Saturday, September 03, 2011

Have You Ever.....?

Have you ever recommended a book and then finished reading it and felt kindof bad for recommending it? I did when I finished reading "The Help". I liked the book and learned a lot, BUT there were some swear words throughout it and one part that was vulgar and that I really wish they would've left out. So if you read it, just know that I warned you.

Have you ever refinished kitchen chairs? My mom and I did while she was here (okay, so really my mom did most of the work, but I did some of it). They look AMAZING and it was so much easier than I thought it would be. I'll have to take some pictures once my mom finishes the matching table runner and curtain for the window over my sink (Man, I love my mom!).

Have you ever driven 35 minutes to the dentist with all four of your kids and then be told that they are an hour behind schedule? I did, and yes we left. Much to Katelund's dismay (no, I'm not being sarcastic, my girls LOVE the dentist), her filling and spacer will have to wait another week.

Have you ever been so on edge with your 8 year old daughter who is giving you attitude in the car that you tell her the next time she says something with an attitude that you will pull over and she will have to walk home? I did, and are you wondering how that worked out for me? It didn't. I pulled over and she said "okay, I'll walk home" and then starting getting out of the van. What do you do at that point???!!! I told her to get back in and that of course I would never make her walk home. Yep, I totally lost all credibility. That was a seriously bad parenting moment for me!!!

Have you ever been so distracted by the huge black bug that was crawling on your foot while you were loading groceries in your vehicle that when you walk around the back of the van you walk straight into the bike rack? I did and my head is still hurting. Hopefully, there were at least a handful of people in the parking lot who got a good laugh out of it.

Have you ever given away a Book of Mormon to your OBGYN? I did on Thursday and I was scared to death about it. I had a pretty amazing experience at my 2 week appointment where I felt the strongest impression that I should give him a Book of Mormon. So, on Thursday (at my 6 week appointment), I actually mustered up enough courage to do it. Trying to find the "right moment" was a little difficult considering what I was there for. :) But, somehow I pulled it off and gave it to him (well, actually I had him get it since I was still on the chair wrapped in a paper blanket from my waist down...yes, it was quite awkward) I wouldn't recommend doing it, unless, that is, you feel the same kind of strong impression that I did. In that case, good luck. :)


Carrie said...

I am so glad to be back from my vacation (that was LONG!) so I can catch up on all the fun things going on in everyone's lives. :)

I am getting ready to refinish a table, a bed side table, and possible a desk...By getting ready I mean I am really want to and hope to actually get to it sometime before the end of the year. That would count as homeschooling wouldn't it? I can't wait to see the pictures. How do mom's do that anyway? My mom is the same way.

Melissa said...

I had the same thoughts of the book as you did. I LOVED it, but wished the swearing & different parts were taken out as well. It's hard when you can't recommend a book because of "just one part" huh! The movie doesn't include that scene at all, but for a heads up in case you go and see it, there is some swearing-not a lot where I felt like I needed to walk out, but they do refer to the help as most disrespectfully as they can- does that make sense? They said one particular word 3 times & I think that's why it was rated pg 13
You are so awesome for giving away a Book of Mormon. I hope that he will really realize the treasure you gave him.

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