Friday, July 27, 2012

Five Question Friday

Another week (well, 4 days) of camp has just come to an end. It was a good week but my brain cells are fried. I am also:
  • Tired - so, so tired. And I didn't even stay up until 3 AM with the younger counselors last night
  • Sore - 31 year old out of shape women should not be playing dodgeball with 7-12 year olds. Even if they're girls.
  • Daunted by a pile of laundry taller than I am. (Granted: not a difficult challenge)
So, in order to best recover, procrastinate, etc., I decided to take part in Five Question Friday.

1. What is the funniest thing you saw on Facebook/twitter this week?
Probably some pictures of "Downton Abbey" olympians from a Tumblr feed. I don't want to link to it because the original site is not family friendly (and there is a lot of bad language). But they did make me LOL.

Also this (via Pinterest, not FB, but just go with me here):

I've only been home from camp for a few hours. I got on FB pretty soon after we arrived home. That's kind of sad. (But I was using it to thank all my excellent help. So that makes it OK, right?)

2. What is your favorite Olympic event?
Michael Phelps.

What's that you say? He's not an event? You are wrong. But, whatever. Swimming, then. Followed by Diving, Gymnastics, Synchronized Swimming, and Track and Field.

My least favorites (because I know one of you is going to ask): Boxing, Badminton, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Gross.

And it's still criminal that they took away softball. Not as criminal as the cheating that goes on in gymnastics judging, but still criminal. [/soapbox]

3. Do your kids do chores around the house? If so, what are they and how old are the children? Do they get paid for them?
We're Dave Ramsey fans so our kids are on commission. Which we start when they're around 4 or 5. They get paid a {very small} fee for each specific job completed. They get paid once a month for those jobs (taking out the trash, doing a load of laundry, etc.)

Some jobs are done just because they're members of our family and we all have to help. (Things like putting dirty clothes in the laundry, make your own bed, put your toys away, etc.)

4. If you get bad service/food do you complain or keep quiet?
Keep quiet. It really embarrasses me when someone sends back food. If I wanted to complain, I'd ask for the manager as I left or paid my bill. Fortunately, in my many years of eating out, we've rarely had truly horrible service or inedible food.

5. If you could pick ONE frivolous item for your home, what would it be? (massive room sized closet? swimming pool? greenhouse? etc...)
A second bathroom and a third bedroom. Bliss.

Those things are not quite out of our reach, not yet, anyway.

As for the truly frivolous:
Source: via Suz on Pinterest

A pool. Just like that one.

An indoor slide.

And a room just for a Grand piano and my books. I might never come out of there.

How 'bout you? Got any frivolous dream house plans?
Are you going to watch the Olympics?
(Just don't tell me you're a die-hard Badminton fan. That might destroy my faith in humanity.)


Amy Putkonen said...

Ooh, I love your list and your pictures! How fun. I also love your funny Pinterest quote.

Pastor David Pitman said...

Love this post!

Elisabeth said...

This might seem weird, but, in a house full of girls, which one has the chore of taking out trash?

If I could have anything for our house it would be property, acres and acres of trees! And a bigger kitchen.

I am not an Olympics fan (please don't de-friend me) but when I do watch, gymnastics is my fave.

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