Someone played hooky from school today. We had about four inches of heavy wet snow last night and Grant's school was still in session. As the motto goes...Neither rain, nor sleet, nor driving snow....or something like that....That's his school's motto which is fine by me as I dislike making up snow days during beautiful weather. But frankly, a day of hooky is just what the doc ordered to get rid of the blues. And we headed out sledding! Yes, I went AND got out of the car AND went down the hill twice with cameras in tow! You didn't think I'd leave my camera did you???
Somewhere along month four or five of being home, he started leaving it behind. He still would look through it and ask where is this toy or that toy? But the other day, he started going through it again telling me what Chinese mommy said about the pictures. He said Chinese daddy didn't get to see them because he was at work (I'm wondering if he is just referring to the day he received it). While looking at the backyard picture, he said that Chinese mommy told him that the swingset was his, but the pool was Daddy's. Guess she didn't want him to go near it! I asked him what she said about the picture of Eric and myself. Evidently, she did tell him that it was his new mama and baba, but I guess Jake didn't quite understand that completely. He went through each page talking about something in the picture and then remembering something specific to his life in China.
The tables have turned now as Jake doesn't show off the picture book, but will show off his framed picture of him sitting with his Chinese mommy and daddy. I'm glad he's proud. I'm glad he still gets excited when he sees something that reminds him of his past life.
In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
You and your teeth don't sleep together.
People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"
You begin every other sentence with, "Nowadays..."
The clothes you've put away until they come back in style... come back in style.
Things you buy now won't wear out.
There's nothing left to learn the hard way.
"Getting a little action" means you don't need to take a laxative.
When getting lucky means you find your car in the parking lot.
When happy hour is a nap.
When you realize that caution is the only thing you care to exercise.