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Thursday, August 19, 2010


It's that time of the week again: Friday !!! Woo-hoo!!! That also means it's time for another edition of Five Question Friday with Mama M.

1. Do you have any nicknames and if so how did it come about?

Nothing exciting or interesting. DadMan calls me "L."

When I was a baby my mom called me "punkin' puss" -- endearing, I know. And I was the happy baby. My sister screamed her head off nonstop and she got "Snookums." What gives?

2. What is your birth order amongst your siblings?

I grew up as the oldest and exhibit the typical "first born" qualities. Responsible, independent, people-pleaser, got good grades, somewhat uptight, all that and a bag of chips.

The thing is, I found out when I was 22 that I am not the first born. Gasp! At least not to my father.
Not only that, but my brother is just two years older than me. Scandalous!

And for those of you who have been dying to put a face to the blog, that's yours truly on the right!

3. In a movie of your life, who would play your significant other?

Honestly, I can think of no one who could portray DadMan. He's one of a kind, that's for sure.

4. What is currently your favorite song?

Always has been and probably always will be: Stand By Me by Ben E. King

5. Are you saving your money for anything right now? Big or small purchase?

I wish I could say I was saving. We're pretty much paycheck to paycheck right now.

Well, I am trying to scrape a little stash together to get Dozer into a fun music or gymnastics toddler class. I've been feeling pretty guilty about the fact that he's stuck with adults most of the time.


  1. Scandalous indeed! That had to be a shocker! And you shouldn't worry about all that adult time, or having to scrape together money for a class - just host a play date! Invite some kids over or go to a park! Then you can spend the money on something else. Like ice cream. :)

  2. I agree with Bethany....don't feel guilty about the lack of scheduled activities! Really, many moms just overdo that, and the kids are just as happy playing side by side and having a treat. Many, many $$ are wasted on "enrichment"!

    What a great pic of you!

  3. Punkin' puss is a great nickname! Way more character than "Snookums", I think.

  4. Ice cream is always a good investment!

    The play date thing hasn't been working well this summer, but he does love making friends at the park.

    Thanks, ladies!

  5. I love the song you picked too. Have a great weekend! Stopping from Mom Loop!

  6. 1. I definitely prefer Punkin' Puss to Snookums.

    2. I'm feeling you on the paycheck to paycheck thing. Us too.


  7. Stopping by from Mom Loop. Pretty blog! Adorable baby.

  8. I always did like Stand By Me and his voice. And paycheck to paycheck is us too until we get rid of our debt (hopefully the first of next year!), and of course, the paychecks are never big enough!

  9. That sounds like a good blog post - how you discovered you had an older brother :).

    Following from Mom Loop.

  10. those little kid programs are so fun! good luck scrounging - i'm sure he'll love it!

  11. I'm the classic middle child...so I do think birth order plays a big role in who we are. You were thrown a little curve ball but still grew up as the oldest :)


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