August 15, 2007

home again, home again and other ramblings...

Home again, home again...
A couple of days ago, I posted about my cousin returning home from Iraq and now, I get the pleasure of posting that my daughter is home for the school year!! She spends the summers at her dad's, about 20 minutes away. I get to see her on Wednesdays and every other weekend, but obviously, it just isn't the same. I am SO happy to have her back home. All my chick-i-dees under one roof. A mom content. :)

Funny story that will embarrass my son one day...
We went to a baseball game the other day. It was HOT! We got free tickets. There was also a free Christian concert afterwards (MercyMe!) or I would have thrown in the towel and stayed propped up in front of the A/C. I wore a tank top (which is unusual for me) and felt a little uncomfortable in it because it lacked, you know, sleeves. But I knew it would be blazing hot at the game. Anyway, it was one of those shirts that has the adjustable straps on the back. On the way to the game, my son suddenly points his finger at me and says,

"You can't wear that!"

"What? My shirt?"

"Yeah, it has those things on it."

"Things?"

"Yeah, the things from the thing for your b**bies."

Well, we about lost it. We didn't want to laugh because he would think b**bies is a funny word and for some reason, kids like to repeat funny, totally inappropriate words. And where did he learn that word anyway? He was saying that the adjustable straps belong on things we wear UNDER our shirts. I explained that this was a shirt that covered my whole body and they put the adjustable straps to make sure it stayed covered and it would be okay. Nothing like having to explain your wardrobe to your children. Somehow I always thought it would be the other way around...

The Fall crunch begins...
Soccer practice started last week. This year, Daughter and Son are playing. Very cute to watch the 4 year olds practicing. Surprisingly, my son did really well. I was convinced he would be the one who either a) refused to listen to the coach because the coach wasn't doing it "right", or b) would want to sit with Mommy and Daddy because it was so HOT and who were this strange kids anyway? Luckily, our son wasn't the one - but my fears were confirmed in the other kids. One just wanted to GO HOME, TOO HOT. Another wasn't sure what this whole soccer thing was about (just a bunch of running in circles when it is so HOT, and is there a point to this?) but seemed to think it was okay after awhile. I love watching the kids discover things. As for Daughter, she has played for years and it's basically the same kids every year. It's amazing how they grow from season to season. So with practices starting and school starting next week, the previously empty calendar begins to fill with too many things, like every Fall. Hang on, the ride begins!

That's what's going on in our corner of the world. Well, we squeeze in one more mini-vacation between now and school starting so we're busy getting ready for that too. I'll post about it when we get back. Until then, take care! :)

5 rays through the fog:

Barb said...

I remember the shock of getting back into all the activities and a new school year, after a nice long summer. When I think back to those days, I have no idea how I did it all. My girls were involved in everything! I had big huge calendars on the wall in the dining room just to keep track of who had to where, when. It was nuts.

Have to say I'm looking forward to grandchildren starting sports. After all, it's THEIR mommies who'll do all the running around. All I have to do is show up and cheer them on. LOL

Annabelle said...

LOL That's such a cute story, yep, it'll probably embarrass your son when he gets older! Fun, Soccer! We didn't put our boys in it this fall...they didn't seem to be too interested!

Anna said...

Where DID he learn that word!? That is too funny!

Darlene said...

Cute post.

I love it when you talk about the kids. I find myself going back to the sweet memories of your
childhood.

Kids grow up way too fast. We are so blessed to retain past memories and make new ones.

I'm glad Sunshine is back. I have missed her too.

Judith said...

There are just some things kids describe better than we can.

Am ever thankful daughter is home
again.

I do not envy all the running around you'll be doing for them, but know it's important to do.

 
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