Tuesday, October 4, 2005

It's finally my turn Six

I have a new person competing with me for the computer.  She's small, but she's fierce.  "I play my game," she says, within minutes of getting up.  Hey, there's only room for one of us in front of that screen, sister, and it's gonna be....you. 

It's just so cute, watching her concentrate and click, I can wait a little longer.  Her Dad, well, he has a different take on this...

I actually had quite the laugh at Mr W's expense when I came home from work Sunday, and after we exchanged pleasantries, the first words out of his mouth were "Your daughter..."  He went on to tell me that she was playing her Little Bear 'game' on the computer and printed some items all by herself  then proceeded to glue them together.  "Oh, she knows where the glue sticks are..." "No, she used liquid glue, and I have no idea how/where she got it, and she poured it all over the chair and the rug." 

Welcome to my world, honey.

Maybe now he'll understand why when he gets home my face looks more like Bill the Cat and less like June Cleaver.

I've been meaning to do the Six for a couple of days now...

Saturday Six - Episode 77

1. How many AOL J-landers have you actually met in person?  I've met Screamin'Remo.  (Counsel has advised me not to say anything else. :p)


2. How many photos that you have taken yourself are hanging on display in your home in a size of 8x10 or larger?  (The print, not the frame!) Um, none, the largest size I've put up of my own are 5x7.  They're of the kids, of course.

3. How far do you live from your job?  What is your commute time like?  Has the distance prompted you to consider alternative transportation because of gas prices?  I live around 28 miles from my job.  My commute is usually thirty minutes or so, because I work weekends and go in early.  Alternative transportation?  And give up my small window of alone time that I'm guaranteed each week?  (besides, no one  wants to carpool at 6 am, that's just not a time conducive to civility between coworkers)

4. Take this
quiz:   What decade does your personality live in?  My personality lives in the 80's, baby!  Surprised?

5. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #70 from
Kris:  What is the funniest, most original Halloween costume you've ever seen?  I don't get out much, so I have to go with the kids...and it was one of mine.  Ben and my nephew are a month apart, and for their first Halloween (they were 4 and 5 months old) we dressed them like m&m's.  A red and a blue one, and we sat them side by side in my double stroller.  It was just adorable. 

6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #71 from
Courtenay: What is your favorite paragraph in a literary work?  This might be a thought, or a message, or a descriptive passage which has remained in your consciousness throughout the years.  Be sure to post the name of the book and author.  My favorite one is any panel by Charles Schultz, with Snoopy bent over at his typewriter, "It was a dark and stormy night."  But that is a cartoon, so I'll go with JRR Tolkien, from The Fellowship of the Ring "...not all those who wander are lost..."  Or my low-self-esteem-day mantra, from Maya Angelou, "...Phenomenal woman, That's me."  (It's quite the pick-me-up, check out the whole poem.)

8 comments:

jckfrstross said...

LOL all over the chair and carpet oh my! Thanks for sharing

Deb

pixiedustnme said...

hmmm, better late than never......and the computer war was definately ON over here - until my daddy rescued me and gave me his hand me down laptop.  Now princess can play all the games she wants and I can sit on the laptop and get online!

tdain2003 said...

LOL - Bill the Cat.  I look like Medusa at my best

You've met Remo?!  Be Still My Heart!  I love me some Remo.

You don't get out much.... no partying?  What's up with that?! ; )

Yep you're phenomenal...

xoxo
Trace~

everly2 said...

you know what I have been reading your entries for about a week.
I don't know what it is.  You almost seem like someone working for AOL to do book report entries.  Is there anyone on these journals that that live a normal life and can actually chat about issues and problems that come with parenting.  Give me a break!
megan

suzypwr said...

You need another computer. I shudder at what my daughter might have done with one, though!

xoxo

chseroo said...

You have met Remo, huh? Is he as funny in real life as he is in the Penis Pages?
I bet he is! I don't think a person could be that funny in writing and it not come out in his personality.

I have been trying to send new readers your way. Been pimpin the hell out of your journal. ;0)

***Monica
http://journals.aol.com/chseroo/LivingLifeandLovinit

tillysweetchops said...

Anna,
Hi, How are you?! Bet those M&Ms looked good enough to eat!

BTW Remo has confessed all about your relationship in his Six answers - Can you hear the stampede to get over there? LOLOL

Tilly x
http://journals.aol.co.uk/tillysweetchops/Adventuresofadesperatelyfathouse/

mombzbe said...

Bienvenidos, Megan-
Hmm.  I can see how you'd be frustrated, thinking that my entries are too pat.  However, I can assure you that with four children, I'm all too familiar with all the pitfalls that come with parenting.  I've dealt with meltdowns; kids that only eat pasta; poop at all hours of the days and night; vomit ditto;....the year I realized why people get divorced; counting out some change to stretch out the budget until the end of the week; and the loneliness of being a Mom.  Sore nipples; no sleep; gushy tummy, I've been there, too.  My kids are capable of talking back and not listening to me, just like everyone else's.
I just choose to see the humor in it and not get bogged down in the vastness of the parenting landscape.
We all have our coping mechanisms, and that's mine.

Stop by again, maybe you'll catch me on a bad week.
Anna