Friday, June 10, 2011

Yes, it's Friday!

I saw the above button on a blog I follow, and experienced some level of enthusiasm for being over forty for the first time...ever...I am fairly certain! Go ahead and click the button to check things out over at "Never Growing Old"!

So it is Friday, complete with some sort of pressure that I should have found something fun for the family and I to be doing this beautiful evening (aside from playing Monopoly as my daughter is angling for...I asked if I could read my book while we played). I have that slight bit of panic going on that the summer will be a disappointment to the kids during our "home" times. They used to be content to play in a bucket of water...literally...for a good part of any given sunny afternoon. I am fairly certain that I will need to step up my game this year. Of course if I just let the electronic gods take over, I am sure there would be much peace and harmony...for everyone but me! Oh, I'm not saying I couldn't be persuaded to succumb to the glories of finding more blogs to follow, possibly baking cookies for two out of three meals a day. I just feel like I have to try to fight the good fight while I still stand a remote chance of winning once and awhile. Ew...I am not making myself feel much better, but am absolutely certain that warm cookies would least during the 3 minutes I was actually inhaling them!

Let's turn things around and finish up with a reflection from this week that will make me smile for days. I thought my son forgot to put his shorts on yesterday morning before school. He likes to put on his shirt and lounge for breakfast and cartoons, putting on the rest of his things when he goes upstairs to do his last minute hygiene routine. When I went upstairs after he left, to wake up the girl child, I noticed his shorts on his bed. I opened his dresser drawer and did not register any other shorts as missing. I had these visions of him sitting on the bus and suddenly realizing that he was in boxers only. (Giggle, giggle.) I quickly texted him "Did you put shorts on?" and was relieved to get a message about a minute later "yesh!" I know I should've had more faith, but this is the same fine young man who put his shirt on inside out AND backwards after gym class earlier this year ("It wasn't ALL day." "Really? When do you have gym?" "Second period.")


  1. I'm stopping by visiting from the 40 & over...that sounds like something I would do ~leave the house without any pants on! I'm getting so forgetful ~I think warm cookies would make it all better!!!

    I'm @ ...please stop by for a visit. I hope you have a great weekend.

  2. LMAO!!!! Great story about your son. Following you back from the hop!

  3. Hi! I'm a new follower from the "OVER 40" blog.
    Very cute post! If you have a son or a brother, this is totally understandable!

    Have a great weekend!
    Hope you can hop by and visit!

  4. Ha! I saw a guy on the side of the road Saturday night jumping up and down in only his boxers. Of course, it's Stanly Cup finals and we had just won game 5 so it was totally acceptable.