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Five Question Friday! 5/10/13

Happy Friday!! Once again, gonna be a busy one for us! Does life ever slow down? Seems not.

I'm missing my big girl like crazy...this afternoon can't come soon enough, when I can hug her like crazy and hear all about her field trip!

Okay, no more small talk, let's just get to the questions!

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you discovered your muses are distracted by the beautiful weather. 

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 3rd: (Special thanks to Gassy (@gasfamily) from The Gas Family, Brooke (@HallBro) from Brooke and MichaelPam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie,
 Kate (@KatieB38) from Kate's Life, and lovable, furry ol' me for these 5QF question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so follow me on Twitter (@5crookedhalos) and/or like my Facebook page and watch for my Thursday shout out plea for questions! Remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF if you go the Twitter route!)

1. What's the one personal hygiene thing you will not do in front of your spouse?

2. What's your favorite thing about a newborn?

3. When is "too young" to have a Facebook account?

4. What are your hoping for for Mother's Day?

5. What was the best field trip you ever took in school?


1. What's the one personal hygiene thing you will not do in front of your spouse?
Um. Hmmmm. Well, lemme think about that.

Gosh. I'm not really sure? I try not to poop in front of him. I mean, I would try not to poop in front of him, you know, if I pooped.

But sometimes, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do and unfortunately for him, he occasionally walks into the bathroom at inopportune times.

Too bad for him! ;)

2. What's your favorite thing about a newborn?

Oh gosh. Can I just say "everything"? Because I do love absolutely EVERYTHING about newborns.

But my favorite has to be that newborn "smell". They ALL have it. Trust me, I've sniffed enough newborn heads to know that regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status or IQ, ALL newborns have "that scent".

Sometimes, you need to pay closer attention because the first "whiff" you get isn't always "that scent"'s layered...sometimes a little concealed but it's there.

Also, I love those little grunts and squeaks.

And the silly, sleepy faces...I always wonder if a baby is dreaming of Heaven when they are smiling in their sleep. I DO NOT believe the "it's just gas" theory of newborn smiles. Some of those smiles are too blissful to be related to farts.

Man, I love babies.

3. When is "too young" to have a Facebook account?

Certainly anything less than middle school and in my opinion, anything less than high school. By high school I think kids have had enough "Internet Safety" education to be a little wiser about what they post on FB.

More importantly, no matter how "opposed" you are to social media, I strongly feel that if you have a kid on Facebook, you should also be on Facebook with the requirement that your child must be "your friend".

I've discovered so much by cruising Facebook that I think it's un-wise to let your child have free-range without any parental guidance.

Just my two cents, though.

4. What are your hoping for for Mother's Day?

We'll see if this actually happens...

A couple of months ago, I was in the mall and spied a lovely, distressed sign that had this quote:

"While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about."

And I fell in love with it! I'm not sure if you've seen the photos on wood that Photo Barn does, but I have one of each of my favorite photo that I've taken of them over the years...and I want that sign in the middle with the photos of my kids hung around it, placed right on my fireplace.

I saw it, took a photo of it, texted it to my hubby with "Mother's Day, perhaps? At Wooden Hearts in the mall, similar one in upstairs of sporting goods store."

I mean, the only thing I DIDN'T do was buy the dang thing for hopes aren't high, however. We have entered "busy season" in his job and he currently eat, sleeps, and breathes his job.

Doesn't leave much time for mother's day shopping.

But so help me, if I get another beef jerky and Pepsi (or worse, chocolate covered strawberries) gift, I might cry just a little. I'd rather just have a card that a "had to get something quick" gift. You know?

Or is that just my princessishness coming out?

5. What was the best field trip you ever took in school?

Okay, this is gonna take some thought...I remember taking some pretty awesome field trips...all day trips to "the big city" to the zoo or children's museum or other super fun place.

These days, field trips seem to be boring. Local parks. Walks to the DQ. Ho hum.

Our 5th graders have a long standing tradition of attending a three day field trip at Long Lake Conservation Center and they ALL love it! I remember when Pal went, and he loved it, talked with one of our religion kids and she said, "Oh, THAT was so fun!!!" and have heard through the grape vine that my Belle is enjoying herself immensely!

But, you know what I remember most about MY field trips?

The lunches.

My mom would take us shopping the night before, to get lunch stuff for the trip and always, ALWAYS I had to get a banana flip. Remember those? Twinkie-esque taco like thing flavored like banana with banana flavored filling? I lived for Banana Flips, you guys.

Do they even make those anymore?

Anyway, banana flips and my very own choice of pop, wrapped in aluminum foil. I don't remember the rest of the lunch because, BANANA FLIP.

All that mattered.

And now I want a banana flip like you wouldn't believe.


And that's a wrap! Gonna try my hardest to bop around and check out your answers! Have a great weekend!


  1. beautiful saying about motherhood! Thanks for hosting.

  2. I totally forgot about the lunches for the field trips! Those always were awesome because you could have a soda and not get in trouble with school. Great questions... well, except the first one. I don't want my hubs to KNOW what I do behind closed doors to be pretty. LOL!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

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  4. The sign, especially with the photos on wood of your kids sounds awesome. It will be a gorgeous arrangement!

    Suzy-Q's were my Banana Flips when I was a kid, but I totally know what you mean about not remembering the lunch that went with it. LOL

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