Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. This is the third week of school, and my eyes still fill with tears when Jackson hops out of my car and scampers to class without ever looking back! Surely this will end soon-I don't know how much more I can take!

2. We went to a BBQ the other night, and a mom friend of mine was complimenting my kids and the way they just stop and do what I say when I speak! I am so thankful for this, and I was flattered when she asked if her daughter could come to my "Boot Camp", but I don't know what I do that makes them the way they are! I think they are scared I might start yelling and freaking out in public, the way I do at home, so rather than risk embarrassment, they just go with the flow when we are out and about! HA!

3. My very best friend, Karissa, and I had baby boys 6 days apart. There is NOTHING better in the world than being pregnant at the same time as your best friend. While I don't think Jackson and Malakai could be any different, I am quite convinced they would be the best of friends if we lived closer together. Malakai holds a special place in my heart! Today, it is with a very heavy heart that I tell my readers Malakai lost his very best friend, Connor, to cancer today. He was diagnosed about a month ago and was responding well to treatment, the word remission was thrown around. This is very shocking! The pain that I am feeling for the Malakai, Karissa, Connor's family, etc is OVERWHELMING! I feel terrible that a 5 year old must deal with the death of another 5 year old. I feel terrible that the parents must bury their 5 year old. I just can't wrap my head around it enough to keep crying, but please keep them ALL in your prayers. I don't know what to say or do to my best friend. I am not sure there have ever been so many moments of silence on a phone call with her. We both just kept crying.

4. Today we went to story time at Bomberos. Not only was story time awesome, but the omelette and potatoes I had were AMAZING!!!! I highly recommend this activity!

5. Did you know they have lunch detention for KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS????? I am all about discipline, we all know that, but OMG! Every day Jackson comes home and talks about how so and so had lunch detention or time out or whatever else! He of course NEVER gets in trouble, or so he says, but likes to give me his police report of the day!

6. Currently, Jackson wants to be a police man when he grows up. I am trying to convince him to be in the CIA, due to my obsession with the show, Covert Affairs. OMG, do you think it is too late for me to join the CIA? Maybe the two of us could be a team.

7. What is with the plaid shirts making a come back-UGH!

8. Have any of you been to Smeeks??? It is this darling candy shop with lots of things, but most importantly cheap candy that makes kids happy!

9. My DVR died yesterday morning. Of course, it died when Pat tried to turn it on because he apparently has the KISS OF DEATH when it comes to electronics around here. I seriously cried, thinking about all the stuff that was saved and recorded on there. It was like a part of my family. It was a constant. It was with me when Pat became a workaholic, and it is ALWAYS there for me with little goodies and treats. I know I am getting another one in 3 business days, but I was SAD. I have recovered and grown up a little since yesterday!

10. Going to PhoenixCooks! again this year-CAN'T WAIT! LOVE IT! Anyone else going?