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You Asked. I Answer.

Posted: August 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blogging | Tags: Q&A, Questions and Answers | 4 Comments »

Thanks everyone for your questions- you had some good ones!

So, here goes:

At one point in time you said you wanted one more child. With your history of ridiculous pregnancies and now the boys diagnosis, is that a possibility at some point?
Short answer: Yes. But I think this one deserves it’s own post, I’m sure I’ll get around to that at some point.

Have you ever written a blog post detailing the signs and symptoms of the autism diagnosis, what you did, and then on to the actual diagnosis (I looked once and couldn’t find it and would love to read it)
Here are the Red Flags for Autism from the CDC. This is what happened the day we had our first speech evaluation through Early Intervention (when they got their initial diagnosis). And a guest post that goes through our little journey. Basically, we had a total loss of language between 15 and 18 months. Had an evaluation with EI at age 2 and got an initial educational diagnosis of Autism on the spot. That diagnosis was upheld with the medical diagnosis we had in May.

Why on God’s green Earth do you not have air conditioning??? ( I live in the South and have never heard of people not having air in their homes, is this normal?)
We *have* A/C, in the form of a huge window unit. Our house is like 110 years old and around here a lot of the older homes don’t have central air. We took our unit out last week because the boys apparently do not like to be cool and dry at all times and were dismantling it to the best of their abilities on a daily basis. Thankfully, this week has been amazing and a couple of well placed fans have made it really nice in here. I’ve always had central air (except in my dorm room in Missouri) until I moved to Minneapolis- even the schools here have A/C. Some people would like you to believe we are under snow and ice for most of the year and that is simply not true. It’s crazy not to have A/C, it is way too hot and humid here.

What do you miss most about working?
Starbucks every night. Seriously. That is it.

What do you love most about being home?
I like not missing out on my boys. I like not having to be anywhere and being able to just hang out with my boys. I like knowing that if we are having a particularly bad day, I don’t have to leave Yogi Dad to deal with it on his own.

Now that you have kids what do you WISH you had time for that you took for granted before?
Sleeping. And not even sleeping through the night. I miss being able to stay in bed if I wanted to. Like, nothing on the docket today, I’m going to stay in bed as long as I can before I have to eat or pee. Now it’s like- HEY! We just slept 10 hours uninterrupted and it’s 5:30am….GET UP! If you follow me on Twitter you know I’m not a morning person.

What is your favorite BBQ restaurant in Minneapolis? I moved up here from KC, and it’s one of the things I really miss.
OK, I love Southern BBQ so much, I have *never* had BBQ in Minneapolis. Ever. Unless you count Famous Dave’s (which I don’t). I asked my Dad though and he said Ted Cook’s is far and away his favorite. It even has that hole in the wall charm of all the good places in KC.

Any chance you could bring me back some RJ’s on your next trip south?
Here’s the deal- I highly doubt any RJ’s would actually survive a trip home with me…I’d eat all your delicious barbecued goods and then you’d really hate me! I’ll let you know when I head back though and maybe we can work something out (it is very infrequent- ask my sister, I’m lame when it comes to the travel).

Here’s an easy one… Are you going to the Minnesota Blogger Conference?
YES! Can you hear me squee through the internets? Because that is the sound my brain is making. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about this. I don’t think BlogHer is my deck of cards so I am totally pumped to have a little conference, 10 minutes from my house, with people I have met in real life…I. CAN’T. WAIT!



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4 Comments on “You Asked. I Answer.”

  1. 1 Michelle said at 10:11 pm on August 28th, 2011:

    Of course you're lame when it comes to the travel to KC. I am too. It has to do with the time-suck known as Iowa. Believe me, I've made that same long drive up and down I-35. I'm still trying to figure out how to fold the road so I can bypass Iowa and jump straight from MN to MO. If I ever make it happen, I'll let you in on the secret! 🙂
    P.S. Dickey's BBQ is a Texas chain restaurant that I prefer to Famous Dave's. I've seen a few pop up around here. Still not as good as RJ's, JackStack, Hayward's or any of the other KC places, but not too bad.

  2. 2 erinclot said at 10:47 pm on August 28th, 2011:

    Try adding another two hours after you get to Kansas City! The 120 miles to Columbia was always the worst leg of the trip for us. But yes, NOTHING in Iowa. Boo.

  3. 3 Janine said at 2:54 am on September 2nd, 2011:

    I am with you – It doesn't matter how much sleep I get, I will miss sleeping IN. I miss waking up, snuggling up with my husband, and drifting back to sleep until whenever I feel like it.

    We tried sleeping in today and just letting the baby play in our room. Woke up to him standing on top of the nightstand. So yeah.

  4. 4 erinclot said at 2:10 pm on September 5th, 2011:

    For a few weeks I just let them play in the room while I rested my eyes for a bit longer and then they started knocking destroying the room- pulling books off of shelves, pulling everything off of dressers, knocking over furniture. They are way too crazy to just let hang out while I snooze!

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