Can it really be that another month is ending? It seems that summer truly is coming to a close. Time for a round up of things I learned in August!
In no particular order:
1. Gak is evil. It may be a fun science experiment, but we, in this household, are wholly unable to keep it away from fibrous surfaces. Clothing, couches, and carpeting, oh my! Just say no. You’re welcome.
2. Garage sales simply aren’t worth all the work they require. My husband warned me, and he was right. If I ever start that crazy talk about trying one again, please tell me to step away from the little round stickers.
3. I may not be ready for school to start, but my heart skips a beat seeing all the back to school supplies at rock bottom prices. Um, for me…not the kids. Twenty-five cent Crayola crayons? Yes, please! Sharpies? You are my love language. Yes, ma’am.
6. There is a group chat feature thingee on Voxer. It’s like the audio version of group texting. There is no end of delight to this for me. Some of the God-sized dreamers have a conversation going, and it is cracking me up. If you are on Voxer, let me know!
7. Apparently, my 2 year-old finds it amusing to do this:
Have you ever tried to put one of these things back on? The sad truth is that it is the least of all evils to just leave it like this. Sigh.
8. Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” will never, ever get out of your head. I will never, ever let my daughter check Kidz Bop 23 out of the library again. In related news, I’ve decided that Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” is not suitable for ages 6, 9, and 11. I make them skip over it every time. (And the video isn’t any better. They showed me on YouTube.)
9. Despite advances in technology, doctors can still get it really wrong…or else the young woman who struck up a bizarre conversation with me in the Verizon store was telling me a whopper. (By the way, the hours that Verizon has sucked from my life this month would have made this list, but, well, there’s that whole “if you can’t say anything nice” thing…) It turns out this woman was at the store because of problems with a phone failing to transfer photos of her sister’s new baby. Only, instead of the boy her sister was expecting, she got twin girls–ultrasound and all. And she delivered at 44 weeks. And this woman, who is currently a nanny of 5 kids under 4, is considering adding the newborn twins to her care when her sister goes back to work. What the what? It made for an interesting 5 minutes out of the 60 I waited to get my replacement phone that Verizon called me to pick up…even though they couldn’t complete the order due to an issue at their headquarters…but I digress.
10. Give a group of eleven year-olds some bacon, some chocolate, and some inconspicuous-ish supervision, and they will create an amazing, gourmet gift.
What did you learn in August?
Do you share my love affair with Sharpies?
Linking up with the original monthly list-maker, Emily, at Chatting at the Sky.
For more lessons learned in August, visit her there!
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