Friday, November 1, 2013

Five on Friday: Wildcat Edition.

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1. Last week we went to the game that was so super slow we skipped most of the third quarter. Dereck was in town, plus some other friends we don't always get to see, so we extended half time as long as possible. And as we were leaving at the end of the game, Lauren and I saw one of our favorite babies on Instagram, Libby Jane. We love her little (normally) smiling face. Cats won, steaks were good, not much else to report.

2. In October I read zero books. The last time that happened since I started recording books was never. I read parts of two books. Oh well. I did read this very interesting article in the Atlantic about homework. I wish more parents would raise a fuss because sometimes teachers do it as a response to the pressure put on them by their administration. Sometimes they do it to be mean. Read this section also - I love the comprehensive education coverage from the Atlantic.

3. I gave out fruit snacks on Halloween. Does this make me the grinch of the neighborhood? My dinner guests were split on this issue. It seemed fine to me.


4. If you have a sweet tooth, read/listen to this, and you'll feel better about it. This is my favorite line: "Candy is the one that says, 'Hey, this is a treat. This isn't really food.' Candy never says, 'It's fiber, it's vitamins, it's all-natural, it's good for you!' Candy is honest, and says, 'This is a treat. Look at it as a treat. Enjoy it as a treat.'" Amen.

5. I bought nine Christmas presents this last week. I may not be reading or blogging, but apparently I'm still getting some stuff done.

8 comments:

  1. I really love the candy perspective. As long as I can remember that TREAT does not mean, EAT ALL OF IT BEFORE YOUR KIDS WAKE UP.

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  2. Also I wanted to give out glow sticks but Sol wouldn't let me.

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    1. Why didn't you ask me? I would have said YES!

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  3. I always had to consider a non-chocolate eating daughter, so I think fruit snacks are fine. I would send them in Lauren's lunches on a regular basis.

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    1. Thanks for always catering to my wants and needs, Mom :)

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  4. Fruit snacks would make yours the can't miss house on our block! Graham got so excited about a bag of goldfish that he let himself into a strangers house and asked them to open the package. Next year I'm so doing Fruit Snacks!

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  5. For what it's worth, my nieces and nephews are not allowed to eat fruit snacks...which firmly puts them in the category of things you can hand out on Halloween as far as I'm concerned. Fruit snacks = too much sugar = candy.

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