Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Sound Out

From Chicago, the city with two seasons: frozen tundra, and construction, it's your host, the woman who single-handedly smooshed a spider before it could eat off her face the other night, Dawn Meehan! And now, answers to your questions...

I'm wondering if, or what blogs do you read on a regular or semi regular basis? Do you even have the time?? :)
I seldom find the time to read other blogs as much as I'd like to. Between my own blog, review blog, writing articles, working on books, cleaning house, cooking, shopping, helping with homework, driving to hockey, baseball, and gymnastics, taking care of six kids 24/7, doctor's appointments, teacher conferences, paying bills, laundry, well, you get the idea. After all that stuff, I have like 4 hours left and I usually like to sleep now and then.

Are you not drying and straightening your hair now since so many people complimented you on it?
LOL! At a Chicago Moms blogger event last week, I was running late (shocking, I know) and I didn't have time to straighten my hair. OK, truth by told, I wasn't totally running late. I got downtown at a reasonable time. But then I wandered around block after block, walking in circles because I wasn't quite sure how to get to the Hard Rock Hotel despite directions from friends. I blame it on my phone which was telling me mixed up ways to go. If you've read this blog for any length of time, this shouldn't surprise you in the least.
See, I actually have curly hair, but I use tons of Suave Sleek Styling Cream, and straighten it so I don't look like a crazy old witch with a squirrel's nest for hair. Actually, curly isn't quite right. It's not exactly curly. Nor is it straight. It's more "Roseanne Roseannadanna-ish" For some odd reason, a lot of people complimented me on it. Come to think of it, there was wine at this event. That's explains it. Anyway, to answer your question, Michelle, I'm not purposely keeping it curly because it looks stupid like that. However, these days, oftentimes I simply don't have time to straighten it. Those are the days I don a Cubs hat.

Question for you: what do you use to clean crayon "art" off the windows?? Our current art has been up for months and I'm hoping the artist will update his work if we clean the window.
We're supposed to clean it off?! I figure if I let the kids cover the windows with art, I won't have to look out and see the giant messes they've made in the yard. It's all good.

I'm sure this is very immature of me, but I want to see the farting train. lol
Ok, because of the popular demand, I'll scan a picture of his flatulant train when he gets it back from his teacher.

Loving the creativew solution [on my awesome shower-fixing abilities]. But why does the phrase "Tim the Toolman Taylor" spring to mind?
I know right! I may or may not have grunted a few times after my fun with duct tape.

Did I miss something? What the heck happened to your shower door? Or should I even ask?
Well, Savannah knocked Austin into it a while back. It broke off (and Savannah got a black eye from that encounter). Austin was able to get it back on, but I think that loosened things up because the kids managed to knock it off again a couple weeks later and this time the little thingys that go into the little places, broke off. That's the technical explanation. In plain terms: it broke.

The following picture may shock you. Some viewers may find it disturbing and disconcerting. It's not the usual kind of picture you find here at You're used to seeing pictures of messes and chaos created by my children. This is not that kind of picture. I found this when I sat down at my desk to work the other day. Brace yourselves and scroll down, if you dare.






And this, my friends, is why we moms never quit.


KingerMom said...

OMG!! I love those !! Thats Exactly Why we Keep going.

( btw, Your Blog is Bookmarked on may page with me waiting with the kids for the next one!

Love your Sense of humor. Just love how you see things.. Life... titally just like me !

Anonymous said...

I don't know what's sweeter...Lexi leaving flowers and a note or Lexi thinking to include Brooklyn's name and "signature." :)

Donna said...

The note and flowers brought tears to my eyes. Nothing could have been better at telling you how much you are loved !
Keep up the great work raising them all by yourself.

Big Hugs,
Donna from NE Indiana

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

Those are some sweet girls you have. Flowers, AND the fact that our kids are so cute, are the reason we keep them around. :)

Jacqui said...

*smile* LOVE this!

Anonymous said...

I love the pic of the flowers and note! Yes, that's why we keep going...I got a note to the toothfairy from my 6 yr old son thanking 'her' for the tooth money :D

Keekee said...

AWE!!! See, they aren't monsters 24/7, they have a few seconds of sweetness. LOL

So, I want to see a picture of your not so curly do that you got compliments on! I have curly hair and I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love it straight, but HATE the time and effort it takes to achieve that look.

I also want to let you know that from our end you are doing a wonderful job! I don't know how you are managing all that you are but just know that you are frequently in my thoughts and prayers with all that you are going though. Take care and thanks for all the laughs.

Kelly in Texas

Jensamom23 said...

You are right...things like the last photo help us forget the window art, broken shower doors and day to day chaos! Great job you are doing!

geelizzie said... sweet with the flowers!!

Liz H. said...

On the curly hair. I'll tell you, the best thing I've done in a long time is learn to live with my curly hair. Check out Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey & if you want to make friends with your hair. It will save you a ton of time if you can do that. I used to tell my mom that the only birth defect I knew I had was my curly hair. Now I wouldn't trade it for anything. Just a word of warning: if you go to the NaturallyCurly website you will be tempted to try more products than Clay & Brooklyn can make a mess with. You're probably thinking that's a lot. Exactly my point.

Sarah said...

What a great (and yes, unexpected!) way to end the SSO! :) How sweet of them!!! :) And pretty flowers, too. Hope you have a great week.

Lisa said...

The flowers are great!

Anonymous said...

According to Red Green you can fix ANYTHING with duct tape. If you do not know who Red Green is... youtube is your friend :-)

Shannon said...

I love the way you explain things..."the little thingys that go into the little places"...hahaha! My favorite saying at my house is "pffft" know like..."Hey Clayton (that's my son's name too BTW), run over and get me that pffft"...but you know what...he knows exactly what I want :) And THAT is one more reason why we never quit :)

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