Each Wednesday, Emily, @ Notorious MLE, Danielle, @ Elleinad Spir, and myself are working our way through the lists of Listography 2011.
First & foremost- since you were all unbelievably supportive in regards to our little thievery last week, I must update you. The guy was caught. He made the careless mistake of dropping his cell phone in a nearby vehicle (of which he also stole from), giving the police quite the lead. Unfortunately, he'd already sold the games, and other missing items, but so kindly kept the empty game case. In any event, it brought a sense of [unexpected] closure.
Second, I am participating in my very first blogger pal's (Jessica) 2011 Recipe Challenge. It's such a simple, uncomplicated series, which is just the reason I signed up. The challenge? Each month, try a new recipe or create your own, send her a photo, and she'll include them all in one post. Easy Peasy. Tonight called for simplicity, so that's exactly what I went for. Need cooking inspiration? Check it (and others) out @ my favorite food blog, Kitchen Belleicious.
Anyhow, not an evening that brought the ability or desire to spend quality time with the laptop. So, I of course did what any great leader would do- delegate! A skill that emerges maybe a bit too naturally, I admit. Actually, it was pretty cool stopping to ask my kids their thoughts... to engage them in a conversation of something other than how much Hailey doesn't want to eat her vegetables and how many more bites need to be eaten.
So, here are their word-for-word responses to this weeks' list-
Leaders you are inspired by...
God. Because He created the whole entire universe and the earth and He created us, families, and all the animals.Jacob:
Abraham Lincoln. He was the president during the Civil War. Even though he was depressed, he kept trying really hard to fight for what he thought was right, like ending slavery.Hailey:
Barack Obama. He made a good choice for deciding to become a president- NOT a principal.Jacob:
George Washington. He was a General in the Revolutionary War and he created the White House.Hailey:
Michelle Obama. Because she makes sure everybody's healthy, and when she's on Disney Channel commercials she adds lots of vegetables to foods like salad and other food.Jacob:
Mom & Dad. You manage to have two kids and a dog. You make us do homework all the time and make sure we finish. You teach us responsibility like cleaning our rooms and give us rewards for doing good things. And you do a lot of other things like work, classes, cooking, blog, cleaning, and reading.Hailey:
Mommy & Daddy. You both say the right things. You forget my library books sometimes - but that's okay. You make us eat vegetables. You make us clean our rooms everyday. You tell us not to say bad words like the "F" word ["freakin"] and "S" word ["stupid"].
*Next week- same time, same place... Discover the topic, right here.