Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 6 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado
Never Ever Give Up Hope
Spatulas on Parade
My Brand of Crazy
Here’s who you’ll be hearing from in my house:
- Me, Mama O.
- Daddy O.
- Big Sister, age 8
- Little Brother, age 6
Since I have been writing these blog posts since 2014, I have my own Fly Post Page. Check it out if you want to hear more craziness from my house.
Mama O. to Daddy O. on a Friday afternoon: Have you been drinking?
Daddy O.: No, why?
Mama O.: You just seem extra funny. I guess you’re happier on half days of work. (His company has summer hours, so he works 9 hour days and enjoys a half day most Fridays. It has been really nice – we’ve all been happier on Fridays!)
We had some extra quiet time around the house as our kids went with their grandparents for a mini-vacation this summer. During that time, Daddy O. remarked, “I guess we can’t get rid of all of our children” (referring to our fur baby, Sumo Kitty sat at the breakfast table with us).
Sumo Kitty – this is her typical annoyed expression
We were talking about face recognition capabilities. For my laptop, I explained that the camera scans for my face and then logs me in. Little Brother said, “Since Big Sister is a miniature version of Mom, I bet she could login to your computer.”
We tried it, and it didn’t work….yet.
Here is a picture of us together.
Mama O. and her mini-me.
This summer we’ve been watching baking shows. Nailed It was definitely a favorite in our house. I think that’s why our kids are getting more adventurous. Case in point: Big Sister added bacon to her cereal. Who wouldn’t want bacon flavored Cheerios?
Anything is better with Bacon!
Historic Action Figures
Daddy O.: What are these?
Mama O.: They are Play Mobil figures my parents gave to the kids from their trip to Germany.
Playmobil figures from Germany. The writing in the book is in German, translates to Book of the Old Testament. The New Testament translated by Doctor Martin Luther.
Big Sister: My guy looks nothing like Martin Luther King Jr.
Mama O.: No, it’s Martin Luther, a famous German who translated the Bible from Latin (just keeping it high level).
Daddy O.: Who’s the other guy?
Mama O.: I think it’s Albrecht Duerer, a German painter.
Daddy O.: What?! I didn’t know they made historic, German action figures?
Mama O.: Pretty awesome, right?! LOL
My German major and one German Art of the Middle Ages class IS being put to good use.
Tip for the Outdoors
While camping and hiking, we remind kids of the saying for poison ivy, “Leaves of three, let it be.” The kid’s aunt chimed in, “Leaves of four, eat some more!”
Remembering Past Summers
Last summer we took an amazing family vacation to South Dakota. My scrapbooking hobby always runs behind, so I have been putting together some pages from last year. Since he saw some pictures from our trip, Little Brother asked me, “How long did we drive to South Dakota?”
I responded, “About 7 hours was the longest we were in the car.” And then he said, “That was painful.”
This is more of the summer grumpiness we experience with Little Brother every year. Last year, he said, “Adults almost always ruin my mood – especially you Mom.” I’m not going to lie, I can’t wait for back to school time!!
Lyrics from Another Time
Does anyone remember the song “Whoomp, there is is!”?
Our kids heard it and immediately thought that they were saying, “Poop, there it is!” Sigh…you have to love potty humor.
It’s no surprise that this is what Little Brother painted when we took some time to paint at our local pottery shop.
Poop Emoji bank (Little Brother), Pony (Big Sister), and Soap Dish (Mama O.)
Okay, that’s all for me and my crazy crew. Now be sure to check out those other fun Fly on the Wall blog posts!