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Emily Post would be horrified by my first Wordless Wednesday

I'm linked up with no fewer than six blog hops today, so try to keep up, people!

Wait, is that poor Blog Etiquette?  I don't mean being rude and telling you to try to keep up - duh, I already know that's poor etiquette - I mean cross-pollinating multiple blog hops in one post.  Is that allowed?

Clearly I have no idea what I'm doing with this whole innerwebs deal, so some days while I'm blogging I feel like I'm having dinner with the Queen Mother and halfway through the soup course I realize I don't know the rules.  I break out in a cold sweat wondering if I'm supposed to raise my pinkie when I pass the gravy boat, or I realize I just stirred my coffee with my salad fork, or I think, Did I just ask the UN Ambassador to the South Sandwich Islands how it was hangin'?

So anyway, if I'm not supposed to do this, I trust someone will comment and let me know.  But nicely, please.  I'm fragile, and you never know what's going to push me over the edge.

My other issue (as if there's only one more) is that I'm way behind in posting my February Photo Challenge pics.  So I'd better get on with it, since this is supposed to be Wordless  Wednesday and I've clearly failed miserably so far at the wordless thing.  Sorry. ::audible gulp::  So where were we?  Oh yeah...

11.  makes you happy
If I were a good person (and I believe we've already established the answer to that) I'd be inserting a photo of my kids here.  But let's pretend we already know that my kids make me happy, and instead I'll share this:

These are over at my in-laws' house - the olden-times version of Fisher Price Little People.  I don't know why, but the sight of these little suckers made me laugh right out loud.  Is it because the dog is the same size and shape as the people, just with a dog head?  Is it because of the singular curl of hair in the middle of the baby's forehead?  Is it because one of them mysteriously had no face at all?   I love these things, and their little merry-go-round, and the fact that they had a Fisher Price car developed exclusively for them that wasn't wide enough for two to fit in side-by-side but was wide enough that if you only put one in there he fell over in the front seat every time you turned a corner.  I love that they came out of the package without predetermined names and back stories.  I guess I don't love that they're choking hazards, but whaddayagonnado?

12. inside your closet
This is not trick photography folks.  I didn't use a fish-eye lens, or take the photo from a distance.  That is as wide as my closet is, which I can't complain about for the following reasons:
  •  It is the only closet in the whole upstairs, and though it's in the hallway (not even in our bedroom) it's mine, all mine.
  • Although I am the lucky resident of the sole upstairs closet, I waste this valuable real estate by using it to store jeans that are too small, maternity clothes that are too big, old bridesmaids dresses, two pairs of boots that I got when I briefly thought I might become a "boot person," eleventy unused hangers, and work clothes that I don't wear because I never leave the house anymore, let alone go to work in an office.

13. blue
The morning glow of the coffee maker.  In my old age I'm starting to like mornings; and no matter how you feel about them, at least they eventually lead to the rest of the day, which is generally a good thing.  Plus mornings mean coffee.  Coffee good.

14. heart
Another one of the valentines Jake drew. If you didn't see his others, you should click that link and check them out.  Funny or disturbing?  You be the judge.  Also, I added a link at the end of that post to show you the non-gift Valentine's Day gift that my husband gave me EVEN THOUGH WE'D AGREED TO IGNORE VALENTINE'S DAY.  I hate that, because you can't really get too mad at somebody for being nice, even if they are breaking the rules.  Not cool.

15. phone
I like old-fashioned phones.  Don't get me wrong, I love my iPhone, and it's hard to deny that dialing a rotary phone isn't quite as much fun as playing Fruit Ninja, but I sort of miss the heavy clunkiness of old phones and twirling the cord around my finger absent-mindedly while I talk.  I think it's funny that so many people (myself included) have these fancy, high tech phones and then set them up to seem low tech by setting the ringtone to sound like it's coming out of a 1950's newsroom, and changing the wallpaper to look like weathered barn wood.  I think you can even get an app that brings up a rotary dial on the screen, but I don't feel a need to go quite that far.

And because no blog post is complete without a picture of at least one of the kids...

I'm linked up to...

The Paper Mama
Jenni From the Blog
Parenting By Dummies
Because I'm the Mommy

NapTime MomTog

 then, she {snapped}

I hope you enjoyed yourself while you were here - and I hope you come back! Please share inappropriate giggles with me on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, or subscribe via email so you don't miss a thing!


The Third Partier said...

hah! you posting a link to my blog sextupled my traffic! i'm just riding along on your blogtails.

i said "sex." hm hmm hm.

Bethany said...

I like the first shot.

Teresa said...

This is a nice series of photos. The kid is adorable!

RobynHTV said...

Thanks, Bethany and Teresa! So glad you stopped by!

Anonymous said...

Love that last photo.

April @ Red-Dirt-Mama.com said...

You have a lovely blog -- and you are a really funny writer! I loved this! I have a group of friends (we call ourselves the Snarky Movie Club) and we hang out in the chatcave and talk in Yoda and snark about everything -- and your writing style totally reminds me of it!

I've scared you off now. I knew I lost you with Yoda.

Great post!

Stacy Uncorked said...

We could be sisters separated at birth - I love revisiting my parents house (with the olden-times version of the Fisher Price little people we used to play with when we were kids), your closet is just like mine (with the same contents) and I could compare everything else on your list and have similarities! :)

Snow Bunny or Not?

Tenille @ My Family Table said...

You have unused hangers? How? Why? When I buy new hangers they mysteriously evaporate. Even if your closet space may be a little more squeezey than mine, I'm jealous of your spare hangers! :-)

RobynHTV said...

Thanks, Sarah! She loves bath

RobynHTV said...

April: Intrigued I am. Crash your party I must. (How was that????)

RobynHTV said...

Stacy, I'm so glad to hear that you remember the FP little people, too! I had completely forgotten about them until I saw them again when my dad-in-law pulled out that box of toys - it was such a weird deja vu that I started to think I was making up all those memories in my head!

RobynHTV said...

Tenille - hahaha! I would so love to pretend the extra hangers are there because I regularly go through my closet and remove clothes to donate to worthy charities. But actually, they're in there because the clothes are packed so tightly, removal of one shirt causes the two neighboring shirts to get draaaagggged off their hangers and fall on the floor. I should have included "wadded up shirts on the floor" in the list of closet contents.

C (Kid Things) said...

Great series of photos! I would say his Valentine's cards are definitely funny.

RobynHTV said...

Hi C- thanks for the comment, I find your opinion comforting. :)
--ha, "Hi C." Now I'm thirsty.

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