14 October 2008

My Mom by Jack

Jack just got home from school and as I rummaged through the various papers requiring my signature and graded homework, I found this little tidbit which made me giggle:
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My Mom
Do you like your mom? Well, I do! One thing is that she's nice. She's kind to others. She says hi when people pass her by on their bikes and waves. Another thing is that she loves me. She gives me strong hugs before I leave for school. Also I feel a tap of a kiss on my head. My favorite part is her smiles. When she smiles she tells me she loves me, and when she smiles it makes her cheeks go up and it takes up a lot of her face and her eyes squint. She's the best mom ever! I love my mom very much.
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Thank you, Sophe. I love you, too. Can't you see my eyes squinting?

Happy at the end of my rope

I just recently got sucked into Facebook by an old friend from Ft. Benning, Kathy Long - I wrote about her earlier. She was my younger dotters' 1st grade teacher at Benning.
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So, anyway, I started poking around and found some old friends... um, not 'old' necessarily... how about friends from my past?... on Facebook as well. Strange how no matter how much time passes you still feel 18 (maybe that's why so many older men leer at young girls - old men don't realize they aren't 18 any longer?? maybe not.) - and you still think about people from your past from time to time.
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Much of my chapter book series: The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue incorporated my friendships in my past - high school, jr. high, elementary school - neighbors, friends and foes - as well as in my present. I owe them all a debt of gratitude. I can honestly say there was no one I didn't care for in my home town as I grew up... 'cept maybe Dusty ;o) - and that one guy.
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Don't get me wrong - there were some girls who were horrifically horrible to me growing up, especially in PE (gym class). I was a late bloomer. Pam P made fun of that fact and teased me unmercifully in the shower: "Maybe if you shave down there, the hair will grow back darker... Oh, my God, I think she's tried it!!! HAHAHAHahahahahaha." Yeah, a real laugh-riot. And, no I didn't shave back then. (Don't ask me about now, unless you really want to know the answer!) And the ever-so-original: "Them ain't boobs, those are bee stings!" hahaha ...funny.
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Dawn M and Dana N used to love to aim for my face in dodge ball. I think it was a personal goal of theirs to break my glasses, or just my nose. I am unsure.
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Yep, I pretty much hated PE class. It didn't help I was about as physical as a snail, weighed all of 75 pounds at 4'11" as a Freshman. Go, Tigers!
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Seriously, tho - can anybody really climb that frickin' rope and touch the ceiling? And, what is the purpose of that specific talent?
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I'm currently working on the next set: Stuck in the Middle with Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue and was considering a set for when they're in high school as well... how does "Getting High with Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue" sound? No? Well, send in your suggestions then, because I'm pretty much stuck... How 'bout: High Expectations of JJBB? Anyone? Anyone?
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The phone lines are open.
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Enjoy & In Joy

pass the popcorn, please!