Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The last day of school is always bittersweet. On one hand you are relieved that the pressures of the school year will cease for a few months then you realize that your boys are growing so fast that you wish you could stop time if just for a little while.

Lucas will never be a 5th grader ever again
Matthew will never be a 6th grader again
Mitch will never be a 10th grader ever again

So let the summer begin because it will go equally as fast !

Friday, April 29, 2011

Lucas comes back in a huff from fishing....throws his hat on the ground and says "Mitchell makes me so mad...he was doing skids on my bike when I told him not to he's such a ret#*d!" I say , well since you can't control yourself and say things you aren't supposed to PARK the bike , you need to take a break" he proceeds to look at me as if he would like to see me 6' under SO I say " just fir that dirty look you can be punished for the rest of the day... He says " I can't help it if my face is dirty, I will clean it!" I Give Up, this kid cracks me up

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 5

Today, I am Thankful that my boys got to spend time with my father. He took them out to breakfast and they all returned with full bellies and smiles. Thanks Dad!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Thankfulness

I am inspired by my sister to create a blog post for everyday of November to recognize all of the things that I am Thankful for each day. Since it is the 4th already I have a little catchin' up to do...

Numbers 1 through 4

I am Thankful for having a supportive Husband, who at times may not show is concern in the manner that I would consider to be helpful, but never the less supports me in what ever I do.

I am Thankful for good friends, the kind of friends that don't care what your wearing, the kind that are there and I mean really there when you need them and even when you don't think you need them. I am fortunate and Thankful to have a few of these friends who have become my family.

I am thankful that I have medication to take my migraine headaches away. With three boys home today on a very rainy day I can already tell that I will be needing to use this medication to be able to function today.

I am Thankful that my Husband will be fixing our Kitchen faucet today. Thankful that he has the abilities to fix it himself and save us tons of money and time.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Old Soul

Lucas has what you would call an Old Soul. A child who somehow can read the feelings that we try so desperately to hide. We hide them so that the children don't have to see the sometimes cruel realities of life. But somehow they see, they see so absolutely clearly what we hide from them and even what we have hidden from ourselves.

Lucas was having a particularly rough morning ....he wanted to leave for school but it was too early. So I said just sit down and relax for a few more minutes. Well he didn't like that idea so he stormed out of the room running right into his Father standing in the doorway. They exchanged words and Lucas was no happier than when he started. So in the car he sobs...Daddy is always mean to me, I didn't do anything wrong. So instead of explaining all of the reasons why his Daddy was not happy... I opted to try to calm him because we are now on our way to school and I can not let him into the school house this upset or else his entire day will be ruined.

He returns home from school still a bit disturbed so I told him to take this opportunity to talk to his Daddy and tell him how he feels. So, he took a seat next to me on the couch. I said "Lucas has somethings he wants to talk to you about" and that's when Luke started ....
"Dad, I always feel like you are mad at us all the time. You yell at us all the time"... Ed interrupts and begins to explain why he got mad at him in the morning.... I stopped him, Just let him tell you how he feels...
With all the power Lucas has he holds back tears....his chin crinkled and quivering he said" Dad, it's like you are mad at something all the time, it's like you are missing something in your life."
I don't know what to say........He says" I think you are missing Grand Mom all the time and you get mad cause she isn't here."
Well, I just lose it....Ed starts to tear up and we are so very speechless. What do we say? He is right and how does he do it? How does he see into your soul? He continues...
" I miss her everyday too but you can't be mad at everybody"

What a wake up call, to have your 10 year old see things that we cannot or do not want to see.

Thank you Lucas, for your unique ability to see clearly through the windows of our souls.