19. Was I surprised when Sean’s last long-term relationship ended?
Yes. I don’t think I should comment much more. She was like a sister to me, and I’m so happy she’s happy now.
20. Why take my kids to extravagant places?
Because I want to go there and by law, I can’t leave them unattended at home! Plus, I grew up traveling the world and even though they’re so young, they are learning and experiencing things that will mold them into cultured adults. Plus, they make everything more fun!
21. Where did I find Kensington’s outfit on the November 27th post?
22. What’s my favorite TV show?
The Bachelor 🙂
Ok…and I love anything Real Housewives, Parenthood, Jersey Shore (don’t judge!), Project Runway…that kind of stuff.
23. Your kids seem so well behaved…how do you discipline?
Well…first, you’re just seeing them in photos. In person, they’re very much normal 3 and 4 year olds! We do everything around here…we spank, we do time-outs, we take toys away, we take away privileges (like TV or certain toys). Each kid is different and reacts differently to each consequence. We tell them over and over that we love them and explain why they’re receiving the consequence they receive. They’re great kids…but they totally misbehave daily!
24. How do I get my kids to sleep so well?
Great question! My kids are FABULOUS sleepers! They sleep 12 hours at night and take loooong naps. How? I trained them. My friend Whitney once told me that we teach our kids how to sleep, and that is so true! If I knew they had their basic needs met (dry diapers, fed, burped, not sick), I ignored them when they cried during the times I thought they should be sleeping. She told me this when K was 5 months old and still waking up once a night to eat (and she wasn’t really eating…she was just programmed to wake up)…so I started ignoring her cries and after 2 nights, she was sleeping through the night. Smith, was an EASY baby from the start. EASY. (However, he’s totally two now, so it’s a different story!). He has always enjoyed sleeping and slept through the night at 7 weeks. He has always loved napping and never, ever fights going down. I know…I’m soooooo lucky in this department. Wait until we get to a potty training question…I wasn’t so lucky in that department!
25. What is my entire family’s (including parent’s and brother’s) diet?
This answer will crack you up. Let’s start with me: I’m a big believer in all things in moderation. I try and eat a lot of fresh veggies, proteins and whole grains but I have a sweet tooth and indulge daily. I don’t restrict myself because that will just make me cranky.
My dad: eats your basic “dad” food…coffee and cereal in the morning, sandwich or something for lunch and whatever my mom makes for dinner. He’s pretty low maintenance.
My mom: eats junk food and looks fabulous. Feel free to hate her. I do. 😉
Sean and Andrew: both have the cleanest, most boring, healthful diets known to man kind. They each eat 2 dozen egg whites a day, 4 chicken breasts, salmon, veggies and water. Their diet makes me want to gag. Andrew eats whatever I make for dinner because if he didn’t, I would kill him. Other than that, he eats healthy, healthy, healthy. Both guys do. It’s disgusting. 🙂
Wow! That was only the first 25 questions! More to come next week. Due to the over-whelming number of questions, I’m no longer accepting any new questions. Hopefully, you’ll get your answers in the next few posts.
And don’t forget to check out my Favorite Things on the top right corner…this answers some of your questions too.
Have a great weekend!