kids love our house. we had 3 more over this weekend. they like hanging out.... i'm glad they feel comfortable here...i guess they have a lot of fun...kids love places like chuck-echeese for free. i made two trips to town today....one was my present for mother's day i had scheduled, and the other was for some school lunch shopping for the next and last 2 weeks of school. emily and livy were my little shopping helpers. but i didn't get the two things that i needed...a flashdrive for emily's moving-up day pictures and her allergy pills. my mind was on so many things....i simply forgot.
i visited my dad for a little bit. he still doesn't have a marker where his grave is. that's going to be the next thing i do is get him one. he deserves that. i miss my dad. i still can't believe he's gone. living is hard when people you love start dying. it doesn't feel as secure anymore. it makes me sad.
i rented a scary movie at the library. kenny hates them. but what's life without a good scary movie once in a while, or a psychiatric-hospital-themed thriller that makes you think.
i think maybe 13 is too young for social networking. that's just my opinion but since i have a son that age, i think it has the potential to get complicated. i'm not sure if that's old enough to handle the drama. there's too many piranhas out there. and of course the less i know about what's going on behind school walls, maybe the better. but then again, i have to know things to make sure they're doing alright and keep an eye out, don't i?that drama with girls can start early....that nasty social hierarchy that can make or break you, unless you have a very thick skin. but who can blame them when their mothers teach 'em how to act that way? it isn't surprising that means girls come from mean adults. the apple usually doesn't fall far from the tree.
brandon wants to study law. i hope he can be a successful corporate attorney in a big city and make lots of money or just enough to be happy will do fine....just be as kind as he is now with a good head on his shoulders. we were laughing the other night....he wants to own a bugati....we were just joking about how he's been watching these NBA players and how easy they make it look. its ok to dream big...nothing wrong with that...as long as you know that it may just be a dream. it never hurts to try to achieve them though.....goals keep you motivated to keep going. 3 more months and then he leaves the nest. i need to start preparing myself but i don't think there's any way to do that. i'm going to freak out a little bit i'm afraid. he got some nice graduation gifts....people have been so thoughtful. i'm thankful for those who've been there through it all. his childhood passed by way too quick. in some ways i wish we could do it again...i still can't watch videos of him when he was a little boy...it's too bittersweet....
let me get back to watching my scary movie....goodnight.
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