We were watching the Olympics last night and Junior is really into the skiing portion. When he saw them doing the downhill skiing he was mesmerized.
He sat there and watched forever. Then he said exasperated "That's what I would have looked like if I had, had poles".
Don't these kids ever forget anything?
On the Abs front, I was able to clean her ears tonight without any screaming. That's HUGE. She's also slept till 6 or later the last few nights. I think the combination of everything that we (I say we, but it's really her, I just pick up the bill and drive her everywhere and wait) are doing is finally coming together and working. Let's hope!
Our 18" of snow was decreased to 4"-5". Maybe we can get some good sledding out of it though!
Those are the words that greeted me when Abs returned home
Abs: I have a boyfriend. (giggling and smiling ear to ear)
Me: What about college.
Abs: Oh, I'm going.
Me: What's his name?
Me: Is he in 3rd grade?
Abs: No, he's in first.
Me: Isn't that young?
Abs: Oh, no worries, he got held back.
Me: So how did this happen?
Abs: He told me he wanted to be my boyfriend and that he liked me.
Me: What did you say?
Abs: Nothing, I was too nervous. I just said okay.
Me: So what does it mean that you are boyfriend/girlfriend?
Abs: We love each other.
A short bit later, my neighbor stopped by to tell me that my faucet outside was gushing water. As he was telling me this, Abs was running for cover in her room. Elijah has no idea what he is getting into.
We have survived four year long deployments--one to Bosnia and three to Iraq. We have been married for almost 17 years and have three children--Em, Abs, and Junior. Gunner is currently deployed for the 5th time to Afghanistan. We are fast approaching the year mark, and then we will focus on the prize--retirement!