According to WordPress, this is the 50th post I’ve entitled Five Question Friday – that’s quite an accomplishment (though I know I’ve done more than 50 5QF posts so I can’t really call it a true milestone as this is probably more like 54 or 56 or another wonky number). So really I just wasted your time with that sentence. Here’s another one: I don’t actually think that Miley Cyrus will a) get married to Liam Hemsworth any time soon and b) stay married to him for more than 2 years; she is 19 and 19-year-olds aren’t really known for their good judgement or long-term commitments (no offense 19-year-olds, if it makes you feel any better 33-year-olds like myself aren’t really known for our flexibility or diehard commitment to fun). [Someone I follow on Twitter told people to lay off Miley because “…if [Liam] asked you to marry he, you’d say yes, too.” If I wasn’t already married to my very own Australian, I’d 100% agree with that statement.]
I apologize for that last paragraph and in advance for anything you are about to read… I have a slight case of vertigo this morning (caused, I think, by a potential migraine) so I’m a little all over the place but the show must go on and my head isn’t killing me yet, so blog, I will!
1. Did you do anything special for your kids on the last day of school? Or did you parents do anything special for you?
I took Liam out for ice cream after school so that’s special – though we often do stuff after I pick him up from school so it wasn’t extra special, just run-of-the-mill special. I don’t remember doing anything special on my last day of school. I do remember once in middle school, or was it high school, going to my friend Crista’s house on the last day of school with a whole lot of our friends (who weren’t supposed to be at her house) and her mom came home early from work [I cannot confirm or deny whether we were playing spin the bottle – totally special]. Someone spotted the car in the driveway and about 20 teenagers ran out of the back of the house before she came into the house through the garage and I don’t think she had any idea what happened. Three of us were left inside to claim any left-behind items and then we high-tailed it out of the house ourselves. While I was quite innocent as a teenager, I’m quite certain the things I did do will make me always suspicious of my own children and their actions when they are teens [Dear Liam and Jack: You’ve been warned. Love, Mommy]
2. What’s your favorite summer tradition with your children?
The Memorial Day picnic with my college friends and their families always kicks off the summer. At least one trip to Holland to the beach. We love the 4th of July Parade in Cascade. And backyard time either grilling out with friends or playing in the kiddie pool.
3. What was your favorite thing to do during the summer as a kid?
Going camping. Hand’s down – I LOVED camping. We had a pop-up camper and spent at least two weeks every summer up north and I can’t think of anything that I didn’t like about those trips. We hope to go camping with the boys this summer… hopefully they love it as much as I did.
4. How old were you when you were married? Were you a Bridezilla?
I was 26 when I got married, old for my group of friends as I am the most recently married one out of all of us. I don’t think I was Bridezilla but I was super organized. I had spreadsheets, table diagrams that I did to scale on the computer and timelines [I wanted to be a wedding organizer in my former life].
5. What is your favorite girl name? (I’m needing suggestions.)
When I was pregnant with Liam, our girl name was Emma Grace and then with Jack it was Fiona Lynn (and Sydney at one point). I like old lady names like Ruby, Stella and Edwina. (Totally kidding on Edwina; I’m going to go out on a limb and say that name is hideous – though I’m sure to get someone who reads this who named their daughter that as I did when I said I didn’t want to be name Robin Renee and someone found my blog who was named Robin Renee – sorry, again).
Linking up with Mama M for Five Question Friday.