Saturday, May 31, 2014

Job One

After weeks talking about the subject, Caz filled out his first job application today.  It took a while get him to see the light and agree.  Last night the subject came up and all his friends were looking too.  While driving his buddies from the movie last night, I asked point blank which ones had a summer job already.  The oldest of the bunch claimed to have one at Stop & Shop already.  The other 2 said they had submitted applications.  Caz agreed to put in some this weekend.  Demi brought him in to Star Market to meet with the managers. They were very helpful and explained the process.  Caz executed his practiced hand shake.  The he went home and filled out application on-line.  It's a big moment for a young man.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Daily Humor

After a lengthy conversation with Caz and his 3 friends about the evening plans, including a point blank question about whether they needed a ride, Demi got roped into bringing them all to the movie theater.  On the way, a typical "Masshole" driver was riding her bumper.  She boxed him in and drove slower than normal.  At a set of lights, an opportunity finally presented itself, for said Masshole to pass.  He decided he would peel out and fly by.  The following conversation ensued:

Caz's friend, Arnold, said, "Mrs. C, you should blow that guy away." - Well, almost.  He left out a key word - "away".

It was deadly quite and the minor faux pas might have gone unnoticed.  Until Demi said pointedly, "Excuse me?"

At that point, everyone caught the gaffe and laughter followed.  

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

After School

Coco clearly needs structured activities after school until either Demi or I get home from work.  Today is the first days in months that he did not have practice after school.  He is predictable.  He comes home, forgets to take his medicine, brings food into into the living room, makes a mess, and watches TV.  He does nothing productive until confronted.  Then it takes an effort and a half to get him back on track.  Since he has missed his medicine, he becomes a problem.  He can't focus.  He can't control himself.  Mom and Dad are tired.  It is just a bad combination.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

Remembering all those who have served and are serving.  Thank you to their families for their sacrifice as well.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day 2014

To all Moms, the world over.

The boys did a decent job with Mother's Day today.  They were paying for sleep-overs and two late nights.  But they took out the patio furniture.  They helped set up the deck.  We had a very nice late breakfast on a sunny, warm morning.  We had some nice conversation.  There was cooperation.  Demi opened her presents.  A great family way to start Mother's Day.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Social Time

Friday night.  The start to the weekend.  Traditionally a big night out.  The boys finally have plans of their own.  Each one.  Individually.  Demi and I could actually do whatever we wanted.  What a novel thought.
     So the eldest son had his usual sleepover down the street.  They went to a movie.  Then the back to our neighbors house for poker, XBOX, and mingling with the older sister and friends.  The younger son has a birthday party, sleepover.  Both.  Gone for the night.
     Demi and I could go out to eat.  In Boston, if we wanted to.  We could stay out late.  We could hit the night clubs.  And.....we chose to watch TV and fall asleep early.  Sometimes, it really is the little things.