Sunday, October 16, 2011
Yes, I spelled it correctly. I mean kidness. This post is about the random things that kids in our family say.
My most recent example has now been played out with three of my four kids. So maybe not random. My wife and I have talked about the expectation with our kids that they should perform well in school so they can one day go off to college. We know they are listening. Because either immediately or within a few minutes of the discussion we hear, "Mom/Dad, don't worry. I'm not going to go off to college! I'm going to stay home with you." (Oh! How sweet.)
Now, we all understand this is from the point of view of a little one that needs Mom/Dad. So I'm not playing with the security and sense of comfort that our kids have and need. But, as a parent, this is one of those moments that you have to capture. This is a perfect thing to read back as they head off to college, or a big life event or a wedding as they leave the nest.
So, I have had each of my kids that have made the statement write the statement on a piece of paper. We then put it in an envelope. The little one then signs their name and writes the date on the outside of the envelope. This is then placed in the safety deposit box.
I can't wait for the time we will be able to share the statement. It will bring back thoughts of the original statement and frame the existing event in a whole new way.
Feel free to copy.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The President’s birth certificate was in prominent display at the White House Correspondents Dinner via video. The President quipped, a couple of times, “My fellow American’s.” Underlining, Obama’s now confirmed citizenship. The annual dinner that started back in 1914 brings the members of the press that cover politics and the president to gather raising money for scholarships to journalism students. And to have some fun at each others expense. This year was no exception.
There were jokes about C-Span, the funding of NPR, a number of shots at the 2012 GOP potential presidential nominees and a number of remarks about Donald Trump. The President was clearly making hay about the Mr. Trump’s views on his birth certificate. Donald was in the audience and clearly had tired of the remarks.
The comedian speaking at the dinner was Seth Meyer, the head writer from Saturday Night Live and a fake newsman. How appropriate! I mean about the fake newsman. He continued piling on “The Donald.” Topics included the Donald’s hair, his accent, and his plan to run for President. Following the dinner, Meyer’s Tweeted, that he was awaiting Trump’s reaction to the jokes.
Meyer’s did push into the Administration. Saying he wished that the 2008 version of Barack Obama was around. This prompted laughs from the audience. Meyer’s complimented the First Lady then said, “Mr. President you have aged. Maybe you should start smoking again!” WOW! Meyer’s was funny and clean.
It was clear to me that the past few years of being dogged by the question about the birth certificate have caused the President some discomfort. The amount of criticism directed at the opposition and Trump specifically showed in the remarks.
Glad to hear we finally have what should have been presented, to the American people, at the start of the campaign process in 2007.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I can't believe the news that there were only 20 people injured in the devastation in the St. Louis area. I'm hoping that number stays there. The pictures from the airport and the surrounding communities is unbelievable.
Let's hope that the future displays aren't harmful.
Hope all have a wonderful weekend.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, December 31, 2010
North Carolina has players running on the field. Too many men on the field! Throw the flag. They have to many people in motion! And then they then snap the ball. The penalty is on the offense so, oops! Game over.
Oh! Wait not so fast! Let's review! We need to help out Butch and the boys. They only get one five yard penalty?
So now they get to kick a field goal to take Tennessee to OVERTIME?
I wonder what temporary service the Music City Bowl went to for the referees? What conference did these folks come from?
I'm not a Tennessee fan. But, I feel bad for Coach Dooley and his band of Orange. Hope 2011 turns out better!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Merry Christmas - Wow! Does that feel good to say! Yes, it is the festive time of year. It is cold outside, the kids are in the kitchen making peanut butter balls and getting ready to bake cookies. I've just finished chomping on a candy cane and there is Christmas music playing from the IPhone. Christmas cards are arriving daily, I've see 12 different version of wish lists from the kids, and we have been connecting with friends and family about holiday plans. It doesn't get any better than that!
And yes, nothing says Christmas like a stop at Chick-Fil-A. After 4 hours of wrapping presents at Walmart for the participants in "Shop with a Cop". We decided to have brunch. And there was Santa Cow. Couldn't resist the photo op.