Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two Tags and a Little Miscellany

I have two tags- one from Stefany and one from Beckie- to take care of:

first, the 4th picture in my 4th folder is this beauty:

This is oldest daughter about 2 1/2 years ago. Painting a masterpiece. One I am sure she ripped out of the book as soon as she was done and hung it on the refrigerator and then after it had its time on the fridge I am sure I threw it away. Because, as much as I'd like to keep it, I just don't have room for ALL of the childrens' art work. And I am sure she found it in the garbage can later and asked me why I threw it away and then she re-hung it. And then it was there for a while longer until I removed it. And having learned my lesson and being a wiser mother, I dug down deep in the trash and covered all signs of its existence so that it would not be rediscovered. And now it is in a landfill somewhere.

This is the general routine at our house.

second, here is the bookworm tag which involves opening the nearest book to page 56 and writing out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences...The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!!

Here goes: the nearest book to me is Catherine, Called Birdy.
"Finally I conceived a small amusement to pass the time. I took a string from the lute that once was mine but now belongs to the cook, cut it into pieces as the traveling musician had showed me, and sprinkled them on a dish of creamed herring as it passed by. The heat of the dish made the piece of string writhe and wiggle."

I tag Heidi, Suzi, Marni, Natalie, and Calli. (that is, if any of you are reading this blog. oh, and you can choose which tag you would like to participate in. or not. whatever. it's totally up to you.)

And now, for your viewing pleasure. The continuing saga of
Remember how I said I was gonna start checking pockets?
Well, I haven't really started that yet.
So I guess the joke's on me... again.
This is what came out of the wash today:

Shall we zoom in

and examine the items a bit closer?

I count 13 small hair clippies and two fragments of cardboard, one large and one small. And look how shiny those clippies came out. Wow. Ultra Buena!

What will the children come up with next?

Can't wait to find out. And it should be soon. Because I get to do more laundry tomorrow!


Shorty said...

I love your sense of humor and the way you communicate about your family. So glad I found your blog!

Me said...

By Golly, I've got it...teach your children to collect coins. That way you will be getting paid to do the laundry.

I have not been blessed with little boys, so I always get trucks and coins from my washing machine.

trublubyu said...

ooohhh me- i like your idea! i think you're on to something.

Elizabeth said...

I'm just glad to hear that I am not the only "most horrible mommy in all the land" because I throw away all of the LOVELY pictures that come home from school or get colored at home- who has room for all this this stuff?? Unfortunately for me the oldest child is also a trash digger- she is on to my hiding methods-so that no longer works for me!!!

Mechelle said...

thankfully my boys aren't as sentimental with their stuff. at times they are but usually I can get rid of the stuff I don't want to keep.

on another note... sister found crayons in her whites and thought she got them all out of the wash, but unfourtunately missed an orange one. So now she's stuck with the task of getting orange crayon out of all her whites.

*MARY* said...

Your washing machine looks like a spaceship.

uniquelynat said...

ok i will take your tag challenge. i will go all out and do BOTH. mostly because i have never done either and i am interested to see what i find! those ARE really shiny hair clippies! how great. you found a quick & efficient way to get all of the hairspray residue off the hair things! without the use of harsh chemicals! you know i really have been wondering the best way to do that.....i'm not being sarcastic here. i guess, for the plastic ones, you could put them in the dishwasher rack only of course! thanks for the great cleaning tip! haha