Here, after 2 weeks, are the answers to your questions...
Tim Gunn, you met Tim Gunn - OMG. Sorry Dawn, I love you dearly and your blog, but Tim Gunn. Was he nice, how was he dressed?
Here's how the meeting went. A man walked in and people cheered. I said, "Who's the old guy in the suit and why are people cheering for him?"
"It's Tim Gunn!"
blank stare from me and sound of crickets in background
"It's Tim Gunn!
"From Project Runway?!"
"Is that a TV thing?"
At this point, I got a dirty look for being clueless and was left standing alone.
Do you know how many the Ford Flex seats?
I believe it seats up to 7. Hmmm, which kid should we leave behind...
Yeah, camping is a pain in the butt! Your kids, however, will be talking about it for years! At least you are done until next summer, right?
You would think, but no, we're planning another trip this fall.
Oh, SOS, What should a large family do for a reunion when some siblings have $$$ and other siblings owe $$?
That's a tough one. You don't want to make it impossible for those, without cash to burn, to attend the reunion. Those with money may not understand why they're stuck having a camp-out reunion. In the end, I think the wise thing to do would be to claim you have no money at all and just stay home. That way, you won't have to camp, or deal with Uncle Mike's storytelling, Aunt Mimi's drinking problem, Cousin Earl's tattooed girlfriend and her parole officer, or Grandpa's Phil's gassy indigestion.
Hmmm..I am confused. You mean you have to pay a fee to register your children at State schools?
Yup. Well, not all states charge registration fees, but IL does.
So, I guess this means you're not considering homeschooling this year?
I consider homeschooling every year when it's 40 below and snowy and I have to get up early to take the kids to school.
I have two kids--ages 10 and 7--they play this horrible game in the car and it drives me crazy. It's called punch buggy. When they see a Volkswagen Bug, they scream (and I do mean scream) "punch buggy" and then the one that screams it clobbers/punches the other. Then they argue for 10 minutes (or at least until they see ANOTHER bug) about who saw it first and how one has a better view out the window, etc...When will this end? HELP ME!!!
When will it end? Ummm, let's see...yesterday Joe yelled out, "Slug Bug!" and hit Austin when we passed a VW Bug, so I'd say they have at least 30 more years to go...
Just wondering, is Clay going to school this year? or does he have another year of pre-school, if he is going to school who is going to entertain Brooklyn?
Clay's going to kindergarten this year hooray! His poor teacher. As far as Brooklyn goes, I think the Little Einsteins, Phineas & Ferb, Elmo, and the Backyardigans will be entertaining her while Clay's gone.
Yes, but was the mohawk given by his brother? i have to know...
Nope, I cut Clay's hair.
So how did Clay really get the mohawk? Was your answer B or C? Personally, I'm not a big fan of mohawks, so I'm hoping one of your kids did it. Otherwise, that means you took him to the barbershop and gave him that haircut on purpose! (Sorry to be the only one not gushing about how great mohawks are. I wonder if my comment will even be published...)
I don't personally like mohawks which is why I'll never cut my hair like that. Clay does, however, and it's his hair so whatever. I cut it. No biggie.
Did you have a margarita? The margarita's at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Downer's Grove were FABULOUS!!!
No, but I did have coconut iced tea! Coconut! Yum! The best flavor on earth!
do you think you'll ever have another child, dawn?
Sure, I will! When chicken have teeth.
Oh, and I almost forgot to ask, did you by chance get to have any cute fireman over???
Not yet, but with Clay in the house, the chance is always there.
What no pictures of the Naked Cowboy??
I know! I guess I'll have to find time to get back to New York!
I hope you don't have an ear infection--the one I had about 3 weeks ago bled and I was MISERABLE, then the antibiotic made me barf. So, thinking good thoughts for you!
Ugh, that stinks, Stephanie! Really! My ear doesn't hurt, but I still can't hear out of it. I'm getting used to it though. It's kinda nice blocking some of the noise out. I'm kinda hoping my right ear will plug up too.
Oh My Gosh, Dawn!! You got to stay at the same place Rosie O'Donnell used to have her guests on her show stay. Did you at least get to do a little bit of quik shopping?!
Umm, I bought a bottle of water. Does that count? Really, these blogging events are usually quick in and quick out with no time for sightseeing or shopping.
I have a SSO question, if you don't mind.. I know a lot of people don't believe in it, and I totally respect that- but out of my odd curiosity, what are your kids signs? So far as I can remember, you're a Pisces and Joe's a Scorpio.
I have no idea! I'll look them up..... OK, I'm back. Austin's a Scorpio, Savannah's a Gemini, Jackson's a Leo, Lexington's a Gemini, Clay's a Capricorn, and Brooklyn's an Aquarius.
I'm about to fly with my nine week old. Any advice????
Sedatives. You might want to take one too.
Hey Dawn! I was at Lake Tahoe this past weekend, I happened to stumble across a wooden plate that read "Who are these kids and why are they calling me 'Mom'?!"Do you have any wooden plates of the liking or would at the moment like one for your birthday?
LOVE it! LOL!
Chocolate or mud? [hand prints]
They were chocolate syrup hand prints because Brooklyn lives on ketchup, chocolate milk, and like 4 strands of spaghetti a week.