Thursday, March 17, 2011

Five Question Friday 3/18/11

Woohoo! It's Friday! I'm extra, super excited this Friday because we got a great surprise last night. Daniel got to come home from Texas over two weeks earlier than we had planned! Six days of him being gone was more than enough for me. I don't know if I would have made it 3 weeks!
I didn't tell the kids he was coming home, so when he walked in a little before 11pm, they were really surprised! It was not an easy task trying to keep them up that late. My kids like to go to bed early and get up early (except for Sierra-she likes to sleep in). I was a mean mom-I needed an excuse to make Dakota stay up so I made her sweep the kitchen. But after she did, I let her get back on the computer, so I made up for it.

As is tradition, I am linking up with Mama M. for Five Question Friday. Head on over there and play along!

1. Have you ever testified in court? For what?
I have never had to testify in court. There were a couple of times though when I thought I was going to have to. Both were in custody situations for students of mine. Thankfully, things were worked out without my having to testify. I think I would be scared to death if I had to testify in court!

2. Do you still have your wedding dress?
I do. We had it preserved by the dry cleaner. It's at my mom's right now and she keeps hinting that I need to take it home with me. But I really don't have anywhere to put it, so I keep "forgetting" to get it. :) I absolutely loved my dress at the time, but by the time any of my girls need to wear it, it will be way too outdated. Plus, my girls are pretty tall and thin right now so I don't think they will fit into it (I was neither tall nor thin when I got married.) I'm hoping they can alter it somehow or take pieces from it for their dresses though. My aunt made my veil so I'd really like to see them use that at least.

3. Is there a special place you like to go when you're happy, sad, stressed, etc.?
Can't really think of anyplace special. It just depends on the day.

4. If you have kids, do they sleep with you? If you don't have kids...will you let your kids sleep with you when/if you have them?
Well, a long time ago when Dakota was 2 and I was pregnant with Cheyenne, Daniel worked the overnight shift at his job. Dakota was still at the age where we would hold her until she fell asleep and then take her into her bed. But she got to be too much for me to carry, so I started letting her sleep with me. Once Cheyenne was born, I was so afraid that I wouldn't be able to hear her apnea monitor from my bedroom that I ended up sleeping on the couch in the living room while she slept in the infant seat next to me. So, then it was Daniel and Dakota in our bed. Once the monitor was gone, we could not get Dakota to go to sleep in her own bed, so she, Daniel, and I all slept together in a full-sized bed! Not the most comfortable way to sleep. The thing that finally changed her mind was when we moved to a new house. For some reason, her new room was just what she needed to go back to sleeping by herself!
Landon went through some time where he wanted to sleep with us. He would always start out in his own bed, but make his way to ours during the night. Most of the time, I was too exhausted to get up and take him back to bed, so I would just let him stay. Since we've moved, though, there have only been a few times when he has come to our bed. I usually take him back to his room after a little while.
Cheyenne has always been a pretty good sleeper. She has come in a few times when she's been sick or scared, but not very often.
Sierra will not sleep in our bed. Even if she gets up and comes in during the night (and it's been forever since she's done that), she will just bring her pillow and blanket and sleep on the floor beside our bed.

5. Do you watch late night TV?
No. I do sleep with the television on at night but I don't watch it. We only get three channels anyway, so I doubt there's anything on worth watching.


April said...

I bet your children wer happy to have their Dad back! My daughters first words this morning were "Daddy didn't come home last night" - I felt so bad for her!

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Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Glad your husband got to come home early. I know I hate it when mine has to go on a trip.
I love your blog header. You have beautiful kids.

Ellen said...

I must be the weird wife... I enjoy when my hubby goes out of town. It seems I get a lot more accomplished! Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your posts. ~ Ellen

trooppetrie said...

I fall asleep with the TV on too, a habit i would love to break