03 November, 2010

Dear Spotty Chop you are 67months old today

Once again I have missed a month of letters. It all started with the Jeep’s engine blowing up for the SECOND time in less than 2 months, and culminated with my diagnosis of Migraines. Not earth shattering, but I have had a headache for over a month and that tends to make me cranky.

What’s been going on with you? Well, I took away your video game privileges for a week. When you get angry you intentionally hurt me, and mama don’t like. I told you if you tried to hurt me again that you would not be able to play video games for a week. And then you…well I am hoping that this trend is more because you don’t know how to react when you are angry as opposed to a personality trait. If it is a trait my son, you and I are going to have problems.

Papa had Columbus Day off and called to see if you did too. He and Nannie miss seeing you every week. You guys had a blast. Went to Edaville railroad where they spent a fortune on you. You also had a bonus movie night with them when your dad and I went to a Halloween party. I know the YMCA has a good program that I am paying for, but if my parents want you they will get you it’s a win win situation. They will have you for Veteran’s Day…Papa hasn’t told me what he has planned for you…

I don’t think I am going to be able to describe this well, and I don’t think you will truly “get it” until you have kids of your own. Looking over the papers you bring home from school, seeing how your mind is making connections that even a few months ago didn’t make is so FREAKING UNBELIEVABLE! I have always loved how your mind works, but now you are getting the skills to write this stuff down! It is mind blowing. I get so overwhelmed with love for you that at times I am speechless. This is not the same as the times you are so like your father that it too leaves me speechless…

You are “STAR” of the week this week in school. We made a poster with pictures of your friends, and the things you have done this year. We added lists of “likes and dislikes”. Your teacher laughed when she read “dislikes – mornings”. She was happy to see she wasn’t the only one. When we entered the room it was to a chorus of “TIMMY! TIMMY! IT’S TIMMY”. I am sure a greeting that you all bestow on each other, but it got me to thinking of how much better most of our lives would be if we too were so excited to be with the folks we work /spends enormous amounts of time with. You are bringing in your “favorite” book to read to the class. I can’t wait to see what you pick, and if it is something you will actually read to the class.

You were Jango Fett for Halloween. You wanted your daddy to take you. Since I have taken you for the past 3 years I let him. I did not like it. I want to be with you, watch your face and hell even listen to you complain that you are tired and can’t I just go up to the houses while you wait at home.

So once again I want to thank you for being my kid. You make life worth living.








beef baloney

going to bed

brushing my teeth

doing chores