Sunday, August 28, 2016

This is what I know

Sleepovers haven't changed much since the 80's. Friendship bracelets, music, cute pajamas, promises to be in bed early and lots of giggling. The best things in life are timeless.

I took the kids to pick peaches this week and then failed to keep tabs on the volume. Twenty pounds of peaches make a lot of peach crisp. Thank God for deep freezers and a family who inhales peach crisp.

Taylor spent his first weekend of training in the hospital treating an infection. Lauren held herself together despite infrequent and incomplete updates but this separation is wearing on her. I am praying over future separations preemptively. He is missed.

I bought tickets for a mother/son school dance and was then surprised Ty really didn't want to go. Rejection hurts as much now as it did in school. Apparently "a date with mom is embarrassing". The boy is in first grade and in the end, chose to spend time with a friend. We did not attend the dance.

Impromptu dinner plans are my latest favorite thing (right after 8pm Friday bedtime). Friends who open their pools and welcome whatever we all clean out of our fridge on their table are the best. There was a cook off of sorts this evening and we all won. Each of our husbands smoked ribs and no one left hungry. Every weekend should wrap this way.

If you tell a hyper dog to sit, sometimes she will. If there happens to be someone sitting on the floor in that general vicinity, she will assume she is welcome to sit on that person's lap. If that person is holding a cup of coffee, you will get a head start on your fall cleaning and get to wash curtains. Because after all, why wash one coffee drenched set when you can wash them all?

Erin has been dating someone she met online. Heaven help me. There were several weeks of phone calls prior to a couple of coffee shop dates where they talked for hours. Eventually, the relationship expanded to include dinner and ultimately a movie. Prior to meeting anyone in our family, Lauren insisted Erin put him on speaker phone to insure he doesn't have a serial killer accent. We believe in being dramatic on occasion around here. At this point, Lauren and Makenna have met him and approve. The rest of the family will be introduced next weekend. Pray for him. He is an only child and we are a lot.
We have once again installed a redneck repair on the fridge water line. If this doesn't hold, we will be turning off the water and the children will experience the horror of "sink water". They honestly believe this is tragic.

In other news, candy corn has been sighted in Walgreens. You are welcome.

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