Friday, January 30, 2009

Josies Questions

Josie Sent me some questions to answer. I think she is trying to figure out who I am, so to be nice I will answer them and keep the mystery alive. Jk I asked her to send me some so I could participate in her little game. Sweet!

1. If you could only read one book ever again and you had to read it every day what would it be?
I could never read a book more that once without wanting to die. Sorry I am weird that way.
So the book I would choose is the one I should be reading daily. The Book of Mormon

2. If you could only take 4 things with you on an island, what would they be?
My husband: I could not live without sweet lovin'.
Kids: They count as one even though they are many.
Our 72 hour backpacks: they are full of all the sweet stuff we need to survive 72 hours and make fire and cook and keep warm. We have them well stocked.
Satellite phone: To call for someone to rescue us, we only have 72 hours of food and I don't want to kill anything to eat.

I hope we crash on the Lost island, then we would have the Darma Initiative food.

3. If someone you didn't like had spinach in their teeth, what would you do? Tell them, but very publicly, so it would look like I was being nice but really I was embarrassing them. What?!? Is that mean, well maybe that will teach you to never get on my bad side.

4. If you had to choose between your husband and your kids to rescue from a burning building, what would you do? My kids of course. There are a load of them and only one of him. Plus he should be able to take care of himself, and they have there whole lives ahead of them, he has lived much longer than them

Speaking of that reminds me of this one time when we were driving down the gorge and my husband asked me what I was thinking.

I told him that I was pondering what I would do if we went off the road and into the freezing water and our van started to sink.

He asked what I would do and I had a plan, but it was one he would have to follow if we were to all get out with our lives.

See my husband cant swim so it would be my responsibility to rescue them all. I would immediately jump back and unbuckle all the kids. I would have the older girls hold onto my neck and hold each of the younger ones with my arms. I have great swimming legs don't worry. I did synchronized swimming and was a life guard. I would have to leave my husband. I would swim to the shore and drop off the kids and come back for him.

Now here is the part that would be hard for my husband. I told him he would have to stay in the van. Even if he were drowning. He would have to wait until I came to get him. See if he leaves the van he would be swept away and easily drown and we would not be able to find his body to revive him. But if he stays in the van and lets himself drown I will be back, get him out pull him to shore and revive him. I would do it too.

So the only way for our whole family to survive is for him to stay in the Van. I made him promise me he would. He promised.

About a mile later we hit some ice and slid in the freezing water of the gorge. I looked at my husband and said "you promised" and sprang into action. Grabbing the kids and doing exactly what I said I would do. NO, I am just kidding we got home fine. But we did have that conversation and if it ever did happen we have a plan. You should always have a plan.

Don't you think my husband should just learn to swim. I mentioned that but he has yet to start lessons.

5. What was your most embarrassing moment.
Oh, I don't want to answer this on right now. I went on that huge tangent and now I am done writing so tune in another day I will do embarrassing moments for you.


Kristina P. said...

You would have the Darma initiave food, but you would also have the Darma initiative trying to kill you. And smoke monsters. And polar bears.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

You know I happen to live on that LOST Island, so that would be cool.

NOBODY said...

You have a twisted sense of humor. For one second, I believed you slid on ice.

We have to cross a bridge to go to where my husband works. I go over my escape plan over and over as we are crossing it. I practically have the kids unbuckle themselves as we cross, just as a precaution. It's lovely being a mom, isn't it?

Josie said...

Oh dear... That was funny- I even read your story to my hubby and he laughed too! We beleived you really slid!! So now we at least know you live in st george.....

Kritta22 said...

I love that you have a plan! I have all kinds of plans! I think we would get along nicely!

We could point and laugh at people together!

I love your conversation with your hubby...Or you could just talk to me. My hubby would say the same thing!

momof3crazykids said...

I would have to say you are right in #4. He just needs to learn to swim if he doesn't want to drown, right?

Ann Marie said...

I think it's funny that people can't stand to not know who you are... So funny...