Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thank Yous and a Meme

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who left such supportive comments or emailed or called to check in after one of last week's posts. I know there are a lot of people out there who don't understand the whole blogging thing but I have found a powerful sense of community through this blog of mine and I am extraordinarily grateful for that. I still plan to write about some of the frustration I was feeling, but not tonight.

Astarte recently tagged me for a six things meme. . . I've done this a couple of times before and I'm too lazy right now to go back and look to see what I've written in the past. Hopefully most of these aren't repeats:

1. I hate to eat ice cream once it gets melty. I have developed a habit of eating ice cream really quickly because once it liquefies it grosses me out a bit.

2. Frosted Rice Krispies are my favorite cereal. Did you even know there was such a thing? They are very difficult to find. I have to go out of my way to get them around here, so I don't eat them very often - which probably isn't a bad thing.

3. When I was in fourth or fifth grade I slept over at a friend's house and we tried to get her dog to ride down the stairs in a sleeping bag. The dog was not thrilled.

4. One summer in high school I went bungee jumping with my dad on a family vacation in the Wisconsin Dells.

5. When I was a freshman in high school I was the "Freshman Princess" on the court for our winter formal. How I ended up on that court has always been something of a mystery to me. I wasn't ostracized or anything like that in high school, but I never considered myself one of the "popular kids." In fact there were many "popular kids" I probably avoided talking to because I assumed they were too cool to be interested in talking to me. Now I wonder how many of them thought I was just stuck-up. . . I'm glad high school is over.

6. I was a secondary education major for the first few semesters of college. My children's literature class helped me realize I really wanted to be an elementary education major. I think that switch was one of the better decisions I've ever made.

7. When we were young my sister and I took baton twirling lessons at our neighborhood park. We twirled our batons in a couple of parades. I was not a gifted baton twirler, but I can still do the handful of tricks I learned. Baton twirling tricks used to come in handy for impressing children I babysat. (One of these days I'll have to track down a baton and impress Harper.)

The children wish to remind you that October is Fire Safety Month. Make sure your smoke detectors are working!

Midwest Mom, now with more public service announcements.


Mommy Daisy said...

Ha, ha, I love the fire safety PSA. LOL.

I feel the same way about blogging. I love what I get from the community of it.

I'm the opposite with ice cream. I prefer it a little softer and melty-ish. Mmm. Never heard of frosted Rice Krispies. I'll be looking for them now.

Lil Mouse said...

all your pictures and stories are so great. i keep reading because it's so simple and its great to just get an update on what a real family is like. what real kids are like. not over the top, scene stealing wonders, but just real life kids.

Anonymous said...

I love this picture of the kids and especially Harper's outfit. The fire chief hat is an AWESOME accessory to the fancy pink dress! And Michael looks happy as a clam (and the rash looks much better! Did you ever find out what it was?) love you, Tacy

Anonymous said...

One day, I will learn to spell my own name. Ha! love you, tRacy

Anonymous said...

Excuse me...but is Harper wearing a princess dress!?!?!?
- Kristin

Erin said...

I have fond memories of a certain Frosted Cheerios spell which involved you, as well. I love anything with frosting on it.


And thanks for the award! It's my first (and very possibly only) one ever!