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Found Around The House – Doughnuts With Dad

Jun 06, 13 Found Around The House – Doughnuts With Dad

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So, as promised during the Muffins With Mom review, here is Chris’s Doughnuts With Dad write-up for his dear ol’ Dad.  You may have heard something about this already. So, I got to attend Doughnuts With Dad with Chris and we had a good time. We walked into school together and he showed me around. They had coffee and juice out for dads and kids and we sat down at his desk and had some doughnuts. The teacher showed a video and then read a book about a dad and his kid on a camping trip. Afterward, we got to make paper airplanes and fly them around outside. I enjoyed spending my time with Chris and I think he enjoyed having me visit his school and spending some time with him. Then he showed me what he had written for me… My dad’s name is: “Brian”  – Not “Hey” so that’s a start My dad’s favorite food is: “Chicken Wings” – I do love me some Buffalo Wings. +1 His favorite restaurant is: “KFC” – Never mind. -1 In his free time, my dad likes to: “Talk with my mom” – Kids DO say the darndest things! When I am at school, my dad is: “working” – Tru dat! My dad likes the color: “Blue” – Good going Chris! When he was my age, my Dad liked to: “Play with Legos” – Again, Chris seems to know me. Dad’s job is: “to be a dad” – Existentially, sure. He likes his job because: “He likes being a dad” – The pay could be better though… My dad’s favorite holiday is: “Christmas” – I would have also accepted “Halloween” He likes that holiday because: “he is off of work” – OK, well, I don’t get Halloween off, so kudos Chris! My dad likes it when I: “am creative” – I would have also accepted “quiet”. What my dad likes best about being a father is: “He can yell at me” – Um, wut?  His favorite sport...

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Found Around The House 2 – Electric Boogaloo

May 20, 13 Found Around The House 2 – Electric Boogaloo

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The kids bring home all sorts of goodies from school, or just leave other awesome art projects around the house.  A literal mountain of paper is sifted through on a weekly basis and 98% goes in the bin.  But, every now and again, a piece of gold comes home with all the chaff and refuses to be ignored. This past week my son’s school celebrated Mother’s Day by having a Muffins With Mom day. A day where moms visit for the morning, have a muffin with their kid, and enjoy a slide show of pictures and nice things that each of the kids have said about their moms. Since there are so many kids in class, and only so much time for the visit, each kid only gets one notable thing about their mom put up during the slide show.  This was Kim’s: “What is mom not very good at?”  Survey says! – “Making French Frise(sic)” At the end of the visit, the kids presented their moms with a “surprise”. This was the surprise: Let’s break it down, shall we? My Mom – Chris, Age 7 What is something Mom always says to you? – “I love you” – I would have also accepted “No” or “Don’t” What makes Mom happy? – “Hugs” – True, but Rum and Coke makes Mom happier What makes Mom sad? – “Me not doing chores” – Out of the list of things that makes Mom sad, this is really low on the list… How old is your Mom? – “38” – Close. Of course, when I was a kid I thought my mom was 25 for 10 years, so kudos Chris. What does Mom do when you’re not around? – “Work” – I would have also accepted “Dance Like No One’s Watching” What is Mom really, really good at? – “Working” – Well, it’s definitely not cleaning! EVERYTHING What is Mom not very good at? – “making french frise” – See #3 How do you know Mom loves...

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Found Around The House

I find some pretty ridiculous things around my house.  As I talked about a few weeks ago, the kids bring home a literal mountain of paper from school every week.  Someone had commented on that post (since removed because I changed commenting systems… sigh) that I should take a picture of some of the artwork in order to keep the memory forever, instead of trying to hold onto reams of paper. This sounded like a great idea and it gave me another idea for my blog. I’m going to take pictures of (some of the better or more creative) artwork my kids either bring home from school or leave laying around the house and share with you, dear reader. Found Around The House My daughter has really taken to coloring. My son was never really much of a color-er. He would do the random thing here and there but, honestly, I do not have a ton of “non school-required” coloring for him.  My daughter, on the other hand, constantly has the bucket of crayons and markers out and is constantly drawing and leaving pictures all around the house.  She has also taken to running into our bedroom and leaving pictures for us to find. One night, I found this on my nightstand: I knew exactly what this was by the way the sticker-figure’s arms stuck straight out, and that it took place at night: A zombie. I was very impressed with her choice of blue paper for night sky and the moon. She knows how much daddy loves zombies and decided to leave me a little present. I’m glad that she has developed this artistic streak in her. My son typically takes a strictly perfunctory stance on coloring; a splash of color here, a giant splotch of color there. His forays into coloring evoke the feeling that he just wanted to get it over with. I think his medium is more Legos and Minecraft than coloring. This picture now resides in my nightstand. It...

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