Friday, August 28, 2009

Attention Teenagers!

Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world doesn't care about yourself-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss

Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault , so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rainforest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer.This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10 :Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Just Me & David

Yesterday morning David had his yearly doctor appointment. He was unusually very calm from the minute he woke up. His appointment went well, he is growing in leaps and bounds. Afterwards I decided I would take him to the liabrary and take advantage of his non-hyper mood. It was like having a different child with me. He did such a good job at the liabrary that I decided we would go get some hot chocolate so I could enjoy this rare moment a little longer. As we got close to The Morningside Bakery I could see that they had expanded and remodled. It was so cozy and inviting. David was a complete gentleman. He was just as fasinated at all the pretty cakes as I was, and as we shared a lemon pastry he was very careful not to eat too much of it so that I was sure to get enough. He also asked me if I could have any of the cakes which one I would pick. I pointed at one of my favorites and he said that he was going to buy it for me when he got the money. It just melted my heart.

I wish there were more mornings like this. Even with all that's going on this week...I have to say that this time spent with my boy was the highlight.

These bearclaws were so cool!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hope's Birthday Party

We celebrated Hope's birthday last weekend. We did roller-skating as well and cake and ice-cream at our place. She picked out the pink Cookie Monster cake over a pretty floral cake which surprised me since she is such a "girly girl". Not complaining though, it was delicious!

We took them roller skating at Hope's request. By the time we left she could actually skate a lap without falling down.