Thanks, Septembermom, for this fun tag. Answer the four questions you were given and then ask four new questions before you pass it along. Seems simple enough.
Actually, this is just me stalling the inevitable - I should be studying for my big upcoming health assessment final or alternatively compiling my final rural health nursing project, but instead, I need a little pick me up. So, here goes...
1. What is your favorite toy from childhood? My collection of "My Little Ponies" - I was obsessed with them for the longest time and I actually still have a large group of them displayed on a high shelf in our daughter's bedroom. Someday, she will get to play with them. But not just yet - she needs to get past the everything in your mouth or banging it on the floor stage. I used to get down right giddy waking up on a Saturday morning and knowing I had the entire day to hold horse shows and dance parties. I never got that "Pony Paradise" but I still had the best time.
2. Do you have one of those embarrassing candid camera moments as a child? I feel like my entire childhood was one embarrassing candid camera moment. Come to think of it, I think I have those on a daily basis. I have horrible foot in mouth disease. I struggle with speaking with my "outside of the brain" voice when really it is supposed to be my "inside the brain" voice speaking.
3. Do you like dancing those silly songs (Chicken Dance, etc.) at weddings? I did this on a regular basis as a cheerleader in high school. I have to say, it was pretty darn fun at the time. And in the privacy of my home with only T Rex Dad and the kids around, I can be pretty silly. I will pretty much dance any kind of jig if it makes my kids laugh. But I'm a pretty reserved person so I struggle with me doing these kinds of things.
4. What is your favorite food to cook? Spaghetti. It's also my favorite meal to eat! When it comes to good spaghetti, I have two hollow legs!
Tag: Caitlin, JKMommy, JedWheeler Family, and Nina
I'm picking four mom-related questions since I know all of you are parents to a small child or small children. Here are your questions...
1. What is one of your most embarrassing mom-moments? For me, I once went to work with spit-up on my shoulder and that liquid breastmilk poop on my shirt and I had no clue until I came home to change into more comfortable clothing and looked in the mirror. These were the days when I used to wear a suit to work and meet with customers all day. The sad thing, no one said anything to me. I can only imagine how many people saw this and said nothing. I cringe every time I think of this.
2. What is the weirdest advice anyone has ever given you regarding parenting or regarding your child? What was your response? My son has asthma and is deathly allergic to peanuts. My dad, who offers advice very freely and all too often, told me the best way to "cure" my son's ailments was to expose him to those items more frequently and thus desensitize him. While this works under very controlled conditions for allergies to dogs, cats, or pollen, it does NOT work for food allergies. I just thanked my dad for his advice and I would mention this to his pediatric allergy specialist before revisiting anaphylaxis.
3. While you were pregnant, did you ever have the random stranger stop and tell you the most intimate details of the birth of her child? How did this make you feel and did you say anything in response? This happened to me all the time. It was like I wore a sign that said, "Please, share your birth story and don't leave out any tiniest detail." These stories would get quite unnerving when I was pregnant the first time and did not know what to expect. Round two - I just knodded and said, "As long as it's not 57 hours of labor like the last time, I'll be just fine. Thanks for sharing."
4. What do you do to maintain your sanity when you've had a long day and/or night with the kids? Ice cream goes a long way to sooth my nerves. Then a ride on the elliptical during nap time because I ate that ice cream!But also blogging with good friends and a nice chat with T Rex Dad help a lot, too. However, I do need a break away every once in a while or I really do go a little crazy. I think every mom needs some alone time.
Please join in and answer any of the above questions either the mom-related ones or the one's from September mom. I'd love to hear your experiences.