Happy National Ask a Stupid Question Day!
I know. The teacher in me automatically responds, "But there are no stupid questions!" And yet...the mother in me is shouting my teacher side down with, "Oh yes there is!" For example, when a child wants to talk snakes to death and you say, "Honey, I don't know all the names of all the different kinds of snakes," and he asks, "Which ones don't you know?" THAT is a stupid question.
Actually, I didn't know it was Ask a Stupid Question Day until Lisa from The Golden Spoons said so. She hosts a weekly link up called Tuesday's Ten, and this week we're celebrating the holiday by answering 10 questions from this list of 100 questions.
I had Turken give me 10 numbers between 1 and 100 then answered those questions.
5. Without looking, guess what time it is.
4:00. I know this because I have 15 minutes to write before we leave for church.
10. Do you remember your dreams?
Sometimes. I'm sure I have good dreams, but I never remember them. I can only seem to recall the horrifying dreams that make me uneasy (or even angry) and suspicious all day.
20. If you could change one thing about the world, what would you do?
I would want to end the suffering of people with horrible diseases that take children and parents and loved ones before we're ready. I would take the hate and meanness away from everyone's hearts so that everyone could live happily and without fear of others. I would blight peas, so they would never show up on anyone's plate or in anyone's pot pies ever again. My one would be one of those three.
35. Do you have a garden?
I do have a garden. A great big one that is mostly done for the year. There are just a few tomatoes and bell peppers left growing. The rest is either canned, eaten, or sitting in a bucket waiting to be canned.
37. What is the first thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning?
Why in the name of all that is good is that stupid song in my head?
44. If you don't have a tattoo, why?
Let me count the ways...1. It's pain I don't need to go through. 2. I don't really see the point. 3. When I see a tattoo, all I can do is think about what it will look like in 40 years. And then I usually laugh at that image.
55. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?
Every year from first grade through my senior year in high school. Uniforms are the best!
60. Where were you on Valentine's Day?
Either at home or one of the boys' basketball games. We don't really see the point of celebrating our love on a particular day.
71. Do you sing in the shower?
No, but I do sing at home, in the car, in the grocery store, and any other place that has music playing, much to the delight or chagrin of my children, depending on which one you're asking.
And because I didn't like the last question he picked, I picked a different one...
39. Who sent the last text message you received?
Last night I decided at the last minute to go to Phoenix's county tournament game with the 4 youngest boys. I asked Giant to "text Dad and let him know we're coming to the game". He grabbed my phone and did as requested.
This text conversation was the result.
So, how are you going to celebrate National Ask a Stupid Question Day? I'm sure Lisa would love to have you link up with us!
Have a lovely day!