Mission Monkey Minute

Ian over at The Daily Dose of Reality hosts a weekly meme called the Monday Minute. This week is a little different. Michelle from My Pixie Dreams received the devastating news that her 16 month old daughter has neuroblastoma. Mission Monkey Minute is dedicated to her and all questions are kid related.

Please visit Michelle and let her know that she has support during this difficult time. And please feel free to take the button below for your blog and help spread the word about her story.

Prayers for Monkey


1. How old do you act?
For the most part, I guess you would say I act my age - mature, responsible, etc. Ya, I know, real fun, right? But I do have my moments when I age no where near that number. No, I am not old, but I do have those moments when I get all giddy like a kid. I really need let my hair down and act more like that sometimes. Metaphorically of course. I love my ponytail too much to let it down!

2. As far back as you can remember, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to be a teacher. I remember being about 7 or 8 and sitting a bunch of Cabbage Patch dolls on the couch and piano bench and playing school. I did go to school to be an elementary teacher. I finished all of it except for my student teaching. Shortly before I started teaching is when GG was born and at that time it was a lot to try and do. Some days I wish I could go back and finish that part of my education. But at the same time I am a teacher. I teach my own kids things every day and I wouldn't change that for the world!

3. If you were to write a book based on your life, what would the title be?
Honestly I have no idea! I guess it would depend on which part of my life I am writing about because there are lots of tales to tell. At this stage in my life, I think "zoo" or "circus" would be in the title somewhere!

4. What's something that you do that's considered "childish" by most?
I can act somewhat childish when I get mad. I have been known to throw things. I've learned that when you throw a remote against a wall, there's really not a lot the repair department in a store can do for you. It's best to buy a new one.

5. The last question isn't a question. Write a story of a time of when you or someone you know overcame great adversity.

There have been times in my life where I have had to deal with death or another form of a loss, which I don't want to get in to right now. But I wouldn't classify those events under "great adversity". I have seen others turn hardship into greatness, but nothing truly outstanding in my personal life comes to mind.

My hope is that Monkey can overcome great adversity by winning her battle. I have seen complete strangers come together to help lift someone up during a hard time. I am starting to see that with Monkey and her family and I know that she can come through her battle and win.




Until next time....


9 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Loved your list!

Off to visit your friend...

Kmama said...

LOL at the metaphoric saying about your pony tail. Hilarious.

MommyLovesStilettos said...

I love your answers! :) Especially about the remote. I've done that a time or two. LOL

Steven Anthony said...

love your answers, praying for monkey ;)

Lisa said...

I almost threw my cell one day and stopped before I did...thank God!

Shell said...

I slam doors when I'm mad. I think I've done that since was two and just never stopped.

purseblogger said...

LOL about the remote. I think we've all been there. :)
Love your answers...

Ally said...

Following you from Ian's blog. I loved your answers. I think it's so amazing how we're all showing our love and support for Michelle. Ian rocks for leading us :)
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Jessica said...

Great post; sending positive thoughts to Monkey!