I Can’t Believe I Fell For It

My mom is magic. She can change traffic lights. 

At least that’s what I thought until I was 8. You see, she knew that after the cross traffic light turned red, that we’d get the green next. But we didn’t. So every time, she’d wiggle her fingers and POOF! It would change. 

Cue me and my brother:

Totally doing that to my kids. This brings me to several other ridiculous things I believed as a child.
My grandmother told me that eating the crusts of sandwiches would make my hair curly. Grammy, we both know the only days that my hair gets even slightly wavy is when the humidity hits 70%. I’d call you a liar but you’re 90 and lived through the great depression so I guess I get the no wasting food mentality. 

Try not to notice that 5 year old Nadine and 25 year old Nadine have the exact same hair style. Moving on. 
What is the appropriate age to still be playing with Barbies? Oh, it isn’t 12? Well no one told me. I had an active imagination and I had to play out the stories in my head somehow.

Was the fact that Aladdin used to get down with Barbie like major life foreshadowing or what?

And the last gem: Coffee stunts your growth. And you can bet that my Grammy slipped me half coffee/half milk if I begged enough on a Sunday morning 

So do we know where we stand on this? I still don’t know for sure but the facts don’t lie:
Mom: 5’7″    Dad: 6’0′    Me: 5’3″    WTF genetics. Or was it the coffee?
What crazy stuff did you believe as a kid? 

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Cece from Frugalista Married.

Isn’t she gorgeous? She’s definitely one of those people who always looks stunning but never looks like they’re trying that hard at it. Let’s all hate her for a second. Seconds over. Now love her. Because this gal is the real deal.

Cece is a writer, through and through. You can read more about why she blogs or how blogging is bad for your budget. Cece has been blogging since way before I even knew what a blog was!

Cece is a truly positive person who was brave enough to share her road to finding “the one”. It was bumpy and it makes for a great read! Need one more reason to love her? She properly mourned the end of The Office and even pulled out all the super deep life lessons from it. So go say hi to Cece and tell her I sent you!
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