Saturday, April 28, 2007

Funny Quotes From The WiseGuy

My 5 year old son says some of the FUNNIEST things that I've ever heard come out of the mouth of a child. Below are just two of the most recent.
Last night we were out at a pizza buffet and WiseGuy didn't want to eat. He loves to drink and would choose to have a drink over eat a meal any day. Last night I tried and tried to get him to eat some pizza to which he responded,
"I'm full up with food but I'm down wit drinkin'!"
I almost choked on my cheese!

Quite some time ago we were having some behavior problems with WiseGuy in school, getting notes from the teacher almost everyday. We were stressing to him the importance of making good choices and how they impact the people around him. One day when he came home from school we asked if he made good choices. He replied,
"Yeah, I made good my head."

That boy is a real piece of work!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I saw this over on The Mother Load. Thanks, Aimee!
All of the answers below must begin with the same letter as your first name. Here goes!
My name is Megan, so all of my answers must begin with the letter M.

Famous singer/band: The Monkees
4 letter word: made
Street: Maple Street (yes, Aim, I think EVERY town has a group of tree named streets)
Color: maroon
Gifts/Presents: money
Vehicle: Maserati
Things in a Souvenir Shop: Mugs
Boy's Name: Mark
Girl's Name: Melissa
Movie Title: Mars Attacks
Drink: Mojito
Occupation: Mason
Flower: Marigold
Celebrity: Meg Ryan
Magazine: MAD
US City: Miami, Florida
Pro Sports Teams: Mets
Fruit: Mango
Reason for being late for work: Messy Traffic
Something you throw away: markers (when they are drued out, of course)
Things you shout: "Mama Mia!"
Cartoon character: Mickey Mouse

Monday, April 23, 2007


Who wouldn't want to win a digital photo frame?! I know I've got tons of digital pics on my PC that would love to display elsewhere.
Just head over to 5 Minutes for Mom
Good Luck!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Puzzle Time!

I've been a lifelong subscriber to Reader's Digest and enjoy the RD Challenge at the back of each one. Some are easier than others but they are always a fun little thing I enjoy so I figured I would share it with you! It's a bit of word fun this month! Below are the instructions:

Each answer contains the consecutive letters US, and can follow the word before it and precede the one after it, to create a pair of familiar two-word phrases. In the example below, the answer BUS gives you SCHOOL BUS and BUS STOP.

  5. HAIR _ _US_ FIRE
  10. FLEA _ _ _ _US TENT
  11. HONEY _US_ _ _ _ GAS
  12. MONKEY _US_ _ _ _ _ CARD

I'll post the answers in a few days!
Have Fun!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Three Things

My first meme on this blog! Simple pleasures for simple minds! ;)

Three Things That Scare Me:
1. Losing my children through death or having them taken by someone
2. Hurricanes
3. Bugs

Three People Who Make Me Laugh:
1. Wayne
2. The Kids
3. My Dad

Three Things I Love:
1. Autumn
2. Snuggling
3. Hugs and kisses that I don't have to ask for

Three Things I Hate:
1. Sneaky people
2. Liars
3. Intolerant/prejudiced people

Three Things I Don't Understand:
1. Extreme violence
2. Why neither child can seem to put their dirty clothes into the hamper when they have to WALK RIGHT BY IT on the way out of their bedroom
3. How people can judge others without even knowing them

Three Things On My Desk:
1. Telephone
2. A polar bear wearing a snow hat and scarf (Christmas present from a niece)
3. An empty plate that only recently held a piece of NY Cheesecake (eaten by Wayne, not me)

Three Things I am Doing Right Now (well, not right this second, but more of a general "right now")
1. Checking email
2. Listening to the news
3. Watching Wayne sleep

Three Things To Do Before I Die:
1. visit Italy and Greece
2. Get back to a healthy weight
3. Become a grandmother and spoil my grandchildren!

Three Things I Can Do:
1. sing (stole this one)
2. cook (stole this one, too!)
3. Play a mean game of Connect Four!

Three Things I Can't Do:
1. Play sports
2. Brain surgery
3. Leap tall buildings in a single bound

Three Things I Think You Should Listen To:
1. The song 'Unwritten' by Natasha Bedingfield
2. That little voice in your head
3. Your mother

Three Things You Should Never Listen To:
1. Anyone who tries to tell you that you can't do something
2. whining
3. Someone other than your children vomiting

Three Things I Would Like To Learn:
1. I want to be a gourmet pastry chef and make those awesome food sculptures
2. Ballroom dancing
3. How to be more patient with my children

Three Favorite Foods
1. Steamed clams dipped in butter
2. chocolate
3. Swedish Fish

Three Shows I Watched As A Kid:
1. The Great Space Coaster (No Gnus is good Gnus!)
2. Punky Brewster
3. Captain Noah (a Philadelphia-based show that was sort of like Mr. Rogers on the High Seas)
(I watched Captain Noah, too!)

Three Things I Regret:
1. I try not to regret, as there is no point in it
2. I just try to learn from mistakes I made
3. and try not to make them again.

I'm supposed to tag three people, but I'm going to open it up to whoever wants to do it - just let me know in the comments so I can stop by and read up on all your "things".

I Teach Them, They Teach Me

My children have taught me that it's the little things in life that can make the biggest difference. The things we take for granted on a daily basis or that we've grown accustomed to - the things that we do as a quick fix to a problem - the things that we intend to just throw away. All of these things tend to hold the interest of children in a way that we, as adults, have forgotten. My children remind me all the time. Below are just a few examples of this.

Things we take for granted or have grown accustomed to:
  • Being able to 'see your breath' when you go out on a cold morning
  • The way the car defogger 'magically' clears up the window
  • Seeing the underside a bug quite clearly and closely as it climbs up the window
Things we do as a quick fix to a problem:
  • We were out of peanut butter and jelly (THE HORROR!!!) and my 5 year old little guy, who will be known here as WiseGuy, wanted to pack his lunch. He suggested a hot dog 'sandwich.' At first I told him that it wouldn't be hot but thought 'Silly! The kid lives to eat cold hot dogs straight from the fridge!' So I got two pieces of bread, spread some ketchup on, cut the hot dog length wise into strips, laid them on the bread, topped it with a slice of american cheese and there he had his hot dog sandwich. I wasn't very pleased with this for a lunch option but he couldn't have been more thrilled and hugged and kissed me over and over for the rest of the night.
  • My 9 year old daughter, who will be known here as SmartyPants, likes bubble baths but she has very sensitive skin so we don't buy bubble bath for her. She was whining about this fact one night before her bath so I went in, took her brother's kids shampoo and poured it under her running bath water....VIOLA! Bubbles! She was tickled.
Things we intend to throw away:
  • Large cardboard boxes
  • Shoe boxes
  • The little pamphlet type thingie that always comes inside package of toys to advertise the stuff that you HAVE to buy to go with the toy that you just bought
  • Stickers....of any kind
  • Card....or any kind
  • Half colored page from a coloring book

Sometimes my kids make me feel OLD, but most days they remind me what it is to be a kid and experience things through their eyes. It's so nice to be a kid again.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Let's Get This Party Started!

I've been reading the blogs of some good friends for quite some time now. I've got my own blog of sorts that I very rarely update because the options and capabilities at that certain place are sooooo limited. Yet every time I read the blogs of my friends I sit and think to myself 'I should just start to blog HERE. No, that would be copycatting...I've got my own blog at that OTHER place. *SIGH*'
BYSTANDER, NO MORE!!! I've joined the ranks of blogging moms! Just call me Bloggie Bloggerson!
I'll need this place to vent in the upcoming months as we begin our trek back home from a place I like to call Hell, err, uh, Florida. We're returning to the NorthEast and the packing and moving will be stressful to say the least. Two children, a dog and two pet rodents....oh, and my husband. It will be a daunting task, but one that welcome with open arms as I become HOMEWARD BOUND!