I love today’s Oversharing because it comes from a good Catholic girl. See? Jesus still loves you even if you Overshare. If you’re into it (Jesus or Oversharing), check out the Oversharing page on my blog for info and links to past stories. Could I write Oversharing any more? (Say that in your best Chandler Bing voice.) Okay, back to center: Janene offered the delicious nugget below for your reading pleasure–ENJOY!
I’m not typically an oversharer.
I can hear Sister Marie Corde laughing up in heaven saying, “Janene, I knew every detail of every event that happened in your family from 6th to 8th grade.” So, maybe I am a recovering oversharer.
Normally, I try not to overshare too much on our blog, More Than Mommies. This is for two reasons.
First, I worry about what Christine will think. I worry that I will be misrepresenting “us” if I blog about something she doesn’t find as funny as I do, although, she’s got a great sense of humor so I’m probably worrying for nothing.
The second reason is that I’m a preschool teacher with coworkers, family members and student’s parents who read the blog at least on occasion. I’m sure if I wrote a post about something inappropriate (which most overshares are) then they would all come out of the woodwork to comment to me IN PERSON – which is totally different that getting a comment on the actual post that is typed up. I’m so much better responding to written words than the ones spoken to me.
All that being said, I figured I would JUMP at the chance to overshare on Stephanie’s blog because she already has plenty of inappropriate Google searches leading to her doorstep! (Editor’s note: I really do. What is wrong with you people? ~Steph)
So, here it goes.
I’ve recently been checking out the “Apps Gone Free” app on my iPhone. Cool app. Seriously, I love free apps and this one picks out apps that you would normally have to pay for but are free for a limited time. The second day I was scrolling through the offerings, I came across an app that is supposed to record sounds as you sleep. Sort of like one of those video cameras that turns on when something moves, this app turns the sound recorder on when there is noise. I got the app so that I could hear myself snore. Jerry has been complaining about my snoring for weeks and I figured it would be the best way for me to hear what the big deal was. I snore quite loudly but that is not what this overshare is about.
The first night I turned it on right before we went to bed. Then . . . I felt Jerry snuggle up behind me in a way that only means one thing.
We were totally going to do it.
And why not? The kids were all asleep and it was only 10:30! We had the time and . . . well, we were in the mood.
The next morning, the kids and I decided to listen to what it recorded. I was listening to myself snore and For The Love of GOD! What the hell? Is that a cow giving birth? Who was in our room making these . . . . wait.
Do I really sound like that when I’m having sex? I was mortified. Jerry was highly amused. I was mortified. (Doubly so I can say it twice).
The children? They were confused and wanted to listen to it again to see if they could figure it out. Umm . . . opps . . . I must have accidentally hit the delete button…
I guess we will never know what that rhinoceros was doing chasing an orangutan in Mommy and Daddy’s bedroom.
I was mortified.
You will find Janene blogging with her partner in crime, Christine, over at More Than Mommies. She also writes about family life on her blog Perfecting Imperfection. You can hook up with (but not record) both ladies on Facebook and Twitter, too!
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