Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 10 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.
Here’s who you’ll be hearing from:
- Me, Mama O.
- Daddy O.
- Big Sister, age 6
- Little Brother, age 4
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links at the bottom of my post for a peek into some other homes:
Can you Hear Me Now?
Ever feel like family members don’t listen to you? This happens all the time with my kids and happened recently with Daddy O. It went like this:
Me: There are extra english muffins in the freezer if you want some.
Two minutes later, Daddy O: Do we have english muffins?
Me: Big sister likes blueberries now.
Two minutes later, Daddy O to Big Sister: Do you like blueberries?
Me: Honestly, you didn’t hear me say those two things just minutes ago? Sigh…
I did some shopping online and we had some interesting reactions to what I found.
Big sister: This is our like a belt on my sandal! I love them. (The “belt strap” is by her heel.)
Little Brother: Shirts should cover my privates. (Upon trying on his new size 5 shirt, it covered his privates.)
Daddy O.: No, shirts don’t have to do that. I think Mom was saying that she likes shirts that cover her privates when she wears leggings.
I don’t always look cute when I workout. I also have these mannish, padded bike shorts. I’ll take function, comfort, and a good workout over cuteness anytime!
Me: (reacting to another online purchase) Isn’t the back of this sports bra cute?
Daddy O: Isn’t that like something Kendall Jenner would wear?
Me: Ugh. Did you really just say that?! How do you know what she wears?
Daddy O: I read it online.
Me: Wow, what a great way to spend your lunch hour! (Why did I ask? As a side note, cute sports bras are NOT comfortable. Don’t buy this kind of stuff online if you can’t return it. Ugh..but at least I won’t be wearing something that causes my husband to compare me to Kendall Jenner!)
Where do they come up with this?
Daddy O: Don’t be Cuckoo Gaga Cray Cray! (to Big Sister) Eat your breakfast.
Me: Wow, you came up with that one?
Daddy O: Yes, I guess I did.
Me: A new low in parenting, Daddy! That sounds like something from that Barbie show – lol. (Or possibly a new high in parenting as he relates to our 6 year old daughter – ha)
I’ve been calling Big Sister my mini-me for some time. Here we are together in a selfie that she didn’t want to be in:
Anyway, she told me this week, “If I’m your mini-me, then you are my big-me.” Good point, but mini-me sounds way cuter! We talked about this last month, and she suggested I’d have white hair in a few months. It’s tough being the “big-me” I guess!
Big sister to Little Brother (who was acting goofy at dinner): You can never be president!
Me: like he’s acting so weird that this would be brought up if he ran for president? Hmm when you were 4 we heard you had bad table manners.
Little Brother: (eating grapes) This tastes like chicken. (What?!)
Day Without the Kids
We had a very fun Saturday out, meeting family to canoe / kayak and go on a brewery tour. As usual, we were cutting it a bit close and should have left earlier.
Daddy O: What’s our ETA?
Truth be told we were actually right on time. The rental place on the river opened right at the time of our canoe rental, so we made it! YES!
More Fantastic Fly Posts
Now, shoo fly & click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Menopausal Mother http://www.menopausalmom.com/
Searching for Sanity http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy http://dinoheromommy.com/
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/
Molly Ritterbeck http://mollyritterbeck.com/