Friday, March 4, 2011

Garbage Disposals

It's time for Five Question Friday again with Mama M. I thought I'd better participate since one of the questions is mine this week!

1. Have you ever forgotten your child in a store or at school? No, I haven't. But that's too short of an answer for me. So maybe I should take this opportunity to tell on one of my parents? Yes. I think that would be fun!

When I was a kid, we lived in Rolla and my mom taught in Belle while my dad taught in Owensville. Dad would drop off my sister, my mom, and me at Belle (which is 35 minutes from Rolla) and then proceed on to Owensville (15 more minutes). Then after school, he would come by and get us. One afternoon he must have had something going on after school, so the three of us either got a ride or walked to my grandma's house which wasn't too far from the school. We knew he would be later than normal, but as the 5 o'clock hour approached, mom wondered what was taking so long. She waited probably 30 more minutes...maybe an hour...and by 6 o'clock she realized it may have slipped his mind to come by and get us. This was before cell phones mind you, so there wasn't a way to reach him if he was on the road.

Sure enough, mom finally got a hold of him, and he had driven all the way to Rolla without us. I'm not sure he's ever lived it down. :)

2. Where did you go on your very first date? (Like...first first, not first with your spouse or current significant other!) I glanced through a few blogs from 5QF, and when I saw that many of the bloggers couldn't remember their first date, it actually surprised me! But then again, I tend to remember EVERYTHING, so I couldn't help but remember my first date. It was a really big deal because I wasn't allowed to date until I was 16. No exceptions. So even though I started seeing the boy I was with the day I turned 15, and even though he could drive, I had to wait an entire year. And he waited for me. My birthday is in November, so he took me to Santa's Magical Kingdom in Eureka, Missouri, driving his 1995 Ford Probe (a smokin' hot car). After that, we ate at Pizza Hut and then drove home. It was fun.

Me and my dad on my 16th birthday, November 4, 1995.

3. What's your "silly" fear? (We're not talking water and heights.) Oh, yes. A silly fear. I have a very hard time reaching into the kitchen sink if something has dropped in there. I have a very strong fear that the garbage disposal is going to spontaneously go off and I will no longer have a hand. You know. Since there are so many documented cases of this happening and all. Sigh.

4. Confrontation: do you cause it, deal with is as it comes, or run far far away? I don't think I cause confrontation unless you count the times that I will approach someone if I can tell I've upset them or if they have hurt me. I do not flee it at all. It's interesting to me that some are so afraid to discuss issues with others. What are we afraid of? I wonder how we can train our children to be able to handle confrontation? Why am I ok with it?

But I have also learned how to let certain things slide or if I've tried to handle something and it's going no where, there's a time to just stop and realize...nothing is going to change. Make sense?

5. Wood floors or carpet? In my house we have all carpet. I don't think that will change any time soon even though I think wooden floors are beautiful. My sister recently re-did all of her floors, and they are gorgeous. It's a very dark color, though, and I'm not sure I could keep up with cleaning them! If I were to buy a new house, I think I would tend to like homes with wood floors.

Happy Friday!

1 comment:

accesskas27 said...

Oh my.... i have the same fear about garbage disposals!!!!! I'm always a little nervous putting my hand in there..... i kind of watch the switch the whole time to make sure it doesn't accidentally move on it's own... lol

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