Monthly Archives: April 2008

She Gets It From Her Dad.

Ok….so I get up this morning, turn on the computer, sign in to instant messenger, and this message pops up:

sent 4/24/2008 1:12 AM:

Ok im layin in bed and everyone is asleep and i dnt think the computers even on but i was just seein if youd get this ūüôā

**pAm**

 

My thought at this point……”Awwww, my daughter is thinking of me in the middle of the night!”

I read on…

 

sent 4/24/2008 1:12 AM:

Its 1 in tha mornin and i cant sleep cha cha cha

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:14 AM:

On a more serious note….kenya just talked in her sleep

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:14 AM:

So did craig when i was in the bathroom earlier

**pAm**

 

Then…..ta daaaaaa….this BIG announcement:

 

sent 4/24/2008 1:15 AM:

Im gettin up early tomoro…like 7.so be impresssed

**pAm**

 

(It’s 9:00 AM right now — she’s still asleep.)

 

sent 4/24/2008 1:15 AM:

Toast.

**pAm**

 

What does that mean?  Is she ordering breakfast?!

Then, there’s this:

 

sent 4/24/2008 1:17 AM:

So …..wat are you doin friday Nite? Cuz i mean we could go catch a movie?…if not thats cool im just sayin…you no…if your not doin anything and

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:18 AM:

Im not then why not meet up and eat some spaghetti and watch a film?

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:18 AM:

I mean no pressure.just let me know if you want to. Or dont i mean its up to you really.

**pAm**

 

Um…..WOW!¬† She’s thinking of me in the middle of the night AND she’s inviting me out to a movie and dinner?!!¬† —Some Mom and daughter time?!¬† (Getting excited)¬† WOW!

Unfortunately,¬†the next several messages begin to slowly evolve into more conversation about the plan, but I quickly realize that she is “pulling my leg” and is pretending to be talking to someone else ūüė¶¬† Very funny.¬† Verrrrry funny.

 

sent 4/24/2008 1:22 AM:

Hmmmm…well then. Thats awkward.

**pAm**

 

Yeah….very funny.

Then, if you can imagine, it gets “better”…more random comments:

 

sent 4/24/2008 1:23 AM:

U  L  G  Y YOU AINT GOT NO ALIBI YOU UGLY

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:25 AM:

Ha you thought i wasnt gonna text anymore…WELL THINK AGAIN AQUAMAN

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:27 AM:

You know what would be funny?

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:27 AM:

Idk im askin you..

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:29 AM:

Im jus livin the thuug life poppin the colla..got my mouf lookin sumthin like a disco Bawl.im feeln so jus get that dirt off ya shoulda 

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:31 AM:

Walk it out …wah bruh yuh yuh yuh dis is da way

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:31 AM:

Yea and i have no idea wat any of that meant…i tryed to hard

**pAm**

 

¬†Um…pray for us y’all.¬† Is this the first sign of¬†multiple personality disorder?¬† Does it start with text messaging?¬† “Rapper” then “Valley Girl”:¬†¬†¬†

 

sent 4/24/2008 1:33 AM:

SO ANA WAY there i was like there just like Idk like omg like gosh i dnt even know but like he like just blew me off like ugh

**pAm**

 

Getting near the end….she realizes that she is laying on a flat board:

 

sent 4/24/2008 1:34 AM:

Idk but someday im gonna find that hole in this airmattress cuz its already halfway deflated

**pAm**

 

(There’s a story behind this.¬† When she came home from college, I tried to get her to buy a real mattress, but she wanted the fancy blow up version from Wal-Mart instead.¬† Since then, a hole has appeared and she has been unable to find it.¬†

She should have listened to her Mom, huh?!! )

It goes on:

 

sent 4/24/2008 1:36 AM:

Ya i just realized why i wasnt bein able to sleep! My fan was off! I turned it on no worries now those molecules arent stuffin my face 

**pAm**

 

Read her air molecule theory here.

Apparently at this point, the fan goes on, she can breathe and gets all excited:

 

sent 4/24/2008 1:37 AM:

Hallejuyer.

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:38 AM:

Put the phone on the hook! I sed…put the phone on the hook liddle girl.stop poppin that gum liddle girl.stop poppin that gum.

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:39 AM:

Call de po po!

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:41 AM:

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

**pAm**

sent 4/24/2008 1:42 AM:

i feel good.

**pAm**

 

Whew!¬† I feel a little better now.¬† Maybe it’s not multiple personalities.¬† It’s just “Lack of Oxygen”.¬† Somebody remind me to get her another fan, please.

Last message:

 sent 4/24/2008 1:43 AM:

Hi mom. (if your even getting this i dont even know)

 

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Catch Up.

We’re playing “catch up” again around here.¬†¬†Here’s what’s going on….

  1. My daughter had a birthday…she’s now 21, and I’m just — old.
  2. My four year old defines worship as “when you share your toys, but not your germs” ūüôā
  3. The six year old is still in homeschool meltdown stage.¬† Thanks to all our wonderful friends who gave me ideas to handle this situation.¬† I’ll keep you posted.
  4. I’ve been trying to be more frugal (although we ate out too much this past week and weekend).¬† I’m clipping some coupons and taking advantage of store specials and advertisements.¬† It’s taking some work, but getting easier and faster.¬† I’m saving a bundle!¬†¬†—even started a “Couponairres Club” where some friends and I meet to swap coupons, fellowship, share frugal ideas, and help each other cut back on expenses.¬† We’ve all agreed that this could be a ministry to others by inviting more to join.¬† At one store today, I spent $8.07 out of pocket, received $51.36 in¬†products, and was given $14.00 back.¬† That’s a net gain of $57.29!¬† Not bad for a day’s savings, huh?!!
  5. Postings about my personal¬†study of Acts is slowing only because we are also studying it at Cornerstone.¬† My executive decision today is to jump ahead to the 9th chapter this week so that I can study before lifegroup meets and the sermon is given.¬† I really like reading, listening to what the Holy Spirit says, studying commentaries and then posting my thoughts before lifegroup meets.¬† It enables me to compare my thoughts and resolve about the chapter to what is shared later.¬†¬† Maybe I should just go by the plan Cornerstone is following instead of chapter by chapter?¬† Still thinking this through…
  6. Had an opportunity on Thursday to take the boys to a pipe organ and vocal recital.¬† Contrary to some¬†who thought it was weird we were actually excited about doing this, the kids had a great time!¬† We took a few minutes to do a brief overview of how a pipe organ works, and¬†looking up pictures of different organs.¬† Before the recital, they even received a more detailed explanation and some “hands on” as they were allowed to sit and play at the organ.¬† Vocalists sung¬†in English, German, French and Latin.¬† Their favorite song…..”I Talk To The Trees” by Frederick Loewe from the musical Paint Your Wagon.¬† The boys thought it especially funny that someone would want to talk to trees!!¬† lol¬† (So much for cultural experiences!)
  7. Took another special day on Friday to pick fresh strawberries.  The weather was perfect, and strawberries were plentiful.  We picked for  a while, stopped to eat several pounds of them on site (?!), and then picked some more before we left.  The boys had a great time and it was a good opportunity for them to experience farm life.  We also enjoyed the beautiful wildflowers growing along the roadside as well as their first up-close view of a dam.  The water was flowing out of two places on the dam and ducks and other birds were very near as we drove by. 
  8. My computer¬†was infected by a trojan horse virus last week.¬† Special¬†thanks to Mike and¬†Buddy for looking at¬†it.¬† Thankfully, we were able to reload the files it took out and did not lose anything.¬† Needless to say, our virus protection is updated and¬†fully in force now, and I’m¬†spending some time this week copying family photos and files onto disks just in case this were to ever happen again.
  9. Have I told you that God is just good?¬† He is so faithful and wonderful to continue enveloping us in love and care and provision.¬† Every day — every. day.¬† He shows me¬†in a new way that I am not alone.¬† Even in my “down” times, He gently¬†lifts me up and cradles my fears and¬†concerns.¬† I am reminded even at this moment to give Him praise and honor in my day.¬† Prayerfully, you¬†are experiencing that today too ūüôā¬†
  10. Today’s praise:¬† I just overheard the six year old telling the four year old that he wasn’t going to disobey today.¬† He was going to be good and “obey Mom”!¬†(Yes!¬† Hallelujah!!)¬† Guess I had better go take advantage of the moment……..

…Hi-ho, Hi-ho, it’s off to school we go!

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The Science “Behind” His Brain.

 

I have a new homeschool revolution!¬† It is very apparent that the following is true…

The six year old’s brain is located in his Derriere!

Seriously….

We did an experiment. 

He was perched upon top of his chair, feet in the chair, knees in all sorts of positions, and incessantly moving around.  In this position, he was not paying attention, could not process the instruction I was giving him, and performed poorly on his assignment.

Then…..I made him sit down — connect his behind with his chair seat, and instantly he understood the spelling rule we were studying!!¬† Immediate success!

So, we are beginning to understand the learning processes in our first year of homeschooling…..

In order to achieve knowledge, one must connect the “brain” to the chair”.

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