Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What I Learned This Week


I finally have a Tuesday with enough time free to do a "What I Learned This Week" post. So here's what I learned.
  • The house is much quieter with only one child at home. No squabbles!
  • However, the squabbling is apparently normal. A news article about sibling rivalry tells it like it is:
"Sibling quarrels are a fact of family life. On average, young siblings argue or fight 3.5 times an hour, which adds up to ten minutes of every hour."

I was relieved to learn that playing together matters more than fighting in terms of how close the siblings end up later in life. In other words, siblings who fuss a lot but play together a lot tend to be closer later on than those who hardly ever fought or played together (via Suburban Correspondent).
  • I get more housework done when I am procrastinating about going to the gym.
  • I never thought Miss Pink could seem any cuter to me, but then she lost a front tooth last week and I can't stop smiling whenever I look at her. She also has an adorable lisp now. Precious!
  • We went to dinner last night to celebrate birthdays for Justin and my new sister-in-law, at a restaurant called Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes. I learned that if I eat two yeast rolls with butter, a salad with warm bacon vinaigrette, a 9-oz. ribeye, a baked potato, and red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, I WILL feel stuffed to the point of misery. At the time, however, it was impossible to stop eating!
For more lessons learned, visit the "What I Learned This Week" carnival.

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13 comments:

  1. Oh what an awesome post! Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. I get more housework done when I am procrastinating on just about anything!

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  3. Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes sounds YUMMY!

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  4. I'm glad to hear that about siblings being close as long as they play together. I want my girls to be close when they're grown, but some days I wonder.

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  5. The fighting is definitely a fact of life here, too. My boys are either best of friends or worst of enemies. Ah well, I'll miss the noise when it's gone. . . I suppose.

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  6. Oh man...maybe that is why me and my sister get along so well now! lol

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  7. Hello there! Such a fun post! I have a huge smile on my face right now! I don't always get much housework done because I'd rather procrastinate on it than anything else in life!!!!!

    Love the picture that you painted of Miss Pink...and I shared your euphoria turned to anguish over the yummy sounding food!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my place...I really enjoyed my visit here with you!
    Be blessed,
    Susan

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  8. Good news ......


    My kids are going to be SUCH GREAT FRIENDS when they are older!!!

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  9. Oh I can certainly relate to eating to the point of misery and not wanting to stop. Sounds like it was awfully good, though!

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