First of all, I have to announce that after 3 attempts RhondaLue got all the questions on my quiz right!
1- birthday gift bag (Husband's doing - not my fault.)
2- Lincoln Logs (I know, that was an easy one...)
3- Yes, socks. (However unexcited the kids were about this, I actually requested socks this year. And underwear. Really. And I got them both and was very happy.)
4- Although there is a Cotonelle box sitting on the floor, that's not what I meant. This is where the mind reading came in, because I meant that big bulk package of T.P. sitting on the green bin in the background. (Which was one of the most awesome Christmas presents of all time.)
5- bean bag (Although technically also on the Lincoln Log package, but I meant the bean bag.)
So, RhondaLue, what should your prize be? I should really give you something for your ingenious detective skills. What do you want? (As long as it's not really the big taco, because I don't make that great of tacos anyway, and I'm sure once it was shipped to your house it would be just a mess of sour cream and ooze.)
I'm completely against Resolutions this year.
In fact, I think I'm going to make anti-lutions. Except that I'm not quite sure out that would work out...
If I make negative goals, that would still be considered resolutions of sorts, so I think I'll just ignore the whole thing and go on as usual.
Although I must say that this year was probably one of the most exciting New Year's Eves we've ever had. For dinner we had frozen pizza and applesauce with MARSHMALLOWS on it. Oh yeah, we also gave the kids rootbeer, which is a pretty uncommon treat these days.
Then we watched "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" that we borrowed from the kids across the street. Which was only slightly interrupted when Number Four was found trying to chew a piece of poop that had fallen out of Opie's dirtied underwear, warranting a full blown adult freak-out, mouth cleaning and kid showering.
Once the kids were in bed (at like 8:30, because we're clearly the party animal type parents) Husband and I cracked out a Star Wars puzzle and the cheeseball that I put way too many onions in. And then we happily put pieces together, while munching crackers, during a viewing of 'Pirates: At World's End'. Because if it's two things we can't get enough of at this house it's the Millenium Falcon and Johnny Depp (but probably not in that order.)
Also, we kept score during the puzzle process. One can get points for say, finding the most corner pieces. Or spotting the piece with Princess Lea's eye. You can also be docked points for putting pieces in in the wrong order. Or if you mock your wife's amazing ability to keep score during a puzzle.
Needless to say, I won the puzzle scoring. Although the acutal puzzle never got finished - but that's a minor detail.
So see - a killer rocking New Year's Eve by all standards measurable. If my life got any more exciting I might just.....oh, I don't know......have to count it as actually having a life.