Friday, September 30, 2011

5QF and a bit of technical difficulty

We had a 45 second storm last night - which crashed out power our for about 3-4 hours.  And since it went out unexpectedly, my computer was shut down with out proper channels.  Which means, when I went to start it back up this morning, it was running at a snail's pace.  It's a crappy computer anyway...  matter of fact, snail's pace would be an improvement right about now. 

So, let's start with the 5QF and see how far we get and how long it takes me.  The time is currently 10:46am.

1. Do you apologize to your kids if you're wrong?

If I didn't, that would make me an authortarian parent, wouldn't it?   The honest answer, is that Yes, I do apologize to them- IF the situation warrants it. 

Like years and years ago, when I first started working from home, A. came up behind me at my computer desk and I didn't know he was there.  I brought my arm back really fast and elbowed him right in the cheek.  Whoa did I feel horrible for that one!  I apologized to him- because even though it was an accident, his little face had been wronged. 

Personally, I believe that we, as parents, need to model good behavior- including the humility that goes with an apology.

2. Do you have a class ring, Letterman's jacket, or similar obscenely priced high school "must have"?

I have a class ring.  I loved it at the time, and I didn't know that my life would go on without it!  (brings hand to forehead). 

Oh, the wisdom of being far far faaaaaaarrrrrr away from high school years.  Why can 't we start old and go younger.  Then, the crap in high school would seem so insignificant....
3. If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose?

I'd pick 30.  I really enojoyed 30.  I enjoyed 25 too, but I was soooo selfish and stupid then.   It was just D. and I, and other than a skeevy boss, I had no cares.  But, I also didn't care or wasn't as passionate about things as I was at 30.  I'll take the extra 5 years of maturity.

4. What is your favorite (unused) baby name?

We had one name for a girl with both pregnancies:  Reagan.

My unused boy names were:  Seth, Brady, and Trevor.  Thank goodness two of my friends named their little boys two of them!  I love those cute little boys.  Anyone up for a Seth?

5. If you could make your child like something what would it be?

VEGETABLES!!!!!  Actually, food of any texture.  Which includes ALL food. table battles.
 (insert Howard Dean Scream here)

By the way, the time is now 8:04pm.  While I also had an entire day tha thappened in there....holy cow, is my computer slow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Way to persevere through the technical challenges...
I love Reagan for a girl - just love it! Reagan and Fiona would have been great friends!