Friday, July 26, 2013

July Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 12 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.



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When you’re done click on the links below for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado
Just a Little Nutty
Follow me home . . .
Stacy Sews and Schools
The Sadder But Wiser Girl
Menopausal Mother
Moore Organized Mayhem
The Insomniac's Dream
The Momisodes
Spatulas on Parade
The Rowdy Baker
Sorry kid, Your Mom Doesn't Play Well With Others

I usually have a theme for these Fly on the Wall posts. This time I have no theme, just some snippets of what you might see or hear or observe in my house:

Husband: That was good pizza. Did you use real cheese?



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When you come into my house from the garage, there’s a bathroom on your right and straight ahead is the mud room/laundry room. The way the rooms are set up, the washing machine sits beside the same wall in the laundry room that the toilet backs up to in the bathroom. So for a good time, you don’t have to read public restroom walls, just come to my house and sit on ?the potty while the washing machine is going through the spin cycle. Oh, and hold on tight.



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Son: Is there any cake left?
I just stare at him in disbelief.
Son, again: Mom, is there any cake left?
Me: No.
Son: Why not?
Me: Because YOU finished it and as far as I know it doesn’t regenerate.



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Me to husband on a Friday night: Don’t you just love when no one’s grounded and we can drink in peace?




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Me to Son: You have a Dentist appointment tomorrow morning.
Son: No.
Me: That wasn’t a question.
Son: I’m sticking with “no”.



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Grilled Taco Chicken


Me: Be home by midnight.
Son: Do you want me to call or do you want me to text if I’m going to be late.
Me: Neither, you’ll wake me up, just be home at midnight.
Son: I’ll just tell you now then, I’ll be home at 1:00 am.
Looks like .I’m going to have to explain the whole concept of a curfew yet again.

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My other son is a lifeguard this summer. We were talking about a swim class he’s teaching. He told me that one of the Moms asked if her child would be moving up to the next level. My son’s answer? “If she passes this one.”


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This is something that you’d actually hear fairly frequently in my home as a tousled, just awakened (again) teenager makes his way into the kitchen at around noon:
Me: Are you looking for something for lunch?
Son: I haven’t had my third breakfast yet.

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How you know you’re an invaluable help to your husband:
Me: Can I help you with that?
Him: Yeah, stay out of my way.

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Me to son: Hey kid, your Momma’s ugly.
Son turns and looks at me with a blank stare.
Me: Just wanted to see if you were listening. But thanks for defending me, by the way.

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Son: You’re mean.
Me: I’m the nicest Mom you’ve ever had.
Son: You’re also the meanest.
Damn kids, beat me every time.

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Grilled Taco Chicken
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Printable Recipe
 
NOTE: I recommend you serve this dish with my Homemade Pico de Gallo. Find the recipe here: Pico de Gallo
 
Ingredients:
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half
2 TBSP Salsa
¼ cup Vegetable oil
1 ½ tsp Chili powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
A pinch of red pepper flakes
¼ tsp paprika
¾ tsp cumin
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Opt: Pico de Gallo for serving
 
Directions:
*Put chicken breasts into a container of your choice (I use a gallon freezer bag).
*Mix all other ingredients well and pour over the chicken.
*Refrigerate for about 4 hours, mixing frequently to be sure all of the chicken marinates.
*Discard the marinade and cook the chicken on the grill until it’s cooked through.
*Serve with Pico de Gallo

43 comments:

  1. I loved this! Your sons are snarky, it's great.

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    1. Well, sometimes it's great. Sometimes not so much.

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  2. Funny, my husband has said that exact same thing to me, that I can help by staying out of the way! :-D

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    1. I think maybe our husbands have been conspiring. Maybe we should go have a drink and leave them alone to do their chores.

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  3. ROFLOL!!!! Love that your kids seem to have the same sense of humor that you do! LOL
    We had almost the same discussion about cake last week!!! And then again this week about brownies.... LOL

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    1. I hear you about those food discussions. They seem to be ongoing.

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  4. LOL the curfew had me laughing. I can see mine pulling that.

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    1. Oh, I've had my older son pull every curfew trick in the book. In fact, I could write the book!

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  5. Every time I read a conversation between you and your sons, I chuckle because it all sounds sooo familiar. Big smiles over here today from this post!

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    1. Although my kids do often drive me nuts, I do know that in many ways they're like most other teens.

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  6. I get the stay outta my way thing a lot too.
    Can't say it makes me sad to go inside and enjoy the A/C instead.:)
    I wanna go for a ride on your potty!

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    1. LOL, just be sure you hold on . . .

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    1. They're probably way funnier to an outsider . . .

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  8. I'm gonna have to try that taco chicken! There's two of your recipes that I need to try.

    I didn't know one of your kids was a hobbit! How'd you manage that?

    As usual...loved it!

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    1. Yes, you need to try the Taco Chicken. And if you haven't made the Pico de Gallo yet, it's so good with the Taco Chicken.

      Hobbit?

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    2. They have things like second dinner, things like that.....

      Aanndd, I just showed what a big nerd I am! lol

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  9. Love the mother/son conversations. Makes me a little sad, I miss my boys so much. But there are times where it is nice to be in my gown at 7 pm and not worry about them coming home with a group of kids. LOL

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    1. I agree. I'll miss them when they go, but there's something to be said for a little peace and quiet too.

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  10. Curfews are tough. Especially with boys, because at some point a light goes off over their head and they realize they're bigger and more stubborn than you, and can just say "no" and there's not much you can really do about it. I'm glad those days are over for me!
    I never had a curfew. My parents "trusted my judgment" which was the kiss of death for me. I was far too conscientious to blow that. Genius on their part, huh?

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    1. My older son has a curfew because he'd never come home. My younger one can only legally drive up till Midnight because of his age so that took care of his curfew.

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  11. Loved the conversations..Loved your post Dear...as usual....

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    1. Thank you so much. Many of these conversations are funnier when I tell the story later than they were the first time around.

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  12. Punishment should NEVER interfere with your Friday night quiet time! Alex always says, "I'll text you if I'm late".
    "Unless you're in jail, don't call. Just be home on time." Actually, if she's in jail, I would be the LAST person she'd call. ;)
    I could have used your lifeguard-son's attitude all those years ago at report card/conference time!
    THis was a great FLY. I had fun reading all of them :)

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    1. You'd think I'd learn about that punishment thing but like my kids I keep making the same mistake over and over again.

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  13. That chicken taco sounds good... I am almost sad that the third breakfast doesn't end and neither does that blank stare...Congrats on drinking in peace

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    1. No, I'm sorry, neither ends any time soon. You're in for a long and bumpy road. Wishing you many chances to drink in peace.

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  14. I love snarky kids!! 'Third breakfast'?!! Okaaay!! I'll prepare for that one too!! :/

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    1. Ha ha, wait till you see what happens to your food bill. I could fill 2 carts a week easily.

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  15. When you become the mother of a boy, you should forget starting a college savings account and start a Food For When He Becomes a Teenager account. If it's not nailed down, they will eat it!

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    1. Oh, I could not agree with you more. Every time I go to the grocery store I'm shocked at how much I can spend. And it's never enough.

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  16. Gotta love those teenage boys! And that photo looks like all kinds of yum - healthy too!

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    1. Gotta love 'em. Yeah, I guess I do.

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  17. OMG...too funny babe. I love the conversation about the curfew and the vanishing cake...LOLOLOL...I am so scared...

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    1. Yea, fun times ahead. Hold on for dear life.

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  18. Once again, I'm giggling uncontrollably at the thought that I missed out on TJ's terrible teens! Not that a teenage GIRL is any easier, but something tells me that snarky and sarcastic is boatloads better than a hormone-filled drama queen!

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    1. I didn't have any girls but I've had quite a few hang around here and I'm pretty sure they're no bowl of cherries either.

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  19. I think your sons have been reincarnated as me. I used to eat like him, sleep late, act snarky, and break curfew. As long as they are good kids don't sweat it. Just keep drinking on Friday nights!

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  20. Absolutely loved this one... really liked the 'you/hubs' snippets. lol

    Also: the 'potty shake' sounds interesting!!! Ha...

    Have a great week, Slu

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    1. Yeah, with one son heading for college in less than a month I think I may be including more "me/hubs snippets". Half of my reasons for writing are moving away!

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  21. I love the second to the last one, ROFL.
    I love these posts. wish I could join in.
    Just coming from Michele of Shelly Bean's

    Barbara
    www.barbara1923.com
    Lagos, Nigeria

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    1. You can join in. Sent you an email, see what you think!

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