Friday, March 02, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday: Dance! Scream!

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What's that you say?  You'd like to know what my A. #1 Get Pumped song that I can listen to around my children without holding my breath or coughing like a TB patient due to the colorful nature of the lyrics?  Well you have come to the right place, folks.  Prepare thyselves:


If you're ready for some minimal scandal, you must watch this (even if it has to be with the sound off).  The clothes and the dance moves will...well...make you wanna go to a roller rink or something.

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Do they still have roller rinks?

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Okay, for real.  40 Bags Time.  Did you think I'd forgotten?  Did you WISH I'd forgotten?  So this week was insane.  Bizarre.  Exhausting.  Filled with sick kids and sick parent.  Not parentS, thankfully.  I mean, remember the goat thing?  Yeah.  Things kind of got away from me (and by that I mean CPS better not pay a surprise visit to my house today or we. are. in. TROUBLE.) so this morning I got serious and gathered up 6 bags for the the entire week all at once.  No, not 7 'cause Sunday totally doesn't count.  Otherwise I'd have to gather 47 bags and that would be, like, unfair or something, ya know?

Here's the area we decided to tackle:

The costume bins of doom!  I mean seriously, what is the point of even having bins when the stuff is just going to be piled on top and spill out all over the dang place?

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5 bags of dress-up clothes later, and we can actually close the lids.  Huzzah!

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Add in a 6th bag of Junie B. Jones books (and other such inane drivel.  Like the free book that Tommy was told to give to me when he was in the police academy called "I Love a Cop".  How is it that I still had that piece of trash?) and we are ready to call it a week!

It's never to late to jump on the de-cluttering bandwagon, so scurry on over to Ann Marie's blog and link up your anti-packrat/pro-almsgiving posts.  It hurts so good.

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Oh, remember last week when I told you about our miniature indoor greenhouse?  You guys.  The radishes and the turnips are growing like CRAZY already.  We just planted them on Sunday!  At this rate they'll be ready to eat before we can even get them into the ground.  Nutso.

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Speaking of family fun in the miniature indoor greenhouse, lemme just show you how peaceful and joyful and uber-reasonable my children always are.  


OH THE HUMANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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27 comments :

  1. Even crying they're cute though, aren't they? I still believe you have the best, most awesome kids ever. No crying pictures will convince me otherwise ;)

    I totally need to do the 40 bags things. Your costume bins look great now!

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  2. Your 40 bags idea / link has inspired me and frightened my husband and kids!

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    1. Inspiration and fear: two excellent motivators! :)

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  3. I can't help but do the dance from Superstar everytime I hear that song! Oh, if only I hag children to embarrass! :)

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  4. I am so pleased you used my line, Dweej! It proves that we have the same sense of humor! We HAVE to meet for real some day!

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    1. It is the PERFECT caption for his crazy drama face. Perfect!

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  5. Ah, the Forty bags in Forty Days couldn't have come at a better time...my husband told me it is finally, yes, really, time to unload the baby stuff. The baby clothes, exersaucer, everything that we've been holding on to "just in case." Considering that I have been under orders to hold into every onesie, every baby toy, "just in case" for years, this is HUGE. I jumped at the chance. And our local pregnancy center was thrilled to get five bags of baby clothes and disposable diapers! Figuring that an exersaucer totally counts as a bag on its own, as does a baby playmat, we have unloaded 13 bags already, counting maternity clothes and whatnot. I get to rest for a few days! :P

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    1. We did that- got rid of the just in case stuff. And wouldn't you know it- We're pregnant. Thank goodness it's not a boy, because that makes me feel less guilty for giving away everything.

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    2. Gak! Don't tell me that. Now I'm scared.

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  6. The costume bin is the bane of my existence. That thing reproduces when no one's looking.

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    1. The copious amounts of tulle I wrestled with this morning were enough to make me insist that they all just dress up as cowboys from now on, using only handkerchiefs over their mouths as costumes.

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  7. i love 40 bags 40 days.... i just did it early this year when we moved... your costume bin cleans up nice!!!!

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  8. I believe they do still have roller rinks. But do they still make real roller skates?? And I admit my children still have not experienced the joy of rollerskating/blading. I AM glad, though, that they as homeschooling children will never have to endure the agony that is the "couple skate". I have the weirdest memories of school roller rink parties, part of which involves requesting various TLC and M.C. Hammer songs.

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  9. Those bags are pretty small.... We'd need forty just to tidy up a closet! ;P

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    1. We're pretty good about not collecting too much stuff (read: professional nomads), so Tommy wasn't sure we could even find 40 bags worth of things to get rid of. I assured him that it is ALWAYS possible!

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  10. Oh doesn't enjoy C&C Music Factory. I especially enjoy the line about the squirrels and nuts.

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  11. Dude, that song is on my iPod and I know all the words. It was my first cassette purchase as a preteen:)

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  12. Ok I'm going to have that song in my head all weekend!

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  13. What did you do to those children? Force them to plant seeds?

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    1. I am SO mean. First, I let them into the workshop to plant seeds. THEN one of Paul's seeds feel out of his hand and I COULDN'T FIND IT. Then I let Cecilia get dirt all over the table, which was NOT okay with Paul. So HE took the bag of dirt away from HER, which made her a very sad panda. Oy! Lots of seed planting drama from one minute to the next....

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    2. Poor thing. She looks heart broken and he's just *mad*. Oh, how it reminds me of my five year old.... LOL

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  14. You must be the worst mom ever. Only a bad mom would let her kids cry. PS. Maggie makes the exact same face as your son. Not that I ever let her cry. ;P

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  15. I love the photos of the kids. Too funny! Also, Bella went to a roller rink party last year so they do still exist. It was just as fun and cheesy as it was when I was a kid. :-)

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  16. So I just got to watch that.. The memories! I can't believe how long ago. I was a sophomore...

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    1. Did you have super awesome hair, Lisa?????

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  17. Those photos are awesome! She's so pretty, even when she cries :)

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