Thursday, August 19, 2010

This and That Thursday by Mental Pause Mama


Why is it I crave the smell of brand new Crayola Crayons this time every year? My children always loved shopping for school supplies with me because I went seriously overboard. The girls and I would all "play pack and unpack the book bags" at least 14 million times before the first day of school. I bought them different colored milk crates which sat by the door, each night before school, there were crate checks to make sure everything was ready for the next morning.
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When the kids were little...I only bought white socks. There were 14 feet in my house. My thought...white socks...pick two, they'll match.
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Quick fix for the loud Sun Chips Eco bag...pour the chips into a bowl, you idiotic people.
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Those same bags would have come in handy, when son #2 (aka Bill Gates Junior) was two, he had a serious insomnia issue and would get up at all hours of the morning and empty out my pantry to include both the cereal shelf and the chip bin...onto the floor. There is nothing like getting up in the morning and having to clean up a mess like that. It's okay though, because he has grown into the best kid ever and there is not a day that I am not extremely proud of him. He is a high school senior this year in the International Baccalaureate/AP program. His intellectual abilities put me to shame. Seriously...he makes me feel brain damaged. Wait, some people already think that.
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In stark contrast to this child...his brother is the ying to his yang. I pray for him continuously.
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I think adoptive parents need to respect birth parents more. It is not up to you to be our judge and jury. Show us common respect. In an open adoption situation, please follow through with the original agreement. it is not only the right thing to do, it is what is best for "your" child. The truth will come out at some point and it is best to deal with it early rather than later. The child may have ill will over us giving them up, but will be more furious with you for purposely denying the transfer of information. I did what was in the best interest of the child and acted selflessly....can you say the same thing? Grow the hell up and realize that children do not belong to "us", they belong to God and are just entrusted into our care. You can not pretend me away.
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Sorry, about that...I am just "a little" pissed off.
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I need chocolate. European chocolate.
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It's date night with my sweet love. He bought me a pool floaty and some chocolates. European chocolates. Have I mentioned how much I love this man? When I am bi-polar, pms~ing, introverted, or upset about something in particular, he always knows what to do or what to say...he just gets me.
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I am seriously craving some crab dip from Paddy O'Brien's in Olde Towne.
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Good (and fresh) seafood is hard to find around these thar parts. Wait...it's nonexistent.
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This is Home Girl and I am all over the place today.

4 comments:

tara said...

I like your last line. I may have to use it in one of my posts.
I like all over the place posts.

Anonymous said...

Yes.....I understand you as well. If you were here I would give you a hug and tell you that you are the best friend a girl could ever have. You get me ...and I get you. Sending you hugs and kisses miles and miles away....but If I was there I would bring you chocolate too! XOXO

These Nine Acres said...

I like your perspective on the adoption issue. I am on the other side trying to understand. Some days it is easier than others to see the other side.

If we ever adopt, it will be an open adoption and there will be no pretending...I can promise you that.

Mental P Mama said...

Awww. I loved my paste....remember how it came with that little brush? sigh