Simon’s home… happy day… back to business as usual on the bloggity blog, just in time for a little five question Friday! Whoot!
1. What is the funniest thing you saw on Facebook/twitter this week?
Like everyone else I’m a more than a little entertained by the someecards that are everywhere on the internets… the following three tickled my funny bone this week:
2. What is your favorite Olympic event?
I think swimming because while I want the Americans to win, it doesn’t stress me out like watching other sports I enjoy, like gymnastics. I almost can’t handle watching gymnastics because I’m constantly afraid they are going to screw up and my heart breaks for them when that happens. I just can’t handle the stress, I don’t know what that says about me, but it’s true.
3. Do your kids to chores around the house? If so, what are they and how old are the children? Do they get paid for them?
Ummm… nope. But they should. I mean, they clean up their toys and put things away in their rooms and help clear the table after meals but nothing concrete like cleaning toilets or mopping floors – though I totally intend to get them training in those two things as soon as I feel like I can trust them to not make a bigger mess that I will have to clean up after they cyclone through. My boys are nearly 6 and 3.5 and we also don’t do allowances yet. But when we do start a cleaning schedule and allowance, I don’t think we’ll tie the two together, but the chores will be an expectation for being a part of our family, not something I will reward them for doing.
4. If you get bad service/food do you complain or keep quiet?
I’m not one to make a big deal over things but I have sent bad gnocchi back before for tasting like flour. And I have rewarded bad service with a poor tip and not felt overly guilty about it. I have also complained to corporate headquarters when I have received bad products at chain restaurants and have gotten gift cards in response which ensures my return loyalty and is much appreciated. I don’t hesitate to share my negative (or positive) feedback when I feel it is especially merited.
5. If you could pick ONE frivolous item for your home, what would it be? (massive room sized closet? swimming pool? greenhouse? etc…)
If it was assumed that the upkeep and maintenance of said frivolous thing would not be my ongoing responsibility (i.e., cost a ridiculous amount of money – I would clean the thing), I would go with an indoor pool. I would love to be able to just jump in a pool at any time, any time of year. If I’m going to think pie-in-the-sky, I’m going to go big 🙂 Though I wouldn’t turn down a room-sized closet either. Or a three-stall garage. Or a chef’s kitchen.
Linking up with Mama M for Five Question Friday.