Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Problem solving Give-a-way

Lately we have had what seems like and abnormal amount of problems (as the kids like to call any incident or non -planed mishap), so we have encouraged the kids to "help" by trying to solve the problems on their own first and then come to us unless it's a big one. I thought it would be fun to play a game of problem solving with you guys too. I will give you the problem scenario and multiple choice answers for the solution. At least one will be the true answer. Whoever gets the most correct answers will win a fantastic prize...

A dessert of your choice from below made by my husband.
Trust me on this he is an AMAZING cook.
A: French silk pie
B: ├ęclairs filled with (you choose)
C: surprise dessert

If a non-local wins you will get a surprise pkg. of goodies with a theme of your choice from below.
A: Chocolate
B: culinary
C: Summer time

if there is a tie the problem will be solved courtesy of our personal problem solution team aka the beasties.

Problem #1

Rieken needed privacy in the bathroom but Tiernen wouldn't go out so he...


a: Yelled at the top of his lungs for five minuets (Mom was outside cleaning the car so of course the windows were open and all the neighbors could hear) for mom to come get Tiernen so he (Rieken) could go poop.

b: Picked Tiernen up put him in the empty but still damp tub gave him a roll of T.P. and a bar of soap to play with, shut the curtain on him and went on with his business. Mom found Tiernen in the dark in the tub crying covered in wet t.p. And slime from the bar of soap.

c: shut the door and got on with his business only to have Tiernen start crying because he wanted out and Rieken was a little to occupied so Rieken sang songs and made farting noises to drown him out and pelted Tiernen with rolled up wads of T.P. . (Mom stood outside the door listening and trying not to laugh)

Problem #2
Kippi was trying to write her name in the dirt on the back of our car but it was not working so she...

a: Got a permanent marker and wrote ---Kippi iz prte (Kippi is pretty) all over the drivers side door for mom to see .

b: Found a bottle of nail polish and wrote her name on the tailgate, windows, and on her seat inside the rig.

c: Took a rock and scratched her name in the paint where it will remain to immortalize her.

Problem #3
Kelten lost a spelling packet at school so he...

a: told his mom who told him to ask his teacher for a new one

b: took one from someone else in class when they weren't looking and then lied about it when initially asked. Then felt really bad about it so he fessed up which then got him into trouble at school for stealing and lying not to mention the trouble he got in at home...

c: told no one figured no big deal and got an F on his report card because of that ONE packet which was apparently more important then he thought

Problem # 4
Dad lost his work keys and had to leave SOON. After Mom and Dad had searched everywhere and retraced everyone’s footsteps and asked the kids multiple times if they had seen them Kelten...

a: suggested a prayer and then got right up and looked outside in the lawn and found them.

b: opened the front door and found them still in the lock then proceeded to give dad all sorts of advice on how NOT to lose his keys next time i.e. take them our of the door and hang them up.

c: fesses up that he put them in the fridge because he wanted to see how long it would take us to find them.

Problem # 5
Rieken was grounded from scissors because of multiple infractions. He had a tag that was really bugging him so he...


a: Asked Kippi to cut it off for him because she wasn't grounded and when she cut it off she cut a hole in the shirt too.

b: Turned his shirt inside out and refused to wear it any other way.

c: Walked around caring a bottle of lotion for hours until finally mom asked what it was for and he said, " cause my back is itching me and the lotion makes it not itchy anymore. "

Kippi needed to clean her room before mom came through with the goodwill basket so she...


a: Got on it right away and for the first time (since starting the basket) had her room picked up and nothing went to goodwill.

b: bribed Kelten and Rieken to come and help her by promising they could have all her left over Easter candy. They fell for it and got her room done but didn't have time to clean their own room and ended up losing some things that were left out and Kippi only had two pieces of candy left. (Which she hadn't told them)

c: didn't clean much and when the time came, offered to be the one who went through with the goodwill basket so Mommy could relax. Sadly Mommy didn't take her up on it and as she hadn't listened she is now shy 2 barbies one littlest pet shop and a whole bag of papers and markers.

Have a super fun time and I think you may be surprised by what the True solutions were. Contest will end at midnight on Mothers day.
Please be sure to leave your e-mail address with each comment so I can contact you if you win. There are three ways you can be entered.

A:(one entry)
Leave your answers by putting prob. # with solution letter you think it is. For all 6 problems

B:(One entry)
You post about this on your blog and then come back and leave a comment that you did.

C: (one entry)
Comment on Face book about this and then come back and leave a comment that you did.


Kristin said...

Oh Niki! I have a feeling that several of these were combinations of several of the options. I'll have to think about it once I stop laughing and get back to you!

Theturnerfamily5 said...

it sounds like you are having a blast!!!!!!

owona said...

Ok, this is too FUNNY!! It took me forever to decide, because I could honestly see the possibility of having all the answers be true or none of them be, here's what I came up with:
#1 A
#2 A
#3 C
#4 A
#5 A
#6 C

I can't wait to find out the real answers and to see who wins. BTW, you know my email, so I'm not going to post it. Hope your problem solvers keep you entertained, if nothing else! :) Love ya! Love, Tooty

owona said...

Oh, and I LOVE the new pics of the kids on your sidebar from this weekend...SO DANG CUTE!!

Amy J. said...

1. a
2. b
3. b
4. b
5. c
6. b

Paula said...

first off, this is the most fun giveaway ever and I think your kids are hilarious and you have your hands full.

2.C and I wanna see pictures
3.A's a tuffy. between a&b, I think I have to go with....ahhhh!...A. final answer.

Paula said...

I"m facebooking this.

Anonymous said...

#1 A
#2 B
#3 C
#4 B
#5 A
#6 B
I agree with Tiff all of these were so possible in your house. It was tough to decide. See you soon I love your newest pics and I always love the B&W but sepias are great too.
luv ya

tharker said...


No matter what the real answers are, this was dang funny! Good idea, Niki!

Angela said...

Niki - this was so fun - great idea! I can't wait to hear what your kids really did!

1. c
2. c
3. b
4. a
5. c
6. b

Rachel said...

What a clever post! I was so happy to see you have a blogspot! More personal and just different from facebook! What an adorable bunch of BEASTIES you've got! Keep on Keepin on!

Jer and Myaela said... the french silk pie is pretty tempting....however, I'm non-local, so probably the surprise package w/ summertime theme.

As to my answers:

Jer and Myaela said...

Consider it facebooked! ;) And just contact me via facebook if I win (which is unlikely, lol)