Not sure how many of you are familiar with this children’s book that was published in the 1970′s, but it’s about exactly what you think—poop. The whole premise behind the book is the fact that all animals, including humans, poop. There are a few basics about being human that we all share and pooping is one of them. Since it’s a universal thing, I suppose we shouldn’t find it embarrassing, but we do.
My daughter likes to remind me, “Everyone poops, Mum,” during those times when I think that for some reason I shouldn’t have the same faults as all other human beings on the planet.
So where am I going with all this you might be asking? To tell the truth, I have a confession to make. Nope, it’s not about pooping, but the fact that, like everyone else, I make mistakes. BIG SHOCKER!
After posting my last blog post here, I started to have thoughts about whether or not this was a post I had been working on many months previously and hadn’t yet posted,(which is sometimes the case) or if I had in fact posted it before. Sometimes I work on several posts at a time and sometimes, for one reason or another decide not to post them right away. I knew I had written it a long time ago, and saved it in my file with all my other blog entries. When I came across “Got To Be you,” I was positive this was one I hadn’t published before. It didn’t seem familiar to me at all–At least until after it was posted and several people had commented, and then it niggled at me a little.
So, it started to get under my skin the way things do sometimes when we’re not so sure about something. That tiny thought kept growing until I just had to check it out before it drove me berserk .(Okay, so that’s an exaggeration, but it did start to bug me.) I checked back through my old posts and, sure enough I discovered, I had published it a number of months back.. Okay, talk about embarrassing. I would have simply deleted it but a few people had already commented, and it didn’t seem right to delete the whole post after that.
So I apologize if you recognized that post and got to thinking I was repeating myself. If, like me, you had no recollection if the post, that might be a good thing depending upon how you look at it. ;)
Yeah, like everyone else I make mistakes, but as my daughter tells me, “Everyone poops, Mum. Everyone poops.”
Guess I won’t waste too much time worrying about it. I will try and mark all published posts in my file so that it doesn’t happen again. Since I’m sure you’ve all made mistakes as well, feel free to share your own story so I won’t feel so all alone.