Blogathon 09 rocks, thank you

Alright, peeps, we’re almost there. I guess this is as good a time as any to thank everyone who’s made this year’s Blogathon so amazingly fun! I really had a blast, guys. Thank you sponsors, my monitor Monique, our night cheerleader Mokia (you rock!), commenters and all the folks in the chatroom.

Remember there’s still time to pledge your donation to ASPCA. It’s not too late. I think donations will still be open till Friday so get in there and throw in your loose change.

this mom loves…

… to read, write, make jewelry (now retired 😆 ) and cook up a storm.

What are your hobbies?

who is…

who is...

… your favorite movie hero?

The girls and I, we love ye old macho Cap’n Sparrow who sails yonder seas on de Black Pearl.

Captain Jack Sparrow

do you bento?

do you bento?

Bentos are cute and all, and certainly if it inspires your kids to eat what you give them, but if I have to stand in the kitchen all morning putting it together, there’s just no way! They’ll just have to learn to eat regular food that regular people eat, hmmph!

bento box

Do you make bento boxes for your kids? Have you ever had bento as a kid?

what is the one item…

… of makeup you must have on before you leave the house?

For me, it’s my lipstick.

how not to lose your kids when you’re out

When my kids were younger, I couldn’t do much serious shopping when I was out with them. I had to watch them like hawks, well, pretty much. I’ve seen first-hand how parents lost their kids in the crowd and that desperate look on their faces is enough to scare the daylights out of anyone.

Sometimes we tend to get carried away with looking at stuff and we leave the kids in their strollers, or the toddlers to wander off on their own. There are a few things you can do though to avoid losing your kids.

(1) Always keep your kids in sight.

(2) Hold your child by the hand to keep them with you all the time.

(3) Have your wandering toddler on a leash.

(4) If you’re out with more than one kid, do a regular headcount to ensure everyone’s accounted for before moving on. Better yet, put an older sibling in charge of headcounts.

(5) Do a show and tell of an agreed location so your kids know where to go in case you get separated.

I’m craving this

I'm craving this

milk 'n cookies

Yes, yes, we’ve gone without sleep for 20 hours so I don’t know if I’m still talking straight. I’m starting to see Oreos floating across the wall. I reach out with one hand 😛 , they vanish before my very eyes.

So what are you seeing on your wall?

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