Thursday, September 25, 2008

13 Things I Learned This Week

1. If on your behavior chart in first grade, you lose your lion, it "doesn't mean anything" but if you lose your tiger or bear, you're in "big trouble"

2. If you send your kitten away for 24 hours to be neutered, even after he has become great friends with the older cat, they will fight worse than they ever did when you bring him home again.

3. If you finally get out all of the fall clothes for school, the temperature will immediately hike into the 80's for a week straight.

4. A six year old is capable of coming home, doing his little homework, and putting back into his bag with very little coaxing from his mother.

5. MRSA is a disease can happen anywhere and can be avoided (no...no one in our house has it)

6. Bell choir can be a highlight of my week

7. Our family can survive 5 hours at church on a Sunday morning and still be talking to each other when we leave

8. Ditto for Wednesday nights

9. I CAN be a nice teacher on Wednesday nights

10. We can actually be in our fourth week of school, and arrive to school ON TIME every day (except for the day we dropped off the kitty). This is HUGE after last year.

11. The threat of oatmeal for breakfast does wonders to get a six year old to eat his sandwich quickly before school.

12. We can survive an entire week with no more than $10 in any of our three checking accounts

13. After a week of only $10 in our three checking accounts, I need to go grocery shopping REALLY badly.


Happy Thursday and thank you for responding to my "followers" post.

6 comments:

aliceaudrey said...

I wish a 13 year old could do #4.

Courtney said...

I don't think I could say the same about 7 or 8 so congrats to you!

Nicole said...

Yes, congratulations on #7. Church is a struggle often in our family. It doesn't always seem to bring out the best in us.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I wish we could simply make it to church again. It's so much harder to get up the gumption to go once it's been so long... I'm determined to go this Sunday though - we need to and we've missed it.

How is Pumpkin doing with Minnie now? The other cats hardly seemed to notice that Snuggly was gone, or once she came back. However, I got 'yelled at' by C-Snip for not getting there until 8:30 to pick her up on Tuesday - apparently you're supposed to be there RIGHT at 7:30. Um, not when I have kids catching the bus at 8:00...

Number 3 has been driving me nuts too! :)

Tink said...

You've learned a lot this week, even useful things, *lol*! ;-)
My TT is about online purchases.

Yasmin said...

Yep MRSA is truly real and can be deadly but its so easy to prevent.

Happy TT
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