Has anyone told you that with your new haircut you resemble Dora the Explorer? (In the cutest way, of course!)
Ummm no, but thanks?
How long did it take you to get your free caulk? I signed up for it on your other blog eons ago, and have given up camping out at my mailbox for it. Will it ever come?And BTW--how do I join Blogher?
I don't remember, but I think it only took maybe 2-3 weeks to get the caulk sample. And it's easy to join BlogHer! Just click HERE, then click on "join us" toward the top right corner and sign up. TaDa!
Sometimes ebay is a pain, but I'd hate to go back to the days of garage sales.
True, true, unless you have a few big ticket items to sell, it's hardly worth the time and effort a garage sale takes. Did I tell you guys that the winner of my boys' dress pants auction refused to pay and is no longer a registered member of eBay? So, I'm out the listing fees for that one too. I really give up. They're going to Salvation Army, or AmVets or whatever organization calls me first to tell me they'll be in my area for a pick-up.
What if we all just did one nice thing to cancel out the yucky? Everytime someone/thing (hi e-bay!) is a butthead or does a butthead thing we do something positive?When someone is rude, give your next waitress a little extra tip. Saleslady doesn't help; hold the door for someone when leaving the store.
What an excellent idea! It reminds me of those Liberty Mutual commercials that I posted on here awhile back. I love those! In fact, check out this website. It's all about responsibility and doing the right thing. They've got an interesting blog HERE.
Do you think Austin had some kinda short term memory loss? Was he barefoot or was he wearing socks? I'm trying to understand the mind of a 13 year old.
He was barefoot and there is no understanding the mind of a 13 year old boy. As far as short term memory loss, I think that's what I have. My kids have started calling me Dory.
Dawn! Didn't Savannah used to have blond hair in the drawing/picture at the top of your blog? (Please tell me I'm not going crazy!)
Wow! How did you ever notice that??? You guys amaze me with your attention to detail! Yes, it used to be blond in the drawing. She really has brown hair though, so my friend Kelli changed it a bit.
I am a teacher with very little to do at the moment as I am on my holidays. Your blog is one of the things that keeps me going. When are you going to post again? I mean its Saturday and you last posted on Wednesday!!! Do you have any idea how long that is when you have a boring life?
Patience, young jedi, patience. Now and then I have to get some sleep and tear myself away from the computer.
We go camping because we believe that it wasn't really as bad last time as we remember. Our memory must be faulty and this trip will be better, It's the same reason people gamble. Someone has to win, I might be that someone.
I understand that philosophy - labor and delivery didn't hurt that badly, did it? I'm pretty sure it wasn't that bad. It'll be a piece of cake this time.
Do campgrounds really charge for more than 2 kids? I know a lot of your posts have sarcasm in them, but that's something that's totally believable these days and in this economy.
They sure do. In fact, I think I find more campgrounds that do charge for extra kids than don't. We generally avoid those places.
OMG! the picture of that one sign has me ROFL. where was that and what was it 'supposed' to be a picture of??? i'm totally dying. my husband has to see that. LMAO.
Clearly, it's indicating you should wave your hand when the ultrasonic waves come out of the wall, then someone will pee on you. Or maybe it means that if someone starts peeing on your fingers, you should shake hands with the wall. Or perhaps it means you should try to catch the sound waves emitted from the wall before someone comes along and pees on your hand. At any rate, it's disturbing.
also, someone please explain the "I want my two dollars" quote...and feel free to call me dumb, stupid,or totally out of the loop!!!
It's from the movie Better Off Dead.
Oh boy, was it Savannah who got the mosquito bites? Poor her!!
Yeah, while I was in the shower, the kids asked Joe if they could go for a hike in the woods. He said it was ok and off they went. No one had sunscreen on, and Savannah was just wearing her bathing suit so she got eaten up.
Dawn, seriously. Those girls from the 5 minutes for Mom blog...could they have asked you worse questions! Gosh, they were annoying!
Really? I didn't think the questions were annoying. That was just the first video segment. They asked me more questions and there will be more segments in the future. It was really fun doing the interview and I enjoyed talking to both Susan and Janice at BlogHer.
Do you really go to bed at 3:00? I hope so because it would really, really make me feel better since I go to bed at 3:00 too.
Yup. I've got to get myself on a better schedule and quick! I'm going to be a zombie once school starts if I don't get myself to bed by 1:00 or before.
I think your gorilla is really a junior-higher. If you take another look at your pics, he's doing the old "scratching/picking/signaling" with his middle finger, but it's his first finger that he stuck in his mouth. He pulled a "psych!" on you! It's probably what they all sat around laughing about tonight after the zookeepers left."Ha! Did you see the one with 5 little monkeys taking pictures of me 'picking my nose'? She was all grossed out when I put my finger in my mouth but I used my other finger!"
HAAAA! That's hilarious. And again, you guys pay way too much attention to detail. However....
Is the last picture a new one of Brooklyn or do you just use the same one each time? ; )If it is different you could make a collage!
Heck, I could wallpaper my whole house with different pictures of Brooklyn pouting and crying.
Bet you are waiting for school to start aren't u?
16 days, 15 hours, 3 minutes and 47 seconds.
I just have to ask you, since you must have more experience than I do with toddler outbursts, how the h*** do you handle them!? My two-year-old is a real sweet child most of the time, but she sometimes throws fits where she absolutely hates her father. "Dad is not allowed to watch my tape!" "I don't like daddy!" "Go away dad!". And he gets hurt and walks away. But I just had surgery, I can't deal with her because my whole stomache looks like a six-year-olds attempt to do embroydery. Please tell me this will go away! And how shall we handle her? Please Dawn, you are my domestic goddess, do you have any advice?
Here are some answers from other people going through this right now. Brooklyn does this all the time. She'll stand outside and and cry at the back door and won't let any of her brothers of sisters open the door for her to come inside. She'll cry, "I want Mommy do it!" I, not wanting to hurt her precious little feelings, say something like, "Mommy's busy. If you want to come inside, let Austin (or whoever) hold the door open for you." When she flings herself down and screams, "NO! You do it!" I compassionately say, "OK, just stay outside then." The same goes when she wants a cup of milk and I'm busy but one of her siblings offers to get it for her.
With Brooklyn, however, it's not always Mommy who she wants. Sometimes it's Daddy. Sometimes it's Savannah. Sometimes it's her grandma. She's just stubborn and temperamental that way. I personally, try not to encourage it by indulging her every whim. That said, there are those times when , fed up by her whining, I say, "Just give her the _____(fill in the blank with whatever it is she's whining for) already! I don't care whose it is! My ears are bleeding! For the love of chocolate, make the whining stop!!!"