1. When driving, are you more likely to listen to the radio, to CDs or an iPod, or nothing at all?
Nothing at all. I definitely prefer quiet! If Little Bear is having a particularly hard time being happy, I'll turn on a CD of music he likes. Occasionally, if I'm the only one in the car and I'm sitting in a parking lot waiting for someone, I'll listen to the radio.
2. Do you prefer window or aisle?
Window, so that I can close it! I always get headaches from the glare of the sun on the wings or on the lower clouds.
3. Do you fall asleep on your side, back, or stomach? What position are you in when you when you wake up?
I saw that this would be a question last week, so I spent all week trying to figure out the answer. I'm still not sure how I wake up, probably because I'm usually half-awake and trying to deal with Little Bear, but I do know that it's really hard for me to fall asleep if I'm not laying on my stomach.
4. When is the last time you attended a zoo, circus, carnival, county fair, or parade?
Two years? We didn't go to the fair last year. It's being held this week, and I think we're planning to go on Friday. None of us are interested in rides, and we're trying to convince ourselves that we aren't going to get any of the awful-for-us food, but I want to see the sewing and canning entries, Matt is hoping to find some photos of Alaskan wilderness, and we think Little Bear will like seeing the animals.
5. Do you have a favorite quote or inspirational saying?
Not really... If I can't think of any quotes without asking Google or flipping through a book, I don't think I can classify anything as a favorite. I probably would if I wasn't so tired; ask me again in a few years, when any children are sleeping through the night and taking proper naps.
6. What's the best thing about summer?
Being able to send kids outside without layers of gear! When it was in the low 40s the other week and I wanted to put light mittens on Little Bear before sending him out to play with his aunt, it took a ridiculous amount of time because by the time I had one on, the other was off. Adding snowpants, boots, a hat, and a heavier coat once we reach late October is going to make every trip out the door such an undertaking. And I'll be doing it a lot, because as long as it's above -20 F (and probably when it's colder, depending on how much of a wimp I am that day), kids need to get outside at least for a little bit each day so that no one goes crazy.