Tuesday, November 25, 2008

He Wants His Own Website!

I just got a call from my seven year old son. He said, "Mom can I make my own website?" He told me he went on MySpace.com and he wants his own website. As if to seal the deal, he told me that his cousin has one. I quickly handed the phone to his father who proceeded to explain to him the reasons why he can't have a MySpace account.

The main reason is because he is seven and the second reason is because his Uncle Tripp has a MySpace that he can't get rid of and he says his MySpace has "Hoochie Mamas" pop up all the time.

Well, no son of mine is going to have a MySpace that has "Hoochie Mamas" pop up on it. And... because he is seven.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Morning Rituals

I love when Nathan comes up with "rituals" that he insists I be a part of. Every morning when he goes to school he has his own method of saying goodbye. It is similar to what a baseball coach does when he is signaling to one of his players. He blows a kiss, gives a thumbs up, gives the "I love you" sign and has to wink with both eyes. The kicker is that Todd and I are expected to participate and do the exact signs back to him. If I drop him off in the car, I usually have my sunglasses on and he can't see when I wink back at him. He gets aggravated and mutters a disgusted, "Mom," and I have to lift my sunglasses so he can see that I am actively participating in the ritual.

The below video will give you an idea of the ritual. Unfortunately, because he knew I was taping he doesn't exhibit near as much enthusiasm as he usually shows.

video

And like most things, now that he is seven, and all grown up, he doesn't think its important to continue the ritual. I try to be grown up about it, too. But, it's hard.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy 45th!

Happy Birthday Todd!
He was most happy about the baked ham and homemade carrot cake his mom made him. I was pretty happy about it too.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Young Love....Way Too Soon!

I like to think that I am an opened minded mother. But, when my seven year old looks at me and says, "Mom, can I tell you something?" my insides always clench up. This time he informed me that he has a girlfriend and that they are dating. I tried to remain calm and ask him lot's of questions. Most of his answers were infantile. Which made me feel somewhat better. I explained to him that I was suppose to be his girlfriend. He didn't buy it. And, I really thought that it would be a passing phase. But the fact remains that he continues to talk about how cute so and so is and he told me yesterday that he googled "how to kiss." He has even gone to the paint program on his computer and made a little drawing of hearts and their initials and saved it as his background on his homepage. At least he didn't put TLA. So, now every time he turns his computer on I have to be reminded that I am no longer the only woman in his life.

Okay, this madness must STOP! After all he is my baby.

Monday, November 3, 2008

51 Years And Counting

To the best parents ever:
Happy Anniversary!