Seven years of blogging. I think it’s time for a little Q&A.
But first, let me tell you why I’m happy as a lark…
Sunday is Jeff’s birthday, and Lena’s is coming up too, so we’re having a Double-Whammy Birthday Cook-out Saturday… I thought about renting a bounce house (‘space walk’, for those of you who grew up with me and real roller skate, not those inline things), and researched a few options in this area. And then I realized if we were willing to spend $__ on a bounce house for one afternoon, we could spend nearly the same amount and get a trampoline that my kids would love for years.
And if I’m really honest, I really wanted a trampoline as well. How else is a mother of six supposed to get a workout?
After all, it would give my kids a little something more to play with than the ONE swing (the other one is currently broken, and a bucket of rocks.
So tonight after dinner, we took all the kids to Academy, and just started walking around. They had no clue we why we were there. They really enjoy that store anyway, because there are so many fun and exciting things- the guns, the toys, the bikes, the battery-operated cars…
But when we ended up standing in front of the boxed trampolines and they realized what we were doing, they could not contain their excitement. I’m pretty happy about it, too.
Surprising your kids is so fun, isn’t it? Especially when they’re asking sweetly, “please, can we get a trampoline? I really, really want a trampoline. Please with a cherry on top?” – when you’re planning all along to buy them one. It’s why you’re there.
Hm. There’s a spiritual lesson in that, I think. But I’ll let it stew. Time for Q&A.
However, we have to have some Q before there are any A.
Here’s where you come in. You have to click the ‘reply’ link above this post, and leave me a comment.
So what questions do you have for a broken, messy mama of six kids? A mama who used to be pretty crafty and DIY... a mama who’s been the only white face in a sea of beautiful Asian ones (and kind of forgot I was a minority)… a mama who crossed the ocean twice to bring home a brown-eyed boy and a hazel-eyed girl (who turns seven next week)…
What do you want to know? Talk to me!
Meanwhile I’ll be assembling my new exercise equipment!