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

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

  3. Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes sounds YUMMY!

  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.

  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.

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

  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,

  8. Good news ......

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

  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!