Friday, February 11, 2011

Five Things

A little trivia question: Who said, "You learn something new every day"?

That's right - my mom. (Hi, Mom!)

I've found this to be true, and never more so than here at home with the kidlings. They teach me, my inexperience teaches me, my own blasted distractedness teaches me something new each day.

I could share a hundred things I've learned today, but since we all have lives to live - how 'bout we just stick with five? (You: *Fainting with relief*)

1) I've come to like cooked onions. The Preacher has always loved onions, while they were on my list of Ten Most Hated Foods (along with beets, turnips, and "raw" marshmallows).

What lesson have we learned here? Your spouse will rub off on you. So before you young single folks marry your BFF, repeat this five times fast: "Every year, I'll become more and more like this person." If that scares you, run away. Amen.

2) A paper towel is not an acceptable replacement for a potholder. But no worries; I survived.

3) Some songs force children to dance. "Bad to the Bone" is one of those songs. (Don't judge; it was in a movie!)

4) I think I have a rare genetic anomaly. It's the only possible explanation for the fact that I cannot resist anything made with cream cheese. Confession: Yesterday I made a fruit tray. With cream cheese dip. Help?

5) My kids have an anomaly that makes it impossible for them to resist fruit. Scenes from the carnage:

Notice how depleted the blueberries closest to Royal Princess appear?And how jealously she's watching her brother gobble grapes?

On Monday I think I'll post a recipe for fruit trays. Stop laughing; I'm serious.

Crying myself to sleep,


  1. I love reading your blog. :)

  2. Thanks, Misty! I'm enjoying writing. Maybe too much? :)

  3. I am right there with you on the cream cheese lure but mine also includes chocolate, donuts, mint ice cream, exotic creamers, list of what I am addicted to is much longer than the things that I will NOT eat. AND.. I DO TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE YUCKINESS OF BEETS AND TURNIPS!(re. turnips, my mom used to put them in with potatoes, saying that they were another type of potatoes, to get us to eat them...yuck)

  4. I have lots of trouble avoiding donuts, too; that's why I can't buy them! :) And I'm very thankful you never tried to sneak turnips into our potatoes. Any time you'd tell that story, Nenaw would just shake her head and say, "Well." Haha!

  5. Thanks, Tammy! I'm having fun. :)