I've mentioned before, although briefly, about how the women in my family are superstitious. This includes myself.
We carry around gems in our pocket, we believe in ghosts, and we think spiders in our dwelling are reincarnated loved ones.
I know this is bizarre, especially with us also being good southern Christian ladies and all, but I guess it is what it is. Today's post is a fun one that's all about just how weird we can be. Enjoy!
We Act Like We're Fearless
This is one of the most hilarious quirks of the women in my family. We pretend like we don't care, anything we see is a part of southern culture and life, and it doesn't bother us.
The truth is that it scares the shit out of us. A bear will have my mama quoting scripture as she runs on a dead sprint back to the house. Any little noise that we hear in the dark could be a demon coming to get us.
Snakes are a huge part of the ecosystems. They help control insect and rodent populations. They're a big deal. Despite knowing this, my mother and I are known for freaking out when we see them around the house. "Where there's one, there's a hundred!" And we kill them like idiots. It's not entirely our fault, as many non-venomous snakes look and act like venomous counterparts as a matter of predator repellent. But for the ladies in my family, we shoot first and ask questions later.
We Believe in Psychics
Not Miss Cleo. We aren't stupid. We know bullshit when we see it. But we've seen things.
The kind of things we can't explain.
And the Bible doesn't really explain them either.
So we dig deeper. One of the ways we do this is by visiting our local psychic. Sure, she could be full of crap. But if she is, she has me, my momma, and my aunt completely fooled.
What do we hope to learn? We want answers to both the present and the future and we believe that one way to find them is to look at the past. Our past, possibly even past lives, along with knowledge from our ancestors can help guide the way. And yes, we also pray for guidance. But if you're looking for answers, why not look in multiple places? We aren't afraid of things like past life regression and psychic healing. We welcome them into our lives.
We believe that God doesn't always have time to deal with us. It's nothing personal, but with billions of prayers coming in every day, we feel he needs to take care of the most important ones first and let people deal with some of their own problems without relying on him.
And then, of course, sometimes we're sent a sign that we miss. Maybe we weren't expecting a response or possibly not looking in the right place.
My Babies are Special
Because what parent doesn't think they're kid is special? My oldest was the same way. Every one loves Boo. And you know what? He's an amazing kid. He's smart but internal. He never cried much. He doesn't complain a whole lot. He's versatile and rolls with the punches that life throws at him. And everyone loves him.
But my baby, something is very different about him. While everyone loves Boo, the baby will melt your heart.
My best friend, the freelance writer, is a die hard atheist. He's never been married, never wants to be, doesn't have kids, and doesn't want any of them either. But from the second my kid was born, that guy was all about my baby and still is to this day. This isn't the first person he has this effect on, either.
Random strangers walk up to us and mention how they've never seen a baby that was so happy and funny.
Of course, they haven't been around him when he's sick and grouchy, but still. There is something to this baby and most people see it.
I'm not saying that he's the second coming of Jesus. That's just ridiculous. But I do think that both of my kids are meant for greatness. I don't know what kind of greatness, as they're both still so young.
However, I do have my predictions.
I think the baby is going to be a healer of some sort. And I don't mean a faith healer. I think he's going to grow up and help to heal people's souls or bodies. With his sense of humor and the way he loves to be outside along with his love for animals, I could totally see him being a vet. I could also see him being a comedian or motivational speaker. And of course, there is always traditional medicine.
I'm not sure what's going to become of the oldest. He has his heart set on becoming an architect, but I honestly don't see that happening. Aside from growing up strong and smart, I think he's going to be a family man. The ladies love him and he loves the ladies. As far as a profession, I'm not sure. But I do know he's going to be amazing at whatever field he decides to pursue.
Yes, we're weird. And no, this won't be the last of these types of posts.
Every once in a while, I'll be sitting at work an old story will pop into my head.
My mom is the queen of this. Sometimes, I'll come home and she'll start yelling about how she remembered this and how it relates to something that's currently going on and what she thinks it all means.
This is a normal day in the life of Princess Chelsea. Special babies, psychics, and ghosts. It's a trip.