Why, I thought, were other parents escaping through the back door? Why, I thought, was I here willingly and on time for this meeting? Where, I mused, was the nearest exit for me to escape from? No, I reasoned, I'll stay. I have to take an interest in my child's education.
We were working on math homework while Gigi took a nap.
"How was school?"
"What did you do at recess?"
On September 11, 2001 I woke up early for work. I put on a blue dress and black small heel shoes. It was going to be a day I was never going to forget, I knew that for sure as soon as I opened my eyes that morning.
Driving home from the store tonight Will decided to let me know he's been thinking about the future...
"Mom, what is Reagan's trouble name?"
"Her trouble name."
"I don't know what a 'trouble' name is."
Chris said I needed to post some photos and FAST. Apparently I may be losing some of our "constituency" with the Brit Lit and meteorology. And by "constituency" he means himself. I'm told photos will bring back those who do not care about TS Eliot or The Wasteland...
My parents are glad right now that they invested a fortune in my Baylor education so I can rattle off modern British lit while looking at the clouds and contemplating meteorology. Bottom line kids - there's no money in the arts.
...So I will let them speak for themselves. We have nights where we go play outside after dinner. These nights aren't about money or toys or anything else other than family and cheap fun. It's really amazing how many of our best family memories center around a garden hose and some 99 cent bubbles. May all of you have family nights such as these. Enjoy.
Wilson sees the world in a very unique way. Maybe most three year olds see the world differently than adults, but Wilson is very serious about making us aware of how he sees the world. Thus, I have decided to include some of Wilson's best observations this month...
Well, Jolene has created a blog for our family. As you can see, it's also a nice place for us to drop some of the many photos that we take at our house and on the many trips we take. I know Jolene's posts are going to be more entertaining than mine will be, but I thought it might be good for me to elaborate on what it is that keeps me from designing a family website.
Saturday we drove out to Ennis, Texas. Ennis is home of the Annual Bluebonnet Festival in Texas. The population of this small, Texas town quadruples the third weekend in April. Otherwise quiet country roads are jam-packed with couples - one holding a map, the other trying to drive and make out names on road signs. We've been going to Ennis to get our bluebonnet photos for three years now. That gives me the right to tell you, our family and friends, the "truths" I have learned about seeking out bluebonnets...
So - after my initial angst with blogs and bloggers (the whole point of your innermost thoughts is to keep them innermost - not to make the whole world aware of them), I gave in and got one. For one thing I know our friends and family want to see photos of Wilson (who wouldn't?) and I know sending digital photos through e-mail slows everyone down trying to download them.