Friday, March 4, 2011

Fabulous 5-Question Friday!

Heeeeeeeeeeere it is:

1. Have you ever forgotten your child in a store or at school?
I have never forgotten either child in a store....probably because any store I am in with them, one or both of them is, ahem, probably raising my blood pressure about something!  I will admit that I have come pretty close to forgetting I have to pick up my older daughter from something - but never to the extent of being more than 5 minutes past time.  When the kids were little - like, strapped-into-the-baby-carrier-little, I would sometimes as I drove somewhere have a minor panic attack that I had forgotten them...not a great feeling.  And come to think of it, I think I had a dream recently where I went somewhere and completely left the house without them.  One of those dreams where you wake up and feel really unsettled the rest of the day!

2. Where did you go on your very first date? (Like...first first, not first with your spouse or current significant other!)
Wow, I really have to think back on this one.  I went to an all-girls high school (had a big stone wall around it, not kidding), so dating wasn't something that started happening as soon I hit the entrance doors, the first day!  Ummmm....honestly, I think the first date I had was probably a high school dance - Homecoming or something - with a guy who went to an all-boys high school.
I do remember the date I was on with boyfriend-now-husband, when I just suddenly knew we were going to get married, that he was The One....we were in a Pizza Hut, sitting there waiting for our pizza.  Pretty romantic, eh?

3. What's your "silly" fear? (We're not talking water and heights.)
Falling down the stairs!  Not sure why, as I've never yet taken a tumble down any stairs.

4. Confrontation: do you cause it, deal with is as it comes, or run far far away?
Lately, I've been causing it.  It's not a great feeling, but it involved things that had been bugging me for quite some time and I could not let it go one second longer.  It sucked, and confronting things did not completely resolve the issue, but I'm still glad I did it!

5. Wood floors or carpet?
Wood in the dining room and entry way.  Carpet everywhere else except kitchen and bathroom. I think wood flooring is definitely easier to keep clean, but carpeting (and I mean wall-to-wall, not throw rugs which just make me trip!) is much more 'cozy'.




Yes I Blog said...

I have a fear of falling. Not necessarily down stairs (although I have) but just in front of people or in a public place.

Probably because I have fallen so many times and made a fool of myself already. I love the way I look in heels, but rarely do I wear them. Fear. Sheer fear of humiliation.

Rachel said...

I fall constantly. I fall UP stairs I fall down stairs. I fall when I get out of bed and I fall into bed. Its seriously a big problem for me. I don't fear falling though what I fear is falling on someone...

JMB said...

Hi K.T. and Rachel! Thanks for commenting!

Funny story about falling - two-three summers ago we were on vacation in Chicago. We were outside the Natural History Museum, walking up the sidewalk to go in. There was a sign on a post, the post had a base that stuck foot caught on that, and I sheer forward velocity propelled my 15 feet up the path and into a flower bed, and I'm yelling "sh*********it" as I hurdle forward...into some very prickly rose front of some summer camp class of young kids! The staffer pruning the rose bushes pops her head up after I've almost landed ON her, and says "Are you alright?" and I say "I think I smashed your rose bushes".
VERY embarassing...and painful!