The Cool Kids

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fly on the Wall- November 2014 The Unhealthy Version

Hey there!  Welcome to the November Fly on the Wall Group Challenge. This month, 15 amazing bloggers and I are describing what it would be like if you were to take a peek inside our homes....

Have a "look" around mine, and then go visit the other blogger's pages. There's always something fun, sentimental, or better yet, embarrassing going on. It's like your house, only we're admitting to the craziness. You have our permission. Buzz on over!

The man
Alex, the eldest (daughter, 21) 
C., The middle (son, 16)
J., The youngest (son, 10)
Henry and Lila- The dogs

*We were less than healthy this month. Though I joke, please know that I do feed my children real food. 

Trick-or Treat!

This year I had a zombie pirate and (because he had to have a costume for a band concert,) a cardboard spartan.

Someone that lives here said,: "I hope we don't have many trick-or-treaters."

 I'm Hungry!

C. : (texting sarcastically from work) "Things are on sale. All of these women are coming through with bags of potatoes and fruit and frozen turkeys...What's going on? Should you be doing this?"
Me: "Young son, those are the people that I tell you about before you go to bed. The ones who cook. We will be needing none of that."
C. : "Cake mix is on sale too."
Me: I'll be there in ten minutes."
Alex: (texting): "Apparently, people in the real world have to make their own sweets. Being an adult is not fun at all."
Me: "Come over here. I made a cinnamon cake last night and I'm the only one eating it."
Alex: "You are SO lucky."
Me: "This is why I miss you. No one gets excited about cake around here."
Alex: "It's because they don't know what it's like to go without it."
The man: (pretending to wipe his eye) "C. brought me a bucket of buttered popcorn from the movie theater. He just gets me."

Is it only at our house? (Quotes)

"Am I the only one having a problem with 6 empty cans of pop and a half-eaten loaf of french bread on the air-hockey table?"

"This time change is awful. Does anyone else want to go directly to bed after dinner?"

"The dogs are impatiently waiting at the dryer to get warm sweaters."

"There's enough dog hair in the lint catcher to make a small sweater...and I'm considering making one."

"Did you know you can stand in one room and see a Halloween pumpkin, a Thanksgiving branch AND a Christmas tree?"

"You know what's disturbing? You complain that I snore, yet the only setting on your sleep machine working for you is 'Trains'."

"You know life's going downhill when you ask for underwear and socks for Christmas."

Convos of the month:

Alex: (texting) "FIVE!"
Me: (confused) "dollar footlong?"
Alex: "The number of times I submitted my comment on your blog before it showed up."
Me: " Thanks for your unwillingness to give up."
Alex: "It's a good thing I love you. Copy and Paste and your blog go well together."
The man: "Did you get the results from the doctor yet?"
Me: "No... But..."
The Man: "But what?"
Me:  "She ordered 3 bags from my shop."
The Man: "Well THAT can't be good..."
*note- It was all good.

The youngest has a future in business:

He creates a soda drink menu and gives it to his brother.
Mountain Dew is 5 cents.
Mountain Dew is the middle child's favorite soda. He has braces, though, so he's not allowed to drink it without a straw.
He explains this to the youngest.
The youngest then flips over the menu.
Straws: 10.00

Don't forget to fly over to the other blogs participating this month:

Baking in a Tornado                          
The Rowdy Baker                                  
Just A Little Nutty                                
The Momisodes                                          
Spatulas on Parade                         
The Sadder but Wiser Girl                                   
Follow Me Home                         
Stacy Sews and Schools                        
Menopausal Mother                          
Battered Hope                                 
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                         
Someone Else's Genius                    
Crumpets and Bollocks                     
Juicebox Confession                          
Risa Nye                                              
Go Mamma O                                   
Happy Friday, Friends


  1. $10 for a straw...OMG...he is shrewd one! I can't stop laughing at the trains sound machine, I can't stand hubby's snoring, but can deal with my sons. This annoys my hubby to no end.

    1. He is definitely sneaky, Karen. That menu made me laugh for days.
      Trains? How can that be? I joke and say it's because I'm from the other side of the tracks.
      I'd live next to a train and it would still be quieter than Mark's snores. (Our dog snores too!)

  2. Awww....your dogs get warm sweaters? That's awesome! I, too, have a lint trap that's packed with dog hair instead of lint. Ugh. Last year I made a pillow for my son out of the dog's hair because he wouldn't stop brushing them and then depositing the hair on the furniture. He just found out, and I'm afraid of the revenge that is sure to come.
    I'm drooling over those bowls of candy. We get NO trick or treaters, so I don't have an excuse to buy it. Sniff. We do need to discuss this "no cooking" thing, though ;-)

    1. They love their warm sweaters, Lorinda. So spoiled. I remember reading your story about the dog hair pillow. Hahahha. Look out behind you with that one. We had a lot of trick or treaters, but still had do much left over candy. Not an accident :)
      I'll tell you a little secret. I LOVE cooking. It's just become part of a schtick on the blog. Still though, and day of the week, I'd much rather bake <3

  3. OMG!! I would so love to be a fly on your wall!!! TOO freakin' FUNNY!!!
    That Spartan helmet is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. THanks, Stacy <3
      The middle child made the whole Spartan costume by himself. I couldn't believe how well it all turned out.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I to have dog hair from Hell! We could put all of dog hair together and make a

    Love ya Brenda

    1. Happy Turkey Day to you, my friend (whom I miss dearly). I need pics of your family including your dogs! Hop every one is doing well. <3 <3 <3

  5. ❤ I love your Fly on the Wall posts, I laugh from start to finish. I have to admit that the $5 Mountain Dew and $10 straws will keep me giggling most of the day! ❤

    1. That was the first entry I put in my Fly on the Wall File. It happened weeks ago and I didn't want to forget how hard it made me laugh. Thanks for the challenge and for commenting. 6/16. Hmm.

  6. That cardboard spartan is incredible! Simply amazing! I am in awe of your talents.
    Awww, I can just picture your sweet pups sitting in front of the dryer for their warm sweaters. I did the same thing for my socks this morning. :)
    Our Labby sheds like crazy... we need to come up with a use for all this extra fluff!
    I hope your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    1. I think we need a dog hair museum! I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful as well.
      Hey, each month I have a really hard time commenting on your blog. It never prints out my comment :( I tried 4 different times today. I just don't want you to thick I don't care; cause I do!
      Here was my comment to your very funny post:
      Meg, (I write on your blog every single time. I'm just not sure what I'm doing wrong. Why isn't it showing up? Is it because I wore normal clothes to my last Thanksgiving dinner? LOL. You guys are incredible. I want to wear PJs!
      Nice win on the Gidget video! You have a knack for picking up the best VHSs!
      I have to tell my husband that Christmas may not come if I don't get those llama socks.
      Happy Thanksgiving!!"

  7. Love love love the Spartan helmet!

    And what's with people underestimating the power of cake? Riddikulus.

    1. This is why I love you, you cake lover. Why can't people understand that cake can make everything a little better? The middle child made that helmet. I was in awe of it. Pretty spiffy, eh? He hates the word "spiffy".

  8. Loved your little business man -- how old? And the time change and dog hair -- Let's talk!! Great snippets

    1. The youngest makes me laugh. Just when you think you've heard everything... Dog hair! It's everywhere, Carol! Thanks for reading. I've never been so behind. I'll be over to your blog today :) <3

  9. Baahahaha, straws are on the soda menu. Pricey ones at that!
    I hear Alex… I am having a hard time commenting on some blogs. Not yours, though :-)
    That room you are talking about, with Halloween, Thanksgiving AND CHristmas decoration - is it yours?
    Your doc is your customer? So instead of billing you, she orders stuff from you' I have to try this. What could I be selling?

    1. Pricey Straws indeed. Still, as I told the middle child, not as pricey as those braces!
      Tamara, I have never been so behind. I comment on everyone's challenge blogs. I wasn't trying to be mean, but this time, I only commented on those who stopped by mine.
      Our main hallway goes off into two different rooms. The kitchen is decorated for Thanksgiving, the living room has the tree up. Our hallway, has halloween pumpkins up the stairs. I have some serious stuff to do :)
      The doctor (I have two and they both order!) is amazing. I wish we could barter in bags, but the medical stuff is a bit pricer. LOL.
      Hey, you could always sell straws... <3

  10. Quite industrious of the youngest child. I do see a future in economics for him.

    1. The youngest kids always have to be industrious. It's how they are heard. I told him to become rich and famous so I could live in his garage. He didn't like that idea. He said he'd send me to the Marriott. Hahahhaa!
      Happy Turkey Day, my friend <3

  11. Yes, it was a month of lots of candy, cake, movie theater buttered popcorn and french bread. Not so much on the Mountain Dew due to the high cost of straws locally. As for the dog hair sweaters, I'm all for that idea, as long as the sweaters are for the dogs. Maybe if they had to wear their own hair they would shed a little less. I'm also for the multiple holiday decorations at once. I think we should just leave it all up and add the other holidays as they come up. Eventually we could have a room for each holiday and never have to worry about putting decorations up and taking them down. Maybe we could also have separate train sounds and snoring rooms? Another great post, keep it up!

    Happy Thanksgiving/Merry Christmas/Happy Halloween!


    1. We need to throw it all out. I don't think I can wait until after the holidays...
      I will, however, keep the straws. We might need the money for Christmas.
      Before we put this holiday stuff away, we're going to down size. I keep tripping over pumpkins. That's never a good thing.
      Are you a secret blogger? Is this what you do at work? Reply to the cute girls? Your comments are getting pretty witty there, mister.
      Happy almost-Valentine's Day.


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