Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Type B Keeps a Secret

I am an excellent secret keeper. Your deepest, darkest, ugliest thoughts? Tell me. I won't breathe a word.

Repeating secrets never even crosses my mind.  There's never a temptation.  It's just..wrong.

..Except with Brandon.  I'll blab to him unless you tell me not to.  The good news is that he really doesn't care.  At all.

Also, sometimes my Type B-ness will allow me to actually forget secrets, which is even better. ((points to head)) Steel trap.

There's only one caveat to my abilities: Good secrets.  Fun ones.. like upcoming surprise birthday parties, impending engagements - especially when I know the date when someone will propose, and pregnancies.

Do me a favor: Please, please don't tell me about this stuff.

Oh, I won't blab. I'll just toss and turn and squirm until I can. It will be excruciating.

When something great is on the horizon and I'm the only one who knows about it, strange things begin to happen, like with one I've been keeping recently:

I'll tell a complete stranger at Gymboree. Them: "Harper's toenails are painted!" Me: "Yes, they are. BLAB PERSONAL INFORMATION." ((strange look from stranger))

I'll chat about it to no end with Harper, but she'll mutter a little nonsense and keep cruising: "bebe, bebe.. i wuuuv bebes. thankyou. welcome. 123456789 kitty cat meow car honk. c'mon, Momma! beach ocean!"

It'll be the very first thing I talk about with Brandon in the morning, and the very last thing we talk about each night.  Poor guy. Me: "Good morning! What if..BLAB!?" Him: "Yaawn."

I'll break my rule and burden my friend Tiffany with the information, via text, so I'm not the only one who has to keep it. Me: "Blabbity blabbity blabbity. The line is crooked! What the heck? Does that count?"

I'll ask our anesthesiologist friend, Indy, mysteriously leading questions about his December schedule.  I might even allude to taking a toddler-friendly vacation as to pinpoint his exact whereabouts on or about December 13th. Cruel from every angle.

I'll Freudian slip it in a blog post & almost have a heart attack when my friend Hannah royally busts me - at a mere 3 weeks into keeping the secret - via the comments section.

I'll feel nauseous, at least.  Gag, at random. Barf, at worst.

I'll neglect permanent features on my blog (I swear, I didn't just FORGET to write them), like Top of the Muffin, because I'm too freaking tired from this secret to exercise, much less blog about it, and Cupcake of the Week, because I don't know what would happen if I looked at a cupcake right now, much less try to eat it then write about it. It would not be pretty.

Ultimately, I've discovered that I can only keep a great secret for about 13 weeks, which works out well:

Baby 2 is looking at you :)

22 comments:

  1. YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

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  2. Also, "the line is crooked" makes more sense now that I'm re-reading. HA!

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  3. Congrats Court! I'll need to take a class from you and Tiff about secret keeping soon.. or so I hope

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  4. Yay! When are you due? Lol im a little over 12 weeks so it should be pretty close.

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  5. lol, Kim! Thank you so much! We're very excited. .. . and I had no previous experience with a crooked line, but it's kinda how things go for me :)
    Court - take the class from Tiff. The poor girl has known about this baby since I was three weeks pregnant.

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  6. December 13th, Amanda! It'll be fun to be so close!

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  7. Congratulations!! What a fun secret to have.

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  8. Congrats! And welcome to the pregnant with #2 club :)

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  9. Court I'm due December 19th but my c-section is is tentatively scheduled for December 12th. Lol we are so close!

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  10. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i don't even have words !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D love you

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  11. Congrats Courtney!! And I love that baby has his/her legs crossed. Already adorable. :) And I can tell that Harper is going to be the coolest big sis. The instigator of all kinds of trouble. :) So happy for you guys, hope the morning (all-day) sickness goes away soon!

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  12. This blog post makes me stupidly smiley. I've read it twice and have caught myself totally totally cheesin' each time.

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  13. I don't know why but I totally had a feeling you might be. Maybe I somehow picked up on the hints in your blog here and there? Congratulations!!!

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  14. Thanks y'all!! We are so, so excited, and especially so after today's healthy ultrasound! Yay!

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  15. Oh Court, congratulations!! A little bird already told me but was waiting for you to announce. She/He is beautiful! I can't wait. Love you!!!

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  16. I am so happy!:) IF this post says "Anonymous" again...please note: I am MOM!

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  17. Yay! I am now pbutler410 again!

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  18. ahh, my super sleuth skills... i had just thought to myself yesterday (as ANOTHER friend was telling me she's prego) "i wonder when courtney is going to explode with excitement and tell everyone?!"

    hahaha... congrats again!! (you know, since i've known for almost two months and haven't uttered a word...that's pretty impressive for a non-secret keeping type a person!) :-D

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  19. Congrats!!!! So excited for you!

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