ABCs of Lessons Learnt Journal … and this week’s Kids Co-Op Linky


Seems like some people are really enjoying my series highlighting great blogs by giving you the “ABCs” of the ladies behind the blogs!  (yay!)  This week I’m happy to share  a recently new find for me … she commented on my ABC post last week … and I love her blog.  So, here are the ABCs of Pauline from Lessons Learnt Journal.

Age – 25 (since 2006).

Bed Size – Queen; ( but had I known the amount of space kids take up in the mornings when they sneak in, I would have invested in a King).

Chore that you hate – Ironing MOUNTAINS of business shirts.

Dogs – Love them, but don’t have a large enough garden for one.

Essential start to the day – The crescendo of children’s voices; (that’s a nice way to say the kids are getting crazy). The crescendo is “essential” as it is the only way to get me out of bed these days.

Favorite color – Baby blue (or perhaps my palette has been brainwashed since having three boys).

Gold or silver – White gold.

Height – Vertically challenged.

Instrument you play – I can play the piano. Cello and singing lessons were had, but I can’t play the cello or sing for the life of me – (unless there’s a Sing Star comp, then it’s game on!).

Job – Stay at home mum and Primary School Teacher on maternity leave. (And in what seems like a previous life now, Business Development Co-ordinator and Superannuation Fund Administrator).

Kids – Fraternal twins N & M born May 2008; “Baby boy” E born June 2010; “Darling Daughter” K born November 2011.

Where do you Live? - Sydney, Australia.

Favourite Movie – This is cheating, as it’s a mini series, but BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, (yes ladies‚ the one with Colin Firth ;P). Sigh, if only I had the time and wasn’t surrounded by boys and a husband who are obsessed with comic heroes.

Nickname – Just asked my husband and we had a good laugh about this one. Better leave it at that.

Overnight hospital stay – Much more than I would have liked during my twin pregnancy, but all ended well with two healthy twin boys.

Pet Peeve – Double negatives in sentences.

Quote – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” – John 3:16.

Right or left handed – Right.

Siblings – 1 younger brother.

Time it takes you to get ready - If by ready you mean dressed in comfy clothes, no make up, hair tied back, then 5 minutes. If more is required, who knows, it’s been awhile.

Underwear - If I had a dollar for every time I tell my boys to put some on, I would be very, very rich.

Vegetable you hate - Ladies fingers. Everything about that vegetable is wrong.

What makes you run late - Kids. Four of them under four to be exact.

Xrays you’ve had - one (with a rather embarassing story).

Yummy food that you make - Husband replied “anything”. Bless.

Zoo animal - Baby pandas. So. Cute.

I encourage you to check out the Lessons Learnt Journal … as well as the great blog posts included in this week’s Kids Co-Op Linky.  We’d love you to join in too … make sure you grab the button to include on your post and/or blog!

Kids Co-op

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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