27. August 2015

We have the first four days of school down!  One yet to go, and we are so ready for the weekend!  As usual, takes time to get the old body used to the change in routine.  

Of course, this year we are driving Bubba to school each morning since we are open enrolling to a neighboring school.  We actually only live maybe three miles from the end of the bus route, so when we actually get used to the morning run, thinking I’ll talk to the school and our neighbor about maybe Bubba catching the bus there.  Afternoon is no issue, he takes the bus to my folks place.

Bub actually seems to be doing really well with this change.  Seems to be making friends and liking the difference of this school.  Can’t get him to agree to joining the football team.  He keeps bouncing back and forth between yes and no, seems to be leaning more towards no.  He seems to want to play, but it seems as though there’s something holding him back.  Can’t get it out of him.

Tonight I told Kirk that I think we should just make the boy play this year.  Kirk grumbled.  Told him that made I Kaet try several activities that she didn’t want to.  How do you know if you are going to like something if you don’t give it a try, and if you can’t decide on yes or no, just go and do it, you may regret not giving it a shot one day.  Step out of that ol’ comfort zone.

UGH!  Sometimes being a parent can be so difficult.  When to make and when to not make a child do something can sometimes be a really tough decision. 

The girl is doing really well at college!  Kirk and I wish we would have known about this ag college when we studied agriculture in college.  Agriculture is all that’s studied where she is, Veterinary, Horticulture, Livestock Management and Ag Business are the only courses at this school.  It’s an amazing place!

Last year Kaet had a longtime boyfriend when she went off to college and all she did was go to class, study and sleep.  She didn’t go outside of her bubble, didn’t do things with friends unless it was running to the city for groceries or supplies, not wanting to endanger her relationship.  This year she is single and willing to get out and live a little.  These girls have been out to a lake and fished and have done the rope tied to a tree and swinging and jumping into the lake, they’ve even been out doing the slip n slide thing.  Obviously, school is number one, but getting out and socializing and living is also a part of being young and living.

It’s so hard to look at Kaet and realize that I’d been married a number of months by the time I was Kaet’s age.  It’s crazy to think that Kirk and my folks didn’t throw a shit fit about our marrying so young, I mean, Kaet is so young!  Then again, my mom and Kirk’s mom were 19 and 16 when they married, our dads were a titch older.  Craziness!

Watching me some Celebrity Wife Swap…Holy Crap!  This Old Lady so could not swap families for an experiment!  I can see the temper tantrums I’d be having when I had to step out of my routine.  The show really shows just how different all people and all couples and families really are.  What things are important and what things are not important to various people.  I like my life the way it is…


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