Wednesday Hodgepodge: Mother May I?

1. Have you ever been served breakfast in bed? Do you enjoy that? If someone were serving you breakfast in bed this coming weekend what would you hope to see on the tray?
When the boys were little, I used to get breakfast in bed for Mother's Day.  Since they've gotten older, they sleep later than I do, so I don't get that anymore.

2. What is one piece of advice you would give a new mother?
Oh, this is the wrong time for me to be giving advice!  If I have to pick something, it would be to be consistent.  In everything you do.  When you say you're going to do something, do it.  And don't budge.
3. When was the last time you wanted to scream? Explain.
You mean, when was the last time I screamed?  Some of the conversations I've had lately have made me want to scream.  

4. Can you hula hoop?
I used to be able to, but I don't think I could do it now.

5. What is something people do in traffic that really bothers you?
Tailgate.  Seriously.  I can't go any faster, so getting on my tail isn't going to help things move any faster.

6. What do you do when people don't admit they're wrong?
I usually say "whatever" and let them think that they're right.  The truth will come out eventually!
7. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word 'fun'?

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Last May I found this critter "belly-up" under my desk at school:
  Yesterday, I walked into the room after lunch, and a movement caught my eye.  Yep, you guessed it:  another lizard.  He ran behind the bookcase before I could grab my camera, and stayed back there for a couple of hours.  He finally started to venture out, but ran back in after I made a movement.  Hopefully he'll eat some of the spiders I've found in my room.  (Do they even eat spiders?)  My room is next to the auditorium, away from everything, so it gets forgotten during the cleaning.  I did have a problem with keeping my feet on the floor after I saw him!


  1. Love the advice to a new mother and it is so true. Consistent. If your not consistent then your children don't know what to expect or how to behave. I love that advice mary!

  2. Remaining consistent . . . that is great parenting advice! :) My boys drive me nuts, but I try to remain consistent.


  3. Better to find a lizard in the classroom than a mouse! LOL

  4. Yikes...where do you live that you have lizards...and how big is that thing? I'd have screamed for sure!!

  5. is this lizard really as big as it looks?! i would be sitting on the desk. ;)

    beach = fun. check. :)

  6. I've discovered a way to get rid of tail gaters - I slow down, like 3 miles a hours. When they back off, I speed up. A few blow there horns but most figgure it out and back off. I don't like them either.

  7. My first room here in CA was off of a field and so I had geckos in my room all the time. One had a stubby tail and all my kids would look for him. It was "fun", but I did tread lightly and jumped out of my skin a few times!!

  8. I'd rather find a dead lizard than a live one.

    A tailgater is almost as bad as someone who hangs out in your blind spot.

  9. Great post, Mary! P.S. I would have had a hard time putting my feet back down as well. Yikes!

  10. Oh, that is great advice!!! Consistancy is best with most everything isn't it...I always attributed it to discipline, but it works across the board. That is a scary little beast..I've never seen a black lizard before! You could name him Darth Invader.

  11. 1. I like the idea of breakfast in bed-reality? Nope.
    2. Agree 100%
    3. This morning
    4. yep!
    5. Nose pickers
    6. Agree again
    7. Travel
    8. I am hungry

  12. I would have had a problem staying in the room!

    Consistency is great advice! And tailgating is annoying---I always slow way down until they back off. My mother used to tap her brakes. LOL

  13. I'd be with you; I'd have to get another classroom I think, even if school is wrapping up for the year!

    Also with you about tailgating, drives me crazy to have someone that close to me!

    hang in there; having had two kids that have done lots of stupid, crazy, what were they thinking things, basically they were good kids, like yours are too!


  14. Yes Maam', #5, all the way!!!!!

  15. I think that is called a skink? We have lizards galore...and I find a few of those too around. Kinda weird looking.
    If you could hula hoop back in the day, you still can. Like riding a bike....

  16. Ewwwwwwww, that lizard would FREAK. ME. OUT! I have to agree wholeheartedly with your answer to #2. I didn't think of that when I answered my questions ... but it's excellent advice!

  17. One lizard I can overlook. Two would have me calling the custodian : ). Happy Mothers Day!

  18. Yep...tailgating irks me as well. Seriously, if they wanted to sit on my rear, they could at least ask first. Ugh.

  19. I don't mind lizards as they as they stay outside!!! My husband follows people to close, it really bothers me. So true, the truth does eventually come out.

  20. Think I'd be looking for a way to sneak a cat in! Don't like creepy crawlies!


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