this week's lessons

Here are some things I've learned this week from my very exciting, extremely fulfilling life.
  • Sniffles will always turn into bacteria-infected, green slimy nose kinds of things.
  • If you take Hannah with you to go birthday shopping for ANYONE, she will make it a point to announce to them what they are getting.
  • If you take Hannah with you to go shopping for anyone else, she will beg and manipulate you into buying presents for HER. You will be powerless to resist.
  • Green slimy nose kinds of things always turn into ear infections.
  • An hour in the doctor's waiting room does not a happy mother make.
  • Making homemade bread will make everyone happy.
  • Kids run the highest fevers at three o'clock in the morning. By eight a.m., they are annoyingly chipper.
  • Mutual just is not fun for me, no matter what the refreshments are.
  • It is truly paradise here. Don't listen to me when I complain.
  • Hannah lacks the desire to blow her own nose.
  • Homework can be fun when you're drunk on M&Ms.
  • Frogs can hide for days in a tiny backyard, loudly croaking all night long, taunting you.
  • A warm bath and a scrapbooking magazine can fix anything.
  • The way to win favor with Chase is to let him run on the treadmill (after all - he's begged for a week). What? You want to exercise? Why don't you just sit here and watch t.v. some more, you silly kid... He'll be like putty in your hands after that.
  • Josh practicing the guitar makes me happy.
  • Greatest invention ever: the crock pot.

So there you have it. What did you learn this week?