Sunday, January 4, 2009

Not Me Monday - 16th Edition

A new year. A fresh slate. Makes you want to start off on the right foot doesn't it?

If it were only that easy! If only the laundry did itself, our house undecorated itself and marched the boxes down to the basement.

At least I have Not Me Monday's posts to read today. They make me smile and remind me that I'm not the only one with 5 loads of laundry to fold and put away. I'm not, am I?

I bet I am the only one who's husband used his Christmas money to buy these three books!

There weren't any other books to chose from in the entire bookstore. That has to be the explanation right?

This same man did not come home with Scary Movie.

His wife didn't almost ruin a perfectly good batch of chili by putting salt in instead of sugar. Four tablespoons of salt is not a big deal.

Speaking of food...
This is Sam eating broccoli for lunch the other day.
He has texture issues.
He's getting better though.
Would you believe he ate FOUR pieces of broccoli in one day?
That is not more broccoli than he's eaten in the past two and a half years.

I don't have to work with Julia very much on her eating habits.
She's a good eater.
What I do have to work on is how I convince her that sledding is fun.

"Your going sledding and your gonna like it!"
Those words would never leave my lips.
Nor would the these:

"We don’t eat food we find on the grocery store floor."

"Stop eating fruit - eat your cookie instead."

Since I obviously have a way with children, I've decided that later this month would be a good time to invite 30 children and their parents to our park for a sledding party.
Do you think I'm kidding? I'm not...really. For my 30th my inlaws hosted a birthday party for me with 19 children 3 and under. Hope you can make it on the 24th MckMama, Hilary, Morschens, McDonalds, Hansons, Landgrens, Fischers, Coopers, Chessers, Dilks', Lebens', and Shipleys!

Check out other Not Me posts at My Charming Kids and if you missed my last week's Not Me post you can read it here.


CntryMomma January 4, 2009 at 9:53 PM  

Those are some scary thick books! (with prob. very fine print!} He must REEEEALLLY like to read.


Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom January 4, 2009 at 10:02 PM  

I loooooove the look on Julia's face. I see that look coming back during her teenage years...

Following Him January 4, 2009 at 11:01 PM  

Look at those books...what a little...umm adult bookworm :) Happy Monday!

Anonymous January 4, 2009 at 11:41 PM  

My kids LOVE to dip steamed broccoli in MAYONNAISE! I don't over do the fatty foods by any means but it's really delicious! It might help with the "texture issues." Seriously, is there any food that has the texture of broccoli with those fuzzy little florets? Don't overcook it. Mushy is an AWFUL texture!

Your park's sledding hill looks like the perfect place for a buncha friends! HAPPY HAPPY birthday! (You mentioned your 30th.) I just celebrated my December birthday by sledding during a huge snowfall we've had here in the Seattle area. It's snowing again! That DARN global warming! Gets me every time.

Jesus' love abounding to you!

Michal ("anon")
(Google steals my password and I just don't feel like signing up again...)

Aimee January 5, 2009 at 6:09 AM  

Loved the "your gonna like it" comment. Doesn't it always just figure that you swear you aren't going to be like your parents, and one day, you have to do a double take and an "Oh My God!"?
Seriously sweet kids though and as for the laundry, well, as long as clean underclothes are available elsewhere, why bother, right?

Jenney January 5, 2009 at 6:48 AM  

Please send some snow my direction...the weather man claims we've had 2 inches TOTAL since November, but I only remember a dusting sticking one time. It is JANUARY for heaven's sake! Ah, well, enjoy the sledding...we don't have any stinking hills in this state anyway!

Anonymous January 5, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

Well, this just made my morning. You are seriously my kind of gal! But, your husband....he's a wacko! lol ;)

Elaine A. January 5, 2009 at 11:10 PM  

First off, your children are adorable!

And that sledding picture... too sweet!

It's my first week to participate in Not Me Monday and it's been so fun to visit the other blogs!

Happy New Year and see you again! : )

Anonymous January 5, 2009 at 11:12 PM  

Julia's face is TO DIE FOR. Love it.

Rachel E. January 6, 2009 at 12:10 AM  

Tell Julia she should be glad she has snow to sled in! When I was little, I had to entertain myself by sliding down grassy hills in cardboard boxes! :-)

Ranch dressing may help the broccoli problem, if your son likes dips.

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