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Q & A With MacKayla and Dad: Some Favorite Questions

Q & A With MacKayla and Dad is a series of questions and answers.  Each time either MacKayla or Dad will ask questions and the other will answer them.  Whoever is asking questions will make up those questions as well.

Dad’s questions, answers, and remarks indicated in black.

MacKayla’s questions, answers, and remarks in pink.


Q. What is your favorite movie?

A. It’s hard to pick one movie but I’m gonna cheat a little here and say the Indiana Jones Series of movies.  The new one Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was kinda bad but because it had Harrison Ford in it and it was still and Indiana Jones movie, even that one I enjoyed.


Q. What is your favorite season?

A.  I enjoy Winter.  As long as when it is snowing or icy, I don’t have to drive anywhere.  I love sitting at home and seeing the snow pile up and knowing I don’t have to go anywhere is probably the greatest feeling ever.


Q. What is your favorite song? Is it Still Look Pretty by Daya or  Luke Bryan Kick the Dust Up?

A.  Still Look Pretty by Daya.  I don’t like Luke Bryan his voice annoys me and all he ever sings about is getting tipsy off of beer.


Q. What is your favorite food?

A.  Ummmm, anything your Mom makes.


Q. Who is your favorite person it can’t be you?

A. Your grandpa.  He always wants to help me out and what’s best for everyone even if I don’t want to listen.


Q. What is your favorite game?

A.  My favorite board game is Scattegories.  Loved playing that with your Grandma and Pap and Uncles.  My favorite video game would have to be World of Warcraft.


Q. What is your favorite drink?

A.  Sweet tea is my favorite drink.  Not the stuff you buy from the store though.  It has to be homemade in one of those Mr. Coffee tea makers.



Life’s mysteries answered.  Check back soon for some questions asked by Dad and answered by the ever so brilliant MacKayla!

Short Silly Stories: Cat and Dog and Friends

Short Silly Stories are stories written by Mike and MacKayla.  One person starts the story and they take turns writing different parts to see where the story ends up.  No one knows what the story will be about till it is finished, sometimes the story makes sense and other times not so much.  Have fun and have a laugh.
Mike (Dad) – denotes the part of the story written by Mike.
MacKayla (Daughter) – denotes the part of the story written by MacKayla.



Cat and Dog and Friends

One day we stumbled upon a dog and a cat that were friends.  A dog and cat who are friends is a strange sight to see.  They would usually be chasing each other.

All of a sudden a pink bunny, blue tiger, and a Minion named Bella, came chasing after the cat and dog.  Something strange is going on here?  But what?  “I know what is going on here,” said the pink bunny.  “There is a strong storm coming and everyone is running scared.”  It seems the animals were not chasing after the cat and dog, but they were scared and running looking for a place to hide from the storm!  Bella the Minion told everyone to calm down and to follow her.  She had a house with two bathrooms and six rooms and it also had food for everyone.  

The storm was coming quick so the blue tiger told them all to hop on his back and he would get them there fast.  The storm came and was very fierce, but the house stood and everyone was safe.  The animals all went back to their own houses but found they were not there, the storm had blown them all away.  Bella the Minion knew what to do.  She invited all of the animals to live with her in her house.  All of the animals agreed.

Now when people walk past and see all of the animals getting along it sure is a strange sight to see.

The End

Dad Names Shopkins, Well Kinda


Shopkins have been around since about 2013.  Unlike Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Care Bears, he would have no idea what their names are.  I decided to ask him to name the Shopkins without knowing their real names.  Here is what he said.


Although some of the names he came up with were pretty close, he did not get any right.  There are over 900 Shopkins that cover seven seasons or release sets.  I will let him see how these ones are named then try again. Maybe next time he will get at least one right.


Back With a Little Help

I started Parent Bucket back in 2013 with a vision to share with people the ups and downs and lefts and rights of being a parent.  I had a good run, however, as many know, being a parent and working full-time doesn’t leave much room for leisurely activities.

Fast forward three years.  My oldest daughter, MacKayla, turned eight.  She’s doing everything kids her age should be doing.  Going to school, getting good grades, and either unfortunately or fortunately (depending on how you look at it), has found the internet.  One of her latest obsessions is YouTube.  She thinks it is pretty cool that kids and parents record themselves doing whatever they want.  Playing games, opening new toys and displaying them, or just being silly.  I noticed she was really into these videos and I said to her “You know you don’t have to just watch people all the time, you can do what they are doing.  We can write stuff and record stuff and put it on the internet for other kids just like you.”  She looked at me and smiled and said, “Ok, well then lets do it then.”  So here I am.

I started back up the ole’ blog for starters.  She says she wants to be a content creator instead of a content consumer.  I think that is pretty neat.  Even her sister who is a bit younger is showing interest.  In this day and age, it has never been easier to share your story with anyone who is interested.  Even though it is not my first go around at this whole blogging and content creating thing (even if my first go around was a bit short lived), I believe it will be a great learning tool for everyone including myself.  Being able to market your personal self can greatly help in the future when trying to market your professional self, something I need more of.  I also think of this as a way to keep some pretty neat memories of our life “backed up” so to speak.  We will be able to look back years down the road and have a good laugh or two I’m sure.

So, with a little help, Parent Bucket is being resurrected.  We will be going at our own pace and writing and doing things when we can.  We would appreciate it if anyone reading this comes back and checks up on us once in a while.  You can always follow us on Facebook or Twitter.  It doesn’t cost anything and you may even get a chuckle or two from it.