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Five Question Friday! 3/4/11

Happy weekend, friends!! I am so incredibly pleased that it's Friday. That my family will all be under one roof. That we have NO plans (that I know of...). That we can


Do you have any plans this weekend? I'm still taking bids for the highest temperature where you're at...the winner gets a family of 7 from MinneSOOOOta as a prize! Lucky you!! ;)

Okay...enough small chat...let's get down to business!

Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear tomorrow morning and link up!

Questions for Friday, March 4th: (Special thanks to Pam, Chrissy, Steph, Sandy, andSharayha for their question suggestions! If YOU want to be linked in a future 5QF, c'mon over to my community and offer up your best question suggestions! [Please, please offer's a little sparse over there!] Also, feel free to shout 'em out to me on Twitter: @5crookedhalos)

1. Have you ever forgotten your child in a store or at school?

2. Where did you go on your very first date? (Like...first first, not first with your spouse or current significant other!)

3. What's your "silly" fear? (We're not talking water and heights.)

4. Confrontation: do you cause it, deal with is as it comes, or run far far away?

5. Wood floors or carpet?


1. Have you ever forgotten your child in a store or at school?


Who, me? *averts eyes*

Okay, so this one time like two days ago a long, long time ago, I might have, maybe, perhaps, possibly, forgotten that my kids had an early release day at school.

I may have even maybe, perhaps, possibly not even registered that I had forgotten them when I saw the number on Caller ID.

It may not have even possibly been when I heard my sweet daughter say, "Mo-OM, are you coming?" that I realized I had failed in my motherly duties and forgotten my sweet babies at school.

Fer shame.

2. Where did you go on your very first date? (Like...first first, not first with your spouse or current significant other!)

Gosh. That was a long time ago. Like, for real a long time ago, not 2 days ago, a long time ago.

The first date I remember was also the night of my first kiss...which was in the movie theater (can't, for the life of me remember what movie) and I ended up reacting similarly to Tom Hanks in "Big" when he ate caviar.

Yes, I spit and sputtered and gagged and wiped my tongue...right in front of the boy poor who totally grossed me out.

Tactful, yes? *snort*

3. What's your "silly" fear? (We're not talking water and heights.)

Well, okay, don't laugh...promise...DON'T laugh.

I have a fear of escalators. Well...let me rephrase that...I have a fear of escalators with glass sides and stories and stories of nothing but air beneath them.

Actually, include railings in that sided railings. I won't let my husband near them with any of the kids. FAH-reaks me out.

As does the little holes in ice fishing houses. My mind goes crazy and I imagine a little one falling through and being trapped under the ice.


It could totally happen.

4. Confrontation: do you cause it, deal with is as it comes, or run far far away?

Well...okay, so...promise you won't get mad?

Promise you won't hate me forever?

I'd hate to upset you..., yeah. Um... (sense a theme, here?)

I run.

As far and as fast as humanly possible. Confrontation makes me sweat. (And, yeah, so daily life makes me sweat...I really need some Botox for that...) And, it makes me tremble.

And it makes my voice all wibbly, wobbly, shakey and totally not confident at all.

So, let's not ever get into a confrontation, you and I, okay?

M'kay...good. Now that we've got that settled...moving on...

5. Wood floors or carpet?

Currently, carpet. Rooms and rooms of wall to wall what is suposed to be solid white but is more like a grayish, speckled, disgusting color carpet.

I dream of wood floors. Warm, mulit-toned wood floors...distressed, so as not to show any obvious signs of "real" distress".

But then, I remember that we have what you'd call a "little bit of a dust problem" in our house. Not sure if it's the gravel driveway or country living or an older house or an unfortunate combination of all of those...but I fear our gorgeous wood floors would have a persistent coat of dust on them.

And I hate dusting.

And mopping.

So...for now...until I really make my mind up (actually, until we can afford to remodel...) the nasty carpet will remain.

Oh, the heavens will rejoice the day we rip this carpet out (actually, it will probably just be me rejoicing...but "the heavens" sounded better...).


I hope you all enjoy your weekend...stay safe!


  1. Oh my gosh I do not like escalators at all! I have a little mini panic attack anytime I have to face one.... they scare me! I think it laughs at me as I try to time my step to it's movement. LOL

    Happy Friday =)

  2. I do okay with escalators, but once, we were walking up flights, and flights of stairs, with cage wire for walls, and out of NOWHERE, I had my first FULL BLOWN panic attack! I broke out in sobs and my heart started racing-hubby had to push me over to a solid wall and calm me down.
    Needless to say, I didn't laugh at your fear. =)

  3. Hahaha!
    I loved you answers, and love that somehow the stars aligned and I was placed in slot 8 which is my favoritist number in the whole world! hahaha

  4. See?!?! One more reason why we need to be neighbors! I'd totally stand "our" ground with those other moms at the bus stop. :)

  5. Hi Mama M, I love your 5 qns Friday. This is my 1st time doing it and I had fun! Hop on over to see what my answers are too. And I love what you did on ur 1st date! keke..funny but Im sure your hubs love you for that. Right? Anyway, have a Fantastic Friday!


  6. Girl, I don't like those escalators either. Now my kids are afraid of them too, see what I'm doing? Passing my own fears onto my own children, now isn't that what a good mother does? Thanks for hosting! Enjoy your weekend!

  7. I'm not afraid of escalators for myself but I am very wary of taking my children on them!!

    My nephew had an incident on an escalator when he was little (say 5 or 6 years old?.. not sure exactly!) Anyway, his shoe got stuck at the side of it because of his laces and it jammed and caused a pile up! His shoe was totally mangled by the escalator!! It was scary stuff!! :O You know those yellow lines and brushes at the side of the escalator are there for a reason!!

  8. I share your fear of escalators!! btw, we've hit the 80s now in Florida...did I win?? LOL.

  9. Thanks for hosting this!

    When I took my daughter to Chicago for college, we went to Target for supplies and guess what? They have an escalator for THE SHOPPING CARTS


    that is all

  10. Right after I read this, I saw this on another blog.

    Totally made me think of you! :)

  11. I get what you mean about escalators. I freak out if the kids get to close to the end of the stairs where they go in. And we are going to be a wonderful 81 degrees today in Phoenix, Arizona. Actually I live in a suburb of Phoenix, but still supposed to be 81 degrees.

  12. Hilarious! My kiddo is only 3 weeks old, but since she's been born I've forgotten about my poor fur baby...a LOT! LOL! He's not my biggest fan at the moment;-)

  13. Hi I'm your newest GFC follower from Thanks for the Hop.

  14. I have a serious fear of escalators. It's worse
    than my fear of heights (and other things). I didn't list that because it isn't a silly fear!!

    Dianne @

  15. Those see-through escalators are a little unnerving. I'm participating in five question friday for the first time.

  16. Hi! I'm your newest follower! I'm all linked up, it's my first five question friday! I hope you will come by my lil ole blog & follow me back! Your family is beautiful! Have a great day! Allison @ :)

  17. I don't know if I have ever commented (My bad!) but I have been participating in 5QF for a few weeks and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Can't wait to get to this weeks in a few min!

    It's currently 86 degrees in good old Lima, Peru! (Hey, you didn't say it had to be the states...) :)

    Happy Weekend to you!

  18. Wow Mama M! This seriously has to be one of the funniest reads!! I busted out laughing quite a few times while reading your answers! Great blog!:-D Totally following your blog!

  19. I don't like escalators foot got caught in one when I was little,OUCH!!!!

  20. Oh goodness the holes in fish houses....I'm never scared that someone will fall in I'm more scared that something creepy will come in!! Haha!


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