Friday, September 3, 2010

Five Question Friday...Learn my deep dark secrets

I thought before we get hit with Hurricane Earl tonight, I'll squeeze in one more blog post. This is one of my favorite memes or as we homeschool moms say "a writing prompt". Link up to Mama M. in fact, send her some homeschool wannabe wishes. In have a feeling she is being influenced by the Pioneer Woman. Here are my quick answers, before I panic about the hurricane.

1. What do you do when you have time to yourself?

This morning, when I had a few minutes alone, I prayed and read the Bible(Romans). Before you start thinking "what a Godly woman." Don't. 4 out of 5 times, I would have gone back to bed. Now later on in the day, when I get alone time, I do strange things. Like shower, blog, and use the ladies room. See, it is obvious I have not had much alone time lately. 

2. When you look out your kitchen window, what do you see?

I see a lovely manicured back yard with a beautiful swimming pool. It looks bare because all of the patio furniture is stacked in a safe spot hiding from Earl. Nothing like an approaching hurricane to motivate the Gman to do a quick clean up. Nice job, Honey!

3. Who/What would you want to be reincarnated as?

Sabie's cat 'Miss Kitty'. She is unconditionally loved no matter how ornery she is. She can hiss, growl, scratch and bite and yet, she is still treated like a queen. Sabie has a funny saying: "A cat and her staff live here."

4. What is your biggest pet peeve about other people's kids?

Since a few of my pals read my blog, I must tread carefully. I am the mother of boys who frequently misbehave or sometimes just act like normal boys, I am subject to this much annoying behavior. 

I am annoyed at endless tattling. I understand that justice is important, but when something isn't a moral issue, it wears on me. I let my children be adventurous. They can climb high, they make weapons, they can walk to the jetty, they are allowed to jump off the rocks, they can swim over their heads. I allow them to ride their bikes to the store. I am not ignoring them. They are doing the same things I did as a kid, and I lived to blog about it. I know my child has climbed up the tree, that is what normal boys do. All that being said, I still am thankful when someone brings something to my attention. If my kids are in the wrong, I do want to know. Even though I do have eyes in the back of my head, I sometimes miss things. 

5. Regular or Diet soda?

No soda. I gave up diet soda a few years back. I threaten my children with paying their own dentist bill if I catch them drinking soda. Random just came back from Arizona, the land of endless Dr. Peppers. Thanks Dad! I think his detox is complete. 

Have a great weekend!

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Laurie said...

I get the boy tattle thing too! The biggest one is that one of them is playing with a stick!!--usually from well-meaning strangers. I have thought of a few clever comebacks, but I figure it is a better bet to just smile politely. :)

Kelly Polizzi said...

so far earl hasn't been very scarey. But I do love the sound of the rain, don't you?!

Love your answers, I hate tattling too. I also hate it when other kids aren't nice to mine lol. It's hard for me to restrain the mommy tiger and remember they are just chiludren and other mean children are what mine have to experience as they grow up.