This makes me laugh......
1st - The Airport Security Breach Guy
then the Run Away Bride and her future ex-fiance.
Now the TB idiot.~~~
GOOOOOO DOGS! ROOF! ROOF! ROOF!----
Did everyone enjoy their Memorial Day? I did. And I will post my pictures after my modem gets fixed. We are without Internet at home and that stinks.
Why do other kids get on my nerves.? I don't know what it is but that is happening to me. Why is that I wonder? I don't think that all of the time but I do think that a lot. I am starting to see that every child is extremely different. Kids just don't behave anymore. They get away with everything. My kids probably get away with more than they should, but they are pretty good kids. (Even Taz) Trent and Alyssa both listen to me well. I have just enforced that they must mind whomever they are with. But if parents can't control their own, they surely won't listen to other adults either. Kids aren't polite either. What ever happened to "Yes, mam, Thank you etc." Trent has always been great about saying those things to me and Brett. We are trying to teach him that not only does he need to say that to us but to everyone.
Now that Trent is older he has been able to go and do more things with and without us. It's hard to let that happen. At first you worry "Oh I hope nothing happens, do they have my cell number?" Please don't let them get hurt. Then it shifts. "Oh God! Please let them behave. No tantrums. No crying. No bullying." ~ We'll a couple of months ago Trent spent the night with a friend for the first time. They live less than 1 mile from us so I was OK with it. Brett's papa had passed and they offered to keep him for us, so we let him go. When I go to pick him up he had tripped on the way to the bathroom and fell slamming into the wall. His knee went through their wall, making a hole in the sheet rock. As this wave of "Aw, Man" went through me I offered to pay for the damages. My father-in-law does sheet rock work so it worked out. But I still felt bad even though it was an accident.
I went with the baseball team to eat lunch and to a movie. Not all the parents wanted to go so each parent was in charge of 2-3 kids. My three behaved extremely well. I was really impressed. But some of the others weren't so lucky. Just the stress of trying to keep up with other people's kids. Same for the Braves game over the weekend. A group of us decided to ride together in the van. 4 little boys in the back. ~ This is were I saw Brett's personality come out in Trent. Normally Trent is very layed back. But the boys started with the "Trent's got a girl friend" thing. He got soooo mad. He does not have a sense of humor about himself at all. Me? I would have laughed it off. Brett? I can see him acting the exact same way. Trent was getting really upset and almost hateful.
And another thing..... the constant comparing between my children and others has got to stop. I try and try not to do this. I am finding out that a lot of being a parent is worrying if my child is as smart or smarter than another child or more athletic or whatever.
Anyway~ that's all for today.
I took off Friday to participate in Field Day. Trent had so much fun.
Well last night was a three night per Ryan. It was really good. I liked the all the songs that were picked. This is part of the show that the producers try to swede votes. Last year they stuck McFee with the singers Meatloaf that was just horrible, because they wanted Soul Patrol to win. I wouldn't be surprised if Melinda is gone tomorrow.
1. Jordin (Simon’s choice: “Wishing on a Star”) by Rolls Royce.She didn’t know the song but acted all fake excited when the mayor of her town announced it. It was great. Randy: “That was like a little Beyonce. The run at the end was hot!” Paula: “Simon picked a good song for you.” Simon: “You sang it brilliantly. I just wished we hadn’t done the weird jazz arrangement. Even though I chose the song, it wasn’t one of your better performances.”
Jordin (Producer’s choice: “She Works For the Money” by Donna Summer Although she stomps around on stage with a certain lack of grace, she vocally blew it out. Even though it wasn’t a ballad, she worked it out.
Jordin (Shirley Bassey’s “I Who Have Nothing”) She picked one she already sang this year. It was good. One of her best songs I think.
2. Blake (Paula’s choice: “Roxanne” by the Police)— Another great song choice by the judges. I agreed with Tandy and liked his stage moves. Simon: “The trouble with that song. You are always forced to do an imitation of Sting. It was good. It wasn’t great. I agree with that too.
Blake (Producer’s choice: “This Love” by Maroon 5) — After giving us a will deserved break from the beatbox I was glad that he squeaked some in on this one? Overall, better than “Roxanne.” Randy: “When you make a record, when you decide to put out an album, that should be it. That’s a good vibe for you.” Paula: “That’s totally in your element.” Simon: “I preferred that to the first song. You sounded very comfortable. That was good.” Yes it was. I loved seeing Sir Mix Alot back in Washington too. He definitely gets points for that.
Blake (Robin Thicke’s “When I Get You Alone,”) —When I heard the words Robin Thicke I started to cringed. Everyone remember him from a couple of weeks ago. He was horrible. He had that tiny strip of mustache and tried to sing R & B. (He is Allan Thicke's son, the dad on Growning Pains, wrote The Facts of Life theme song) Anyway- Blake worked it out. A little Beethoven’s fifth and a little soul. Simon: “I actually really liked that! This is what I have liked about you throughout the competition. You don’t play it safe. You look like you’re having fun” He gets points for going out of his comfort zone.
3. Melinda (Randy’s choice: “I Believe In You and Me” by Whitney Houston) Did she just thank “Randy Johnson?” Isn’t that the baseball pitcher? I wouldn’t thank Randy for this less-than-glorious Whitney ballad either. Randy: “The real reason I chose that song. I wanted to throw a little difficulty at you. He had already said in several different seasons to stay away from Whitney, Mariah and Celine. I think they are trying to get her voted off.
Melinda (Producer’s choice: “Nutbush City Limits” by Ike and Tina Turner) She what I mean about her song choices. They are trying to throw her off. There have been references by the judges comparing Melinda to Tina. She’s not quite Tina. But it’s not bad.
Melinda (Shirley Bassey’s “I’m a Woman,”)- She is repeating one of her best performances from a few week’s ago. She does better picking her own.
On another note~ Dancing with the Stars. Brett and I have got to start taking lessons. The performers are amazing. I just love Apollo! What a little hottie.
Things my mother taught me.
My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE- “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside……I just finished cleaning!”
My mother taught me RELIGION- “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”
My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL- “ If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”
My mother taught me LOGIC- “Because I said so, that’s why.”
My mother taught me LOGIC #2- “If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”
My mother taught me FORESIGHT- “Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”
My mother taught me IRONY- “Keep crying and I’ll give you something to cry about.”
My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS- “Shut your mouth and eat your supper!”
My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISTS- “Will you “look” at the dirt on the back of your neck!”
My mother taught me about STAMINA- “You’ll sit there till all that spinach is finished.”
My mother taught me about WEATHER- “It look as if a tornado swept through your room.”
My mother taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS- “If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you, would you listen THEN?
My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY- “If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times- Don’t Exaggerate!!!!”
My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE- “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION- “Stop acting like your father!”
My mother taught me ENVY- “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do!”
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION…. “Just wait until we get home!”
My mother taught me about RECEIVING….”You are going to get it when we get home!”
My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE…. “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to stay that way.”
My mother taught me to THINK AHEAD…”If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job.”
My mother taught me ESP…”Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you’re cold?”
My mother taught me HUMOR- “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”
My mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT- “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”
My mother taught me about GENETICS… “You’re just like your father.”
My mother taught me about my ROOTS…. “Do you think you were born in a barn?”
My mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE…”When you get to me my age, you will understand.”
And my all time favorite- JUSTICE- “One day you’ll have kids…..and I hope they turn out just like you!”
Sorry that I haven't been blogging much lately. We have been really busy and I just haven't taken the time to.
Since Papa's passing Trent has been very quizative regarding life, death and everything in between. He has such a sweet spirit about him. He came home last week with two new drawings that I'd like to share with you.
Let's Go 80's! Let's Go! Tonight was classic. Bon Jovi rules no matter how old the man gets. I was a little nervous about watching tonight because he is a legend in our house. Unfortunately, Brett did not watch it with me. I would have loved to hear his comments. I don't think he wanted to hear the butchering of his childhood songs. (But that didn't happen.)
1. Phil Stacey ("Blaze of Glory") He is really improving every week. He had two very solid performances in a row. Go Phil. He doesn't need votefortheworst.com. He is reaching his potential very quickly. I would have sent him home weeks ago. But now he deserves to stay a little longer.
2. Jordin Sparks ("Livin' on a Prayer") Girl, what were you thinking? HORRIBLE. She knew it too. I hated that she destroyed Bon Jovi's classic. Her hair was even worse. Nothing about her made sense tonight. NOTHING. Last week will keep her alive though. **Simon said** "The look. It was something out of the Addams Family. Right ON, my friend.
3. Chris Richardson ("Wanted Dead or Alive") I cannot believe that he attempted that song, Chris Daughtry did so well with it last season. I must admit that I FF through most of his performance. It was just OK. He is way out of his league now. He is definitely in trouble. I was embarrassed for him that he didn't know the words when he sang it for Bon Jovi.
4. LaKisha Jones ("This Ain't a Love Song") She totally picked the right song for her and did it well. She stuck with the 90's Bon Jovi instead of the 80's one. I loved her outfit too. He might be in the bottom 2. Last week wasn't as strong.
5. Blake Lewis ("You Give Love a Bad Name") I was extremely nervous for him. Bon Jovi was too I think. He said" This is the one that's rolling the dice." And boy did he. Although I think he would have liked it in the end. It was the best original version of a song to date. I actually loved it. I don't know what Brett would have thought being a die hard Bon Jovi fan that he is. (That would be like letting Jeff Gordon ride a black # 3 car) I do agree with Simon, 1/2 will love it and 1/2 will hate it. I loved it. Way to Go!! (I don't like his dark hair though, makes him look old)
6. Melinda Doolittle ("Have a Nice Day") "Bon Jovi said, 'Honey, Take it to church.' "You just joined the band. You nailed it," . What a complement coming from such a legend. I would have fainted. I love this song. It was off of his most recent CD. I immediately thought Tina Turner too when I saw her. She had attitude. It was great. (As usual)
The votes will be combined from last week's. That will save Jordin, who's performance tonight was horrendous. Did LaKisha do enough to save herself? I think Chris should be gone. I can't wait for Bon Jovi's performance tonight!!