1. If you had to choose, how would you prefer to choose to spend money…on landscaping or a pool?
A pool*, who cares what the yard looks like if you can have fun swimming all summer? We had an above ground pool when I was younger and I loved playing in it all summer. It was a very sad day when it finally bit the dust (the pump died and we ran into the side of it in the winter when we were ice skating in it – whoops!)
*This assumes that all future pool care would not be above what I would have gotten to spend on landscaping. Given the choice between an addition on our house, or a pool, I’d go with an addition.
2. (Scott likes to get things stirred up…) Death penalty, yay or nay?
Hmmm… I’m okay with it. And I don’t say that lightly but just plainly.
3. What’s the worst thing your kid has gotten into when you turned your back/blogged/showered/blinked?
I’m trying to recall, because I’m certain I would have mentioned it on FB as a status update… but nothing too horrific. The usual culprits: toilet paper (now we leave the bathroom door locked all the time, which is a pain since we have to let the older brother in when he has to go), toothpaste, emptying about 25 toys into the toilet and by far the worst, unzipping a couch cushion and stuffing.
4. How often do you REALLY go to the dentist?
Growing up it was every six months, once I didn’t have dental insurance (from about 10 years ago until about a year ago, it was once every 12-18 months) but now I’m back to going every 6 months. I don’t hate the dentist, though growing up my dentist had those magnifying things that stuck out from the end of his glasses and used to bite his tongue while he was working on your teeth; I was convinced he was going to bite his tongue clean off and it would fall in my mouth (shudder).
To distract us all from that lovely visual, I’d like to share with you the following video of Bradley Cooper speaking fluent French (yes, really):
5. What is your favorite animal (doesn’t have to be a pet-type animal)?
I love, love, love kittens – like super newly born ones, but all other cats are completely unappealing to me. Mostly because I’m allergic, but more because they just aren’t dogs. And dogs I love, no matter what (well, except those hairless, disgusting looking ones).
My favorite animal to see in the wild is either a kangaroo or a wallaby. In the hubby’s homeland, Australia, they are just like deer and you’ll see them in people’s yards and golf courses. Seeing an animal you’d only ever seen in a zoo just walking around your in-law’s backyard is pretty darn cool.