Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Highs and Lows

Today was a pretty good day. It was about 73 degrees! We had a few highs and lows.

High- Mini#2 continues to hug/kiss me all day long. It is sooooo sweet. You may be thinking blah, blah, but this is a BOY. He's 3 now. He won't do this forever so I'm savoring the attention I've been getting lately.

Low- We went to the bank today and mini#2 told a woman she was little. She was just a tad short. He has no filter on his mouth these days. Yesterday, I stuffed him into the stroller (he's too slow when we both walk) and went for a walk. I was checking new voicemail I discovered I had on my cell phone when I heard him say "hello" to a woman smoking on her front porch. I said "hello", too and went back to listening to the message when I heard him say "We don't like smoking" to her! I tried to correct him and she said "That's good. It's a bad thing." I apologized and picked up my pace. I was mortified!

High- Mini#1 was one of three in his class to be selected to go to a special reading computer lab every Wednesday with other students from the other three first grade classes. He's being rewarded for his high reading level. Made me so proud of him. He couldn't wait to tell me when he got home. He had the biggest grin on his face. Sorry, had to brag a little.

Low- We met our good friends for dinner at our favorite Mexican place for one last get together before they move to S.C. tomorrow. We've been going to this place for a while together. 5 kids, 4 adults and good food. The wife, out of all of our neighbors, is the one most like me. We have similar tastes, ideas and laugh a lot when we're together. I'll miss them all. Saying goodbye really sucks!

High- After dinner I rushed mini#1 to church and I sat in the car and read Atonement while I waited. Book club is in a couple weeks. This is a slow book, but shhhh, don't tell anyone, I watched the movie last week so I'm set. Anyway, on the way home, mini#1 and I saw 2 deer on the side of a quiet road. I stopped while one crossed and we both got to stare at them for a few moments. They stared back! It was exciting. They're so beautiful. I feel guilty that so many houses are being built in the area and running them out of their habitat.

A day with highs and lows is a good day. Each make you a better person. Life is all about the challenges, the smiles, the frowns, and filtering a 3 year old's mouth!


Mom x 2 said...

Your story about the woman smoking made me laugh. Last year we were on vacation and we were at a state park and my then 4.5yo saw a man smoking and said to me (quite loudly), "Mom, that man is smoking. Maybe he doesn't know how bad it is for you." The man just glared at me. I felt awful. I tried to explain to my son how many people do things they know are bad for them. Hard to teach the idea of not hurting someone's feelings. They're so honest and pure.

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Yes, it is hard to teach about hurting feelings, but I've had plenty of teachable moments lately! Ha!

Mrs. Decker said...

Oh the things they say! One time, when we were in the grocery store, we saw a young man wearing a rather fitted black, silky shirt (3/4 length sleeves, boat neck...), tight low-slung jeans (also black), boots with at least a two inch heel, highlighted and feathered hair (oh so very Farrah....showing my age), lipgloss, little get the picture. Well, my son asked me in a rather loud voice, "Mommy, when you are a gay man do you have to wear women's clothes?" He was about 5 at the time. They never stop asking or saying embarrassing things.....the questions just get more interesting.

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Mrs. D- I can't believe your 5 yo knew what a gay man was. Ha! I know I just wait for the next incident to happen with this kid. The first son didn't have as many of these embarrassing moments.