Friday, June 22, 2012

Five Question Friday

1. What do you keep a stock pile of?
I have a modest grocery stockpile (I try to keep basic recipe staples on hand: beans, rice, dry pasta, cream soups, vegetables, fruit, etc.)

Other than that, I'd say I have a really spectacular book stockpile (seriously - you should see my "to be read" stack by my bed).

2. If Ben & Jerry asked you to invent an ice cream, what would it be?
I think they're doing just fine without me (Love that Phish Food!). Anything with chocolate, caramel, chunks of brownie, or cookie dough is A-okay with me.

3. How do you blow off steam?
Well, I'm not the type of person to punch stuff. And I generally don't throw objects around.

So, if I'm nervous, upset, or just keyed up...I talk. A lot. Loudly. (Philip would probably also add that I tickle him but that's not really my fault since it seems I am married to the MOST TICKLISH MAN EVER.)

Sometimes when I'm upset I clean. This does not happen often enough. 

4. What would you do if you had an hour to yourself anywhere within a ten mile radius of your kids, no hubby, just you?
  • Take a nap. 
  • Go to the library and read magazines. 
  • Browse at our local thrift store.
But take a nap is definitely first on that list.

5. When you were 16, what was your curfew in the summertime?
Midnight. My curfew - with a few notable exceptions (Thanks, Mom & Dad!) - was midnight right up until the day before I married my Prince Charming.

And, to be honest, I can't remember very many times when Philip and I have been out later than midnight after we got married. It's happened a few times, but it's rare. I love to stay up late, it's just I like to be in my home, in my pajamas, doing whatever it is I want to be doing.

Now that I'm a parent, I can see that my parents were very generous with me. (Even though it is unfair that my little brother has a later curfew than I did)  Nothing positive happens after midnight for a teenager.

I have no idea what curfew will be for our girls. Philip and I will have to have many a long talk about it.  Fortunately, our oldest is only ten. If she's out late, it's with us.

How about you? Did you have a curfew? Or a good, positive way to blow off steam?  Do share!


Elisabeth said...

I think my curfew was 10pm. No fair! =)

retired not tired said...

I agree that curfews are set for the occasions and the teenager themselves. My son did not have a curfew - the truck did however my youngest daughter had a curfew because she was "cute"

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