You know that saying “you can’t go home again?” Well that may be true in some ways, but I’m here to prove you can get pretty damn close!
Ya’ll might remember that many moons ago I packed my twin bed and tap shoes in a U-Haul and headed on up to New York City to get a job on The Broad-way.
Two kids, a husband, a dog, 4 crappy apartments, many waitressing shifts, and countless cocktails later, I have returned home to beautiful North Carolina. I’m older, wiser, and judgier than ever and I plan to continue helping my friends survive the trials of life with wit and wine. I love to give advice and I will be sharing some of the questions I get from readers on the blog, as well as any other things I think people really should want to know. Don’t worry, it won’t all be about my kids. I like to talk about myself too much for that. Since I have very limited domestic skills I will not profess to be an expert in the kitchen but I may occasionally post a recipe. Recipes will never be fancy or healthy, only easy or delicious…mostly Fat Girl Snacks.
Now you know my husband is a Yankee, so I basically had to drag him kicking, screaming and clawing at the ground, but I managed to do it just after the birth of our son made our 700 square-foot apartment a bit too small. I muscled him and our 2 Tater Tots on down to North Carolina with the promise of beaches and boats and endless rounds of golf. (As it turns out, landing 250 miles from the ocean has somewhat hindered the acquisition of the first 2 and the golf thing, well that was just a lie to begin with.)
My Tater Tots….
Age 7 going on 17
Likes: Lip Gloss, Jewelry, Acting Fancy (the apple didn’t fall far)
Dislikes: Cleaning her room, Not being the boss of playdates, Using a fork (we still have some work to do)
Age 4 (and may never see 5 if he keeps it up)
Likes: Firetrucks, Construction sites, Jumping off things (regardless of where he might land)
Dislikes: Baths, Bedtimes, Sharing toys (even if they belong to someone else)
Oh, and I don’t want you to worry about all the NY sports attire you will see them wearing (sent by Sweetpotato’s well-meaning relatives). Please know that I am making every effort to turn them into Carolina Kids