big pop star OR perform on Broadway.  I loved participating in musicals at our local community theatre.  Ahhhhh, to have dreams.
  16. I rarely vacuum.  If we aren’t having company, I seriously might vacuum once a month…. or two.  We don’t allow food or drinks on the carpet, and I’m okay with little paper bits!
  17. I don’t drink alcohol.  I did have some wine on my wedding night, but that’s literally, and truthfully, it.
  18. I almost always stay up past 1 AM.  I did this starting in adolescence and I just can’t break it.  Someone told me once that having kids would change it out of necessity, but… it didn’t.
  19. When I was little, I refused to wear socks and jeans because the seams drove me CRAZY!!!  I wore leggings and jelly shoes for quite some time!
  20. I finally moved out to the Dallas/Fort Worth area about 3 years ago, and it was one of the best decisions of my life.  I seriously live each day grateful for where I’m at, and thankful for the opportunities here that weren’t available where I moved from.

What’s a random fact about you?

About Jenn

Jenn lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and 5 young children. The family likes to eat healthy and try new recipes (especially paleo!), and Jenn homeschools all of the kids. She is heavily involved with local bloggers and is slightly addicted to social media.

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