Friday, November 9, 2018

7 Quick Takes about Having a Positive Attitude, Jewelry Slogans, and Learning What Pinterest Actually Thinks of Me

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?


I wasn't exactly thrilled about Phillip going on back-to-back work trips, but I was determined to have a positive attitude, anyway.

The first day he was gone, my alarm didn't go off to get the first two girls up for school, I woke up 45 minutes later to a kid standing at my bedside clutching his stomach and moaning, and when I jumped in the shower to get ready to drive the girls to school because they already missed the bus, my toddler wandered into the bathroom covered in diarrhea.

But hey, we're being positive, right?

Funny and always guaranteed to make you feel better about your own crazy life, this week's 7 Quick Takes is here! #7qt #7quicktakes #hilarious #lifewithkids #reallife
My life in comic book form.


This week I took one of my kids to get their picture taken at J.C. Penney. I do it every year.

I highly recommend this instead of buying school pictures. I used a coupon and got 7 different poses for $16.92. With 6 kids this averages out to less than $120 per year, and I always have a current picture of each of them on the wall.

And if I'm allowed to brag, I also paid with a gift card I got at a 10% discount which I bought with a credit card that gives me 1.5% cashback, so I'm basically walking out with free pictures.


As we were walking through the mall after pictures, my 12-year-old spotted a big poster at Kay Jewelers with their slogan "Every Kiss Begins with Kay" (don't pretend you didn't just sing it in your head.)

"No it doesn't." She said, "'Every kiss' begins with E."

And that's when I realized I'd given birth to Dwight Schrute.

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Phillip got the kids into some YouTuber who calls himself The King of Random. He does, well, random stuff. The episode I watched with them he was using Silly Putty as a mold to make a miniature bust of himself.

You don't get much more random than that.

It's not educational in the strict sense of the word, but I think it does open the kids' minds to exploring the different properties of materials, forming hypotheses, and thinking through the mechanics of how to build things so I suppose it's cool.

Also, my 7-year-old keeps forgetting what the channel is called and keeps asking to see The King of Crazy.

And I'm like, "Sure, I'm about to mop the floor. You want to watch?"


We are supposed to be done with soccer right now. That was the deal when I signed up. That was always the deal. I've been counting down the days to the last soccer game of the season like an uncomfortable behemoth of a pregnant woman counts down to her due date.

However, it's been such a rainy fall that games keep being cancelled and then they schedule a make-up game for a week or two later. Why do they keep scheduling make-up games??? It takes away the entire point of being excited for bad weather that closes all the fields.


I was going to help a friend replace some rotten boards on her deck and asked, "What tools do you need to pull up the boards?"

She told me the necessary tool was called a 'pry bar,' which sounded familiar to me so I figured there might be one in Phillip's workshop. He's a tool hoarder so I shouldn't have been surprised when I went down there that he had not one, not two, but three of them.

I gathered up the pry bars and just as I was about to leave, my 7th grader came home. "What are you doing here?" I asked, surprised since it was only 11 AM.

Apparently she had a half-day from school, and I had no idea. If you want to know what the world's greatest mom looks like, see my bio picture.

All I'm saying is, I felt a little better when we got to my friend's house and she called the dog her son's name while she was yelling at him.


I'm not very knowledgeable about Pinterest, but I was surfing around trying to learn more about how it works.

When I clicked my cursor in the search bar, a list called "ideas for you" popped up underneath with recommended topics it thought I would like. Kind of like Google autofill, but I hadn't typed anything yet.

The very top one was "jokes hilarious stupid."

I'm trying to be offended but that actually sums up this blog and most of my Internet usage pretty well.

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Laura @ Life Is Beautiful said...

#2 makes me feel like we're kindred spirits.

#7 made me laugh out loud.

Happy weekend!!

Unknown said...

Yes I completely heard the jingle in my head. But she is much cuter than Dwight.