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Five Question Friday!! 5/11/12

May the 11th be with you.

Um. What? I dunno...I just got so sick of hearing "May the 4th be with you" (after the first time, which I thought was clever) that I just wanted to say that. Oooookay, nevermind.

Anyway, you doing anything fun this weekend? Mother's Day traditions? It's a busy weekend for us (but GOOD busy!) and we are staring down the barrel of days upon days (after tomorrow, that is) of sunshine and 70's!! Oh, holy moly. Mama's lookin' forward to that!

It's crazy to see my kids are already getting sun kissed little "Mini Mr." has a tan line around his neck...just like his daddy!

Okay, let's get down to the nitty gritty!!

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you want a fun, easy post or if you've suddenly discovered your muses have been displaced, due to a stomach virus that threatened to well...nevermind.

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP!

Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, May 11th: (Special thanks to Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie, Kate (@katieb38) from Kate's Life, MamaPhan (@MamaPhan) from Boy: A Noise with Dirt on It, Lindsay (@ninjalindsay) from Mac or Cheesy, and Anna (@annacdaisy) from The Single Mommy Chronicles for their question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so come on over to my community or watch for my Thursday afternoon shout out for questions on Twitter and offer up your best question suggestions! Remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF if you go the Twitter route!)

1. What advice would you give a couple getting married?

2. If you could tell your 16 year old self ONE thing, what would it be?

3. What do you do to keep cool in the summer? (AC, windows, fans, swimming, etc.)

4. What did you (or your wife) crave most while pregnant?

5. Who is your favorite TV mom? Why?


1. What advice would you give a couple getting married?

Hmmmmm...that's a good question. I'm NOT a believer in the "never go to bed mad" thing, because in my years of marriage, I've discovered that sometimes sleeping on the situation is the BEST thing you can do. Cool off, get a level headed perspective of it in the morning...and then not say anything you don't mean. ;)

I guess I would tell them that forgiveness is so very important. We mess up. We make mistakes and just because your husband stays out until 4 am at a bachelor party during a snow storm (hey...have I told you this story?!) doesn't mean you shouldn't talk to him for a week.

Not that I know anyone who did that, or anything. *ahem* That was, of course, purely hypothetical.

And, I would tell them to enjoy it...and have babies early. Get started on a family right away and enjoy those babies while you are young and vibrant and full of energy and fertitlity, and then enjoy your husband in your empty nest/retirement years.

2. If you could tell your 16 year old self ONE thing, what would it be?

Gosh, you know...I'm having a hard time deciding between "don't be so dang worried about what people think of you" and "hang out with your girlfriends more".

I was always so worried about what people thought about clothes, my hair, whether I'd answer correctly, whether I was cute enough or girly enough or too girly or not tom-boyish enough...GAH! It's no wonder teenagers are a bit psycho.

I think I'll go with "hang out with your girlfriends more"...I was so boy crazy in high school that I was always more interested in my current boyfriend than I was in my girlfriends...thankfully, they were patient with me and stuck by my side.

But imagine the memories I could've had if I'd just hung with them more instead of those stupid boys?!

3. What do you do to keep cool in the summer? (AC, windows, fans, swimming, etc.)

Well, we don't have AC. We usually put in a window unit in our bedroom, but mostly we operate on strategically placed fans.

I've also been known to load up the babies (back when they WERE babies) and cruise the aisles of WalMart...or, more specifically, the refrigerator aisles of Walmart. Or, if I was really desperate and, say, 84 years pregnant with baby number 4, you could, possibly, find me camped at my parent's performing a "sit-in" and chanting "HELL NO! WE WON'T GO!!!" until my husband went to purchase AND install an air conditioner in our bedroom (see above paragraph).

But this year?! BONUS!! You know that fancy new building the hub's just bought? Central AC, baby.

Guess where we'll be hangin' out this summer?! ;)

4. What did you (or your wife) crave most while pregnant?

With each one of my kids, it was something different.

With one it was "dips" (aka "sauces", "condiments", etc.). I would go to a restuarant and order the menu item that featured my favorite dip...JUST FOR THE DIP.

With my Babe, it was cookies. And they had to be homemade. No store bought junk for me...never before in my life had I baked as much as I did with my baby.

My favorites? Pumpkin cookies with butterscotch chips. Yum. But really, I wouldn't have turned down any (homemade) cookie!

Mmmmmm...great. Now I want pumpkin cookies with butterscotch chips.

5. Who is your favorite TV mom? Why?

Well...along with "no AC" we also have "no TV" (well, yes, we have A TV, just no channels to go along with with it) so I'm not up on my TV moms, but I'll give this a shot.

Okay...I'm sitting here racking my brain and the only "TV" mom (besides Marge Simpson) that I can come up with is "Good Luck Charlie" 's mom. And I don't even know her name! How awful is that?

I just remember a scene with her playing Wii tennis with her son and she was SO SERIOUS and it cracked me up!! 

So, yeah...otherwise, I'm at a loss. I got nothin'. And when I read yours, I'll be all "Oh, YEAH! HER!!" over and over.


I hope all of you mama's have a wonderful "Mother's Day"!!


  1. Good Luck Charlie's mom is Amy Duncan and my kids tell me I'm a lot like her.

  2. Hi,

    It was fun to read your responses- especially the first, which was kind of opposite of mine :-) Maybe it all just depends on the day you're asking? SO WISH I had craved cookies! Much better than watermelon in the winter!!!
    Happy Mother's Day to you!

  3. I am joining in today! Love your answers. I'm not sure how I would do without AC but I dream of simpler times, like a farm house on acres of land but I know that I would like to have TV & Internet on the farm! I actually think that raising children without TV has to be really good for them. Way to go!
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

  4. Love that craved dips... and oh the boy craziness, I am familiar with this phenomenon... silly us!

  5. My mom used to take us grocery shopping on hot humid days too! Either that, or the movie theater where the AC was ALWAYS cranked up!. :)

  6. Come on Mama M, you can't talk able delicious homemade cookies and not tempt us with the recipe, share please! Have a happy Mother's Day!

  7. May the 11th be with you too! And I agree about needing the recipe! You have me craving a cookie I've never even tasted!


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