Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Sound Out

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!
blank stare
"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?

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.


The Minears said...

I know how it is to have your ear all blocked up, although mine never lasted more than a day. I recommend getting your ears candled, the feeling afterwards is sooooo wonderful. If you're like me, however, you may have to go back a week later and have it done again to get rid of the rest of the wax. My husband and I win the contest for the waxiest ears in our family...

Cheryl said...

To the Punch Buggy Parent:

It may be too late for you since they are already in the routine of hitting each other but when my two boys (now 7&8) were little we made Slug Bug a team sport to see how many we could see in one day. Our record is 87.

And now, my oldest has started spotting Mustangs.

To parents with young kids...start early make it a team sport with points! You'll thank me in the end. :)

Dawn said...

Hey Dawn, I can send you a pic of the Naked Cowboy. Got a few from our visit a few years back. My kids were amazed to see him on the streets.
dawn in MI

Brandi said...

We nipped the whole "punch bug" thing in the bud when our children were young. We changed it to "hug bug". When the kiddos started getting to wild with their hugs, we started a hug yourself rule. With "hug bug" we also use a everyone gets a hug rule. The cousins used to think our kids were weird, but that's alright. Our kids have one less thing to fight about!

JDub said...

Well I, too, was going to give you MAJOR crap for not knowing who Tim Gunn was but I'm still laughing from the idea of you homeschooling so it will have to wait another day. Sorry, not trying to be judgemental but from reading your blog I'm thinking that would be like me homeschooling my kids. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.......................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelley said...

We just moved from AZ to CO, and I could not believe the school fees! My little one went to K in AZ last year, and I paid nothing, and bought no supplies. This year for 1st grade in CO, there were $60 worth of school fees (not a registration fee, but like $10 copying fee, $5 technology fee, $5 library fee, $10 breathing our air fee, etc), and that didn't include $5 for a school directory, $7 to join the PTA, or $25 to pre-order a yearbook, which are all optional, of course. The newcomers PTA tea this morning was optional too, and I opted not to go!

Don't even get me started on the high school fees. I think when all was said and done, I paid about $300 for my freshman to attend a public high school. $125 of that was a sports fee for softball, but still. Whatever happened to everyone guaranteed a free education? I guess at least next year, I'll know to save up for it.

Cheryl Duford said...

Thank you for clearing up so many burning questions from so many crazy people. This was one of the best blogs I've read anywhere in a really long time.

MyHormonesMadeMeDoIt said...

You are a saint to answer all of these is funny the stuff that people wonder. Okay, and one more thing...Tim Gunn, he is great, you might like him if you ever get TV time

Kristen said...

You have to try these Edy's Coconut popsicles! If you like coconut, you'll love them. Now I have to try to find coconut iced tea!

Anonymous said...

Oh, sorry, let me clarify--I'm personally not a big fan of mohawks on children, and I've always wondered what kind of parent would do that to a child. Now I know.

Stephycce said...

Psh the bunch buggy game Hubby and I still play that LMAO.

Jennifer in Wisconsin said...

From SOS "do you think you'll ever have another child, dawn?
Sure, I will! When chicken have teeth."

Sorry Dawn, Chickens do have teeth.

Mistry said...

First - I wouldn't have a clue who that guy was either!

Second - I am "Aunt Mimi" and we own a winery - so yeah....nephews tease me about my drinking problem. Have they been talking to you? LOL

Third - it goes from 'slug bugs' to "PT Cruiser Bruiser" and "Striker Bikers" and then TEN points/punches for "HUMMER"

Fourth - Mohawks rock. Their hair - who cares. My mom hates that attitude. She's going to FLIP when I let the 12 year old pierce his ears...

Fifth - that women telling you about chicken's teeth - I'll help you beat her up. ROFLMAO

~ Misty

Chelsey said...

I had a double ear infection and couldn't hear for over a month. I fell down a flight of stairs and broke my hand because my brain didn't know how to balance without my ears working. Ear infections are dangerous. Be careful.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, your answer to what Brooklyn lives on cracked me up!

Perhaps that's because I have asked the question once about my own daughter: "Can a person live on just noodles?"

So far the answer is yes.

TheHMC said...

I have to tell you....the chocolate handprints remind me of something my oldest two did when they were little.
Hubby and I had spent an entire Saturday cleaning the townhome we lived in at the time, as his dad and step-mom were coming out to visit from MI. I scrubbed my kitchen from top to bottom, even cleaning the floors on my hands and knees. The next morning I was awakened to the sound of hubby yelling. Got up, came into the kitchen to see my boys, then almost 4 and 2(now almost 11 and 9) standing in the middle of the floor with both the chocolate AND Strawberry syrup ALLLLLLLLLLLL over the floor. The 2 yr old gave me a huge smile, then lifted the cup he had in his hands(that he'd gotten out of the sink-dirty of course) to his mouth and began drinking the syrupy concoction they'd made. My 4 yr old said "'ook mom! I can spin reeeeal good now!" and proceeded to twirl on the floor. We then set to stripping them both down and hubby bathed them while I re-cleaned the kitchen floor. Upon finishing, I ventured into the bathroom that was right off from the kitchen, only to find pink and brown little-boy handprints all over the bathroom counter, light switch and toilet lid.
It was a great start to the day...lemme tell ya lol.

sarafoop said...

A suggestion for flying with a 9 month old: buy 2 or 3 of those giant packs of earplugs and hand them out to the passengers around you.

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