4 Moms, 35 Kids, Now It’s Time To Take the Test

Y’all thought I was kidding when I said there’d be a quiz, didn’t you?  I’ve been looking forward to this all day.  The test is not timed, and you can go back and check each of the four blogs for help with your answers.

1. Name three great places to hide your dirty dishes when company comes to the door unexpectedly.

2.  Who inadvertently revealed that science is not a top three priority at HER house?  Hmmm?

3. Who inadvertently revealed that she buys her kids shoes that tie instead of velcro or slip on moccasins so that they don’t embarrass themselves when they are 25 and wrap their spouse’s birthday present in velcro?

4. If you read very carefully, one of our four moms revealed a possible touch of bitterness towards a certain class of people.  In other words, when the night owls of the world storm the castles of the morning people, which of our four moms might we see, if not leading the charge, at least lagging along behind weakly cheering the others on with her hairbrush?  (Not a pitchfork, that would be too heavy, plus, no matter what time of day it is, this slacker probably hasn’t brushed her hair)

5. Did you notice the correlation between once ‘not having time to take a shower’ and not having company at one of the blogs?  Hmmm?  I just think it’s a leeeetle suspicious that once one of us had time to shower again, company started coming over again.  Just sayin’.

6. When our slacker storms the castle of the morning people, which of our four moms is most likely to great her with a smile, a clean kitchen, and suitable Bible verses freshly memorized?

7. If you find yourself at Kim’s house for breakfast, should you:
a. look really, really  busy to avoid being asked to fix it?
b.  expect caviar on toast served to you on a tray in bed?
c.  take a shower before you go to bed?

8.  How do you become a fan of The Common Room on Facebook?

9.  Of the four of us, which is the most organized?  So guess who gets to schedule all the posts?

10.  Which of the four moms is the weakest link?

11.  Which of the four moms says things like ‘get up in my grill?’  Who talks like that?

12.  Which of the four moms admits to watching youtube videos as a family activity?

Bonus Question: How many of the other three probably do this but did not admit to it?

But seriously, my friends- this was fun, and productive. 

From Smockity I appreciated the reminder that I really need to stop putting math off until after lunch, that padding the schedule helps take care of interruptions, and there are always things left undone- the trick is making sure it’s not always the same things.

From Kimberly, I gained a new determination to work a little harder on my schedule, as well as  the healthy reminder that when you don’t have any plan at all, you’ll accomplish less.

From Kim C at LIfe in a Shoe, I appreciated the admonition that having big kids who do all the help isn’t an excuse to be lazy (she didn’t say that, that’s what I needed to hear), I loved learning that we are not the only family who goes into the Hallelujah chorus when it’s Quiet Time, and I liked hearing that we aren’t the only ones who do not eat on schedule.

Don’t miss next week when we all live-blog our day!    Oh, and check out this week’s post on Frugal Hacks– deprivation, or doing our kids a favor?

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3 Comments

  1. KimC
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    And who is the funniest of the 4?
    You, my friend. You shouldn't do that when I'm eating and drinking in front of the warm glow of the computer screen.
    Now I've got to find a kid to bring me something to clean the screen…

  2. Janel
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    I loved this. Thanks ever so much. : )

  3. Smockity Frocks
    Posted March 13, 2010 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    This cracked me up! Now off to study some more…

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