Friday, August 24, 2012

Five Question Friday - 8/24/12

1. If you could have been (could be) any profession you wanted (brains and $$$ no problem) what would it be?
I suppose if money & brains were no object (which, let's face it, they are), I'd be a doctor of some sort. Oh, and it would have to be some branch of medicine where I didn't have to deal with blood or other bodily fluids. Yuck. Maybe I'm more suited to lab work?

Other careers I actually considered and may someday (after children) consider again: Editing, Speech Therapist, Sign Language Interpreting. I'd have to go back to school, obviously.

More likely scenario: I raise my kids and then I finally finish those books I want to write.

2. How often do you clean out your car?
We try to get the girls to carry in their stuff after each outing. Notice I said, "try," because it doesn't always happen.

As to actually going through a car wash or cleaning the inside: almost never. If you think that's crazy, take it up with my husband. I leave all the car related issues to him.

If I lived somewhere with decent public transit I wouldn't even own a car. I am ambivalent about driving and I do not care about cars. (If you ask me "what kind of car was that?" I will not know. I might have noticed the color or if a bumper was falling off or something but, generally speaking, I will not know what kind of car it was.)

3. Do you wish there was such a thing as fashion police or are you deeply relieved?
Both. I wish people dressed up more. I wish people wouldn't wear their pajamas to the grocery store. I wish boys' pants would cover their unders and girls' clothes would cover, well, everything from shoulders to thighs with a little fabric left over.

But fashion is personal. And we live in a free country (for now, at least). I think businesses should be allowed to insist that people be dressed in a certain way ("No shirt, no shoes, no service" or "Male patrons must wear ties") but we don't need a bunch of Barney Fife type fashion cops handing out tickets for mixing your stripes and your plaids.

4. What's your go to food/drink/activity when stressed?
Chocolate. In drink (hot or cold), candy, or frozen form. And then a nap. Chocolate and a nap sound like a good idea even when I'm not super stressed.

5. If you had twins, what would you name them?
Oh, dear. Here's where I have to admit that all our children have names beginning with the same letter. So, if we had twins, they'd most likely have names beginning with that same letter, a practice that many experts preach against. I think I used to be against it myself, until we had children. This is what happened:

Our favorite girl name and our favorite boy name happened to start with the same letter. So far, no big deal. But then we had Baby #2 and we agreed on our 2nd favorite girl name. Which, wouldn't you know it, also started with that letter.

Then it was time for Baby #3. We still wanted to use our favorite boy name some day, even though we suspected she would be Baby Girl #3. So, yes, she got a name that I loved that started with that letter. Baby Girl #4: name picked out by her daddy. That started with the same letter.

And not only did they start with the same letter, they had the same number of letters in their names. You begin to see what a tiny corner into which we painted ourselves?

But back to twins, I think the "rhyming scheme" for twins went out about fifty years ago. "Mary and Carrie" - just don't. My brother and I (not twins - 14 years between us) have names that rhyme. And that can be highly annoying, even though I love his name. (I'm actually less sold on mine)

This post is linked to Five Question Friday at My Little Life. If you'd like to play along, come link up! Or you can share some of your answers here - I'd love to know your answers to these questions!


More Than Mommies said...

I just had to comment...that I also have four girls. People always ask if we are going to "go for that boy." The answer is "NO"...because I know we would end up with another girl and I cannot for the life of me come up with another girl's name that I love! :)

MacKenzie said...

Craig's mom is an identical twin - her name is Joyce and her sisters in Joy. I can't even imagine the job her mom had trying to call the right one.

Several of the names I have considered for this baby, if baby is a girl, would begin with L or I would probably use a nickname that begins with L and actually with a middle name we are considering would end up with the exact same initials as Lucy but I can't do the L thing because I really love our boy names and they don't start with L. Naming babies was much easier when it was all hypothetical and I was the only one involved.

Elisabeth said...

naming our kids was the hardest part out off all the decisions that come with having a baby. I can't imagine having to find a name that starts with a certain letter and has a certain amount of characters in it! You are brave! =) And Brad picked the names for all three of our kids. He didn't like any name I picked and you can tell by my kids' names what he likes! =)

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