Friday, April 3, 2015

7 Quick Takes about Being Scary, Karate Chopping Your Way Out of Arguments, and Winning the Grocery Shopping Championship

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! That's 7 quick thoughts for the last 7 days.


It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}

Did you know that being in the hospital on bed rest when you're pregnant is secretly awesome? The newest Scary Mommy blogger (i.e: me) can tell you all about it at 10 Reasons Pregnancy Bed Rest Doesn't Totally Suck. Head on over and leave a comment!

(Anyone who thinks I haven't already heard the joke "Nice to see that your status as a scary mommy has finally been officially recognized" can think again. Har, har, har.)


Because I grow weary of my preschooler picking out the same Thomas the Tank Engine 1 to 10 board book every time we go to the library, I've started a new system for getting picture books. It's very sophisticated. I grab random ones off a shelf of my choosing, and the only rule is no looking at the titles until we get home.

No verdict yet on whether this system is a good one or not. We've had some real surprises, both good and not-so-good, but it's always an adventure. Our latest find:

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}
Veggies with Wedgies.
Yes, this picture book is about exactly what it looks like it's about.

Just in case you ever wanted to know what would happen if Farmer John's vegetables found his tighty-whities drying on the clothesline and got curious.


Last week my son was invited to his friend's karate class and he's been beyond excited about it ever since. Case in point: I overheard him the other day arguing with his little sister about where apples come from (apple orchards or somewhere else,) and my son, apparently tiring of her non sequitur arguments, attempted to end it by retorting, "Oh yeah? Well, I know karate."


My takeaway from April Fool's Day was that after 95 years, there's still not a whole lot that's funnier to a grade schooler than the whoopee cushion.

Inspired by his classmates' talk about whoopee cushion pranks, that afternoon we were all treated to a dramatization of what it would look like "if everything in the world was made of whoopee cushions."

Basically, he spent several minutes flinging himself around the kitchen, bouncing off of things and making noises that would definitely get you kicked out of charm school.


Sadly, Unremarkable Files didn't win "best new weblog" in the 2015 Bloggies on Sunday. (If you still feel down and need a pep talk, turn up your speakers and read this post from Monday.)

But if it's any consolation, we lost to a worthy and hilarious opponent, Liz at A Mothership Down.

Oddly enough, it looks like Liz and I live pretty close to each other in real life! Maybe we'll run into each other at the grocery store and get into a fistfight sometime.

Just kidding, Liz. Maybe.


Speaking of awards, I should win one for grocery shopping. Because of our crazy week and the fact that we had nothing but soy sauce and half of a wilted bag of spinach in the fridge, a lightning-fast shopping trip was in order. And I dominated.

I did all our shopping for the week, plus bought supplies for a kids' party, a family day trip, and snacks for consumption during all 8 hours of General Conference... in 30 minutes (excluding drive time.) With a baby and 3-year-old in tow. Yes, you may kneel before me and kiss my ring.

What did you do this week that deserves an award?


Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all have a great weekend. I love Easter, and not just because you can eat a whole chocolate bunny in a single sitting and nobody will say anything.

Easter really is the most meaningful and important time of year for Christians. Without the resurrection we celebrate on Easter Sunday, nothing else we do in life would matter much.

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Queen Mom Jen said...

Thirty minutes?? Wow, I do kneel down and kiss your ring! That is some masterful work my friend!

Unknown said...

As always, nice list! I came across this pin that just sang to me. I immediately thought of you and how you could totally riff something hilarious on it. Check it out:

Jenny Evans said...

If nothing else, I will totally play that Bingo game with my friends the next time we get together.

mumturnedmom said...

I am truly impressed that you managed to do all that shopping in thirty minutes with small children in tow.... I would never manage that!

sharon rowe said...

I would love to be back in time trying to wrangle little kiddos around a supermarket in any amount of time! Mine have all grown up and I miss all that fun and adventure! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party :)