Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dead as in D-E-A-D

On Monday after my 4th load of laundry the antiquated dryer in this house died. I had 2 loads left and they were both sheets. I had a wet load in the dryer(never noticed it didn't start) and a wet one in the washer. I decided to make the best of it at 8:00pm and hand the clothes all over my kitchen chairs. Then I remembered that I had a drying rack in the basement. I pulled that out and dried my clothes. They were almost dry by morning. We don't want to buy a new one until we decide what we are doing with the house. For this week I have been line drying all my laundry! It was cold the beginning of the week so everything took FOREVER to dry. I realized that this might not be so bad. I had Ed hang me some lines in the basement and I am going to get one of those square clothes lines for the backyard(you know the kind outside the projects!!) I don't think I'll need a dryer while it is still semi warm out. I am seeing how long I can go without it. This has posed a problem in my schedule. Monday and Thurs used to be laundry day and now I can only do a load or two a day. I am so glad I found this. Thanks Christy!! We are trying it this week. I have stopped cloth diapering in this house, there is something wrong with the septic, so this will make up for the disposables I have to use in $ and in carbon emissions!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Me according to my kids

Here is how well my kids know me
My commentary is in green

1. What is something your mom always says to you?
Anya: Secrets
Kevin: Time out
K - Ouch

2. What makes you mom happy?
Anya: Cooking
Kevin: Smiles
He didn't say smile he just did, pretty accurate I say

3. What makes your mom sad?
Anya: That I don't clean up my toys
so true

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Anya: Tickles
Kevin: Tickle Tickle
We do a lot of tickling

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Anya: Your baby toys
Kevin: little
My 20 mo old is more accurate than my 4.5 yr old!

6. How old is your mom?
Anya: 38 Are you 38? I don't know how old you are?!
Kevin: 9

7. How tall is your mom?
Anya: 38 lbs
Kevin: 10
I think we need to work on numbers

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Anya: Cook
Kevin: Eating
This is what I do with them!

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Anya: Cook something else
Kevin: here
What Kevin meant, is I am always here!

10. I your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Anya: Making cookies
Kevin: Papers

11. What is your mom really good at?
Anya: Cooking
Kevin: Crap
From the mouth of babes!

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Anya: Making yucky meals
Kevin: No

13. What does your mom do for a job?
Anya: Wash the dishes, that's my job to
Kevin: Stop

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
Anya: Chinese
Kevin: Food
Both perfectly accurate!

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Anya: Cooking great great great food
Kevin: Diapers
Are you seeing a trend in Anya's answers?

16. If your mom was a cartoon character, who would she be?
Kevin: You

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Anya: Cook
Kevin: Do together
I don't think he quite understood the question

18. How are you and your mom the same.
Anya: We wear Hannah Montana slippers Me: I don't have Hannah Montana slippers Anya: Then buy a bigger size!
Kevin: Same

19. How are you and your mom different?
Anya: We have different slippers
Kevin: Steps
A- see 18 K-???

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Anya: You put me to bed
Kevin: Love you

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Anya: Get married
Kevin : Papa

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Anya: Chinese or a restaurant called P. F. Chang's.
Kevin: Nice
I don't think she realizes they are the same thing

What I have learned: I need to get out of the kitchen and stop sending Kevin to time out 2x a week!