23 August 2017

Self esteem anyone??

Unless I wear pink glitter dresses every day (Abbey’s choice) the boys are the ones I ask if I look presentable before I go out. Here are the last few weeks of comments:

1.       Don’t wear dresses that show your knees. No offense but your knees are kinda ugly.
2.       Don’t wear eyemake up you look like a witch.
3.       You look pregnant in that outfit.
4.       Kid, “You need to do something with your hair.” Mom, “Well I’m just going to the post office. How bad is it?” Kid, “Well no one is going to scream or pass out or anything but you really need to do something different.”
5.       Mom, “How do I look?” Kid, “Well you aren’t wearing eye make up, so you don’t look like a witch…”
6.       Mom, “How is this outfit?” Kid, “I don’t like it, but then I haven’t liked anything you put on today.”
7.       Mom, “How about this?” Kid, “You look like a fat old woman from 1982.” (This one really cracks me up)

Lol! What is with boys anyway! It is a darn good thing that I’m not very sensitive and I don’t put too much stock in their opinion!!! However, I clearly see we need to do some major adjustment on how we answer the question, “How do I look?”!

23 April 2017


Okay Boyd update. Matt has enjoyed his employment at the State of Wyoming but felt God leading him to a new position. A few weeks ago he accepted a job in Laramie, Wyoming. He starts on Tuesday. We are putting our California house on the market and eventually our Lagrange house on the market and the rest of the family will transition to Laramie when we find a place there. In the meantime Matt has an apartment and will be home on weekends. Elijah is going to go with him the first week to check out Laramie. So that is the update. ; ) Today we were discussing what to send with Matt and Elijah and decided they would take the coffee pot. Luke overheard the plan and asked with a voice of concern, "Wait. What is mom going to do without a coffee pot?" I answered, "I'll use the teapot." Luke responded with, "I'm not sure I want to live with ..." Then he stopped his sentence because he thought it would be insulting but the truth is DOES ANYONE want to live with a mom who doesn't have coffee!!!???