Troy was diagnosed with whooping cough a few weeks ago. He has literally had a cough for 6 weeks straight. We’re thankful the rest of us are immunized.
Troy often buys me flowers for no reason. It is very sweet.
Troy subscribes to two magazines; ESPN and Forbes. He says he will continue these subscriptions for the rest of his life.
- Why are there two free throw lines on the basketball court? Ask Troy.
- What was WWI all about again? Ask Troy.
- When are the various hunting seasons? Ask Troy (who has never hunted in his life).
- How much did we pay for a certain piece of furniture 5 years ago? Ask Troy. He never forgets how much we spent on things.
- What is going on in politics? Ask Troy.
- What is going on in sports? Ask Troy. He knows all about even the obscure sports.
- Where did the term “knock on wood” come from? Ask Troy.
Anytime I see something rustle or move out of the corner of my eye, I immediately assume it’s a mouse. I spent an entire drive home from dropping off our sitter thinking there was a mouse on the passenger seat floor of my car. I was freaking out, curled up on my side of the car. It turned out to be a water bottle rolling around. I can’t help it though. My default explanation for unusual movement is always; “mouse.”
I only get the mail once a week. Or less. I can’t stand the cluttered mess it brings in, so I prefer to leave it in our locked mailbox until it becomes absolutely necessary to sort through. The only exception is during the month of December, when I love walking to the mailbox every day to see what Christmas cards await.
Speaking of December approaching, I’m trying to figure out how to boycott the whole “Elf on the Shelf” craze. I don’t know what I was thinking starting that up last year. Blake asked me if our elf was coming back this year and I responded, “No, I don’t think so.” The problem is, all of the boys’ friends have elves that visit their houses. And they hear all about the funny and mischievous things those elves do.
I have a serious sweet tooth. No meal is complete without a little treat at the end. I try to hide my treats so the boys won’t find them, but they always do. Even when I hide them in the battery box on the very top shelf.
People ask me all. the. time. if we’re going to try to have a girl. My response is, “We did. Three times.”
My weekly chore routine consists of 5-6 loads of laundry on Monday, grocery shopping on Tuesday while the older boys are at school, and cleaning on Friday. It’s actually harder to stick to than it sounds with everything else swirling around. But the weeks run much smoother when I stay on schedule.
I have to sweep the floor every single day. And I probably should sweep multiple times a day. For some reason, this really surprises me.
We switched over to mostly digital formats of movies. We rarely buy DVDs anymore. Oh how I love technology that eliminates clutter.
And then there’s our sweet baby Crew. I finally started leaving him with sitters now that he is more on a schedule. It is fun for Troy and I to go on dates alone, but not as fun for me to have to sit in the car and pump while we’re out.
Blake and Nash just adore Crew. They are his biggest cheerleaders when he learns new skills.