Friday, April 27, 2007

Random Questions Answered!

Karen at Surviving Motherhood posted some random questions - so here are my answers!

1. How is mothering, in reality, different from what you expected it to be? I didn't expect or anticipate that my children are individuals! I expected robots I think and that I would ask them to do something and they just would without any training on my part! If I wanted my baby to sleep through the night, she just would because that's what I wanted. If I wanted my kids to eat brussel sprouts, they just would and love them! I guess I expected I could control any and every situation I faced in motherhood!

2. What is something you, as a kid, vowed you would never say to your own kids? Have you kept the vow? "Because I said so" No, I say it all the time :)

3. If someone stopped in to your house for a surprise visit, would you be glad for the company, or self-conscious by the condition of your home? Why? This is a great question - the old me probably would act like I wasn't home if company stopped in for a visit if my house was a disaster (which was all the time!) Now I would be so glad for the company, and not self-conscious of the condition of my home. This is for a few reasons 1. Most importantly, I've learned that its not how clean, or beautifully decorated your home is, but it is the warmth of conversation, the offering of drink and food, and most importantly listening, that makes someone feel at home. 2. I've also learned to never let my house get SO out of hand that I'm not a few minutes away from getting it into decent shape. Also, I've worked on a way to regularly clean my house a little bit each day, so its not grimy and non-hygenic (sp?) :)

4. Describe your ideal date with your husband. Going to a bed and breakfast for a night. We'd start out with a nice dinner out on a patio. Then we'd go for a walk, and just talk WITHOUT INTERRUPTION until as late as we wanted! We'd make our way back to our room and (I'll let you figure the next part out :) ), and we'd SLEEP LATE the next morning (because we were up so late talking ;). Then we'd have a delicious hot breakfast before heading to pick up our kids from Grammie and Grampie's house!

5. If you were sitting face to face with God and could ask Him any question, what would it be? Why did sin have to enter the world?

In a few days I will post some random questions - keep checking back!


Irritable Mother said...

This is great, Jen! You have me laughing!
Rather than robots, I was expecting to give birth to angels. But, like you, I got kids. And I'm so glad God is using them to make me into the woman He wants me to be!
Regarding question #4...My hubby and I are going to a bed and breakfast TOMORROW NIGHT!!! Can you explain what I'm supposed to be figuring out...I need ideas for how to fill our time without the kids around. *wink*
Thanks for playing along. I so enjoyed reading your resposes.

annie said...

Great answers! I enjoyed these questions too.

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow