The big kids made it home from camp yesterday....we picked them around lunchtime and their mouths haven't stopped yet! I have heard every single detail of camp from the paddle boats to the dance (swoon!). This was Rhys' first year and I was nervous but for no reason because she did great. She said she slept well the whole time and only woke up once wondering where she was. She has a bit of anxiety and being a introverted kiddo I kind of figured that she would need these next few days to recoup before heading back again Sunday afternoon for another week. She needs to be alone or just really chill to re energize (read Raising Your Spirited Child! It has been a lifesaver for me, especially because Rhys is an introvert and I am an extrovert. Has really helped me understand her needs much better). Last night we had a couple of "incidences" of her getting quite irritated....but I am going to incorporate some positive thinking along with my "discussions" with her and she will get better before heading back Sunday. Tyler had an absolute blast, of course. He is an extrovert and when we got to the camp yesterday to pick him up he was surrounded by a gaggle of girls. He had phone numbers out the wazoo and I heard his phone going off until 10:30 last night, when I told him enough was enough.
We are heading to visit my family in Alabama with some stops in Florida to play the week after next, 2 days after the kids get back from camp for the second time. I am excited and so ready. I have also been trying to clean like crazy because I refuse to come home to a dirty house. The bad thing is when I start to clean I also start little projects....last night I filled a collage I had sitting here with about 15 pictures. I am determined not to clean out my closet though...that's just opening up a whole new can of worms.
Now, for the 5QF with My Little Life! Head over and link up! Just copy, paste and repeat. Well...you get the picture.
1. What is your current favorite tv show?
TV? I don't really watch a whole lot of TV. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA!!!
I totally watch TV and usually my DVR is my date. I watch way too much Disney channel with the chirren. Let's just say I'm up to date on Wizards of Waverly Place and Phineas and Ferb (by the way, there's a Phineas and Ferb TV movie coming very soon!)....see? Know too much.
But those are not my fave TV shows, even though P&F is one of the smartest cartoons ever invented. My favorite shows are pretty much all on hiatus right now. Bothers and Sisters (according to Facebook...which is totally reliable...this show might be cancelled and that makes me sad), Project Runway, Top Chef, Army Wives, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice...there's a few more but I don't want to seem like a total loser.
2. What's the worst haircut you ever got?
Worst haircut is hands down when I was in 3rd grade and I begged my mom to let me get my hair cut. I guess my hair was about to my shoulders, maybe longer and we went to a local salon and she hacked my hair to bits where I looked like a boy. Nice. To make things better....we thought a perm might help.....I guess give that boy 'do a little volume?! Horrible. Just bad.
3. What was something that you did as a child that you thought you were so cool for doing?
The other day my dear best friend posted this jewel of a picture on Facebook:
Where should I begin? The high waisted shorts that may or may not be showing my arse? How about the clear belt?? That's right, clear belt. How about the sunglasses that were blue tinted, by the way...hanging off my waistband? And there's the huge pimp chain hanging around my neck which was my thug life boyfriend's (who is now my husband...guess he wasn't a thug for life). I had fake nails and hair (check out those highlights!). This was at our Graduation practice...circa 1998. I thought I was the shiznit.....now that picture is just a good laugh for my kids and my sister in law, who just graduated high school and thought it was HI-larious that my tank top was (GASP!) tucked in.
4. Do you have any GREAT frugal family fun tips?
Local, local, local. I say this as we prepare to drive to Alabama soon. So not local. But we do plenty of local things for fun. Our local aquarium was a blast and we go to the movies a lot. Matinees of course. I don't coupon. Most of the things I buy don't have coupons. But I really shop clearance sales for clothes. I rarely buy a full price item.
5. Would you drive across country if you had the money to fly?
We moved to Texas when I was 6 and all of my family was in Alabama so we had road trips a LOT as a family. 12 hour drives with the family cause a lot of different emotions...you go from feeling all warm and fuzzy that you're all in this together, truckin' across the states until someone farts or inches closer to the other person's side of the seat. Then it.is.on. I honestly love road trips though. Even though I have 3 testosterone riddled males that feel the need to pass gas any way possible....it's still fun to load up your car and head out. Plus, you can bring home as many goodies that will fit in your overstuffed car.
If I had the choice to fly though, I can't say I wouldn't take it. After all, I've experienced many road trips in my life....a cross country flight isn't going to kill me. But, if the question was traveling in one of those fancy schmancy Winnebago's where we could hang out and drive leisurely...then heck yes! I'd drive.