Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy Thoughts

"To see unconditional love look to the eyes of a child."

I truly don't understand people

One case we've been working on and a second one yesterday, Mama's letting their children die in fires. Then a child trying to burn down his parents house with his parents in it. What gives? What is wrong with people?

All this stuff is bringing me down and I don't like it. I'm going back to my naive world of 3rd grade romances. Which that too frightens me!

Just being honest!

He's got it bad!

My oldest boy has it so bad for a girl. He even cares about how he looks, his weight, his hair, his teeth. Oh my, I was hoping he wouldn't like someone seriously for several several more years.

And he loves hanging out with her and she with him.

My only saving grace is they still think it's gross to touch each other. Like when we were saying the blessing last night, the girls little sister wanted everyone to hold hands, and they touched fingers and then wiped their hands off after the blessing.

Friday, October 19, 2007

No Rest For Mom

With Soccer winding down I thought that I would have a free winter that I wouldn't have much to do, just Church on Wednesday nights where I teach GA's. Ahh, what a relief I was finally starting to see light and the pressure was lifting.

Upward Basketball, did someone mention that? Yeah, seriously, the boys who wanted nothing more to do with basketball want to play. Uh, okay so now I will have a month off, because practice doesn't start until December and soccer will be over either this weekend or next depending how far they make it in tournament.

However, I can't really say I get a month off, because well, somebody has to do the Christmas shopping, Sean's birthday is in that month and it's the time at work when everyone turns on their heaters which always makes for more business, not only more business, but a big trial is coming up and a big re-inspection. So while I don't have to run my taxi all over town after I get off from my day job, I will still be very busy.

BUT, I think I'm taking a weekend with some friends and hanging out and relaxing away from everything and everyone!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Conversations with boys

With Sean being gone, I've had a lot of time to just listen to what my boys say to one another. Their conversations are so funny and innocent.

Lately, I've been hearing lots about girls, girls, and more girls. Of course it's the same girl for one and lots of older girls for the other. I guess I have one trusty old guy and one playa, isn't that what they are called now. Yeah, I'm sure you guessed who the Playa is, Evan. He likes girls who are older. They just think he's so cute and could just eat him up. They have even asked me for his phone number, but I would not allow that.

Sean, the old trusty one, has had his eyes on two girls since he was three, the same two. His question to me the other day was, Have you ever liked two people at the same time? Uh, not that I remember I said. I told him to just be nice to both and be their friends.

But I remember that excitment of first liking someone, I think I was in the fourth grade and was trying to do my multiplication tables and the boy I liked sat right beside me and I was so nervous. Of course we never told each other that we liked them, They seem to speak up these days. I would have fallen over dead if I had to tell him I liked him. Sean has had no problem talking about how he likes them to me. Please oh please let him continue to trust me with this information.

But of course we were about to be late for class this morning and I reached for his arm to hurry him up and boy oh boy did I embarrass him, and he just couldn't explain to me why. I didn't push, I just told him I was just trying to hurry him along, not hold his hand. He seemed to buy it. I acted cool like I thought it was childish to try and hold his hand. Though I remember it wasn't too long ago, he would grab for my hand when we walked that long hall to class.

My how times have changed.

American Division Champs

The Boys soccer team was undefeated in regular season. Tournament starts this weekend. We hope they can hold onto their title. We're so proud of them. Way to go Hurricanes!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday Thoughts

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.

Eddie Cantor


So last night was the fall festival at the boys school and as usual you spend money on the tickets for rides and games etc. I did pretty well last night I spent $10 on tickets and then $6 more on pizza and drinks for us and then I bought Evan a school t-shirt. Not to bad!

This was the first year, I've had to go alone, my big boy is hunting but it wasn't so bad. Of course if you consider being ditched by your kids not so bad then well it was not so bad.

Sean not only ditched me, but also his friends for one special friend, a girl. They spent the entire night together riding rides, playing games walking around talking, he even found me and asked for money to buy her a drink. Sigh! Just like a real date, Yikes!

I like the girl, I like her parents and I couldn't have chosen better. However, I did have to have a talk with him about not ditching his friends for a girl, to just include his friends with her and her friends too. Groups can be fun. Of course I didn't add the part about him having to date in groups until he's thirty, but I figure at this point that's irrelevant.

My life with boys just keeps getting more and more interesting with each passing day.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Thursday Thought

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Small Town vs. Big City

So I spent a couple of days in Washington DC last week to see my brother who lives in Idaho, but was over with his son for a field trip. Actually, he was an ambassador for his school and I'm very proud of him.

But when I got there I was informed that the way to get around was by public transportation and I don't mean this to sound like "I'm so above this, are you kidding me" in my finest southern drawl. I mean, I live in a small town and "Oh my, I didn't bring my gun," of course in my finest redneck southern drawl. Because, we don't have public transportation here and all we hear about is the bad stuff that goes on, on them.

However, to my pleasant surprise it was kinda fun and exciting and not scary at all. In fact that's the only way to get around, I believe it's scarier driving there than letting someone else drive you. Talk about road rage.

But as I road the Metro or the bus, I looked around and there were tons of kids, unsupervised going around the city. Pretty typical for them. But I thought could I let my kids run around the city without me. Small town life if they walk down the street and do something they shouldn't be doing, I'm going to know about it before they get home, because someone is going to call me. On the other hand though, it was fun to have so much to do and offer in one place.

But in the end, I decided that I like the open waters and nothing to do unless you have a boat and no public transportation lifestyle.

One road in and one road out of our city, not I395/I495 which split by the way and you better know where you're going.