Tuesday, October 31, 2006

son of pumpkinhead

This is the 6th annual Pumpkinhead by local radio celebrity Billy Costa at Kiss108 in Boston.

These guys are nuts.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Free Hugs

I must have been hiding under a rock or something, today is the first time I heard about this. It's pretty cool and this campaign has reached around the world.

It's true - one man can change the world, even if it's just a little bit. Watch the video then click on the YouTube link and see the list of videos from around the world. Amazing. Gives me hope for our species.

I'm sending a virtual hug to you all.

Have you hugged someone today?

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Temporary Insanity

Alas, it was only a temporary glimmer of maturity.

I found out Tuesday that my son decided to cut part of his shop the previous Monday. A mere 6 days after getting caught cutting his first class. Apparently, I went to easy on him and his punishment didn't hit hard enough.

Since when is "falling asleep in the library" and not making it back to shop after lunch, a legitimate excuse? Especially knowing that my son does not fall asleep easily. I had to spend hours laying with him when he was a toddler to get him to take a nap. Does he honestly think I am that stupid?

Then there is his mouth. Goddess - there isn't enough duct tape in the world for that mouth. He could be standing in midair over a bottomless canyon and he would still be mouthing off to me. He doesn't know when to quit. If I spoke to my parents the way he speaks to me - I'd be wearing dentures now. I believe, I am seeing the effects of living with his father for the summer. He sounds just like his father and I'm sure his tone is the tone his father used with him. It both, breaks my heart and makes me want to tie his tongue in a knot.

This kid is going to be grounded until he's 30, if he keeps it up. It will be a miracle if we both make it out of his teen years alive. Does anyone know of a good boot camp?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Heard on Wednesday

My son skipped a class on Tuesday. Not his brightest moment. His schedule is done in blocks, he has the same classes twice in one day. It's a real Einstein moment to show up for the first class, but not the second. His logic probably went something like: I didn't have the major homework assignment to turn in this morning, so why bother going to the second class to review what I don't have.

I had to stifle the laughter after the exchange I had with my son. My baby is growing up and, dare I say it, showing actual signs of maturity.

Mom: "Son, I love you too much to let you go down that path. You're too intelligent to screw up by cutting class".

Son: "I was in the library and didn't hear the bell"

Mom: "Puuuhhhlease, don't insult my intelligence".

Son: (Throwing arms in the air) "I'm not a genius!"

Mom: "What does that have to do with cutting class?"

Son: "Mom, I'm 16. I'm going to screw up every once and a while." (grins)

He didn't complain or argue about his punishment either. He knows what he did was wrong and, he is dealing with the deserved consequences.

Is it possible that the Aliens who kidnapped my baby are losing their hold on him?

Thursday, October 12, 2006

A Very Special Day

On this day October 12th, 43 years ago, my parents were married.

Their love and devotion is even stronger now, than it was then.

They truly are soulmates.

They work together as a team.

They each have their own interests and hobbies.

They share many interests too.

They give each other the room needed to be themselves, yet they are one.

The give and take of their relationship is so in sync and balanced it's undetectable.

They give unconditional love and support to each other, their children and family.

They have the type of marriage that is admired and envied by many.

After 43 years, they are still in love.

Happy Anniversary Mummy & Daddy.