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Friday, July 30, 2010

Things I've Learned This Week

*There is an actual term for what happened to me the other day while out running, apparently it is a common 'issue' thus resulting in a "Code Brown"!

*Who ever came up with the saying, "What goes up must come down" never stood on a bathroom scale.

*The great debate was solved between two little girls when I was told to raise my arms, "See!!! Girls do TOO grow hair under their arms!"

*Stretch jeans can only stretch so far.

*I am the only mom in the entire universe that doesn't let her kids have or go to sleepovers.

*When I was told this saying was posted on Face Book I thought who ever came up with it was brilliant: Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.

*I am the rudest mom in the whole world because I make The Native's write me persuasive letters when they want something really bad and I need convincing.

*There are two purposes to passing gas. One, if we didn't then we'd blow up like balloons and we'd float away and second, it's a smoke screen. A means of escape. Special note: If we were to blow up like a balloon and float away then you have to watch out for birds pecking and popping us making us fall from the sky. It would be a messy landing.

13 comments:

  1. L.O.L!!!! Ha! Code Brown. Oh. And the essay? I am SO STEALING THAT. Nice one Rach.

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  2. LOL - Oh the things we learn! :D Life is such an ADVENTURE! :D

    PS I've thought the same thing about no smoking sections. And I like the idea about having the kids write persuasive letters. Just curious though... do they suddenly seem less interested in persuading you?

    TTFN... Corine :D

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  3. Ha, HA! & LOL!

    I'm glad I could enlighten you on the correct terminology of your episode the other night. It just sounds so more official now. :) (I still think cookies would be a great follow up.)

    I love the quote about the smoking section- so true!

    Thanks for the laugh this morning. Now I can help clean Lyndee's house with a little spring in my step and definite smile on my face to combat my dread of losing her.

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  4. I am the only other mom in the entire world who doesn't let her kids have/go to sleepovers! Except for with family. Do you let them do sleepovers with cousins? Because I make that one little exception. And honestly? It depends on the cousins/aunts/uncles if I really let them go. Either way, I love that I am not the only mom in the world who does this.

    You made my day!!

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  5. You also forgot that passing gas is super funny...at least to first graders.

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  6. Misty, The essays work well. Most of the time the answer is still no, but sometimes, they point out things I've not thought of and are good points. Sometimes. :D

    Corine, Surprisingly they don't complain at all. It is usually something they feel passionate about so they throw that passion into their paper.

    Natalie, I think cookies would be great as well and if I ever do get around to it, I'm making you come with me to deliver them!!! :D

    Oh shoot!!!!! I forgot Lyndee's house!!!! I am SUCH A LOSER! Sigh....

    Gerb, I am with you on the cousins. Depends. Glad I could make your day! It is nice to know that I am not the only crotchety mom out there!!

    P.S. Congratulations on the new baby boy!!! Who is so gonna be ticked when he finds out he can't have/do sleepovers..... ;)

    Tami, Which proves the point, that my mentality is at about the level of a first grader.... I still find the passing of gas funny. Well, until it is the teenagers doing it at the dinner table, then it ticks me off! ;)

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  7. I, too, am with you on the sleepovers. My girls, too, are with yours in believing they have the only mom in the world mean enough to not allow them.

    What a great smile you gave me this morning. :)

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  8. I'd like to hear your thoughts on the sleepover thing. I'm gonna need it like in a week as you know what I'll be aquiring then. Tee Hee. Love this post. Made me smile.

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  9. Essays. Dang why didn't I think of that?

    We don't really allow sleep overs either, but that's a more recent development.

    Cute post.

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  10. I thought I was the meanest mom in the world. I'm very strict about sleep overs also.

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  11. 1. we didn't do sleepovers either.
    2. my sister had to write a persuasive paper to get her ears pierced when she was 16.

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  12. Marseille- And was your sister persuasive enough? ;)

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  13. apparently, because she did get her ears pierced. The original rule was going away to college. She's the only one (of 5) that has gotten her ears pierced. I wouldn't be surprised if my other fashion conscious sister (who is 15) got her ears pierced too.

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