Thursday, 09 December 2010
As promised, “Tell Me Thursday” is back for its second weekly installation. And it’s time to shake things up a bit! Be fair-warned, we’re going to ask for a bit more than your favorite color.
While the questions are different every week, the rules stay the same: be honest, no judging, and have fun!
1. What food do you make/order for your kids in the hopes they won’t eat it? You know, so you can scarf it down later in the name of waste reduction?
We went through a phrase where it seemed like no matter what new restaurant we tried, the only thing on the kid’s menu was chicken fingers. Avery hates chicken fingers. I continued to order them anyway. When Hubbs tried to interrupt to remind me of that fact, I kicked him under the table and asked the waitress for extra honey mustard dipping sauce.
2. What’s the worst thing you’ve accidentally blurted out in front of your kids and later watched in horror as they repeated it?
A car cut us off in traffic last summer. Long story short, Avery spent the afternoon screaming “F@ck!” out the window.
3. What do your kids think a tampon is for?
Avery pulled a box of them out the other day and asked me, “Boo boos for your hoo hoo?” Since she wasn’t half-wrong, I didn’t bother correcting her.
4. What’s the most disgusting thing you ever ate while pregnant and LOVED?
I used to heat up refried beans, frozen corn, and shredded cheese on the stove, and then eat it by the spoonful out of the same pot I cooked it in. My kitchen looked like we adopted a sick dog. Why couldn't I just crave pickles like everyone else?
5. What’s the most embarrassing outfit your kid has left the house wearing?
Monkey pajamas, winter coat, pink sandals on the wrong feet, and a roll of duct tape for a bracelet. And no, I didn’t care.
6. What’s the longest you’ve let your child “cry it out” for?
I was too afraid to try it until my in-laws visited when Avery was about 8 months old. After hearing their advice, I put Avery down for a nap, she whimpered for 3 minutes and was out like a light. She never had a problem falling asleep again.
7. Are you done having kids? Have you or your partner had the “Procedure”?
Nope! Like a goldfish, I have learned nothing. Still hoping for a few more.
8. Have you ever used your kids as an excuse for not showing up to an event?
If by “event,” you mean law school, then yes.
9. What do you hope your children will remember most about their childhoods?
I hope Avery will one day appreciate that I do allow her a fair amount of freedom, despite her questionable decision-making. I encourage her to try new things, even though I usually have to bite my tongue to do so.
10. Perhaps more importantly, what do you hope they forget?
See Numbers 1 through 5.
Okay mommas, let’s hear it! Cut and paste these questions into the Comments section and post your answers below.