Did He Really Say That?

It was after dinner time and I called for Walker to come down and attempt to do some of his homework.  He gets homework every night.  Yup… he is just in kindergarten.  Anyways, I have him start the first step of instructions which are to to cut out the objects on page 9.  He then has to glue them to the appropriate spots on that page.  I got caught up starting on something else so Rich steps in to continue to help Walker with the next part of his homework.  The conversation goes like this.

"Okay Walker let’s see what we have to do next."

"No No – we have to wait for Mommy."

"I can help you."

"No we have to wait for Mommy to help."

"How come?" Rich asked

"Because Mommy is smarter."


Having to help your kindergartner with his homework every night… frustrating

Having him break down in tears when he has trouble with counting to 100… heartbreaking

Having your five year old think you are smarter than your spouse (though not true)… priceless

So Sweet!


Zeytoonjian%20-%20Originals%20002.jpgThis is a little late but I have a very special Valentine’s story to share.  Walker and I came home last week and he ran to his room and said that he needed to finish his card for daddy.  So he diligently colored in the train and the hearts.  So before daddy came home he wanted to hide it.  I had not seen the finished product at this point.  Daddy came home and he rushed back to his room to retrieve the card.  He presented his work of art and read it aloud to both of us.  He had put both mommy and daddy on the card but hadn’t told me.  He was grinning ear to ear. 

The best part of the story is how he makes sure that we share the card equally.  The first night he puts it on daddy’s night stand and the following night he puts it on my night stand.  This has been going on for about a week now and he still makes sure that we are sharing the card equally.  Long after Walker goes to bed I often find little pictures or miscellaneous things on my night stand.  It always brings a smile to my face.  Tonight I believe there is a special Pokeman card waiting for me.

Woman over 40!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Thought this would give you a chuckle:

60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)
As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:
A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn’t care what you think.

If a woman over 40 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it’s usually more interesting.

Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here’s an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!