Friday, September 10, 2010

Radomness and HELP!

This week has absolutely flown by. I love that the short weeks are always the most busy...

We are all back into our "school" routine. It did not take nearly as long to adjust as I thought it would. My classes are totally going to kick my tail this semester. I have already had three projects due and we are just over a week into class. So much for easing us back into things.

I am afraid we are all beginning to get sick. Nothing serious, just the typical quarterly colds. You know, just sick enough to feel bad but, nothing that requires and antibiotic. My doctors famous words, "It just has to run its course". Gee, thanks doc.

Matt's birthday is coming up and I have no idea what to do for him. We have a routine...
1. I ask him what he wants.
2. He doesn't tell me.
3. I guess and get him something he has mentioned.
4. He opens it, laughs and says, "Thanks dear".
5. He takes it back.
This happens every holiday, birthday and gift giving occasion. For 5 years, it has been like this! I don't know why he can't just tell me what he wants. I mean, I have no problem telling him what I want.

And lastly, I need ya'll's advice. Ben has a "friend". Sometimes she is with us and other times she isn't. Sometimes when we are out she just appears. We set a place for her at the table, buckle her in the car and open her door. This has been going on for about 3 months. I have no problem with the whole imaginary friend situation. I know it is a developmental stage. I don't mind setting a place for her, opening doors, bathing her... My problem is this. Yesterday, I picked him up from school and he tells me we need to pick up his friend. I say, "okay", thinking she will just appear like usual. We pick up Will and head home. Ben again says we need to pick up his friend. That she is by karate (which is no where close to where we are). I try to spin it and say that she is already at home. Of course, he says she isn't. He gets upset. What do I do? I mean, I have my limits but at the same time, if she is real to him, I don't want to leave her stranded. Help!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Oh my! It has been so long since I have posted anything. The absence has been due to technical difficulties. We were having a problem with our aircard. In order for it to work, I had to hold it at a weird angle which only left me with one hand for typing and such. As much as I love ya'll, I was just not willing to type with one hand. I am just not that talented. We now have a new aircard and all is well.

There has not really been too much going on around here. Will is well into second grade and loving it. Ben has started back to "school" too. He goes two days a week. It has been so good for him. He has a great time and his teachers are wonderful. They have been so patient with Ben (and me) as we transition back into a routine.

I also started back to school, again. The end is finally in sight! I am so excited! I am not sure I will know what to do with myself when I am no longer a student. I am really happy with my classes this semester. They should be really fun.

That is really all that has been going on... Oh, I had to get new tires. I hate buying stuff like that. I mean, I know I need them but, I could definitely think of thousands of other ways to spend that much money.

I hope ya'll have a great holiday weekend! In my mind, summer is now officially over. Technically, it's not. But, to me Labor Day has always been the end of summer. This is when the pools close, you put up the all white shoes and clothes and pull down the jackets. I love this time of year!

*Also, in "grow button" news, Ben has gained 4 pounds!!!