I was talking the other day to Nate, Kimberly and Nicki about this blog. Nate was surprised I still had it going, Nicki is happy I update it so she can see things as she’s not on Facebook and Kimberly noticed that it’s mostly just pictures anymore and less of a blog. I told her it was because the boys are no longer little and there just aren’t those cute stories to share anymore.
Then I remembered I had jotted down a couple of things I overheard the boys saying and thought, I’ll share them now!
So without further ado…
Overheard from the back of the van:
Patrick: “I feel good with coke and a milk shake.”
Mac: “Of course you do. You’re the sugar master.”
Watching Mac play on his tablet:
Me: “I love how serious you are.”
Mac: “Well, I don’t want to die (in Minecraft).
Me: “But you do that in your school work, reading, baseball. You work your hardest and give it your best. I love that about you.
Mac: “Well, I don’t want to fail! And I don’t give up!”
Let me explain why I felt these were worth sharing and remembering. The first one is just funny because even Mac knows our Patrick. Patrick loves junk food. He always has and always will. It is a fight to get him to eat dinner. He say he’s not hungry. But a half hour after dinner, every.single.time. he’s starving and ‘needs a snack’. He would rather skip the healthy and just eat the junk and sugar. Mac is not that way. He rarely snacks. He’d rather have a huge meal and not have to eat anything in between. He also doesn’t prefer sugary snacks and foods the way Patrick does. So different.
The second story is shared as a testament of Mac’s school year. This kid is rocking it. Fourth grade was rough on him. He struggled with keeping track of his assignments, staying organized and just the growing demands of the upper grades of grade school. I had to stay on him all year long and he still had missing assignments and was constantly losing homework, etc. I was a nervous wreck for this year! I happen to know a thing or two about fifth grade and I know that it’s a lot of self management and more responsibility for the student. I just knew that it was going to be a really long year. Yet, he has proven me wrong from week one. He is working his butt off. He has 0 late assignments this year! He always brings home his homework and currently has straight A’s. He stays current on his assignments and even works on projects ahead of schedule! I am beyond proud of his work ethic. It make me think that maybe something is sinking in! 🙂
So there you have it. Not so much the funny stories from when they were babies. But more thought provoking and indicative of them growing up on me.