I enter this as Exhibit A as evidence of why Chloe LOVES going to Gramma's house every Tuesday and Thursday while mommy works! It could also explain why my mom and dad look forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays too (I think)!
(with comments thrown in by Chloe)
1. What is something mom always says to you?
Clean your room. Is that right?
Chloe: You go in time out.
2. What makes mom happy?
When I do something nice- like when I do what she says. Is that right?
3. What makes mom sad?
(after I assured him there were no right or wrong answers) When we disobey
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
when she tickles me
5. What was your mom like as a child?
I don’t know
6. How old is your mom?
7. How tall is your mom?
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
spending time with her family
Chloe: wash the dishes
9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
goes on her computer and watch movies (those are two separate things, and for the record, I haven’t watched a movie in MONTHS)
11. What is your mom really good at?
giving me hugs and kisses at night and helping me when I need help
12. What is your mom not very good at?
making eggs (sooooooo true)
13. What does your mom do for a job?
she goes to church
14.What is your mom's favorite food?
taco salad (that’s what we had for dinner tonight -hardly my favorite)
15.What makes you proud of your mom?
when you go to work then you come back to pick me up....actually I’m never proud
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Chloe: Dora the Explorah
17. What do you and your mom do together?
play games together
19. How are you and your mom different?
I’m a boy and you’re a girl
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
because you hug and kiss me every night
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
I don’t know what you like most about dad........
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Wendy’s? Church? Am I correct?
*Try this with your kids- it's FUN!* I found it on Facebook and loved reading the interviews with all my friends' kids!
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Our kids celebrated the day with Grandma and Grandpa. Grandpa is 100% Irish and is celebrating his first St. Patrick's day as an Irish citizen- very exciting. Sawyer also spent the day telling everyone to "Kiss me, I'm Irish." As my dad would say, he'll be a big hit in high school.
If you haven't already checked out Stefanie's latest brainchild, Wild Olive Tees, you SHOULD. Yep, right now. Head on over there. The t-shirt designs are super cool (that's one of my favorites above), they are offering free shipping till the end of March, and (best of all) 10% of every purchase goes to a Christian-based charity or non-profit organization. First up? Shaohannah's Hope.
To completely plagiarize my sister's boyfriend:
Telecom giant, T-Mobile, chose this location in the UK as the backdrop for a new advertisement, filmed during rush hour. It took 8 weeks of planning, 8 sound tracks of 60s thru 90s music, 10,000 people who auditioned, 400 people chosen, 10 hidden cameras, and a terminal full of unsuspecting commuters... some of whom obviously missed their trains!
(For the record, this is in no way an endorsement of T M0bile, other than I think they made a cool commercial.)
Four families from our agency's waiting child list accepted referrals this week. So.......40 more to go before we can get on the list. (Or maybe less assuming they open it up before they have NO ONE on it.....when they will start taking new applications for the waiting child program again is a complete mystery...but don't get me started on that.) They don't have a dedicated list yet. So, if they do ever get one, I'm assuming they'll have more than 4 referrals as a result of that list.
......March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
(including the green grass and sunshine)
And a whole lot less of this: