Yesterday was one of those days where I struggled through home school with more than five death threats, climbed out of a mount vesuvius of laundry and cleaned up multiple dog voms. (I can’t bring myself to write the full word because it was so traumatic, shortening it makes it a little less so. It was total dog owner karma as it was obvious I was being punished by the puppy gods for sneaking her a few pieces of my leftovers, so touché.)
There was this entire list of other things and then to top top it all off, I almost failed to hang streamers for a certain birthday girl. It was the one thing she was looking forward to. The ‘one thing’ is a bit of an optional word, because it was probably on a short list of must-have family traditions, like birthday pancakes and presents. Really, the nerve to have such high expectations (and insert other dismissive statements filled with sarcasm here). Long story short, I remembered in the middle of the night, and so enter us, stage right, perched in front of her door hanging streamers while Jamin threw balloons haphazardly into her room. She woke up and stared us down in her sleepwalk state while I pulled an awkward tuck and roll like a mutant ninja and Jamin stood stock still. Because hiding behind her dollhouse just wasn’t going to work for a 6 ft 2 man, and he momentarily forgot our daughter isn’t a t-rex.
My point? sometimes our life is a little awkward… okay. A lot awkward. And sometimes, while we do our very best to answer questions and emails, we can also stink at it just as much because we’re distracted by voms and streamers. Variety. Spice of life, and other clichés that fit the bill at the moment.
We had so much fun with our last session a few months ago, we thought it was time for another round. We love hearing from you. So if you’d like to say hi, want to know what a certain paint color is, or why our garage is still so messy… Ask away! Maybe you have a question you’d like answered, and maybe another reader has the answer – we know for a fact that you guys are more knowledgable than we are… we just happen to be the dorks with a website. So feel free to talk it up! We’d love to hear from you, and we’d love for you to hear from each other. It just feels like an end-of-the-week-festive thing to do. We’ll do our best to answer today, so without further ado… take it away!