Friday, April 9, 2010

FF: Nothing but the truth

Mommy's Idea

Friday!! The last day of my kids' spring break. There is good news though. It's Friday Fragment day
Friday Follow
The Girl Creative
Besides that, it's pizza night. Can life get any better?

In disturbing news, my young son saw "whiskers" in a woman's armpit, and it really upset him. I bet it upset her, too.
Disturbing news continues: When I picked our dog up from the kennel after a long week-end apart, she pretty much ignored me. She did, however, kiss the receptionist and knock her on her bottom. Since I was the one paying the bill, I was not delighted.

Unsettling news takes over: While I was in the hardware store, I bought some suet cakes for the birds and found one claiming to attract teen-agers. I wondered what kind of bird would attract teens and I actually bought it. After I got home, I realized it said Tanagers - which is apparently not a human, but a bird.

I might have missed Facebook afterall.

Unbelievably, I have grown 1.25 inches since I got married, and I most assuredly did not marry as a young woman.

And now a little love: When some of you got Blackberries, I didn't get the love you felt. Then some of you got IPhones, and the affection was still lost on me. My wonderful Checkered bought me an Android for my birthday, and now I get it. I am so in love!!

Have you seen the removable lettering scripture verses at Hobby Lobby? They are wonderful! Here are some from my parents' church. p>
I have two to put up in my house. Now the question is where???

And the final love: My sweet youngest child carefully planned and carried out an April Fool's Day joke. He removed the batteries from the t.v. remote control and hid them. He couldn't wait for everyone (especially Daddy) to get frustrated and start hitting the remote trying to get it to work. Unfortunately, he took the batteries out of the wrong remote and no one even noticed. After a frustrating day of no one noticing his trick, I caught on and beat the daylights out of the empty remote. He was thrilled at his grand success and is already planning next year's joke. I love being a mom!


Lucy and Ethel said...

I just wrote a brilliant, lengthy comment and then got a 404 'Not Found' error message.

My brilliance was apparently overestimated in my own eyeballs, so I'll just go back to my typical piddly comment.

Fun post (as usual), congrats on the Android (which I know nothing about), and happy Friday :)


I Am Woody said...

What a fantastic joke!! Tell him to contact me - I have a great one he can pull next year;)

Unknown said...

Following from Friday FOllow! My poor kids lost their entire spring break because of make-up days from snow! Boo! Hope you all enjoy your last day! Have a great weekend.


Unknown said...

Here to return the Follow favor:) Have a blessed day!

Andria said...

Hi, I'm here from FF! I love your blog and your pictures are great! God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Love to have ya follow, fyi I am far from debt free, put chugging down on the debt trail! From FF

Mental P Mama said...

Even more unsettling would be if your son spied the whiskers on my chin. I cannot find my magnifying mirror since I moved;) And I love those scripture decals. I would put them in the place where I go to just be. Or try to meditate....I treasure that space.

Anonymous said...

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Please stop by and follow me back.
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Happy Friday Follow

alessandra said...

Awww, what a sweet joke, and I love being a mom too...sometimes ;)

The Silver Age Sara said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I had the best time visiting you. You made me laugh and smile and that's a wonderful way to start the day!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I loathe armpit whiskers. ewwwww.
I cracked up about the bird are so silly.
I think I am already shrinking.
I read the blackberry part 3 times. I thought you were talking about Berries. FRUIT.
Your kids are so funny...I wonder where they get it????

Matty said...

I was a day early and had pizza yesterday for lunch. And my wife pranked me for April fools. She texted me and said the FBI was at her office asking questions about a board member who got arrested. Since there actually was an arrest, I thought she was telling the truth, but alas, there never was any FBI actually at the office. I texted back and said to just answer the questions truthfully. She got me good.

Polly said...

I laughed out loud about the armpit stubble...ha!
Thanks for your humorous post.

Jen said...

I am visiting from New Friend Friday..Your blog design is adorable!
The "whiskers"...hilarious!
Jen from
I am now a follower

Jen said...

I am visiting from New Friend Friday..Your blog design is adorable!
The "whiskers"...hilarious!
Jen from
I am now a follower

Big Hair Envy said...

Those pesky armpit whiskers. Just when you think you've gotten all of them, they mutate and grow from your chin and upper lip. Ghastly!

Unknown said...

I love the Tanager mix-up! Have a great Friday and weekend!

One Photo said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for the follow! Nice to meet another "aging mommy"! Happy Friday and I look forward to following you too!

Joaness said...

LOVE your musings! I will definately enjoy reading and following your blog!
Friendly Friday Love!

Nancy C said...

The Android is a thing of beauty for sure. I have to really keep my use of it in check so I remain present with my family.

Halley said...

Love your site!! Following you back~Hope you're having a great day!


Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I'm thinking Armpit Whiskers would make a great title for a country song. Armpit Whispers, which was what I typed at first until I noticed the error, would too.

Happy Belated Birthday (assuming I missed it) or Happy Birthday to Be (assuming it's not here yet).

Be happy this comment is over (because I'm shutting up now, finally).

Unknown said...

Stopping by from Friday Follow. Your post was great. Love the whiskers! Have a great weekend!


Shelly - Tropical Mum said...

Following you back from FF. I enjoyed this post, and I'm glad that you figured out your little one's trick so that you could play along.

Have a lovely weekend.


VKT said...
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Scrappin Stampers said...

Following you from friday's follow, love your blog have a great weekend!

claudia said...

I love it when the youngins come up with great, innocent jokes like that. He's got a good sense of humor...that will go a long way!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Hairs?? Oh no...lets not even go there...gray hairs,chin hairs,unwanted hairs, hairs from heaven and hairs from u know where!

Michelle Faith said...

Happy Friday Follow, I'm a new follower, love meeting new blogging friends. have a great weekend

Helga said...

I am your 99th follower! Your blog is super cute!! I look forward to reading more :o)

Have a great weekend!

Traci66 said...

Hello. I am here from FF. I hope you will come check me out.

T said...

Armpit whiskers - bwaaahahahah!

And I'm not {{snort}} laughing at {giggle} the suet feeder one. Nope, not a bit (well, maybe a bit)!

Just Trying To Save Money said...

Happy Friday Follow!

Erin said...

Found you on Friday Follow. I hope you'll come check out our story soon at

I love your son played a joke like that. My oldest is 6 and hasn't quite figured out how to do something that would end up being funny. The joys of being a mom.

Kelli Nørgaard said...

I love all these!! An excuse for being random!
But my fave is the underarm whiskers...
tell him NOT to come to Scandinavia!! :o)

Family-Friendly Product Reviews said...

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Have a great weekend!

Darcy said...

stopped by from FF! Have a great weekend.

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy said...

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Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

What a cute April Fool's joke, and what a nice mama you are to play along.
Now tell me, why on earth would you want to attract teenagers on PURPOSE??

VKT said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. You mentioned that you followed me but I didn't see mine listed. Did I misunderstand?

As Cape Cod Turns said...

The suet thing completely cracked me up! And don't you have teenagers? Why ever would you want to attract more? Haha.

You are a good mom for playing along with the remote joke!!

Heather (One Take On Life) said...

Thanks for stopping by! Oh that is priceless about the remote control, how sweet of you to play along. I may not have done the same.

Mrs4444 said...

OMG-That tanager fragment is the BEST!lolol I am going to make that my favorite this week, even though it took me two weeks to get to it!