Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's all good.

No, you don't have to worry. You will not be seeing us on Divorce Court any time soon. They're all booked up until November. Psyyyyyych! It feels so good to use that word again after like twenty years. I may not be bringing sexy back, but I'm going to try and bring psych back. Anyway, everything's fine. I can't say that everything is resolved, but there is no longer the threat of violence or name-calling. I think these are issues we will probably deal with forever, unfortunately. But it seems like things are progressing a little at a time, and I'm cool with that. ALRIGHT! I'll give you a hint as to what our fight was about. If you had to look up this fight in the card catalog of our life together, you'd probably want to look under "communication" (the lack of) and "money." I know. What a shocker.

So aside from our little grudges that lingered through the last week or so, everything's been pretty darn good.

Brian built Camp his first ramp. Camp was totally stoked and walked around all day with a notepad in which he and Brian had drawn all of the different types of ramps. Camp has been exceptionally good lately which has made me likely the happiest mother alive. He has gotten so much better at not hitting his friends, throwing fits, and going crazy when I say no. In fact, you are not going to believe this: the other day I was at the dollar store and when we got to the register, Camp asked me if he could have one of those jumbo-sized blow pops sitting below the counter. I said, "No. Not this time" and Camp replied, "OK, Mom, " with a sweet little voice. The cashier guy commented that he thought I should write a book or give classes or something. I just wanted to die. Seriously. I could hardly imagine a better note on which to leave the earth. The irony of the situation is so hysterical, considering that for about 90% of my experiences in stores with my kids, I probably had folks all over the place whispering about how I needed to be institutionalized or dragged out of the store with my kids at the very least.




Jane is a joy most of the time --going around telling Camp that he has a "poopoo wog in his gaipa (diaper pro- nounced guy-pa)."

Danin is standing on her own now, got her first tooth, and is eating big people food.

Brian is busy which is about the greatest blessing a self -employed person-- especially a general contractor -- could ask for.

And me? Man, I'll tell you. I have done so well lately at not losing my temper -- especially with my kids. And for about two weeks now, I have been able to defy myself by folding each load of laundry as it has come out of the dryer, so I have not had it pile up once. AND my flowers are looking fabulous. So if it weren't for the fact that my car is burning oil and smoking out everyone we drive by, I would pretty much be the coolest person in town.

So all is good in our hood.

14 comments:

Heather & Billy said...

Ann, thanks for your post. I needed to read it today. So you say Divorce Court is just booked till November eh? hmm. ;)

The White Clan said...

OK, you are as normal as the rest of us. And every husband has a lack of communication issue, I know mine does. But we are working on that, mostly because our communication will be good for a week because he is gone at scout camp.:)

campblondie said...

You bring back physch, I'll bring back "wicked!!!"

Rach said...

I love happy endings :o)

Heather said...

Please write more so I can laugh more!! I love how Brian's shirt says Life is good in the kissing picture. how ironic.=)

Heather said...

and I am happy someone else is not embarrassed about going to the dollar store.

Emily said...

Hey, HOT kissy pics!!! :) Jane is like Milly with a sensitive nose informing the brother of poop logs. Rawl sounds like he's going through the bad part of what Camp is getting over, so its good to hear there may be a light at the end of this toddler tunnel...Riley and I were just discussing that tonight. It was good for me to talk to you, it opened my eyes up to something, thank you Ann! Your girls are looking sooooo cute! You are included in on the girls, of course. :)

Mindy said...

Life is beautiful, up and down and all around

ksdavis6 said...

Glad all is well, thanks for coming to my "Surprise" b-day party. I need your home address, call me. Let's get together in Aug. I love Jane's cute bonnet. Have a great day

ksdavis6 said...

Sorry I meant Danin's bonnet, so cute

Nicole Cave said...

Ann,
You are so stinkin funny. Your boy sounds like mine in alot of ways. Maybe being surrounded by girls does afffect them! If Dallan has something to occupy him (skateboard ramp) he is so much better behaved...he always has to be busy. If not,,,we have tantrums and basically a big BRAT!!
As for you guys...you are dorks...in a good way...thanks for the laughs!!

Nicole Cave said...

One more thing...Brian's skin looks like Ashton's after being in the sun. Sometimes I feel bad that they work so hard, but everyday I am greatful that I have a husband that is willing to do what he does to support our family. I am sure you are too! We are blessed.

The White Clan said...

Was it the Preston kid from Miniapolis? With his shaved head and massivly wide legged skater pants? He was hot!!! What about the kid who was deaf, and his interpreter, she was crazy, and how Meg always use to come hang out in our class when she was supposed to be in photo. Man that was agreat year, but you and I had NO art talent. Oh yeah what about the black kid that had the blue eyes, he was hilrious!

Erin said...

yay for happy endings! i love camp and his bike ramp. I bet he was so stoked (I will bring that one back, thats a california surfer one).