Jo-Lynne at Musing of a Housewife hosts a blog carnival called "What I Learned This Week." I am joining in this week a little late. :)
Soooo...What have I learned this week?
- I should not attempt to kick a soccer ball. Ever again.
- It is really hard to sit all day long.
- It does, however, make it easier knowing that I have three kids who will willingly pitch in to help in a variety of ways.
- It also helps knowing that I'm off the hook for dinner preparation for at least a couple of nights. (And you can't beat having a dishwasher installed on the very day I learned #1, after washing dishes by hand for 9 months!)
- I can get my husband
JasonSlade to make tea for me, and with only minimal joking about “dirty leaf water.”
- If I am being forced to sit with my leg elevated, I can and will balance the checkbook the day that the bank statement comes in the mail. (That’s the first time in many, many years.)
- Mad Libs will keep 6 and 11 year olds occupied for hours at a time.
- A 6 year old boy will quickly learn everything from nouns to adverbs while playing Mad Libs.
- Therefore, Mad Libs can be counted as school time.
- If you need a body part while playing Mad Libs, “bellybutton” is consistently the funniest one you can pick.
- If you need a noun while playing Mad Libs, “cat” is consistently the funniest one you can pick, according to 6 and 11 year old boys.
- I, however, am partial to using the word “platypus.”
- My 6 year old did not know what a platypus looks like. He does now.
- The platypus and the echidna are the only two mammals that lay eggs.
- I already knew this fact about the platypus; I didn't think I'd ever heard of an echidna until I read its nickname, the spiny anteater.
- I will read aloud about animals from encyclopedias when I am
boredsitting with my leg propped up.
- Both the platypus and the echinida are from Australia.
- I can read approximately 324 books to Grace in a day if I am sitting with my leg propped up. Or maybe it just feels like that…
- My 11 year old will still hang around to listen to me read aloud children’s books.
- My 6 year old can stay outside all. day. long.
Head on over to Musings of a Housewife to see what others have learned this week!
~~~~~Since I have heard from a few people who were concerned about my injury, I wanted to assure everyone that I am doing better. I’m getting around much easier and, no, I didn't break any bones. It’s a muscle injury, and
I don't think I have laughed as much thru this blog tonight. The funniest thing to me is that Eric and I just discussed Platypus/Echidna laying eggs and all the rest just this week. Bizarre. (Please don't ask how we got on that subject... all I can say is that unemployment + stay at home mom = some very interesting dialog).
This was so funny! My 10 & 11 yr old still love to hear me read alound to the little ones. We did it just tonight!
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