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71 Toes/Eyre Family
January 7, 2017
11:55 pm
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Beyotch Eating Crackers
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 915
Snarking Since:
June 13, 2012

Its blurred now on the blog but not in my Feedly. I admit, I did look it up on Zillow and wow, she made the place look 1000% better. 

January 9, 2017
11:13 pm
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fromtheoutside
Kitten
Meows: 8
Snarking Since:
December 11, 2015

The Pothiers definitely got a puppy for Christmas, which Shawni vaguely alluded to in her post about the blog book they got from Kara (and confirmed by a child's Twitter account…but I know that's supposed to be off limits for discussion here). I'm dying for Shawni's post on that. I've read 71 Toes for a long time and it seems like every so often Shawni mentions that maybe one day they'll get a dog. As someone who grew up with parents who constantly said "maybe one day" to my request for a dog, I'm happy to see that Shawni and Dave followed through!

January 10, 2017
6:42 am
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erhmagawd
Baroness of Ham
Meows: 281
Snarking Since:
February 23, 2013

Not to be a Debbie Downer but they are never home. Some poor family member is going to be a new dog owner by proxy.

January 10, 2017
7:24 am
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The McKinney Mommy Mafia Does Not Approve
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 777
Snarking Since:
May 27, 2014

erhmagawd meowed

Not to be a Debbie Downer but they are never home. Some poor family member is going to be a new dog owner by proxy.

Is the dog a service dog for Lucy? Because then it can go with them.

January 10, 2017
3:57 pm
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TazLady
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 526
Snarking Since:
September 10, 2014

Not sure if it's a service dog or not.  Still, one more thing for poor overwhelmed Shawni – taking care of a dog.  I hope someone in that ditzy family remembers to feed the poor thing.

January 11, 2017
2:12 pm
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mushroom69
Cat
Meows: 16
Snarking Since:
November 30, 2016

When I read TazLady's comment I thought that Shawni should have enough time to care for the dog, with the kids growing and Grace driving very soon even with Lucy's condition worsening. Then I read her post today and realised that her thinking about non-physical (for lack of a better word, not a native speaker) childcare takes up as much of her time as the actual diaper-changing and hair-geling took years ago. Genuine question and I think it's been discussed before but I wonder every time: Is it normal to worry about your kids' college applications or friendships and to have it as an actual item on your to-do-list rather than as an afterthought somewhere in your brain? I am neither a mom nor American so please educate me. 

 

On a different note: Linda's spell check failing her in the very post she praises it is just hilarious.

January 11, 2017
6:34 pm
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optmisticskeptic
Hamcat
Meows: 127
Snarking Since:
November 4, 2015

mushroom69 meowed

When I read TazLady's comment I thought that Shawni should have enough time to care for the dog, with the kids growing and Grace driving very soon even with Lucy's condition worsening. Then I read her post today and realised that her thinking about non-physical (for lack of a better word, not a native speaker) childcare takes up as much of her time as the actual diaper-changing and hair-geling took years ago. Genuine question and I think it's been discussed before but I wonder every time: Is it normal to worry about your kids' college applications or friendships and to have it as an actual item on your to-do-list rather than as an afterthought somewhere in your brain? I am neither a mom nor American so please educate me. 

I'm a mom of 5 and yes I worry about my older kids as much as my younger ones. I don't try to fix their problems but I still worry about it. You never stop being a mom, the love is still there no matter how old they get.

 

On a different note: Linda's spell check failing her in the very post she praises it is just hilarious.

January 12, 2017
2:49 am
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organic photography
Hamcat
Meows: 75
Snarking Since:
February 2, 2015

I noticed Elle gave KMS a shout out in the comments. Made me think of this thread haha. I don't mean that as a dig KMS/kris.

It makes me think how freaking weird it must be to be a child of a mommy blogger. Having your childhood consumed. So bizarre to have strangers think they know you and your family. The Pothier kids seem to take it in stride and Shawni is no Kelle Hampton or Taza but still so freaking weird to have people track your life like that. I once had a dream I was adopted by the Pothiers and it was super realistic and I woke up feeling super weird for knowing so much about them I could  have vivid dreams about them- and I don't even follow the blog that closely! Well I just outed myself as a weirdo. Shawni is a SOMI for me for the most part but I don't actually want to be adopted by them since 1. I am an adult and 2. way too much Mormonism and boy howdy enthusiasm!

January 12, 2017
5:18 am
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It makes me think how freaking weird it must be to be a child of a mommy blogger. Having your childhood consumed. So bizarre to have strangers think they know you and your family. The Pothier kids seem to take it in stride and Shawni is no Kelle Hampton or Taza but still so freaking weird to have people track your life like that. I once had a dream I was adopted by the Pothiers and it was super realistic and I woke up feeling super weird for knowing so much about them I could  have vivid dreams about them- and I don't even follow the blog that closely! Well I just outed myself as a weirdo. Shawni is a SOMI for me for the most part but I don't actually want to be adopted by them since 1. I am an adult and 2. way too much Mormonism and boy howdy enthusiasm!

 

 

 

Hahaha she definitely gets points for looking at the bright side of things. And yes, I do mostly like Shawni but blogging can seem so weird when you really think about it. I find it strange that if I saw one of Shawni's kids (or Taza's) walking down the street I would know so much about them and their family. Also, I wonder if teachers ever realise kids in their class have their whole lives documented online and if they read the blogs…would be strange to be both the kid and the teacher! I have no doubt there are at least a few teachers in staff rooms discussing personal lives of their students after reading about them on blogs! 

January 12, 2017
11:16 am
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many elephants
Baroness of Ham
Meows: 226
Snarking Since:
January 12, 2015

Hahaha she definitely gets points for looking at the bright side of things. And yes, I do mostly like Shawni but blogging can seem so weird when you really think about it. I find it strange that if I saw one of Shawni's kids (or Taza's) walking down the street I would know so much about them and their family. Also, I wonder if teachers ever realise kids in their class have their whole lives documented online and if they read the blogs…would be strange to be both the kid and the teacher! I have no doubt there are at least a few teachers in staff rooms discussing personal lives of their students after reading about them on blogs! 

I wonder if the Pothier kids will carry on the blogging tradition like Charity, Saydi, Saren and Shawni (do any of the brothers blog?). Assuming blogging will still be interesting to that generation…

Elle is active on social media, but I don't peg her to be an Eyrealm type. I can see a curated Instagram in her future. Max…roflGrace appears quite practical and much less interested in the internet world than the real world. 

My money is on the two youngest.  Claire seems the most 'Shawni-like'- obsessed with babies, enthusiastic about everything and super positive. Lucy is disciplined, loves writing and has a heck of a story to tell…

January 13, 2017
9:33 pm
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erhmagawd
Baroness of Ham
Meows: 281
Snarking Since:
February 23, 2013

Interesting to see how much she really does keep off the blog if you use the new dog as an example. If this was the Davis or Clarke's we would have witnessed nearly every bowel motion of said puppy by now. Yet not a peep just yet.

January 13, 2017
11:31 pm
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optmisticskeptic
Hamcat
Meows: 127
Snarking Since:
November 4, 2015

I don't think they have the puppy quite yet. I thought I read somewhere that they will get the puppy in a couple of weeks?

January 14, 2017
11:28 am
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TazLady
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 526
Snarking Since:
September 10, 2014

I am curious as to what kind of dog they get and where/how they get it.

Doesn't sound like they are going to the pound to pick out a nice homeless dog (you know, for SERVICE) – since they are waiting a couple of weeks. The puppy is probably being weaned.

I am willing to bet it is a weird breed from another country with a HUGE back-story – and that it was very expensive.

OR, I may be totally wrong and maybe it's a service dog for Lucy that is still in training for a couple of weeks.

Sad how I can't wait to find out!

On another note – WAAAY back years ago when I first found Shawni's blog there was a post about their pet hamster that one of the kids' friends stepped on accidentally and killed (amidst and due to the normal chaos that Shawni loves so much and brags about).  The whole post pissed me off because Shawni talked about it like "ha ha poor hamster, oh well – guess we should be more careful, boy howdy." 

I hope they get a large dog that no one steps on.
 

 

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