Friday, October 10, 2008

Grilling Goodness #2

1. What can cheer you up when you're feeling grumpy?
It depends entirely on what is making me grumpy.
If my kids' attitude problems are making me grumpy, my hubby coming home from work and telling me that I look like I could use a little time alone on my motorcycle cheers me up.
Most of the time, telling me that we are going to Casa Mexicana or El Chico cheers me up.
And chocolate works every time.

2. Give one feature that could make or break the deal if you were shopping for a new home.
I shall answer this question in two parts to give justice to each section.
One feature that could make the deal is if it carried a lifetime warranty against roof leaks, structure failure, tornadoes, hurricanes, fire, flood, the occasional dog pile, kids marking on the walls with crayons, sharpies, and any other kind of indelible ink.
What would break the deal would be a two and a half hour commute to the nearest Wal-Fart.

3. What's the craziest thing you've ever let your children eat for breakfast?
I am one of those weird moms who thinks that breakfast shoud be breakfast type foods. Unless there is pie in the house, and then we eat that. (what's the difference between that and a pop tart?)

4. If you are a 'watch what you eat' kind of person, share a meal or dish that makes it easier to diet.
I wouldn't call myself a 'watch what I eat' kind of person, but I learned that we like our meatloaf and tacos to have ground turkey instead of beef.

5. Is there something you used to do as a child that you would never let your children do now?
We used to ride our bikes all the way across town and go to the local pool all day. As far as I know, Mom never checked on us. I would never let my kids go anywhere all day, unsupervised, and then not check on them. But we live in a very different world now.
6. If you have a daughter, are her ears pierced? When did you allow it?
I have a daughter, and her ears are pierced. I asked Shawn if I could do it when she was a baby, and he wouldn't let me. But after much pleading, he told me that if I was going to do it, he didn't want to know when. So I took her the next day. She was six months old. I have never regretted doing it.

7. Are you the only person in your house who changes the TP roll??
I'm sensing a little hostility in this question. I am the only one in our house who changes the roll. I don't know why it's such a difficult task for the children. Their holder is just a slide on hook.

8. How old were you when you no longer lived with a parent(s) for the first time?
I moved out of my parents house the night I got married.
I was 23 years old.



My Goodness said...

1. I agree, it does depend on what's giving you the grumps...AND I agree that going out for Mexican always makes me happy!! Wanna go!?! lol

2. Good answer!

3. Me too, typically...they ask for chips and sandwiches all the time, but only once can I think of it being Goldfish...must've been a rushed morning.

4. We use ground turkey also.

5. YIKES!!

7. Not the moment! :)

Kelli said...

So I am guessing the new house is close to Wal-Fart?

rthling said...

It's only a fifteen minute drive to Wally World from the new house. (and ten to Kroger, twenty five to my sister's, and about thirty to Shawn's work)

Joanna said...

I watch what I eat - I watch it go right into my mouth. :) I bet that wasn't what you ment.

Kellan said...

Why is it that us moms are the only ones that will change the tp rolls? What is that?

Have a great weekend - Kellan

Smiling Shelly said...

#1 I agree with you on that. It does depend on what's making you grumpy.

#2 LOL! My deal breaker would be not being conveniently located to Target :)

#4 Ground Turkey's the way to go!!

#5 We were similar with our answers on this one (imagine that)

Great Answers!