Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Waiting, Running, Contemplating

Have you been waiting long?  I haven't been blogging a lot lately.  There are no real excuses.  Just 'cause.  

A summary might be good...ummm...Ally just proudly announced that she finished my book club selection before me.  Benji not too proudly admitted that he feels short for his age.  (I must qualify that by saying that many of his classmates have extraordinarily tall parents.)  Kayla is getting way too excited for her field trip tomorrow.  Sammie is speechless since she fell asleep from exhaustion at about 5:30 p.m. (or maybe earlier, I can't remember).  

She ran the mini-K race at the elementary school today.  Surprisingly she never stopped running to catch her breath or anything.  Then towards the end of her race I caught her sprinting to the end in order to beat the boy next to her.  (All the kids did great today.)  Oh, Kayla said after the mini-K race was over, "Mom, can I do the 3K race now?"  Ugh! I barely made it walking and running her race let alone trying out the "real" one. 

Hyrum threw a temper tantrum today and even went to his room and "slammed" the door.  (I wonder who he learned that from?  You know, you really don't have to answer that.)   Wow!  Big boy has come to the Pack house.  

As for me, I must admit that I'm an American Idol fan. BUT after tonight I think I'm done with it.  The "if it weren't for that part" showed up in the middle and I'm convinced now that there is NO prime-time t.v. worth watching.  Okay so American Idol is the only prime-time show I watch.  "Super Why" and "Word World" don't count.  Ben, you can say, "I told you so.",  T.V. just isn't worth our precious time.  I should catch up on my reading anyway.

Now...reflection...Can I tell you how grateful I am for good school and church teachers?  I am glad that it is almost summer.  I thought I would dread having all my kids home, all day, everyday.  This year I'm actually looking forward to it.  They are all great helpers and I can't wait to be a part of their summer adventure.  

Cheers for a fantastic summer!