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my mind went wandering today... Having a tall son means that the windows of your SUV get cleaned well while he pumps gas Having mostly grown kids means you can say "This house needs cleaned up" & no one asks "What do you want us to do?" Daughter started assigning jobs & they got busy (ok there was some sighing & eye rolling). Having mostly grown kids who can think for themselves (mostly, lol!) means they know to take the big trash can to the curb when you say "i need someone to come take the trash out." Having mostly grown kids means that the laundry gets done without intense supervision Having mostly grown kids who all have jobs means that when you leave something they needed off the grocery list, they say “That’s ok Ma. I’ll order it from Amazon.” Having mostly grown kids means you can share questionable online jokes and memes Having mostly grown kids who all have jobs means they’ll spring for lunch when you’re out running errands. Having mostly grown kids means hugs and cuddles are fewer and farther between. but when they come, they’re a little bit sweeter. Having mostly grown kids means they need less and less from me. Having mostly grown kids means that soon they’ll all be gone from home. Having mostly grown kids means that my job description is changing, and i don't know how i feel about that.
When I was a little nipper, I didn’t care much for reading. I was more about climbing trees, playing sports and fishing. Sitting still and reading wasn’t really on my agenda. In fact school and reading were way, way down on my list of priorities. My grades showed it. I wasn’t an idiot. I just wasn’t interested or connected. My grandmother noticed and she used her grandmotherly skills on me. She started reading the Hobbit to me aloud on rainy winter days. I’m not sure why exactly but it clicked in my head. I did get interested and engaged. She could only read for just so long. If I wanted more, I had to read it on my own. Sneaky Grandmothers. That was the very first book I ever picked up- just for the fun of reading. In fact, I remember being depressed when it was over. That Christmas she gave me the 3 volume set of the Lord of the Rings. I was delighted and my parents were astonished. All of the usual Christmas stuff to play with and I was well into the Fellowship of the Ring By the time school started, I was starting the Two Towers. Teachers didn’t believe I was reading it. I wasn’t getting in trouble anymore for not paying attention. I was getting in trouble for reading the wrong thing in class. By the time I had finished The Return of the King, several very good things had happened: I was no longer reading below grade level. I was reading two grade levels higher. My vocabulary was much improved. My reading comprehension went from average to exceptional. My English grades went from crap to excellent. I went from avoiding reading to frequenting bookstores looking for more! In 4th grade my life changed for the better. It’s because I picked up Tolkien and would not put it down. Why it’s a classic is because it can capture the imagination of a restless boy that never wanted to sit still (probably had ADD) and completely turned him around academically. The movies are great but they just aren't the same as the books. If you've never read them, they are recommended for kids eight to eighty.
A few years ago I came across this video on YouTube and was really tickled at the concept. Not only is it actually really cute, but it got me wondering about temptation and how we all have a "candy" in our lives that is like just too much temptation for us to really handle. Ok so have a watch, a bit of a grin and then share with us all what YOUR cotton candy is in life! (Just for a bit of fun ey!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EjJsPylEOY For me I would have to say I have a soft spot for computer technology, and always like to have the latest tech gadget when it comes to the wild wide world of Computer Hardware and Gadgetry. So go on then, what's yours? Have a great day!