Saturday, June 27, 2009

Random Ramblings

I had a lovely last few days. My sister and I met at my parents house (so they could watch our kiddos) and we worked on getting our (family) blogs ready to print. I'm so excited! It's looking so great and it's a lot of fun going back through all those old pictures. I've been blogging since 2006 so I've got a lot to do. (That picture is my sisters first book she printed off. She's working on her year 2 now.)

Are you into formalities? I'm talking names. Unless we're at school or church I generally tell my kids peoples first names. I realize though that not all adults appreciate that and would like children to call them Mrs. or Sister or something. What do you do? Would/Does it bother you when little kids call you by your first name?

I've been up way too late tonight (Friday) ridding the world of zombies with my hubby and our friends. You know if it weren't for the good old Xbox 360 I wouldn't ever get to keep in touch with these guys. In fact I often talk more to my two brother-in-laws in the group than their wives. Plus there is the new 1 vs 100 game. Pretty sweet stuff. And streaming my Netflix movies through it to the tv. Heaven. I love my xbox!


Olivia Carter said...

Blog books- SO COOL I want one too!

I'm not super into formalities. I'm with you at church and school I'd do it more. I tend to call people 'miss' naturally so sometimes I'll add 'miss' to someones name. But I'm not formal at all.

We are a Wii family but it sounds like x-Box has bonded a lot of people. My brother-in-law was a guys best man at his wedding that he had never met but playing on x-box. The first time he met him was when he flew out for it. CRAZY STUFF! We like to play MarioKart with people online.

Kristina P. said...

I need to do the blog book thing. How much did yours cost?

Jenni Elyse said...

I think it's cool that you print your blog out, so that it's like a scrapbook. I totally need to do that. How do you do it and how much does it cost?

Also, I don't care if little kids call me by my first name. I don't like being called Mrs. or Sister Blaser. I feel like my mother-in-law and I NEVER want to feel or be like her. I think it's a generational thing. As our generation gets older, I think there will be fewer Mrs. and Sister So-and-So's around.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

I really need to get my act together and print my blog for posterity!! Thanks for the reminder.

As for formalities..I have taught my kids to say Ms So and So. For example if I introduce them to someone named Sarah I would say "Tell Ms. Sarah hello..." A little more formal, shows a little respect without making things awkward.

Wonder Woman said...

Love the video games. The right ones. We aren't cool enough to have a 360, or even rockband. Or wii. I'd love one or all of those. But I enjoy and good video game every now and then with the hubs or my kids. (Lego star wars is a fave with them.)

And formalities.....I don't think I make a big point of telling my kids what to call grown-ups. Mostly because it's hard to know what to call them. I'm fine with first names, but I do think it's kind of inappropriate for church. With little kids it's not that big of a deal, but I think it's important they call people at church "brother" or "sister." But when you're at a playdate, first names are fine. But then just get confused at church. So I just skip it all together and they end up calling them "so-and-so's mom." Which is fine with me.

Mel Sims said...

Hey Debbie!

We had some friends that were from the South, and their kids called everyone "Miss (enter first name) or Mr. (first name). So I'd be "Miss Melanie." I loved it and from then on introduced my kids to adults like that, unless it was a more formal setting. It worked great, and people were usually impressed when my kids would say "Ms" or "Miss," etc. Hope that our idea helps! =]

Love you!

Amber Lynae said...

I should do a blog book when I get to a year mark.
I don't mind being called by my first name. My little girl calls adults by their first name. Sometimes a Mr. First name or Mrs. First name, but rarely Mr/Mrs. Last Name.