Friday, July 23, 2010

Five Question Friday

1. What were your school colors?

My high school colors were (get ready to gag) GOLD and FOREST GREEN!  Hideous then, hideous now!  At least my college colors were much better RED and WHITE.

2. What's the best compliment you ever received?

I can think of a few really amazing compliments paid to me by two different friends, once about 6 years ago and one just a few weeks ago.  However, if I had to pick one, I'd say whenever my kids say, "Mom, you're the best!"  I'm not talking about when I let them do something they REALLY want to do.  That counts too, but the semantics behind that are a little different.

I'm talking about when I'm tucking them in at night.  I've only heard it a handful of times, but it means so much because it comes straight from the heart.

I would say, "I love you." and they say, "I love you too, Mom.  You're the BEST!"  To this, I reply, "I am the best because I have the BEST kids!"

The few and far between times just make it all worthwhile.  It's because my goal everyday is to be the best mom I can be.  Even though some days I KNOW I did the right thing even though my kids may not agree with me (like when I tell them they have to go to bed early because their behavior indicates they are TOO TIRED to be around people), it's great when my kids think I'm accomplishing the goal as well!

3. Do you buy cheap or expensive toilet paper?

I buy the expensive kind, but I get it on sale.  I've tried the cheap stuff, but with my family of 6, we go through it so quickly that the cheap stuff just disappears too fast!

4. Have you ever had a surprise party thrown for you? Or have you had one for someone else?

Technically, yes.  However, I wasn't surprised.  My sister, my mom and some friends had put together a surprise baby shower for our firstborn.  Unfortunately, my husband had left an email open to one of these friends saying how he was going to get me to her house TOMORROW!  I SWEAR I didn't peek.  I LOVE surprises and I'm NOT a snooper just because it's downright disrespectful.

I never told him this.  I pretended to be surprised in the name of love.  Unless he sees this, I STILL won't tell him.  If he does, so be it.  It's been over 10 years and we can laugh about it now!

My sister-in-law and I DID succeed in surprising my sister (same one who planned my shower; my ONLY sister and ONLY sibling!) about 4 years earlier for her bridal shower though!  Now, THAT was a surprised look!  I have the photo someplace still...

5. What is one material possession that you "can't live without"?

My cell phone, TV and computer would be hard to adjust to not having, but as far as not being able to LIVE without?  I'd say my air conditioner.  Granted I live in the Northeast and it's not likely to be DANGEROUS for us not to have our A/Cs, but this summer has been continuously hot and humid.  We usually get lucky and when it's truly unbearable, it only lasts for a few days.  This has been a several WEEKS!

My whole family feels nauseous if we get too hot, even if we hydrate a lot.  I don't only feel gross, but I can't get ANYTHING done when it's so hot that I can't even turn my head without breaking into a sweat!


Leslie said...

My mom's high school colors were Green and Gold also!! Mine were Black and Gold....high school and college!!

Twinsnsingles said...


You got lucky with those colors! Kind of regal! Your mom and I, not so much! Thanks for visiting!

Sandra said...

I'm so nosy, I cannot pass up reading answers to people's questions. It's like I'm cheating on a test or something, even though you know I'm's not like i"m reading over your shoulder...

Twinsnsingles said...

Sandra! Thank you for the follow! I've followed you too!

I love how you compared the "follow" to cheating on a test! Hope you'll come back next Friday!

I'm nosy too by the way!


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