This is my favourite favourite month. For me, it feels more like a new beginning than January does. It also kicks off the Fall, which is my favourite season. Apple picking, long walks through the leaves at the conservation area, cooler nights, comfort stews... bring it on.
But let's not get too ahead of ourselves just yet. Technically we're still on summer vacation, and will remain so until Monday at 12 midnight.
Today, as usual, I'm participating in Mama M's Five Question Friday which she hosts over at My Little Life! She's a rockstar.
1. Shoes in the house - yay or nay?
I cannot stand shoes on in the house. Shoes are for outside, not inside. I don't care how clean you think your shoes are, or how hard you wipe them on the rug, the reality is...if you've worn them outside for even a minute, they are dirty.
I have a 3 year old that plays on the floor, and soon will have a crawler. I can't have people wear their shoes on the same carpet my children play on.
I would never disrespect someone by wearing my outdoor shoes inside their home.
I have a pair of white canvas shoes that I wear inside and they've never been outside the house.
I'm just like Mr. Rogers. I have my outdoor shoes, then when I come home I switch to my indoor shoes. Except I don't sing while I do it.
2. What do you call them- flip flops, slippers, thongs, etc?
I usually call them flip flops, but lately I've been calling them my flippies. I bought about twenty pairs in all different colours and patterns the last time I was in the US at $1 each. I am down to my last pair and the pattern is wearing off. Good thing the summer is just about over, huh? I'll be in the US in November so I'm hoping to stock up on them then. Of course, it will be Fall there too...so maybe I won't be able to.
Oh now I'm sad.
3. What song are you almost embarrassed to admit you know all the lyrics to?
All Day, by Cody Simpson. He's this 14 year old kid from Australia and his videos play on the Family Channel in between the kids' shows. Sam and Julie can't stand the song but for some reason I love it and make them watch the video with me whenever it comes on. Jordan and I dance to it, because we're cool like that.
I even try to do his dance moves but something tells me we don't look quite the same. But in my mind I'm the best backup dancer that ever lived.
I also know all the words to the old-school Veggie Tales songs.
4. What is the best quality to have in a friend?
Trustworthiness. If I can't trust you, I can't be your friend. I need to be able to trust you or it just won't work.
5. Do you know what you want for Christmas?
Usually I never know what I want and that's because I have everything I ever wanted.
But...I would really like a pair of pinking shears. And when I was at Fabricland the other day I saw a kit with all different coloured thread. That made me very excited.
Otherwise, giftcards. To Michaels, Chapters, Fabricland or my favourite clothing store.
That's a wrap for today.
I'm taking Jordan out for some one-on-one time this morning and when I asked her what she wanted to do she said "SHOPPING!" Oy vey. Good thing she's not picky about what kind of shopping she does because today we're going to the grocery store and the dry cleaner.
Jealous? I knew it.
Have a great long weekend!
Head on over to Mama M's blog My Little Life to join in on the fun!