Monday, September 22, 2008


I was tagged by my friend, Stephanie. This one is about your kids, so first you post a picture of you and your kid(s) so the readers have a good mental image...well that and because my kid is just so dang cute that I can't resist posting pictures of him.

1. How many children do you have?

I feel pretty confident that everyone knows the answer to this one. Just one sweet boy. He's the one I'm incessantly writing about on here.

2. What are their ages?

18 months

3. What time do you start your day?

As late as possible, which at my house is 6:30 on weekdays and about the same time on weekends (if it's my morning to get up with little H), unless I'm really lucky and Hunter decides to sleep late. Late, of course, being 7:00.

4. What do you eat for breakfast?

Usually cereal. Unless I'm running late and then I'll grab something I can eat in the car like an Eggo waffle or pop tart or toaster strudel...or if I'm feeling super healthy, a breakfast Jack from my favorite morning fast food stop.

5. Do your kids watch tv?

He will a little, but not for more than 5 minutes at a time. He likes Barney, Blue's Clues, Mickey Mouse Club House, and his newest weekend morning show - The Imagination Movers. It has to have lots of music for him to show any interest at all.

6. What are their favorite activities?

Like Henry (Stephanie's son) , Hunter likes to be outside, so we take him on walks in either his wagon or the stroller, but it's very important that you let him out for part of the time so he can walk on his own - the independence is starting to explode out of that kid. He also likes organizing things (just like his mommy), and by "organinzing things" I mean putting things in piles. His favorite things to sort into piles are toilet paper rolls, his Noah's ark animals, blocks, and his two latest - books and food.

7. Do you get a break during the day for some you time?

I used to during Hunter's afternoon nap, but since he's started school and only naps there, now I don't during the day. I do usually spend some time alone at night, though, either blogging or reading blogs or reading a book.

8. How do you end your day?

I'm pretty much addicted to television, so after Hunter goes to bed and I do the blogging or reading thing, James and I usually watch tv or a movie. Then we hang out and talk in bed for a little while.

9. What is your best parenting advice or tip?

I really don't feel qualified to answer this question, but I think the thing I feel most convicted about as a parent is really spending time with your kid. Just you and him. Not while you're at play dates or on the phone with friends or cooking dinner, but just time focused on playing and interacting, one on one, with him.

I'm tagging 5...

Julie, Crystal, Emily W., Kat and Kaitlyn


Trina said...

You are a good mom! I loved seeing you and Hunter yesterday...see you again tomorrow!


Emily said...

Cute post Carole. I haven't seen this before. I'll get on this just as soon as I have a few moments to spare :) Hope you are having a good week!!