My grandchildren had parents day at their school on Friday. Their mother, my daughter, went to their classes and watched their performances and then took them to McDonald's after school for a special treat. They got happy meals and each received a toy car. Caroline's was purple and Christian decided he wanted the purple one. Caroline refused to give it up. Anyone who knows Christian will envision him working up a doozy of a melt down. He does them so well. This is how the conversation went:
Christian: CAROLINE, God said to share!!!!!!!!!!!
Caroline: But he didn't say to trade.
I really think my daughter will have her hands full with her daughter as she gets older. At the age of 7, she is already working the loopholes. Can you imagine her at 16? Oh, my.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
I'm on my way to Boise for a training on my Miche Bag business. I can't wait to see the amazing new shells and accessories that were unveiled at the national convention. I don't like the drive there, too long and boring, but one of the other reps is going with me so I'll have some company. And I get to see my son, Taylor, who lives there. I'm taking him and his girlfriend and another friend to dinner and then probably grocery shopping. A mom has to make sure her children are eating and if I know Taylor, he spends his money on music and not food.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I heard two funny kid quotes today at work and I can't remember them. I know I'm not as young as I once was but this is ridiculous. Why does my mind do this to me? I've been living a good clean life, well at least for the past 25 years. I guess I'll have to start writing everything down so I can write about it here. Or I need to set up my blog so I can access it on my cell phone. I think that will be my project for.....I don't know when. Maybe next week? I'll have to ask someone who knows how to do it if they will help me. Any volunteers?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We have the best employees in town! I love working with the girls/women at the day care center. They are funny, dependable, and just good girls. One of those, Andrea, had the best conversation with a first grader today. After she picked him up and was heading to the next school he asked her "Ms. Andrea, do you ever wonder?" She replied, "Wonder what?" He said, "Just wonder". She smiled and asked him "What are you wondering?" and he said "Nothing. I'm just wondering." I wish I could shrink down and migrate into their little minds to find out how they reason and think. And wonder. Aren't they great?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Our cook, Tina came into the office giggling today. One of our cute 3 year old girls asked her "Aren't I ADORNABLE?" I have to admit that all the little girls are adorable and adornable and even a lot of the boys are pretty darn cute. The things they say are the cutest, though.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Today I was in the 11th ward for their ward conference. The bishop, bishop's wife and stake president were the speakers. The choir sang "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and it was the most beautiful rendition I think I've ever heard. They only had 7 women and 7 men but their voices were so strong and they blended perfectly. It was awesome. There was a poem on the front of the bulletin that I really like. I don't know who wrote it, there was no author on it but here it is:
Yes, You Can Succeed
Figure it out for yourself, my lad;
You've all that the greatest men have had;
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,
And a brain to use if you would be wise.
With this equipment they all began.
So start from the top and say "I can".
Look them over, the wise and the great;
They take their food from a common plate.
And similar knives and forks they use,
With similar laces they tie their shoes.
The world considers them brave and smart
But you've all the had when they made their start.
You're the handicapped you must face;
You are the one who must choose your place.
You must say where you want to go,
How much you will study the truth to know;
God has equipped you for life, but He
Lets you decide what you want to be.
Courage must come from the soul within,
The man must furnish the will to win.
So figure it out for yourself, my lad;
You are born with all the the great have had.
With all your equipment they all began,
Get hold of yourself and say, "I CAN".