Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Sound Out

From Chicago, home of Abe Froman, the Sausage King, it's Sunday Sound Out with your host, the famous opera singer, Dawn Meehan! Fat lady sings - get it? Opera singer, fat lady, Dawn Meehan? No? I thought it was funny.

How did you come up with the names for your children? Are they all named after cities?
Yes, I used a copy of Rand McNally.

Um....is it a tattoo on Brooklyn's head?!Austin has some really nice teeth!!!
Hee hee, yeah there was a tattoo on her head in that picture of her and Austin. I mean, there wasn't really a tattoo on her head, but I was goofing off with Picnik.com and put a tattoo on Brooklyn at the same time I whitened Austin's teeth. I just forgot to take the tattoo off before posting the picture.

(Yes I know this is my second comment)Your hair is to pretty! I love your hair! I also feel the need to tell you that I'm the same way about barf... Whenever my sis throws up I can't even be NEAR it or I'll throw up! Sometimes even the THOUGHT of throwing up can make me nauseous... And it does. I've actually (Thank the Lord!) not thrown up in a long time, as of now. I've got a record of about a year and a half! I'd better stay away from those Black-n-White cookies...
Wow, a compliment on my hair AND a Seinfeld reference!!! You get 48 points for that!

Still wondering who the two babies are from last week's SSO.
Oh duh! I totally forgot about that!

This one's Brooklyn (like most of you guessed)


And Miss Lexington...


and hey, when's the big 40???? soonish? You can ask that on your sunday shoutout!?!
I have no idea what you're talking about. I'm in my thirtys. MY THIRTYS, I TELL YOU!

Did I miss something? Are you getting a divorce? :/
Yes and yes. But on the bright side, I think I've finally gotten the hang of remembering to take the garbage down to the curb every week.

By the way, what differentiates a Greek fisherman cap from a regular one?
A Greek fisherman cap has the word "Greek" in it.

Have you ever noticed on America's Funniest Home Videos, that the most outlandish stunts involve the male sex?
Yep! In fact, I wrote something about that in my book. To quote my daughter, "Boys are stupid." I love my sons, but yep, they come up with some pretty stupid ideas.

B was practicing her snowboard moves by jumping of sand dunes on the beach the other day. Maybe you need to live closer to the ocean?
I agree!!!

And did you ever think you'd need to have such a rule??! :) [no snowboarding in the bedroom]
At the age of 2, Clay managed to start a golf cart and drive it into our camper. It only surprises me that I didn't have to institute this rule earlier!

Dawn, didn't you ever do anything that inventive when you were a kid?[snowboarding in my bedroom]
I don't think so. I once squirted a packet of ketchup at a girl in grade school and had to go to the principal's office. One time I chased my sister around the house with a straight pin. And once I was playing with my lamp (much more fun than my toys, I guess) and I burned a hole in my carpet with the lightbulb. I think that's about it because I was the awesomest of awesome kids. Stop laughing, Mom!

Another reason to love Target - did you know that Shaun White has a boys clothing line at Target????
No! Cool! I'll have to check it out!

I have 1 question, have you ever packed up those kids and moved houses? I'm moving across Canada soon and i have a 4yr old and a 15 mos old.. Any advice?
Nope. Not yet anyway. Not sure what will happen in the not-so-distant future though. My only advice is to take this opportunity to "accidentally lose" any annoying toys that make lots of noise and go through batteries like crazy.

OK, how to you get these statistics and how do you increase your searchability?
I use statcounter.com to see where my visitors come from. As far as increasing your searchability - I have no clue. Maybe write about new glasses or my glasses or her glasses or her contacts or her contact lenses or new contacts or my contacts or new contact lenses or my contact lenses.

BTW I saw your tweets and wanted to say that there IS a Barbie dog that poops. In fact the same poop is also the food. Quite disturbing. My daughter has it, but thankfully we "lost" the poop/food.
I've seen that dog. Yeah, that's not gross and disturbing at all. A dog that poops out the food so you can put it right back in the dog's mouth to poop out all over again. But now there's another one. It's some sort of potty training puppy and it comes with paper that turns yellow and brown after the dog "goes" on it.

I have a SSO question. Dear son has lost his last tooth. What do people do with their kids' teeth? Throwing them away seems callous. I worked hard to build those teeth. Saving them is also gross. When I come across that baggie with the dead teeth, I get a little chill. What have you done with them Dawn?
I made them into great, fashionable necklaces!


OK, if a baby tooth necklace isn't your style, check out the awesome designs at The Vintage Pearl! Leave a comment on my post HERE for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from The Vintage Pearl!

18 comments:

Frau Mahlzahn said...

So, you mean you might have to move out of the house? But where will you go with six kids???

So long,
Corinna

Erin of Brownie Bites said...

I have to say that the pooping Barbie dog and tooth necklace definitely woke me up this morning! That necklace looks like the result of some kind of canniballistic ritual! :)

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

TOOTH NECKLACES!?!? That is sooo funny. I needed that laugh this morning. And a dog with papers? I'm sorry, but that is disgusting. Who is coming up with this stuff? I think they're workin for the wrong company. :) Sorry to hear about you and Joe. I'll be praying for you and the kids. Hope they're handling it well.

Anonymous said...

Ooh I love the vintage pearl! Pick me please!

Kay said...

SSO question for you.

How is your son with ADHD doing? I also have a 6 year old with high end adhd and we just figured out my 3rd grade daughter also has adhd. Do you ever feel any of your other children also may have it?

Betsey said...

Love your column every day. You brighten up my day every time.

Sara said...

Just curious, how did you handle baby spitup? I'm assuming you had to deal with that a lot with six kids!

Cinderella said...

Dawn, you need to go google Pioneer Woman and the pooping dog...she wrote a post about 2 years ago and it was when I was new to reading blogs and I will NEVER forget that post.

Lisa said...

That tooth necklace is cool! Do you wear it?

It reminds me of the puppy dog tail necklace that someone gave as a gift at the Christmas office party for the Veterinarian's office that my Mom worked for. Yes, it was made with REAL puppy dog tails!

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Tasha Hickert said...

Hmm...not sure that I'm into the tooth necklace but my middle child lost his last tooth 5 minutes ago so I'm getting quite a collection. BTW film canisters hold them nicely! I'm pretty sure I won't give them to my kids when they grow up because my 30-something neighbor received hers recently from her mother. All I can say is eeewwww.

Michelle said...

Moving? Possiblities there? Oh fingers crossed, Dawn!

I have to know though - is that really a baby tooth necklace? And if yes, are those your babies' teeth and your necklace?

Pam said...

I sincerely hope that tooth necklace isn't real. eeewww.

My daughter has decided she wants to keep her teeth instead of leaving them for the tooth fairy. So, I don't have to save them anymore, and the tooth fairy doesn't have to pay out. Win-win in my book.

Anonymous said...

Okay...9 weeks pregnant with my fifth, and I have NO CLUE how to tell my family. My husband and I are so excited, but we aren't sure our families will be as thrilled. In fact, I am beginning to think that telling one's parents about a fourth, fifth, or sixth baby must be really similar to what it is like for a knocked up teenager to tell her parents that bad news. I know that you are the right person to answer this question!!! How did you tell your family that you were pregnant the last few times, and how did you react to negative comments, if any? I am thinking about texting the news, but I decided to ask you first. Holding my breath for next Sunday's Sound Out!!!!

PS...After my dad gave his advice that my husband should get a vasectomy, I did tell him that we were going to keep going till we got an ugly one! ;) Got that from the large family website you had linked to a while back. =)

Colleen G said...

Heh, the Barbie dog that poops I've not seen, I have a 14 year old girl, but do you remember the "growing up Skipper" or something like that when we were kids...she grew boobs! I found one on ebay a few years ago and my daughter and her friends find it hysterical...much more fun than pooping/poop eating dogs :-)

I lost the holding on to my 30sh battle in 2008, so I feel for ya!

Anonymous said...

When my son had to have a big back tooth out aged about 14 when he was into the black phase that many teens go through, our dentist drilled a hole in and he turned it into an earring. I thought it was fab - watching people's reactions was such fun!
dawn

Anonymous said...

Those necklaces are adorable! Thanks for always giving me a giggle via your blog.
God Bless!

Robin E
from Mississippi

JennM said...

Thanks for laughs. Always too funny!

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