Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Secret Momentary Delights

Some random happenings lately that have made me smile.

1. Talking to opposing counsel in Court, apologizing for my coughing, feverish sickness transmitted by kids. She says, "OH I bet you're in those daycare years, huh?" And I say, "No they are twin 17 YO's." And her look of shock.

2. Sitting in the car in the parking lot awaiting the start of Son's Rugby game b/c it's freaking freezing outside so we're waiting til the last possible second, "talking" with the Captain, and Ex walks up to the Car, right as I'm kissing the Captain.... (I didn't promise not to be a little snarky)

3. Standing in front of the Court seemingly between a rock and a hard place, when suddenly "the Spin" hits you and you're on solid footing again.

4. Your teenagers "demanding" that you go to your Parents' house for Easter - a 6 hour drive - because they miss them.

5. Your 17 YO senior announcing she has Straight A's - despite the fact that she has already been accepted to all colleges, has received a scholarship and by all rights should have a major case of senior-itis by now but that hasn't yet dawned on her.

6. Your 17 YO Daughter and Son letting down all reservations and teaching the Captain to play Kaluki (Jamaican cards) on a Friday night, complete with insults, giggles, and down right mean card playing, showing his acceptance. Finally. (Two-fer - your teenagers playing cards with you on Friday night!)

7. Your Daughter admitting she isn't very good at breaking up with her boyfriend - and you laugh together because apparently - with the Captain here for the weekend - you have the same "problem."

8. Putting the top down on the convertible in early March.

9. Sticking to your LOSE IT "iTouch" apps diet for a whole week and actually losing weight.

10. Realizing you are within 4 weeks of your Jamaican Vacation.

11. Finally finally finally teaching Stinky Butt to roll over!!!


DF said...

You've got good kids.

ChiTown Girl said...

Your list made me smile, too. After spending last night at a wake, and today at a funeral, this was exactly what I needed. Thank you, my friend. :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I love your list! Love. Your. List.

Your list caused secondhand smile.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

These are even better than the "monetary" results I thought you were writing about!

Katy said...

Love it! I think I need to make a list like that to remember all the good things. Complaining is a habit and I'm afraid I've got it.

Thank you!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So much good stuff. I love snarky!!!!

Bill said...

I'm glad about the Captain. As we all know, timing is everything. I hope you can ride it out.


hulagirlatheart said...

Excellent! The list makes ME smile. Isn't is great to look at your kids and have a moment when you realize you haven't screwed up this parenting thing after all?

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I love being Captain twinkies with you, yeah, yeah, yeah, leave the window shades open during the good stuff for the ex, he deserves it!