October 26, 2009

Not My Husband Monday 10-26-09

After we clear the dinner dishes in the evening, we serve dessert and pull out our Bibles for family Bible reading. For the youngers, who can't yet read, they have the option of coloring in their Bible coloring books kept only for this purpose (these are beautiful coloring books available from Rod and Staff) or illustrating our reading on paper. This is a very special time for our family and one of my favorite parts of the day.

Last Tuesday as the reading was finished, can you imagine that some silliness broke out among Pa and the kids? NO, of course NOT! That kind of thing NEVER happens in our house and certainly NOT at the dinner table. NO one, especially NOT Pa, started coloring on each other with crayons.

I did NOT pull out my computer and start answering email as if NOTHING was out of the ordinary. It did NOT strike me as odd that they were all laughing up a storm and having a good time.
Nathaniel did NOT find it amusing when Pa got him on the hand.

And I did NOT find it hysterical when Nathaniel got him back.

NOR was is funny when Kaitlin got him.

NO one laughed when he got Kaitlin.

After a half hour of hooting, hollering and carrying on, all led by NO other than Pa, my dear husband did NOT ask me to bring it to an end. I would NEVER answer him by saying, "You started it." NOR would he reply, "Now I am asking you to finish it."

The commotion would NOT instantly stop when I shouted for order. The family would NOT then start to take pictures of various crayon colored body parts. NOR would they all say, almost in unison, "I think I feel a blog coming on."

My life could NEVER be a blog. A year ago I did NOT even know what a blog was!

Oh, and by the way... if the good mother police ask I would DENY that four days later while Nathaniel was sitting in Miss Allison's chair getting his hair cut I did NOT look up and see a crayon mark still by his ear!

Who knew crayon would NOT wash off?

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.



  1. Ciao Kat! Ciao Kathleen!
    I write you the sentence Kathleen asked me.

    Dina Siracusa e Paul Gianetti sono(it's a plural) Americani di origine Italiana. La professoressa si chiama Maria Giusti. Lei presenta Paul Cardelli, un altro Americano che e’ di origine Italiana.

    SONO = Are
    E' = is
    Origine is a feminine word, so you have to write origine italianA.
    If you have a masculine word, for example "an italian boy, you have to write "un ragazzo italianO".


  2. This is hilarious! Your family sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. Oh that is to funny. Sounds like fun though.

  4. OH DEAR! Who knew crayons at the dinner table could "not be so much fun"!

    Feel free to stop by my neck of the blogging woods and see what I've "not been" up to.



  5. sounds like everyone was having fun...how wonderful!

  6. I seriously didn't know that you would write on yourself with a crayon...I think however I will keep that info to myself! Looks like they had a splendid time with it all!

  7. Wow, I'm shocked that you can even write on skin like that with CRAYON?! =0)

    But ya know what, it sounds like GOOD "CLEAN" Fun! ha ha ha

    Happy Monday, Kat!!!! Lovin' my orange peeler thingy, by the way!!!

  8. Kat,

    We too have had this very similar war in our home! Fortunately ours did wash off! Not sure how! But again, memories were made and they are still talked about today!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  9. You would be surprised what you learn when you let Pa loose with the kids. Can’t wait until I return from Italy!

  10. Ciao Kat!
    There is an Award for you in my blog!


  11. Ciao Kat!

    I have found information about the italian old film.


    I have to tell you that basically this is Antonio Carotenuto's story.
    They have made 4 films about this story:

    I write you the links:



    2) PANE AMORE E GELOSIA (1954)


    3) PANE AMORE E...(1955)




    I found this about "Pane amore e fantasia - Bread, love and fantasy":