Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday 5 - Fences

Can I tempt you with some Friday 5?  This one is about where you draw the line, which to me is always interesting to ponder.  I invite you to share your answers in comments or on your own blog. It's fun!

1. What’s something you were unreasonably forbidden from doing when you were a kid?  When I was a kid, I didn't think of my mom as particularly strict. I do remember wishing she let me participate more fully in skating, which I enjoyed competitively. I thought it was that she wasn't that interested, but now I realize it was probably about money.  So when she said no to another lesson or practice it felt unreasonable, but it wasn't at all!

2. In what area of your life would you say you have especially conservative boundaries? I am not a particularly conservative person in a lot of ways.  I guess maybe I have relatively conservative boundaries in what I consider appropriate to wear....for myself mostly, but even for others I can get a little judgey. I mean, save some surprises is all I'm saying. 

3. In what area of your life would you say you have especially permissive boundaries?  I have tended to be quite permissive as I've raised my children. Obviously I don't think of myself as overly permissive, but I am definitely of the mind that even from a young age there are some choices that kids can at least feel like they've made on their own (with guidance).

4. In what area of your life do you routinely go over the line?  I am shy by nature, so I can't think of an area of my life where I routinely go over the line. I can get very silly...maybe sometimes I cross a line of some sort regarding childish behavior. Oh! And the whole getting pissed about being pranked thing I have...I probably cross a line when I get so angry about looking foolish. So apparently, only I am permitted to make myself look ridiculous. Hm.

5. How many keys do you have on your key ring?  Usually eight.  Apt. key, mailbox key, car key, garage cabinet key, work key, three desk/cabinet keys. So, not too unreasonable!  But right now I have...nine because I don't have my car key...I have DRs keychain attached to mine with his car and house nine. Still not too janitorial, right? 
And there you have it, a Friday 5 of fun(ish) facts about me and my fences. Hope you have a great weekend without any boundaries...except, you know, the ones you want :)

Please check back tomorrow for Saturday Scavenger Shots. This week's word is TRAIN. I'm sure your on board for that!  Um, okay.  I'll go now....


Secret Agent Woman said...

1. I don't know. My family was one for inconsistent rules - sometimes providing no guidance at all and other times being absurdly strict. There was no rhyme or reason to it.
2. When it comes to how woman are treated, I have very strong limits. Porn, strip clubs, and so on - all deal-breakers for me.
3. Permissive with my children, too.
4. If I get worked up about something, I can easily say more than is prudent. I'm a bit of a hothead.
5. I have no extra keys attached to my car key. I have my two work keys (one for the building and one for the office) on a separate ring. That's it.

NoRegrets said...

Wait, I thought you lived together?

Tara said...

I love your answer to number four. I think I'm about the same way. I love to laugh at myself. I do it constantly. However if someone else laughs at me (not with me), then I don't like it. I'd rather be in on the joke than the subject of it.

laura b. said...

Secret: Ah, I like your answer for number two about the treatment of women. I agree.
And I too can be a bit of a hothead.

NoRegrets: We do. So when I take his car...and his whole keychain...I have two house keys, his and mine. Oops :) Good thing we have a super secret hidden spare key!

Tara: That trait kind of bothers me about myself, but I'd be dishonest if I said I could change it. I'm glad I'm not the only one who prefers to be in on the joke.