I Think I Want One

I'm hoping to become a 100% teleworker in the near future, and I'm seriously looking for ways to turn the $ I've been spending on fuel and lunches into weight loss. I saw this this morning and thought that I just may have found my first toy...


Griffin's Sunday Afternoon Question

I'm thinking I may come up with a new feature here on Consider My Monkeys. Something that offers Griffin's inquisitive wisdom.

Yesterday evening we were driving across town to say goodbye to the last of the family visitors. Griffin says,
Mom, are you the kind of mom that has a boy who ran away?
I said that no I am not.
Hunh - so I don't have any missing brothers?


Best Primary Lesson - Ever!

Last Sunday I was asking the boys what they'd learned in church.

I was all sorts of KO'd. I'd given my Relief Society lesson AND I spoke in sacrament meeting. Jon also taught (the deacons - and it was one of those lessons) AND spoke.

It took me a few minutes to catch on to what Griff was saying.

He was all sorts of excited and said:
Mom! We learned about the ten leopards! They tear skin off of people!
I had to stop what I was doing and ask him to repeat himself.

Yep - leopards.

There are 5 6-year-old boys in his class. I can just imagine all of them sitting on the edge of their seats, eyes wide. Griff is ecstatic to go back to class next week.


Creative Capitalism

My nephew Kendan is spending a day or so with us before he returns home to Michigan. The boys have played Risk, Heroscape, and Xbox. They made their own breakfast and pizza roll snack. I contributed the lunch portion of their day. Things started getting a bit rowdy this afternoon, so I sent them all outside.

They asked if they could sell lemonade. We didn't have any, so they mixed up some Kool-Aid. They made signs, got a table and camp stools, and even asked for a tablecloth. I gave them a festive starred & striped one. It's sure to get noticed.

On their way out the door they mentioned that some other neighbors were selling liquid refreshment for $0.50 a cup. My industrious boys decided to underprice them and go for $0.25.

Evan came back a few minutes later to make another sign. Apparently the competition got wise and lowered their price. Forced the Hills to offer the "Most Rock Bottom Price Ever" - $0.10!!!

They'd been gone for about 30 minutes when Griff came walking in the door. He said they hadn't sold anything, and I'm confident that more than his share of the profit resides in that stache on his upper lip or in the confines of his belly.

Now here's the real creativity. Griff starts raiding the first aid box in the kitchen. He exclaims, "YES!!"
and runs toward the front door. He wasn't headed straight out, so I peered down the stairs to see what was going on. He was wrapping his arm with an Ace bandage.

 I asked what happened.

He replied,
"Nothing. I just think we might sell more if I look like I'm hurt."
I think I feel a lesson about integrity coming on.

But really - if you're in the area - humor the kid. You won't be able to avoid his puppy dog eyes anyway. And the arm will just add to the experience.


Envelope Please...

 Thriftyba just gave me a versatile blooger award!

I love awards. Although receiving them embarasses me. While I'm in that moment. Give me a second or two and I will bask away.

Here are the rules for this award:

1. thank the person who gave you this award

     Thank you BA! You da bomb.

2. share 7 things about yourself
  • Very soon I get to telecommute - 100% of my work hours.
  • The last time I unofficially telecommuted I developed an incredible wardrobe of sassy Target pajama sets.
  • I'm afraid to publish my goals. Something about public failure is real buzzkill.
  • When the time comes I hope I'm an understanding, non-over-bearing mother-in-law and that the girls my sons choose get my sense of humor and adventure.
  • I am always in search of the next science fair project.
  • I worry about my brother.
  • My life is good.
3. pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic! Not all of these are recent discoveries, I figured I'd share the love anyway.
  1. Amy's Creative Side
  2. Annie Fannie's Green Acres
  3. Cre8tive Quilter
  4. Every Day I Write the Book
  5. Finding the Wrong Words
  6. French Essence
  7. Just Another Hang Up
  8. Just Jennifer
  9. Live it. Love it (or not). Write about it.
  10. Memoirs of a Farm Wife
  11. Narrating Life
  12. Not Uncommon
  13. Tattered Butterfly
  14. That Girl... That Quilt...
  15. The Chocolate Chip Waffle
4. contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.


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