Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Have you noticed that your children don't speak the same way you do? As in, it's almost a completely different language. As if you were living in different worlds.And it's so hard to keep up with their changing vernacular. I mean, when I was a kid it seems like all I had to know was "cool". If something was good, it was "cool" and that's about as complicated as it got. But over the past several years my children have gone from calling good things "phat" to "all that" to "the bomb" to "bad" (I don't even know the current correct term...) and I have at times been guilty of using the wrong cool word to call something "cool". *ahem*Then there's the texting lingo, which has often infiltrated our face-to-face communication. One will call out "BRB" when they're leaving the room for a moment, and another will claim the challenge they faced that day was "NBD". But it wasn't until a couple nights ago when I realized just how much that jargon has become a part of who they are.Josh was doing his taxes and had a question about how to fill in a certain blank. The information being sought was identical to that which he had previously entered, so Brian said, "Just type 'same'," and Josh looked at him with a very quizzical stare. He said, "Same?"And Brian replied, "Yes. It's the same information."Josh shook his head and said, "OK. But I feel like that's just like entering 'LOL'."It took me a moment, but then I recalled seeing "same" going back and forth over texting conversations when one person could relate to what another person was saying. And I realized Josh was hearing Brian's instruction in texting lingo, not in adult-who-has-filled-out-hundreds-of-forms language.The scenario honestly made me LOL.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
1. Don't wait until the last minute.2. Don't misplace your W-2. 3. If you do misplace your W-2, call your manager to get a new copy. 4. If you do #2 without doing #1, since #3 is going to take a while, file for an extension. 5. Don't expect your parents to do #4 for you, if you have not heeded their advice regarding #1. 6. When tax season rolls around again next year, refer to #1. *And by "we" I mean my son(s).
Monday, April 17, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
What do you get when you put a ninety-year-old woman, and a girl half her age, into a room for an hour - with nothing to do but talk? When they repeat old jokes, and laugh out loud - as if hearing them for the very first time.What do you get when you bring together women from two different generations and leave them to discover what they have in common, and what makes them unique? When they realize their hearts are very much alike, even though they come from dissimilar worlds. What do you get when age and ability are not required to be the same, in order for friendship to be formed?When memory lapses don't matter, and recurring stories are just as delightful to hear the seventh time as they were the first.What do you get? I'll tell you what you get: Lovely Moments!And I am so thankful for each one I have the privilege to experience. Who in your world needs to see your kindness expressed through a smile and a listening ear (and perhaps a corny joke), even though you may feel you have so little to offer? Please receive this encouragement to slow down and spend time with him/her. You probably will not be able to grasp how much your presence means to them, but I can guarantee - your moments together will be lovely.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Perhaps you are aware of the way I wake Matthew up most mornings.Well, I was surprised to learn yesterday that someone else found out about it.That is, Wednesday morning I received a text message from one of Matthew's friends saying:
This morning I was awoken by loud screeching noises at about 6:45...To my surprise it was Matthew's alarm clock AKA his mother with his morning greeting lolThis friend had been over at our house Tuesday night, and my first thought was, Were they on the phone all night, and somehow still had a connection this morning? Did all Matthew's commotion seriously go through the phone and wake his friend up??? So I responded with,
You heard that???It was in his response that I learned Matthew's friend had crashed on our couch for the night, so he was just down the hall when I
I read about it on your blog, but it was funny to witness it happening.So there you have it. Reading about our antics on my blog is one thing. But if you really want to enjoy a laugh, you'll have to hide out in my house and witness us first-hand. *wink*