Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 9 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 http://www.bakinginatornado.com/
Searching for Sanity http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
A Little Piece of Peace http://little-piece-of-peace.blogspot.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy http://dinoheromommy.com/
Cluttered Genius http://www.clutteredgenius.com
Here’s who you’ll be hearing from in my house:
- Me, Mama O.
- Daddy O.
- Big Sister, age 7
- Little Brother, age 5
My kids definitely know the lyrics to “Jingle Bells. Batman Smells,” but they were getting creative for the “12 Days of Christmas.” Big Sister kept singing, “A party in a pear tree.”
After Christmas, I said to my family, “Well, we have to clean up after Santa where he had his cookies. He was a busy guy, so no time to clean-up.”
Little Brother chimed in, “Yeah, Santa doesn’t do dishes.”
I agreed, “No, not when he’s out delivering presents, but if I were Mrs. Claus, I’d have him help do dishes.”
I wrote about what Big Sister really wanted for Christmas in this last Fly on the Wall post. Well, Santa did find a way to bring her what she had on her list. Here she is on Christmas morning:
So happy with her puppy named Cutie.
She takes it for walks around the house, feeds it, and cleans up after it. (It’s the puppy that eats its own poop – a little to close to real life, right?!)
We celebrated New Year’s with my sister and her family. Randomly, my eight year old nephew (the oldest kid there), said, “I wish I could walk on water like Jesus….because then I could get up water skiing all the time!”
I was being goofy while playing the game called Cootie with the hubs and my kids. Putting on all the various bug body parts reminded me of the Paul Anka tune, “Put your Head on my Shoulder.” So I was singing “put your leg on my cootie.” It took me and Daddy O. a few turns until I sang, “put your head on my cootie” to realize the double entendre. I stopped signing. LOL
The game of Cootie – anyone else remember this? It is probably from the 80’s, as it was a game from my childhood.
For Big Sister’s birthday, we received a really fun family trivia game called “Beat the Parents.” Kids and parents are asked separate questions. For one question, I asked the kids, “What is Old Faithful?”
Little Brother replied, “Loving.”
Me, laughing, “No, good try. It’s a thing of nature.”
We had a “nature sounds” alarm clock that we received as a wedding present. It became Big Sister’s clock when she was a baby, and she has fallen asleep to nature sounds for years (usually a pond sound or waterfall). Well, after 11 years of service, the nature sounds alarm clock died, so I had to find replacements; this time for both kids who each wanted their own. I found this one from Amazon:
New Clock Radio with custom soothing sounds
As you can see, it has a lot of buttons on it, so I had to read the directions for setup. My kids were excitedly pressing all the buttons, and Daddy O. was asking how to work it. I replied, “Well, it doesn’t say what to do when your kid presses buttons 29 times in a row!” Geez!
After school one day, Little Brother complained that a boy on the bus took of his hat. I asked what he did. Little Brother said, “Nothing.”
I continued to tell him, “Well, you have to learn to stand up for yourself.”
His comment, “There’s no standing on the bus.”
Kids can be so literal!
The Best for Last
I poured syrup on my daughter’s pancakes without her asking, so she asked, “Did you read my mind?” I replied, “I did.”
Without missing a beat, Big Sister said, “Moms can’t read minds, only Jedis can.”
My reply, “What if I’m a Mom Jedi?!”
And for one more picture, I will leave you with a a new sign that I bought at a local craft marketplace. I love the saying…
Now, shoo Fly and be sure to read what’s going on with the other fabulous bloggers in this challenge!