It’s Friday and once again I am sooooo glad! Especially since all day yesterday I felt like it was Friday, which was rather a bummer. Just like everyone else in the world, I’ve discovered Downton Abbey and I am smitten (see also: I am a lemming, but far be it from me to avoid something just because everyone else likes it).
Also, my kids are going to drive me insane with the multiple getting-out-of-beds they attempt in an evening. They have been sharing a room now for 1.5 weeks and nothing seems to work aside from being drop-dead tired to keep them from getting up until they’ve worn themselves out and exhausted every excuse. And I can’t get them to drop-dead tired level EVERY night, so I need a new tactic. I’ve tried threats, pacifier removal, denying them the Wii and YouTube the next day, yelling, speaking calmly, ignoring (which doesn’t work when they are standing right next to you) and now I’m just plain complaining and asking for help. What to do? Clearly I do not have the upper hand, but I am not sure how to get it since all techniques have come up lacking.
1. What do you do when you are really upset to calm yourself down?
Give myself a timeout. Pray. Drink a Diet Coke.
2. Do you go all out for V-day or is it just another day?
We definitely do not go all out with Jack and Simon’s birthday the week before we have a little gift exchange, but nothing big. I’d rather save the money and go out for a nice dinner with the hubs without all the crowds.
3. Are you more or less productive when Hubs is away?
It depends. My husband is gone every weekday evening but at that point in the day, I’m also worn out so I often do the bare minimum and then veg out on the couch until bedtime. And it’s about 50/50 on Saturday mornings when we are all home. He usually watches soccer so I either a) feel free to sit and read blogs or b) take the opportunity to work out or do chores since he can be responsible for the boys. I guess it all depends on the day. But I do know we don’t work well together, I’m too bossy and he H-A-T-E-S to be told what to do.
4. What is your favorite time of day and why?
Any time but morning. Why – because it is not morning. I would love to be one of those people who just wakes up and pops out of bed but I am decidedly not one of those people. The ideal time would between 10 pm and 1 am *if* I do not have to be woken up the next day.
5. What is your go to karaoke song?
I have sung karaoke exactly one time, in someone’s living room during a small group get together when I lived in Chicago. I can’t say that I actually like karaoke because I prefer to hear good singers and karaoke can be hit or miss. And I am just too self-conscious to sing in front of people, or perform as is more the way with karaoke. Too inhibited.
Linking up with Mama M for Five Question Friday!
Confession: I watched the first episode of Dowton Abbey yesterday. I can’t wait to get home so I can watch the second one! Yes, I too, am a sheep. Baaaaaa.
Nor am I a morning person.
This is why we are friends. 🙂
Just watched the second one last night and even Simon was sort of watching over my shoulder. Keri also started this week 🙂
Ha! Maybe you can convince Simon to watch it with you.. So far, Joel is sticking with it! 🙂 FYI, Sandy- I started watching *before* I was aware that Michelle had just started watching… so I like to believe that only makes me a semi-sheep.Maybe a hybrid between a sheep and a… some other awesome animal.
What episode are you on? I’m part way through #4
We’ve watched the first 3. But we’re also making our way through a season of Big Love at the same time- on the nights that Joel is home- so it might take us a little while…
Ooohhh, multi-tasking 🙂 Do you like Big Love? I’ve never watched but have been interested.
I do. It gets a little crazy in the later seasons, but I’m definitely hooked.
We get Big Love on DVD from Netflix- so on the days that we don’t have a DVD, we watch Downton on Instant.