Wooohoooo!!!! We won again! Who knew one could get so excited about a bunch of 5 year olds who have no clue what they're doing half the time?!
It was quite cold again...45 degrees, but the sun was out, everybody was in a good mood and we had FUN! Nobody was crying this time, everyone hit good, fielded good and the most important thing is winning....right?? :-)
My competitive spirit comes out at any sporting event and almost came out too much today. :-( This is something I've worked very hard on to control for the past many moons and have made much progress. However, I caught myself jumping on the ump today for what I thought was a bad call; thankfully, I caught myself pretty much immediately and apologized for getting too spirited.
Of course, I was in the wrong, especially since he got the call right (my misunderstanding of a rule). I am proud of the progress I've made but still have to bite my lip many times. For those who remember me from FC, you'll know just how bad I was.
Anybody else just as "spirited" and competitive as me?
Our boys had their first T-ball game last night and boy was it a doozy! Here it is the first week of April and a cold front comes through making it downright miserable out on the baseball field: 42 degrees with a pretty steady wind.
Half the team was crying before we were done with the 2nd inning because they were so cold. My son Johnathan, kept telling me he wanted out of the game and wanted to go home. I couldn't blame him; I couldn't even feel my hands. I wanted to go home too!
Lisa got some hot chocolate for them from the concession stand, which they promptly guzzled down, so she went for more but they were out; everybody else was buying it too. They ended up being troopers and winning the game 18-10.
Unfortunately, they have another game on Saturday and the high is supposed to be 46. Thankfully, it will be during the day and the sun will be out which might make it better for them!
Is it unseasonably cold where you are too?
Of course I love my kids but this is pretty funny and very true:
1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.
2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your own children.
3. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.
4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
5. The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than your own.
6. We childproofed our homes, but they are still getting in.
7. Be nice to your kids. They will choose your nursing home one day.
8. If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: "Take 2 aspirin" and "Keep away from children!"
I know this is a hotly debated topic, and I'd like some input from y'all please.
Our boys will be starting school this fall and it's my desire to homeschool. I have no problem with kids sending their kids to public or private school, but I prefer the advantages that come with homeschooling. Plus, with all the junk that's out there in the public school systems, I just don't have any desire to go through that.
First, those of you that were homeschooled yourself, I'd like your opinions on your experience and whether you think it was a good thing or not. Also, based on your experience, would you homeschool your kids?
Secondly, those of you that are homeschooling, why did you choose it and why would you recommend it. Also, what methods, programs, etc. have worked well for you and your kids?
Thirdly, Lisa agrees with the reasons for homeschooling, but it's more my desire to do it than it is hers. I know she'll be the primary "teacher" and her concerns are twofold: she says she'd like a break by sending them to school, even if for a year and she's not sure she has the patience for homeschooling. Are there programs out there that would not be so stressful on Lisa? She loves our kids, of course, but is not so sure she could handle teaching them school everyday. We've heard of video programs that I guess would take a portion of the burden off of her. What are your thoughts?
Lastly, those of you who disagree with homeschooling, what are your reasons?
14 years ago today, Lisa and I were married and it's amazing how fast it's gone by. It certainly hasn't been easy all the time (living with me causes that!) but we've learned a lot, so we sure expect the next 14 years to be even better, and the 14 years after that to be even better!
When we started dating at the end of my 2nd year at FC, I knew right away she was the one, so after only 6 weeks I proposed to her while I was 19, though it was another year before we got married. Getting married at 20 was fun at the time, but looking back on it, I don't know what I was thinking! If I had to do it over again, I would have waited another year or 2 while getting much more established and growing some in maturity. But hey, we're still here and rockin' on!
Here's to at least 14 more! I love you Lisa!