Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My cub scout cracks me up

My cub scout continues to amuse me each day, three things stand out over the past 24 hours....

1. We went to a wedding and out of the corner of my eye, I notice my boy dancing with a 4 year old.  I was SHOCKED.  It was so cute.  This little girl had stars in her eyes for my little cub scout and invited him to dance and then wouldn't let him sit down.  So much so that it was a little lesson for my 8 year old in being polite and kind to an interested woman..... a lesson that will be tested in the coming years.  I was whispering ideas to him.... "tell her you are going to take a break and have cake with your mom"  he looks to her and repeats the words.. she agrees and plops herself down at our table waiting and waiting for the his last bite.  She was a strong, persistent little one.  I think she's going to give her mom a run for her money!

2. While creating a slide show of wedding pictures my cub scout catches a glimpse of the computer screen and calls to his sis and eagerly points to a family picture saying "Oh that's my whole crazy bunch."  and he meant it!

3. Finally, we found a working pay phone. We have been on the hunt to show our kids for months and months.  They are always dead with no dial tone.  Well surprise, surprise, this one worked so we quickly called home and my charming cub scout greets his sister by singing "I am on a pay phone" by Maroon 5.  I almost peed my pants it was so hysterical.  Maybe you had to be there but it certainly was quick and witty and that is what worries me about this kid.... quick and witty.

Never a dull moment here at paper mom headquarters....

Monday, August 27, 2012

Last weekend of summer

This past weekend was unofficially our last weekend before the hustle and bustle of school, homework, earlier bed times, marching band, softball practice, CCD, art school, gymnastics and cub scouts... Whew....
I love summer, mostly because I hate winter and snow but more importantly because our day to day pressures are a bit lighter and brighter.  This past weekend was the perfect ending to our summer of fun.  We attended a family wedding and spent the night on an adventure in VT.  There are really no exciting stories to tell other than sometimes hanging low with your peeps can just make you appreciate life and love and all the important things.  

I need to take all that peaceful energy and store it like I store fat - unlike the extra pounds, I need the extra peace.  I've posted this peace quote before... It's my favorite.  
Our immediate family has traveled many miles this summer.  We've been together, we've been apart, the kids have seen things, been places and had a great time but really there is no place like home, when we are all together living this "koo-koo for cocoa puffs" life. It brings me peace to know our normal daily routine is only hours away. -- stay tuned.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I Didn't Have to Share Popcorn with my Cub Scout

Life has a way of happening...

Last night I took my eight year old out on a date.  It's not often that 4 out of 5 kids have overnight plans.  So while the World's Greatest Husband pulled his Saturday night shift at the hospital, I took my cub scout out for a night on the town. We started with a hot dog at our favorite outdoor joint and followed that with a screening of The Odd Life of Timothy Green.  It was a perfect night.  My cub scout is still at that age where he will let me hold his hand in the parking lot, likes to give me kisses and still squeezes me with an "I love you Mom."   Our kids are all still pretty affectionate even at their tween/teen stage but the cub scout gives love generously without looking over his shoulder, without a text buzzing in on our hug or without a rolling of the eyes.  It's pure, genuine and honest, and I know my days are numbered with this simple joy.  Soon he will be looking over his shoulder to see who is watching and I can kiss my hand holding good bye.  But for today, I will take it and I will write in his journal of this special date so he knows how much this night  has meant to me, his forever mommy.

Now on the lighter side, the World's Greatest Husband and I usually share a popcorn and he usually has command of the container...  the power and control of holding and eating my very own bag of corn at the show was an exhilarating movie perk!  Who knew?


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