Friday, July 16, 2010

Notable and Quotable for Sanity's Sake

Intense. We have no unfocused time. Even play is very purposeful. That is not to say there is fun; we just take no time for granted. We work on knock-knock jokes on our commute, laughing over and oven at "Lettuce in, it's cold out here." I am in a one-year credential program now, wondering if I'm crazy. But we manage, centimeter by centimeter, believing we are doing the right things for our family right now. And when it's really arduous, I stop and feel the gratitude that we are even, for this day, in a place where we can try to do this. Two years ago there was no room for trying this. And I always ask my kids, "What is the most important thing?" And they chorus, "To try!"

Notable and Quotable:

Roo: When I go to college, can I come home and watch TV?

Peach: Daddy, a boy in my class stuck something up his nose and couldn't get it out.
Daddy: Did a doctor have to get it out with an instrument?
Peach: Yes. Was it a tambourine?

Me: Who did you play with today at camp?
Roo: Miss Jessica.
Me: Roo, you should try to play more with the kids.
Roo: I never thought of that!

Roo: Mommy, after first grade, THEN can I go to college?

1 comment:

kim mccafferty said...

You're not crazy, just a brave woman. I thought about doing that too, and realized I'm just not bright enough anymore to go back to school. I give you props for trying this!