Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dinner Last Night

Last night we were having a good old family dinner when my 5 year old decides to put one of his feet on the table as he's eating. I turn around and tell him (using his whole name) to remove his foot.
My 8 year old says "Yeah that is some of the worst bachelor behavior that you can do!"
Of course we all got a good laugh at this.
Then we ask our 8 year old what a bachelor is he replies "It is a man who has a gambling problem!"
So again we all have a good laugh.
Then my 9 year old jumps in and says "No that's not a bachelor..a bachelor is someone who is going to have a party before he gets married"
I love my kids.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Guys Rules

I received this as an email awhile ago and I thought it was hysterical! Enjoy!

Now here are the rules from the male side.
These are our rules!
Please note ... these are all numbered "1"
1. Men are NOT mind readers.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.
1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!
1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for. 1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem. See a doctor.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.
1. If you won't dress like the Victoria 's Secret girls, don't expect us to act like soap opera guys.
1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of them makes you sad or angry, then we meant the other one
1. You can either ask us to do something. Or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle, besides we know you will bring it up again later.
1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine...Really.
1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or golf.
1. You have enough clothes.
1. You have too many shoes.
1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;
But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping!

Things about me

I know this follows the same vain as the last post but again this was something my mom sent me awhile that I never answered.

1. What time is it? 10:42pm
2. What is your full name? Lisa Patricia Bowen
3. What are you most afraid of? My husband dieing
4. What is the most recent movie that you have seen
in a theater? I think "Night at the Museum"
5. Place of birth? Bangor, Wales
6. Favorite food? Chocolate
7. What's your natural hair color? Dark brown
8. Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My friend Kelley
9. Ever been toilet papering? YES
10. Love someone so much it made you cry? YES
11. Been in a car accident? Fender Bender (does that count?)
12. Croutons or bacon bits? Croutons
13. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
14. Favorite restaurant? Right now; Old Chicago Pizza
15. Favorite flower?
16. Favorite sport to watch? NONE
17. Favorite Drink? Coffee
18. Favorite ice cream? Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip
19. Disney or Warner bros.? Disney
20. Favorite fast food restaurant? McDonalds
21. How many times you failed your driver's test? Once in the state of Portland after having me license in PA & NJ for over 6 years!
22. Before this one, from whom did you get your last
e-mail? Daryl
23. What do you do most often when you are bored? Read, surf the web or watch TV
24. Bedtime? Usually between 11 and 12pm.
25. Favorite TV shows? Hereos
26. What are you listening to right now? Saturday Night Live
27. What's your favorite color? Blue
28. How many tattoos do you have? None .... yet!!!
29. What would you like to accomplish/do before you
die? Experience a house full of grandkids
30. Who or what band is your favorite of the moment?
31. Favorite Vacation spot? I like to go to Bruno State Park in Idaho.


I have been tagged by my friend Lira...this happened some time ago but I haven't had an oportunity to sit and list out my answers. Being tagged means you list five little kown facts about you, post them, then tag someone else.

1). I am afraid of heights. I have tried numerous times to overcome this fear (I even jumped put of an airplane at 9,000 feet) I am still afraid of heights and I have no intention of jumping out of an airplane again!
2). One of my fetishis is bags. If I had lots of money this is something I would indulge in. I love all different colors, materials, styles and sizes!
3). I love babies. To set the record straight I no longer plan on having any more babies myself but that doesn't take away the love I have for them. Newborns to 3 months are my favorite...ok that isn't true I love them all the way up to about the age of 2 1/2.
4). One of my faovrite FREE indulgences that I have earned as a mother of 3 healthy self reliant school age kids is on Saturday mornings. I like to sleep in late, stay in my pjs, read a good book while I drink a nice cup of coffe, then take a nice long hot shower..... all of course with my hubby!!
5). I wished I lived closer to my family. My extended family lives in Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Wisconsin and soon to be North Carolina. I miss them each day and can't wait till the next time we will be reunited!

I would like to now tag Mom and Daryl. Now my mom doesn't have a blog but this might get her in gear to start one!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Out of the mouth of Babes

I walked in the door from work the other day and Ethan my five year old came running up to me and shouted
"Mom, guess what Barley became a woman today and she has these eggs that are falling out so Dad put her outside!"
****Barley is our 10 month old Golden Labrador