Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pretending It’s Five Question Friday on a Saturday Afternoon


Yet more web browsing led me to yet another blog—My Little Life.  I haven’t had time to do a lot of poking around there, yet, but it looks promising.  I especially like the meme she’s got going on of Five Question Friday.  I liked her take on the questions, and I’ve enjoyed linking around and reading the responses of others.


So, even though I’m a day late, I’m going to play along.  So here we go:

1: What advice would you give a couple getting married?

Starting off with a hard one.  I think I’d say, remember that it’s harder than most of your friends make it out to be, and don’t feel like a failure if you’re finding it difficult to adjust, or it’s not all wine and roses.  Nobody likes to talk about the squabbles and crankiness; most would like to give the illusion that they’ve chosen the perfect mate and life is always good.  But the reality is, everyone argues, no matter how much they love each other, and the key is to always be willing to put in the effort to make it work.

2.  If you could tell your 16 year old self ONE thing, what would it be?

It’s okay to be who you are, so don’t worry so much about it.  You’re going to find that the people you’d like to impress now will soon fade from your life, proving how unimportant they were all along.

3.  What do you do to keep cool in the summer? (AC, windows, fans, swimming, etc.)

It’s almost impossible to survive Oklahoma summers without air conditioning, but we put it off as long as we can.  While it’s still mild, we rely on ceiling fans and fresh air.  And, we’ll open the pool in the next couple of weeks, probably, so that’ll help in the blazing afternoons. (Though there’s sadly little shade out there.)

4.  What did you (or your wife) crave most while pregnant?

I was lucky, or so I’ve been told; no cravings.   Thankfully, though, there was caffeine-free Coke, because I might’ve had serious withdrawal cravings if I’d had to give up my favorite beverage.

5.  Who is your favorite TV mom? Why?

Ending with a hard one, too, though you wouldn’t think so.  Honestly, I watch a lot of TV.  I mean, a lot.  But most of the shows I watch don’t have a very strong mother role.  If you want to go back a ways, I’ll say that I’ve always had a soft spot for Ann Romano, from One Day at a Time.  She wasn’t a perfect person, struggled with being single mom, and didn’t always know the right thing to do for her kids.  But she loved them more than anything, and always tried to learn from her mistakes just as she taught them to learn from theirs.  I’m not sure there’s much more important than that in a mother.

More currently, I have to say I’m a big fan of Martha Rodgers on Castle.  She can tend toward self-obsessed, but still manages to be a doting mother (and grand-mother) who can also ask the hard questions when needed.

So, that’s it, my Saturday installment of Five Question Friday.  It was fun.  I might do it again.  Maybe even on a Friday.


  1. enjoyed reading your answers :)

    I finally came to the realization that all I could be was myself in my middle 30s and if people didnt like who I was that was there problem not mine
    wish Id come to that realization years and years before I did

    I dont remember having cravings with my sons
    however with my daughter I craved KFC
    only thing was we couldnt afford it
    so Id walk past and sniff really hard instead LOL

    I remember One Day at a Time. That was a great program wasnt it :)

    just wrote a response to you on my kitchen photo post :)
    which you might want to read :)

    1. Jen, I'm laughing at the idea of someone pacing back and forth in front of KFC, just soaking up the aroma!

      And, yeah, I think the world would be a happier place if we could all leave behind the urge to make ourselves over into something to satisfy others rather than just being the best person we can be as true selves.

    2. LOL I didnt pace however it sure got me out there walking past often - exercise is good when your preggy :)