Tuesday, February 15, 2011

happy day

Besides being a wife, mom, homeschool teacher, homemaker, and all the other roles we moms fill, every year I get the honored job of family tax preparer. I've come a long way from the days I filled out our forms with an electric typewriter. I think I might have even kissed the TurboTax box the first time I used it!

But even with the computer, it's never an easy job. The worst were the years I had to prepare three different state returns. The instructions for each state would always say to start with the other state first, so I'd spend the first hour just figuring out which one to start first. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Almost made me want to move back to Texas where there is no state income tax. But then I remembered the 150% humidity in Texas and I'd come to my senses.

Every year I vow it will be my last, but when tax time comes around again I somehow muster up the motivation. This year I mustered earlier than usual. Yes, the purpose of this post is a shameful brag.

I've filed our tax returns and it's only February 15th! Woo hoo!

That's all. : )


  1. Woo Hoo! There are very few things as nice as having taxes done.

    Kissing Turbo Tax, you're a hoot. Dh does ours so I guess I should kiss him.

    I visited Baylor in Nov wearing normal winter clothes (and keep in mind that my "normal" is basically long-sleeved shirts and cords). I thought I was going to have a heat stroke! Good call, even if taxes would be lower! :)

  2. you're brave. Good job. I admit, I'm spoiled...my mommy does mine (thankfully, tax preparer is her job). : )