Thursday, August 27, 2009

Exacto. . . .in middle school


I have about a billion things to say, and I don't know where to start. I'm a little bit frozen blog-wise because I don't know what to do with "Mama's Boys" now that I'm going to have a daughter! (I'm open to suggestions. . . .!)

I'm sure I'll get into my groove again soon. Now that school has been in for over a week, the blues are lightening up (it was TOUGH sending Hummer to kindergarten--ouch) and I'm feeling really pretty good most of the time! In fact, I would say that I feel better now than I have for the past two years! More about why later. . . .

For now, I just had to share this telling moment. Exacto came home from school (where he has a LOCKER and SEVEN CLASSES and the girls are all a FOOT taller than he is) bearing a bright purple flyer advertising the "Back to School" Dance. !!

After being reassured by me that not only did he NOT HAVE to go, but I didn't want him going to dances at all until he's 14 and then it would be much better if they are the church dances, he promptly went and put it cheerfully through the shredder.



Tasha said...[Reply to comment]

Hello dearest Mishelly! You are such a wonderful friend who always manages to keep up with my blog (which I barely manage to keep updated). I have to admit that it's been a while since I've been able to visit yours and so I have just spent a wonderful hour catching up. Soooo, a very belated Congratulations! I'm so thrilled to hear that you are expecting a beautiful little girl. What an amazing blessing.

I also have to comment on a post from quite some time ago where I got to see and hear the amazing talents of your boys. I was very impressed with Exacto's fiddle playing. I have to admit that we have a young woman in our ward who occassionally plays her violin in Sacrament mtg and other events and I find myself silently cringing throughout the performance. After hearing DC and Exacto perform, very few will ever measure up. I still have some recital tapes that you made me years ago (both yours and DC's) that I think I need to dig up and listen to. Provided I can find an actual tape player : )

I'm also going to take a moment and answer your question on my posting - we actually didn't really have any major food adventures in China. Fortunately my travel companions spoke mandarin and made sure the food would suit us. (We didn't stay at the place where we were likely to eat dog.) In general I actually liked the food very very much. I was even impressed with a couple different nights when we managed to feed 5 adults for $3 USD and $1.50 USD. Amazing huh?

Well, sorry for the long comment. I miss you so much and look forward to a time when we can finally meet up again and have a nice long visit!

Andre said...[Reply to comment]

I don't even want to approach middle school. It's hard enough that Dakotah is going to kindergarten. Just keep yourself busy while all the kids are at school and enjoy your time alone because when your baby comes you may never find time to be alone. (And it'll be great just holding your little one!)

Becky said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely. Middle school provides so many awkward opportunities. May you and Clyn greet the future ones with the same finesse and standard.

Devin and Melinda said...[Reply to comment]

Wow, already? Kids grow up too fast! You have obviously taught them well.

Jennifer said...[Reply to comment]

We are missing you all too! Yay for pink! Having a girl around certainly adds a different touch, that I know WE could not do without. I'm so thrilled for you!