I haven’t been blogging because to be honest I haven’t been entertaining enough to read about, not that I am that much, but at least I have a sense of humor. What am I going to write about this week?? I feel like upchucking my lunch? Ha. ha. ? I don’t think so. My pants are too tight?? Lol? It’s sad really. My child just told me he is quitting kindergarten to work at the Holly Springs Sandwich Shop (which part of me would allow for free hamburgers anytime I want)?? Noooo…. really not much excitement going on here.
I have to be honest that this is the first year that I didn’t feel that old excitement about school starting. Maybe it’s the fact I feel like I might fall asleep while standing up any minute, maybe it’s the fact that my son is growing up too fast and I have to share part of myself when I start back work, maybe it’s because I have to brush my teeth regularly.
I’m not sure, but I do know that after seeing many students tonight I am feeling really excited and happy about starting work. I guess it took a few slobbery kisses and runny noses sloshed across my shirt to make me excited. I’m weird like that. Heck I even missed the parents. They are like (not so) distant relatives to me. I asked them tonight ‘any questions’ and they answer ‘no, we all know the drill…we’ve been together for a while’. It’s true, I have laughed, cried, and celebrated with these inspiring parents. It was a really good Parent Night, and Connor seems excited about his classroom, but I was so tired when we got home at 7:00pm. Darren had to be at the hospital with his mom, so I fixed myself and Connor a home cooked meal= a cheese sandwich on a hot dog bun with a side of Doritos (I didn’t even add milk, I added Sundrop soda). I think this is why parents like me…I make them look so good!
Afterwards, Connor begged me to play doctor. (oh joy, just what I want to do). As the doc. I asked him what was wrong and he said ‘my mom hit me in the jaw for saying cuss words’. (Lovely.) So I say, ‘Connor I have never hit you and you don’t say cuss words’. Connor says, ‘mommmm, we are pretending.’ I say, ‘Why don’t we pretend daddy or grandma hit you!? or maybe you could, I don't know, say I HAVE A COLD!?! Jeez!’ I could tell playing doctor was taking a turn for the worse so I cut on the TV fast. Children have a tendency to see life in a very creative way. I have been writing Connor quotes down all summer- here are a few for some real entertainment.
Me: ‘Put that rock down.’ Connor: ‘Mom it’s not a rock it’s a Diamond of a Lifetime!’
Connor: ‘How come Barney is always in the grey ones?’
(The Andy Griffith Show, questioning why Barney is in the black and white instead of color episodes).
Connor: ‘Whew! It smells like big business in here!’
Connor: ‘Now that were havin’ a baby you need to get married to dad.’
Connor: 'Did you know that snakes, lizards, and frogs are erectiles?' (meaning reptiles)
Dad- 'Why don’t you like Tim Tebow?' (football player) Connor- 'Dad! I told you three times because he has soft skin!'
Connor: 'Mom, this flashlight is so cool. If you turn it on and point to something you can tell what it is. But it has to be dark though.'
Mrs. Welch : 'How did you get so smart?' Connor: 'My mom taught me.' (whoooo. hoooooo.)