He, She, They, We!

This is who my kid is (he). This is who I am (she). This is who our community is (they). We are all family (we)!

September 30, 2014 9:14 am

It’s ok not to win… kinda

Scenario:  My parents pick K up for Tae Kwon do on Tuesday and it’s their evening with him. This week, we all pulled into the driveway at the same time.  K bounces out of the car and…

K: It was a tie.  No one won. I guess it doesn’t matter who won, as long as you have fun racing. Well, at lest that’s what Nana says. Grampa says that it totally matters who wins.

August 28, 2014 3:11 pm

Second Day of First Grade

Principle Called!

*I stare at the caller ID and know who it is—and truly debate as to whether or not I wanna hear what she has to say!  In my head, “Really KID—it’s only the second day!  Are you kidding me??!?!?!?!?!

Answered it—and whew!  She was calling to tell me that he was doing so great in his assigned class, that they wanted to move him to the other class that would challenge him a bit more!

Thanks be to JESUS that he didn’t sock someone in their face!  And that he’s a smarty pants!

August 20, 2014 7:07 pm
No i shouldn’t… but I have to. 
*If you are going to write hateful comments, please don’t even bother.

No i shouldn’t… but I have to. 

*If you are going to write hateful comments, please don’t even bother.

(via galatearadicalizes)

July 21, 2014 8:59 am

Spartacles

Scenario:  Driving in the car to LA for a Pirates and Princess Sing-A-Long show at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

K:  Mama, what’s that? (pointing to a billboard for the movie Hercules).

Me:  It’s a new movie coming out called Hercules.  And I think Hercules is very good looking (who doesn’t think the Rock is hot?!?!?!)

K:  What’s it about?

Me:  Well, Hercules was the son of a god…

K:  Like Percy Jackson?  Like Thor?

Me:  Yes.  He was the son of Zeus, but his Mommy was a mortal—a human and not a god.

K:  Is he a fighter guy?

Me:  Yes he is.  He has to fight 12 big things.  There’s more to the story, but we can talk about that when you are 10.

K:  What’s that name of the guy that Shawn calls me (our next door neighbor)?

Me:  Spartacus?

K:  Yeah!  Is he a god?

Me:  No.  He’s a gladiator.  A very strong warrior who fought with his friends against slavery.

K:  Oooooh! (clearly not knowing what slavery is). So… um, Spartacles isn’t the same as… wait, what does Shawn call me again?

Me:  Did you mean to ask if Hercules is the same as Spartacus? 

K:  Yeah.  Yeah.  Yeah!

Me:  No, sweetie, they are two different people.

K:  Well, I think they should just be Spartacles.  I mean they are both warrior guys.  They seem strong.  But…. Oh, look, there’s a crane!!!

*And Done!

July 18, 2014 3:54 pm July 15, 2014 1:33 pm
When referring to me and my family—yes, I am his REAL parent!!!

When referring to me and my family—yes, I am his REAL parent!!!

July 9, 2014 9:00 am

In my dream…

Scenario:  Sitting in the car about to go into summer camp.

K:  Mama, I had the worst dream of my whole entire life last night.

Me:  WOW!  The worst one ever?

K:  Yeah, it’s too sad to tell you.

Me:  Why?

K:  Because it might hurt your feelings if I tell you.

Me:  Baby, you know you can tell me anything—no matter what.  What was your dream about?

K:  Someone told me that if I was a bad boy that you wouldn’t love me anymore.

Me:  Oh Baby!  You know that’s not true, right?

K:  I told them that we have a rule, but they didn’t believe me.

Me:  And what’s our rule about love?

K:  Love never breaks—not our love.  You love me for forever, no matter what.

Me:  And??????

K:  Even when you’re mad at me, you still love me.

Me:  Exactly. 

K:  You’re not sad that I had that dream?  It didn’t hurt your feelings?

Me:  No my love!  Why would it?  It’s not true.  I love you, no matter what.  I may be disappointed in your choices, but how much I love doesn’t change.

K:  Oh good!  I didn’t want you to be sad and have a bummer day.  Come here you, gimme a kiss!!!

July 7, 2014 8:06 am

Jesus Music

Scenario:  In the car listening to “Not a Bad Thing” by Justin Timberlake

K:  Mama, this is so my new jam!

Me:  I know, right?!

K:  Is this Jesus music?

Me:  No sweetie, it’s not, but it’s still good music.

K:  I thought it was Jesus music because it sounds like Uncle Joel.

Me:  It does?

K:  Yeah, and he sings the best Jesus music songs.  Better than anyone in the whole wide world.  And this sounds like one of the songs he would sing!!!  Ok… you can turn it back up now!

Disclaimer:  After thinking about it—this is totally a song that Uncle Joel could write and would KILL them vocals!  Just sayin’!