My Real Life

April 12, 2013

Five Question Friday

Filed under: Five Question Friday,Uncategorized — Amy @ 9:01 am

1. Where do you hide things from your kids?

Hide things from my kids?

I would never do that!

I don’t know what you’re talking about and this answer is in no way influenced by the fact that Monkey Girl reads my blog on a regular basis.

Hide things from my kids…ridiculous.

2. What is your favorite rainy day activity for bored toddlers?

Nap time.

Is that an acceptable answer?


Well, at least not in my house since my toddler hasn’t napped in quite some time.

So, I’ll go with blocks and Legos.

You can make something cool, then knock it down, take it apart and start all over again.

And, really, you don’t have to be creative with what it is you are building, because it’s the knocking down that he’s waiting for, anyway.

3. Are you a punctual person or are you always running a few minutes (or more!) late??

More than punctual.

I’m Early Shirley.

Lateness drives me absolutely insane.


However, I live in a house full of dilly-dallyers.

And it makes me nuts.

I think a perfect example of the difference between Real Man and I is a story from when we were dating in high school.

He, Kim, our friend, Joe, and I were all going to see “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”

Yes, I know.  Please don’t comment.  It looked funny in the commercials.

Anyway, it was playing at a local mall (which now has the moniker of “Death Mall” because of the murder that occurred there…lovely) and I told everyone the movie started at 6:30.

We got there around 6:25, which is cutting it WAY too close for my comfort, but that’s okay, because it really didn’t start until 8:00.

Real Man has never let me forget that little white lie.

I just hate the feeling of rushing around, trying to get somewhere.

Franticness (is that a word?) and chaos make me nutty.

4. When eating out, do you prefer off the beaten path “Mom and Pop” cafes or tried and true national food chains?

I believe I’ve said this before, but I’m not a “tryer.”

I like what I like and that’s about it.

With food, especially.

So, while I’m totally down with a cute little cafe in a new town (we ate at a great one when we went to Kim’s wedding) and Mom and Pop places, places that are more funky or trendy, I tend to stay away from, because they tend to be funky and trendy with their food.

Whenever we go into the city, Kim, Erin and Michaela are always very accommodating of me and we eat somewhere they’ll have something I like.

However, if I can’t make that trip, they are totally eating somewhere awesome.

That being said, I’m not a fan of places like Applebee’s or TGIFridays or Olive Garden or Macaroni Grill.

That’s just a little too…I don’t know.  It’s just not for me.

5. Does your significant other snore? Do YOU snore?

Real Man used to snore loudly enough to knock things off the shelves.

Monkey Girl used to snore that loudly, as well.

However, Monkey Girl had her tonsils and adenoids out when she was five and has never snored since.

She talks up a storm while she sleeps, but no snoring.

Real Man just had his tonsils out and his uvula taken out (yes, the punching bag in the back of your throat) last year, and since then is a much more peaceful sleeper.

Which makes me a much more peaceful sleeper.


As for me?

I like to believe that I sleep like a beautiful angel, but think I probably look more like a Lindsay Lohan mug shot.


  1. hubby snores so horribly loud and my son snores too. It’s horrific LOL I’m scared to try different places too since I have digestion issues.
    Stopping by from 5QF, have a great weekend.

    Comment by Karen — April 12, 2013 @ 7:02 pm | Reply

    • On my way to your blog! Thanks for stopping in!

      Comment by Amy — April 13, 2013 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

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