First, commenting was a hot mess.
Now I noticed that they were putting some of your comments in my spam folder and I wasn't seeing them. So sorry that I hadn't dropped by in a bit but that should be fixed now.
We survived the first week of back-to-school with only mildly grumpy children.
They seem to be enjoying the new school year but Kyle threw us for a loop when he decided he wanted to join the cross country team.
We are excited for him but we thought that ship had sailed as we encouraged him to sign up numerous times before school started to no avail.
But when he discovered a bunch of his online gaming buddies were on the team then he became a lot more interested.
Especially when he had no one to play games with after school.
He must really likes gaming with his friends to run 2-3 miles after school every day in the heat.
Know when to fold them
If there is one chore you never had to do again, what would it be?
I think folding laundry would be mine.
I must hit the "Freshen Up" button on our dryer at least 93 times before I finally pull out the clothes. Future generations will write stories about my courage and determination.
Transitioning from Daddy to Dad from Hayden has been harder on me than I thought.
She started doing it about a month ago and I guess I don't like it because it's just another sign that my kids are getting older.
Ms. Frizzle thanks you for her birthday wishes.
She got a stuffed log with three squirrels and a new stuffed chicken.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope all is well in your corner of the world.
Talk to you soon.
I will persevere.
I will keep moving forward.
I will be the stream.
omg thanks for the laughs. Good memes. Kayden will call you daddy when she's older you just wait.ReplyDelete
I called my father Dad and back to Daddy when I was much older. Not always, but it was dad or daddy depending on the conversation. But when my husband met me I was 30 and he heard me call my father Daddy and he said, "really?" and made fun of me. I told him too bad he will always be my dad/daddy get over it. :-) To the day he died his girls called him that from time to time. All 4 of my sisters did the same unknowingly. Teasing him was always Daddy though for some reason. Getting our way was Daddy too, we learned that quickly. Be aware ...tee hee
I love how Kyle will run to be with those friends but if you made him - no way! I'd rather be lonely. LOL
Ms. Frizzle makes me miss my Izzy. Such a Beautiful Lab!
Thanks, Peggy. Good insight and it is much appreciated.Delete
I check my spam folder fairly regularly because there's always one or two non-spam comments hiding in there.ReplyDelete
The memes? Oh yes.
I actually don't mind laundry but unless I fold it instantly I spend the week getting all my clean drawers from the dryer.
The memes were a favorite this week, Bob.Delete
I have made checking the spam folder part of the routine. And I just loved that Barlow meme, Yes. THAT"S the way people should write about men. See how they like it.
As for the transition between Daddy and Dad? It happens. At the same speed that Kyle changed his opinion about running in the heat.
One of the dogs here got one of the log with the squirrels in it and it's provided hours of entertainment. She destroyed it, though because she's a monster.
The squirrels will live until my in-laws come down with their black lab and the lab tug-o-war begins and the stuffed animals get decapitated, Sixpence.Delete
Toilet paper math fries my brain! Loved your corgi analogy although I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't notice your absence. I'm delighted when people comment but not worried when they don't--just hoping that life is going well for them and that they're just busy. After all, not everyone is retired and an empty nester like me! I was a little upset when my 2 year old grandson went from mama and dada to Mommy and Daddy. Isn't he still a baby??ReplyDelete
You are one of the lucky ones that didn't go into the spam folder, Margaret.Delete
Every meme is spot on today. Glad Mrs. Frizzle loves her new toys, some more than others. As for laundry, it's all mine, and I can't stand it anyplace except folded and put away.ReplyDelete
I think I just hate the folding part, Joanne, and that is why I leave it in the dryer so long.Delete
It's funny (maybe not) that kids have influence over things you've been begging your kids to do. Faith still calls me Mommy most of the time and I must say I like it :) I like toys within toys for dogs. Stealing the TP meme, so true!ReplyDelete
I didn't think I had preference, kden, but after she quit calling me Daddy, maybe I do.Delete
This is interesting, the Dad Daddy thing. My five sisters and I called our parents Mommy and Daddy until the day they died. We still refer to them that way. My mother called her parents the same thing, while they were Mama and Papa to the grandkids.ReplyDelete
My one chore that I would like to never do again? Housework! All of it!
I am fine either way, Deedles. Just glad to be her Dad.Delete
"folding laundry?" That's what laundry baskets are for. To hold laundry! 😂ReplyDelete
Very true, Mike.Delete
I was hoping for more on Spam, something I know well since I am tuned into the Filipino culture where Spam comes in dozens of flavors and is in every pantry.ReplyDelete
They transition from Daddy to Dad? Great, now something new I have to worry about and my oldest is a junior this year.
Someday I will learn not to drink while reading your blog so I don't have to clean my monitor off again.
I have only had Spam a few times and don't remember enjoying it, Ed.Delete
I’ve stood in front of the TP many times, doing mental math. That’s actually a fun fact about the CVS receipts! Lol! Happy Birthday to the Frizz.ReplyDelete
The more you know, Bijoux.Delete
I'm pretty much over any household chores these days, but if someone could just come and empty the dishwasher for me that would be perfect! It's my least favorite! Mrs Frizzle looks happy with her birthday gifts!ReplyDelete
Not a fan of unloading the dishwasher as well, Jeanette.Delete
Spam is best fried! Congrats to Kyle! i wish I'd done that rather than join the Bowling Club. Lucky Mrs. Fizzle! 3 Squirrels! My dogs love squirrels! They chase them all around the yard!ReplyDelete
Frizz goes after the real ones too, Dave R., but hasn't caught one since she was a puppy.Delete
did you know there is a Spam Museum in Minnesota? Austin, I think. You should put it on your bucket list. I tried to stop there once and was over-ruled by the two females in my family.ReplyDelete
I think I would side with the females on that one, Jeff.Delete
You had me at Spam! And now I want a fried Spam sandwichReplyDelete
I haven't had the pleasure, JM, and not sure I want to.Delete
Hold on tight. Given the age of your children, the jolts are not going to stop. Their march to independence comes with a steady stream of 'letting go's'. It's beautiful but also a little sad. The one chore that I'd give up forever if I could? Hmmm. I have to choose just one? Happy belated birthday, Mrs. Frizzle.ReplyDelete
I am well aware, Debby, but I like to pretend it will not happen to my kiddos.Delete
I'm glad Ms. Frizzle had a good birthday.ReplyDelete
Blog commenting is a joke right now. I look in my spam folder every morning and there's always a handful of comments in there.
Fingers crossed it gets better, Mary, but it has been a mess lately.Delete
I'm from Texas..we call our daddy's Daddy till death..I'm 78 and still refer to him as Daddy..ReplyDelete
I am hoping it is just a phase for her but maybe we will have to move to Texas, YDG.Delete