Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hodgepodge Has A Thinking Cap On

I really had to put on my thinking cap for this week's hodgepodge...that's OK my thinking cap fits just fine and is quite comfy...


1. Have you ever been served breakfast in bed? Do you enjoy that? If someone were serving you breakfast in bed this coming weekend what would you hope to see on the tray?
Honestly, I don't like lounging around in bed and eating in bed seems wrong to me as well.  The bed serves its purpose and then you get up.  Now I wouldn't mind a breakfast served to me at the table in the kitchen, and my favorite would be pancakes with real maple syrup.  I also love cooking breakfast so I might enjoy that too.

2. What is one piece of advice you would give a new mother?
Wow.  My advice really should be...ignore all advice.  But really I would tell her that if you don't like a particular phase of child rearing don't worry another one will be on it's way shortly.  In other words this too shall pass.
3. When was the last time you wanted to scream? Explain.
I really can't think of a particular time when I wanted to scream, but in general I really cannot stand arrogance and people not admitting when they are wrong.  I like to call it...crazy making.  They will go to any legnth to be right even if that means making you think that you are crazy.

4. Can you hula hoop?

5. What is something people do in traffic that really bothers you?
My kids and my husband would say that my answer to this one should be...everything.  I would say that isn'a all that true...rude and selfish behavior behind the wheel drives me nuts.

6. What do you do when people don't admit they're wrong?
Ha Ha...see question #3
Here is the deal.  If you truly feel that you are right and don't admit you are wrong then I think you are strong.  If you know that you are wrong and don't admit you are wrong then I think you are weak.  It takes a strong person to know they are wrong and admit it.  You have to be willing to not be perfect. 

7. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word 'fun'?
The very first thing that came to my mind would be rollercoasters and board games.  If I had to pick one I would say sitting around with my big extended family and playing board games.  I am totally my father's daughter.

8.  In Summary:  Wow I feel like my 41 year old wisdom really got a workout this hodgepodge.  I am certainly not a perfect mother, driver, human being, or hula hooper, but I certainly keep trying to improve.  I am very forgiving when someone is strong enough to admit he or she is wrong.  Thankfully, I am a lot like my father and I am married to a very strong man.

More Later

- A Ro


  1. eating in bed seems wrong; pancakes with real maple syrup; with ya!

    too shall pass: breathing and patience are certainly needed with children.

    arrogance/not admitting wrong: stubbornes can be ugly

    selfish behavior: certainly speaks for what i see on the road

    rollercoasters/board games: awesome!!

  2. Always fun to see everyone's answers to Joyce's questions. I pretty much said the same thing for #7. I said scrabble and Disneyland!

  3. Love your answer to #2. I need to remind myself of that, even though I'm an "old" mom!

  4. My list of driving pet peeves is pretty long too... Have a happy Mothers day!

  5. I loved your summary...very well written. We should all try to improve ourselves. That is what we call maturity. Missed you last week, by the way!!

  6. I love your summary at the end. Great post! :)