Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Things I've Learned Thursday

I can't believe how fast time is flying by! Summer is almost here. I'm trying hard not to complain this year about how hot it's going to get. It won't be easy but I'm going to try. On to the things I've learned....

1) Baby Boo is petrified of flies. She could be having the time of her life outside but once a fly flies by, she is done and ready to head indoors.

2) I miss Mother's day when my girls were little. One year, they made their own "perfume". They put some weeds that smelled like rain in a bottle of water and gave it to me and called it, "rain". It did smell like rain but I was afraid to wear it for fear my neck would break out.

3) It was hard not taking it personally when Baby Boo smacked me in the but and said, "Look at that fat butt!"

4) It's becoming a habit that my dog wake me up at 6:45 am to pee just so that she can get a treat. She really needs a 12 step treat intervention.

5) I've got the greatest blogging friends ever. If I win the lottery, hope you have a guest bedroom because I'm coming over to visit you!

6) Farmer Boo is taking his worm farm really serious. Baby Boo is less than impressed and when asking to hold a worm, she screamed and dropped it on the ground and said she wanted to go back inside the house. If it was a pony, I think she'd be more enthused.

7) Why do I hate anticipation? The older I get, the harder it is for me to wait for something to happen. I even get impatient when the ketchup takes too long to pour out.

8) I learned that the cheeseburger bird has had reason to beg for cheeseburgers. She has little McNuggets in the nest oven in our tree. Now I know that her cheeseburger cravings are normal.

9) TV Boo's nickname will be changed in the near future. She has decided not to renew her contract with the television station and will be moving 1 1/2 hours away from me. I'm trying to remind myself that it's all a part of leaving the nest but it's hard. I liked knowing that she was close by.

10) Some fairy tales and children's books are sorta morbid. I mean, wouldn't you have nightmares after hearing that the wolf disguised as Grandma was going to eat Little Red Riding Hood? Or how about Rock a Bye Baby? The bough breaks and down will come baby, cradle and all????? Who wrote this stuff??

What have you learned?


Mari said...

I love the story of the "rain" perfume. They were very creative!
It's hard having your kids move away - I'll be praying for you about that, because us Moms never get sick of seeing our kids!

Nezzy said...

My daughter lives about an hour and a half's not too bad, ya just have to make the time to get together. My son lives locally. The eight grandkiddos are split. Four here....four there.

How very creative of your daughters to make rain perfume....I love it!!!

Your list always puts a big old smile on this old mug of mine! :o)

Ya'll have a fantastic day filled with warm sunny blessings!!!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

your #4!!! My mom's dog is the same way. lol

Menopausal New Mom said...

Funny about the flies, my 4 year old is exactly the same, just freaks when a fly buzzes by. i don't remember being like that as a kid, we loved bugs! Then again, those were the days when we didn't have much for toys Lol!

Janean said...

the rain perfume was my favorite too! just too sweet and very wise of you to not *adorn yourself* with it! LOL.

Donna B said...

The perfume story needs to be sent in somewhere to earn an award. Adorable and so precious.

I like #5...come visit any time!

As YOU KNOW, I hate being away from my family took me 3.5 hours to get from my house in NV to my daughter's in Corona...with one potty break. Not too bad. I listened to talk radio all the way...time just flew by.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I was here, then got sidetracked when you sent me over to your sister's blog!

#10... I agree, what kind of mind writes that stuff?!

Veronica Lee said...

#10 - I've read some where before that those nursery rhymes we grew up with are actually morbid history disguised as rhymes.

Remember Mary, Mary Quite Contrary?
She was actually Bloody Mary Tudor, a devoted Catholic who tortured Protestants into Catholicism. The garden was actually the graveyard of innocent non catholics. Silver bells were thumbscrews, which crushed the thumb between two hard surfaces by tightening the screw. Cockleshells were instruments of wickedly painful torture, which were clamped to the genitals. Pretty Maids referred to the guillotine!

Just Breathe said...

I have an award and tag for you on my blog.

Danica said...

I've learned to say YES! :-)

My name is PJ. said...

Hi Simone, I've been in bed all week and am just trying to catch up with everyone now.

I've learned that if the dogs want to go out earlier than normal just to get a treat, I give them nothing. After a few days, they get the hint. :)

tangerine: said...

I guess we'll have to change my nickname to Single Boo. :[

Syrone said...

I love it when they're afraid of flies. Maybe she needs to have a little bug catcher so she can see how harmless they are. I sympathize with you about the early morning wake up call. Domino is in the habit of waking me up at 4 in the morning. He must have a small bladder. I love your blog! Thanks for the follow!

Buckeroomama said...

Ooh, I love the idea of "Rain" perfume! I'd probably wear it. :) (Psst, you'll be reading more about "scents" on this coming Tuesday's post on Communal Global!)

And yes, I absolutely agree with #10! Humpty Dumpty, hello?

Joanna Jenkins said...

I yiyi, TV Boo is moving away?!?!?! I'm sorry Simone. I know that will be tough-- But at least it's only 90 minutes away--not a different time zone :-)

And, lemonade went up my nose when I read-- (If it was a pony, I think she'd be more enthused.)



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