2009年7月31日金曜日

honest scrap

here’s how the Honest Scrap Award works:
i must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link it.
i must list 10 honest things about myself.
i must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
i must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers & list their links.
i must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above requirements.

Thank you Illahee

Hmmmmm.......

1. Dear Amy, when I say it doesn't matter that you wet the bed and not to worry about it I don't really mean it. On the third night in a row when it's raining buckets and you are all glib and 'I was too tired to get up and wee' I really don't mean it.

2. Dear Meg, when I said 'maybe she was having a bad day' when you said your classmate told you to go away and not play with her I really meant 'she's a nasty little cow with a controlling and manipulative mother who is poisoning her impressionable brain already.' but 'maybe she's having a bad day' sounded so much nicer, right?

3. Dear K, when I suggested you find a class to do to help relieve stress I really wasn't thinking you'd do two classes and be away four nights a week...

4. Dear MIL, that idea you had of us going straight from the airport on our way back from Australian Summer to your place (freezing Fukushima Winter) so we wouldn't not visit during the NY holiday? Please read my strangled 'Mmmhgrmm' response as more of a 'you have got to be kidding. No thank you and not on your life, to boot.'

5. Dear anti-social neighbour's wife, thank you for the vegetables but when I said 'No, no, I couldn't' I meant it. See I'm still not really comfortable with the humanure aspect of your gardening (I know you've supposedly stopped now but there's still years of it accumulated right?) and I feed all your offerings to my chooks. Sorry

6. Dear Dad and FIL, when I say 'mmmm who knows' when you inquire as to your prospects of getting a grandson please read that as 'sure, if you'll come and be live in Nanny for the first year.' That's a resounding no, right? Enjoy your granddaughters, buy them a baseball glove and a cricket bat respectively and do all those boy things you're dreaming about. They'd love it.

7. Dear K, The girls have actually been bathing on their own for about a year now. In about 2 inches of water. With soap and face washers in the bath. Shocking I know but they love it, they get clean and if you're not here at bathtime I think I get to make the decisions.

8. Dear Amy's teacher, when I said I wasn't sure why Amy was sneezing so much the other week? Well, while I wasn't sure, I'm pretty certain it was a dust allergy kicking in due to a rather long hiatus on vacuuming- please rest assured that the garden looks beautiful, though.

9. Dear neighbours, please interpret my 'aah, is that so?' replies to your endless advice on gardening and the growing of crops you are completely unfamiliar with as a firm 'please keep your opinionated self away from my field unless you are here to pitch in and help. Even then, more grunt, less gab would be appreciated.'

10. Dear students, I'm a fraud. Yup graduated with honours, qualified in ESL and I still haven't worked out semi colons, affect/ effect, inquire/ enquire and a whole bunch of other grammatical minutiae. That's why I come up with gems like Q.'how do you know whether to use who or whom?' A. 'If you're supping tea with the Queen or writing a letter to an unspecified representative of a company use whom. Otherwise stick with who.'

11. (A bonus!) Dear reader, my life isn't really this interesting, I just pick out the good bits to blog about. But you already guessed that, right?

Anyone who wants to do this consider yourself tagged!

4 件のコメント:

gaijin wife さんのコメント...

Number 7 - yes yes yes. Granny k got a shock the first time I gave the kids a 'real' bath but now I think she just puts it down to gaijin-ness-ness-ness. Hub does the proper thing and I do sometimes but they enjoy the getting clean (but getting the water dirty) in the bath so much more.

illahee さんのコメント...

funny!

and you don't even want to see the bathroom when i let the kids do it by themselves....

Rachel さんのコメント...

I've just come up with the convenient expedient of making cleaning the bath one of the girls' chores! Now they mess it AND clean it! Oh, you guys are so going to love it when your kids get a bit bigger...

Kim さんのコメント...

I LOVE this post! And we are not purist bathers either!