Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge








1. Do you think the world became a more dangerous place on September 11, 2001 or did we just become more aware of the danger? How has your own life changed as a result of that day?

I think that we just became more aware of the danger. I think it was always really there, they just never took the chance to try and strike us.

I don’t think that my life has really changed to much since that day. My heart bleeds for all those poor people and their families that lost their lives that day… I think maybe I am a bit more aware of my surroundings.

2. Did you think your parents were too strict when you were growing up? How about in hindsight?

Yes and no… I was not really a rebellious child until I was 17 and then I had already moved out of my house. (another story for another time) However, I think that the parts they were strict on was for the right reasons. I think that kids get away with to much now.. and few know what it means to be a family, or carry their own weight. This is a thing we are struggling with in our family right now, after moving back in with my mother to help her.. (my stepfather has Altimizers) and they have more responsibilities and are expected to do a lot more than they ever were before. However, I think that it is a good thing. (even if they don’t)

3. Share one random but candid fact about yourself.

I’m terrified of snakes, and love bright colors.

4. Would your nearest and dearest describe you as simple or far too complicated?

Far to complicated.

5. What is your favorite stadium or carnival food?

Fries, and Fried dough, ooohh… and a sausage!


6. Tornado, hurricane, many of these natural disasters have you experienced? Which event do you think would be the scariest?

2 Tornado’s, 2 Hurricanes, and 1 earth wake…

I would have to say the Tornado in Fl, was the scariest. I was younger and was not sure what to expect… it hit a mile from our house… I remember seeing the actually tunnel.


7. Labor Day weekend is approaching so a work related question seems appropriate. Growing up, did your parents assign you regular chores? Were you paid for doing those chores? If you're a parent do you assign chores to your own children? Why or why not?

No, I did not have regular chores per say… but I was expected to help when I was told to do something. Like haul wood, stack wood, garden, mow, rake, pick rocks, or help in the garage. (my dad was a mechanic)

No I did not get paid to do these things.

My kids do not have specific individual chores, because we have tried that many times, and it never works out. So instead they all make their bed, clean up their space, and do whatever needs to be done. And no they do not get paid for them. I have a love, hate relationship with paying them for them. I think that a child should understand it is part of being a family, and should not expect to be paid for it. I should not have to give them an incentive to do it, they should help because it is how a family works. If they go above and beyond, I don’t have a problem giving them a bit of money to put away…

8. Insert your own random thought here.

1)My random thought of the day… Hmm… Bad weeks, put you in a horrible mood, and its hard to get back out of it.

2) What is up with the crankiness and overly loss of hearing with my kids this week?? Or is it everywhere? Full Moon?? Crazy happenings?? Aliens invading??

Throw me a bone people… give me a reason to blame it on. (other than I’m just a crappy parent?)

1 comment:

Tammy Doane said...

I feel the same way-my daughters had chores and did not get paid-just part of being in our family. Hope your week turns around to a fantastic week!!