Q&A Time

I was tagged by Mother’s Little Steps to participate in a quick Q&A – and well, I can’t say no!


1.  When and why did you start blogging?

Peer pressure!  Several of my friends are/were bloggers and as I was reading theirs, I felt left out!  Seriously, it looked like they were having fun and I was missing out – thus Did That Just Happen Blog was born!

2. Is there any reason behind you blog’s name?

Pretty much the title of my blog sums up my life.  Wait until I tell you what happened at Walmart this weekend! They had Advent calendars out, the cheap $2 ones where you get a little piece of chocolate each day, and they had Micky, traditional Santa, and Disney Princesses.  Guess which one we have?  Go ahead, guess!  Guess which advent calendar will be gracing my counter top the entire month of December because Mr. T acted like a perfect 4 year old kid and threw probably the best tantrum in the world!

Mr. T: I want the Princesses

Me:  You don’t need the Princesses

Mr. T: I WANT the Princesses.

Me: You don’t need the Princesses, let’s get Santa


Me: FINE! You can have the Princesses!!

He acted like a perfect 4 year old and I pretty much pulled of the perfect stressed and harried mom of a 4 year old that has a voice that keeps raising in pitch and volume! 🙂  We did get some strange looks – but yeah, that happened.


3. If there’s one thing you dislike about blogging, what would it be?

The pressure to produce.  All of the articles about growing your blog, increasing your stats, and getting more views.  I love to blog; however, there are times when I see those articles (or when I read them) I start feeling pressure to grow and expand.  But, I don’t want that to be my focus.  My focus is sharing part of my world and connecting with other bloggers.  I’ve met such wonderful people and had some amazing conversations – and that is what I want to focus on – doing what I love!

4.  Have you ever thought of quitting your blog?

Totally! I think we all have at one point or another.  If I am going to blog, I want it to be genuine and sincere.  As such, I can’t have a blogging schedule – it would be too forced!

5.  Have any nasty trolls visited your blog and left comments?  Care to share them?

Now, who could leave a nasty comment on my blog?  🙂  I’m kidding – I haven’t noticed any trolls, but that is one of the benefits of a small blog, the trolls don’t notice me!

6.  Have you written any controversial blog-posts?

I have! It wasn’t really on purpose, as I’m not a very controversial person, but I did write one that stirred up some controversy and lots of discussion.  No, I won’t tell you which one it was!

7.  Have you ever experienced losing your blogging-mojo? How did you get it back?

Not as much anymore! As I’ve tried to be more organic in my blog, it’s been easier to write! There are times that I have to live my life and I fall behind on blogging, but I’ve learned to be okay with that, and my mojo comes right back!


Thanks Dean! That was fun!

Below are the 7 I am tagging – because you have been great commentators on my blog and should be tortured rewarded!  Below are my 7 questions for you – grab them and go do a Q&A of your own!

Holly at Surviving the Madhouse

5 More Minutes Please

Nap Time Thoughts

Spirit Lights the Way

Me, Myself and Kids

My Year(s) of Sweat

40 is Like the New 30

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and who would it be for?
  3. When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass that time?
  4. At what age did you become an adult?
  5. What story does your family always tell about you?
  6. Is a picture worth a thousand words? Explain.
  7. Whasssssuuuupppppp?


I am currently the proud recipient of Mr. T’s laptop, Xbox, both his iPod’s (that sounds bad, but his 4 yr old one broke and had a massively cracked screen so Santa brought him a new one) and currently his cell phone, until I get the internet turned off, which I’m on hold with AT&T doing right now.   

As a reminder, Mr. T is 14.  I have been very clear with him that at this age, he has no privacy and that at any given moment I will pick up any one of his devices to check and make sure he is being appropriate.  We’ve already had the discussion that naked girls are a no-go.  There are enough scantily clad women out there, and his brain is still developing and seriously, he doesn’t need naked.  I found a naked pic a few days ago.  I let it go, just reminded T that he wasn’t to ask for, or keep those pictures.  

If you’ve followed me from the beginning, you know that I’m a hippie at heart.  I’m a big believer that once your responsibilities are done, you should have fun, and I don’t believe in a lot of censorship.  I’d rather he be exposed and talk to me about questions he has, as opposed to being one of those kids thrust into the real world without being prepared for it.  As we all know, I so won’t win Mother of the Year anytime soon, but he’s been good about coming to me over the years and asking questions.  Can I say this word?  What does this mean? 

My wonderful, loving son decided to set up a separate Facebook account.  His very first post on his secondary account was (and I’m paraphrasing a bit) “hey, to all you who friended me on this account, I set it up so my mom would stop checking out my FB”.  


Several posts later, the dude dropped the F bomb, twice in one post.  Now, I recognize that foul language has permeated our life.  I don’t use that language.  I grew up with it, so I know that it exists, but it’s never been part of my every day vocab. I don’t ask my friends not to use it, I’ve never chastised anyone for using it (short of “you’re about to have a baby that will soon repeat everything you say” or, the short few months when my sister and I both had young kids and we tried to get mom to stop swearing, but these were done in love, not in judgement!)  You would be surprised at how many of my friends don’t use foul language around me, or apologize when they do.  It doesn’t bother me, I’m not offended by it. Honestly, I’m just too smart to use that language.  I can come up with much better words than dropping the F bomb left and right.  I do understand peer pressure and I do understand how if you hang out with people using that language as part of their normal conversation, that it’s easy to pick up.  And, because I do check his FB, I see the other teenagers using that language in almost every post; however, I am not raising my child to be a sheep.  I am raising him to have a mind of his own.  To learn all he can.  To be a better person.  

Currently I’m teaching him not to mess with me.  

Eventually he will think to apologize for his actions.  He’s not a bad kid.  I’m really, really blessed with him, for the most part, I don’t have to worry about him.  I do give him some slack, as I want him to live, to express himself and to learn in a hands on manner about the man he is becoming.  I want him to grow as a person and to experience life.  

But, you don’t disrespect mama.  

On a totally different note, because I’m such a valued member of AT&T, they just gave me free texting for the next 6 months.  I didn’t think to ask if it was on just one line, or my entire package.  Honestly, I don’t care, I am just happy to save some money for the next 6 months and it was nice to have something good come out of the call I had to make to put on a data block and remove internet from his phone! Apparently I’m pretty blessed some days too!