Things I’m Afraid To Tell You

Yeah, I know.

What could possibly be left that you don’t know.

Well, plenty. Although not that I am afraid to tell you, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.  I mean sheesh, I’ve only been doing this blogging thing for four years and 11 months.  GIVE ME SOME TIME TO GET TO IT, PEOPLE.

Wait.  What?  Sorry.

Anyway, there’s sort of a “thing” going on that is pretty cool.  A movement of sorts. Jess from Makeunder My Life wrote a post called Things I’m Afraid To Tell You. Ez of Creature Comforts took the idea and ran with it (including designing the image you see below), and the Huffington Post thought it was such a good idea they published a piece about it.

Lisa of joycreation is determined to keep it going.

And since I’ve always been as honest as I know how here in Sluiter Nation, I am adding my own post in the mix.

So here goes…

1.  I have more gas than my husband does.  Most of the stink in this house?  Is me.

2. No one ever told me my chin was going to sprout hair someday.  I mean what the mess is up with CHIN HAIR?  And how in the WORLD can a manly thing like a BEARD be something that happens after doing something exclusively WOMANLY as giving birth?

3. I let my kid say “butt” because I think it’s funny.

4. Sometimes I tell people that Eddie is being a jerk.  Not in front of him (or at least I try not to in front of him), and I know it makes them uncomfortable.

5. My baby has ear fuzz.  like ON his ear.  On the top.  I thought it was fluff that would wear off, but it hasn’t.  Cort has offered to buzz it off, but I can’t do that.  But…eek!  Ear fuzz!  I am afraid he will be all hobbit-like.

6. I am positive I don’t brush my kid’s teeth enough.

7. I notice almost every. single. grammar error in someone else’s blog post.  But I get pissy when someone expects my posts to be perfect because I am an English teacher.

8. I have such intense social anxiety about taking my kids out in groups, that I didn’t do it for the first two summers of Eddie’s life.  This year I am determined to do it…not get over it necessarily, but get past it.   Tuesday’s zoo trip almost sent me over the edge.

9. The only time I look at my blog stats are when I have guest bloggers so I can tell them how their day was on my site.

10. We almost never listen to kid’s music in this house.  Not only are Lady Gaga and the Beastie Boys among Eddie’s favorite artists, I encourage him to love them.

There you go.  Ten things that while I am not necessarily NOT telling you (or anyone else), I don’t really brag  them up because I feel like they show my snotty, shallow, lazy sides.

But I have those sides.

I mean, don’t we all?  We all get hung up on stupid crap.

Crap we know is not important in the long run, that if we hear people say it out loud we are like, “really, dude?  Talk about a first-world problem!”

Those are the things I hate to admit out loud.

So tell me…whisper it even…what is ONE thing you are afraid to tell?

And then hop to some of these amazing blogs and read what they are confessing…

(and don’t forget my mega Brica product giveaway.  Closes at midnight!)


About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. hee! awesome things to know about you!
    I don’t brush my kids enough. By any standards.

    hmmm. I hold on to as many things as I disclose. Where to start? I am in a crappy mood with the kids if I weigh more than I want on a given day. That sucks to say.

  2. What a great idea! I think I have way more than 10 though…

    How about I still haven’t found a preschool for my three year old and I don’t really care because he’s my baby and I want to keep him home forever and ever? (I will find one before September. Maybe.)

  3. I am with you on the gas, I can put hubby to shame. Living in a house full of men a girl has to do what we have to do to survive. I may hop on this bandwagon.

  4. Toddlers need teeth brushing?

    I’ll be damned (and so are Monkey’s teeth).

    I’m thinking of doing a TIATTY post too. But, I’m well, afraid.

  5. If it makes you feel better, my daughter had a TON of LONG ear hair for many months after her birth. I was so scared but it did eventually diminish. And go into the West. Like a Hobbit.

  6. #1? Right there with you girl. 🙂

  7. So cool that everyone had a unique take on TIATTY posts! Thanks for keeping it light- some of ours needed the balancing. 😉

  8. HA. I call Landon an asshole on many occasions. That is why I love my mommy friends and the interwebs. They usually just nod and say “yup”. I also let him say butt and even booty because that is just too damn cute.

    Think I might do this an link up.

  9. Love this. I think I’ll do it on my blog too. I fart a lot too. Don’t worry, you’re not the only girl who does hahaha.

  10. Seriously.

    What’s up with the chin hair?

    And I’m a blonde!

    Not cool.

  11. Ha! This is fantastic, I love hearing that people are as imperfect as I am 🙂 I, too, allow my kids to say butt because it’s cute. I am also a filthy potty mouth and tend to NOT curb my speech around my kids, so at least one time this week (since school has ended) I have heard each of my kids say the word damn under their breath. I am not too worried however because they still reprimand me when I swear!

  12. I don’t know, I have been putting it all out there lately. If you read my blog I apologize for all of the errors. I was an English Teacher too but I have the dyslexia the fall back on. Oh that is one. I blame the dyslexia more than I should for blog errors. I often don’t take enough time to proofread.

  13. Mungee's Ma says

    I’m afraid to tell people that I cannot wait for Mungee to start camp next week. I feel like that’s a terrible thing to say about my own child but it’s HARD to keep her entertained all day while trying to attend to Little Brother’s needs. The TV has been on a lot …

  14. I can’t relate to any of that. Nope, none at all. Especially the teeth brushing thing. And the kids’ music. Don’t even know what you’re talking about. 😉

  15. Chin hair? Check.
    Most gas? You’re lookin at her.
    Kids music? Pea was singing The Wanted the other day. lol

    I still love ya!

  16. Teeth brushing is a constant struggle at my place. Usually it involves tears. I’m so very over it.

    Kids music is basically banned here. I can’t stand it, and there is no way I’m going to listen to it.

  17. I love this!! I appreciate your honestly. I’m so with you on #9 (I don’t even look then) and #1? LOL!!


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