Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Fragments: Speaking of...

The Girl was very stressed the other day because the pony she rides for lessons is 28 and will probably die in the next few years.  The Boy and I were reassuring her that her instructor would get another one. She was not to be appeased.  "No other pony will be like her Mamma, just like no other grandmother is like Grammy!"

Touche, my child.  Yes, she totally compared my grandmother to a horse!


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Speaking of my Grammy, she seems to have perked up.  The Hospice nurse found the source of her discomfort and it was a secondary issue.  They resolved it and took measures to make sure it doesn't' happen again. The nurse told my mother she will not die anytime soon, so I should, hopefully, get my Christmas visit! Your prayers and kind thoughts are so appreciated!


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Speaking of kind thoughts, I commented on my facebook page that I met "The Ex" last weekend.  LawnBoy planned it so we would be dropping his children to her on the way to his holiday party. He said he thought I'd feel better if I was all dressed up. ~Smart Man~ It went fine, but there is a level of graciousness I try to extend to anyone ~even my children's stepmother~ who comes into my home that was not afforded to me. She wasn't rude, just not welcoming. Oh, and her boyfriend was wearing a cowboy hat...in the house! 


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Speaking of exes, mine is taking the children for Christmas. PHEW! Not that I didn't want them, but they knew they were going to his house and I didn't want them to be disappointed.  He sent me a four paragraph lecture about all the things I was doing wrong and then did exactly as I asked at the end.  You know, because I can't ever simply know what's best for the children since I'm only with them 95% of the time.

I am being sarcastic... and sound bitter... I will stop now, because he actually made me laugh with his shenanigans.


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Speaking of laughing, The Boy did something blog worthy this week. I remember thinking, "Finally! Because it's been all The Girl with the one-liners lately."  I'll be dipped if I can remember what it is.

On that note....

I remembered!  My grandfather sent The Boy a ~very old~ book on football awhile back. He has to read non-fiction for school and has been working his way through it.  He was getting so frustrated the other night with the illustrations that when along with the rules that he was almost yelling at the book. He seriously sounded like a man watching TV and yelling at the refs.  I reminded him that the book was old and some of the rules had changed, but he was not to be appeased. He finally looked at me and said, "I have a lot of questions for the author of this book!"

Have a great weekend! More holiday parties on tap in my neck of the woods!
 
Mommy's Idea

12 comments:

Ellen aka Ellie said...

The author of the book who is most likely dead. Sounds like he should ask his dad, since he's such a know-it-all, hm?

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Nice to know you'll be able to visit with your grandmother...that's so important. At least in my opinion.

Wayne W Smith said...

Tell the boy to keep on questioning what he is reading...that is how you get smart.

Diane said...

Great news about your Grammy!

And yes, sounds like you have yourself a very smart man there. I am so impressed that he actually thought about how you'd feel(and look) the first time you met the ex. Definitely a keeper! ;)

Keetha Broyles said...


These made me smile all the way through.

Bee said...

I'm glad your grandmother is doing better :)

Laurie Matherne said...

I smiled when I read that your son is having a dialogue with an old book. Cool. We all should talk back to books every now and then.

nancygrayce said...

Ah, meeting the ex....always fun. I have also always tried to be gracious to the mother of my stepchildren as I hope my own children's step mother is good to them. But you're right, that's not always reciprocated....all part of the joys of divorce.

I laughed at your son and his need to talk to that author!

Heather said...

Oh I love little girl logic! So happy to hear that you will get that visit with your Grandmother.

I admire your restraint when dealing with your ex!

My son is a big reader and treats every author like his best friend. This sometimes makes him hard to follow. You know when he talks about Rick (Riodarn) and for a minute I haven't idea who he is talking about!

Tettelestai said...

Yay, blogging about the boy ;-) Don't you hate it when you don't jot stuff down right away? I forget so much by Friday.

I am so glad it went well with the exes, that could not have been easy. I do see his point with getting to know his past, the kids' past.. but still hard. I think being gracious is the best thing, well done!! I know that can't be easy, but I am proud of you :-)

Horses and Grannies..as a horse lover myself, I could see me doing that also, hahahaha

Not a Perfect Mom said...

Lawn Boy is one smart cookie! Naturally you'd feel better all prettied up...
but really? what a bitch...probably jealous because you looked so kick ass

Mimi B said...

Cute that your daughter related her pony to your grammy. Clearly she understands the meaning of love! I'm also happy to hear that your grandma has perked up. I'm sure clearing up her secondary issue has been huge! I am not looking forward to meeting the "ex" next year. oy. You and I may need to talk! lol As for our own exes...o_O And as for your boy, you have to love how involved he was getting in non-fiction!