Monday, March 16, 2009

Not Me! Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
Welcome to Not Me! Monday!

When grocery shopping, I was NOT swayed by The Green Barn's special of six lemons for a dollar. I did NOT buy them just because they make the fruit bowl look pretty.

But look how pretty!

Anywhoo, I am NOT such a dork that I decided to take a picture of the fruit bowl just for Not Me! Monday! and got carried away with pictures that I goofed around with settings (What can I make in focus with the rest blurry?) and just kept taking pictures until Marty asked, "What are you doing?"

Shoulda switched the lime on the side with the lemon on top, since it has more detail... Sorry, off track again! I did NOT look at these pictures and almost decide not to post them on account of the ugly wallpaper and try to wait till I get the kitchen finished. I did NOT finally decide to just do it anyway, since on the scale of ugly wallpaper this is really not that bad, and who knows when I will finish the kitchen.
Speaking of, my living room is NOT in the same half-painted condition it was at this time last week. I m NOT cursing the snow that continues to fall, and checking the temperature regularly so that I can finish painting.

My children do NOT have bad table manners. There is NO WAY that my child would ever use yogurt as hair gel. And when Marty told me while I was feeding Drew that Grant had gelled himself with yogurt, my first reaction was NOT- "Should I grab the camera?" instead of, "Should I grab a rag?"
I have a strong sense of consistent discipline for my children. When one of them throws a fit, I always deal with the fit in the best possible way, I do NOT grab the camera and take pictures of the adorable crying boy, because he is so cute when he cries like that.
I did NOT have any reason to say any of the following things this week:
  • "Please do not poke your brother in the eye with a guitar."
  • "I don't know how he got a black eye. I was in the shower."
  • "Please do not drive cars across your brother's penis."
  • "Honey, did you notice Ben has a chipped tooth? I wonder how that happened?"
  • "Ben, where is your diaper?"
  • "No, Emma, you cannot pull your brother's bike behind your bike by tying them together with a spaghetti noodle."

I could not make this up if I tried!

4 comments:

Snowmommy said...

LOL! A good mother always grabs the camera first..hey he's to young to learn the lesson now, it's better to use as blackmail later.

kidjuggler said...

This post was water spitting, knee slapping, where did my bladder control go kind of funny!!!
Thanks for the laughs.
Alycia
Coloring Outside The Lines

Laurel said...

Just found your blog from the "other Tiffiny"s.

Loved this post ... boy did it bring back memories. I had my first 5 babies in 4 years. When my twins were born, my big kids were 2, 3, 4. And, the day after the twins turned one, I found out that number 6 was on the way. Yikes!

Those 6 are all adults now. :( But, I didn't stop. Nope, I am enjoying life with my 7 younger ones.

Pop on over to my blog, if you ever want some parenting encouragement. (check my archives, for "parenting"). My passion now, as a mama of 13, is to encourage other young mamas as they walk through the tough stuff with their little ones.

Blessings,

Laurel

PS: We live nearby the "other Tiffiny", so we're in your area. :)

Laurel said...

PS: Love the pics of the fruit. My kids, also, wonder why exactly I take pictures of some things, and I just have to say, "it's for the blog", to get a good eye roll from them.

And ... I have taken pics of pouty kids.

And ... my last house had that same beautiful wallpaper.

Looks like we have a lot in common.

:) :) :)