Saturday, January 21, 2006

My Kids....

I am so sick of being a downer lately! Hopefully things will look up soon here. But in the meantime I decided to stop being morose and think about good things. My kids are awesome. They ripped my heart out several times and stomped on it, but I guess all kids do that..I am sure my mom would have a list of times I did that to her. But all in all my kids are the best and I don't say it enough but I am damn proud of them! My daughter is 18 now and very level headed. I havent been called in the middle of night because she was picked up by the cops or drunk or god knows what she is exposed to. I know what I was exposed to and I am not stupid to think my kids dont face challanges like that every day. My 16 yr old son will fool you, he has sure fooled me. I never thought he would be atheletic and here is a gold medal and scholarship winner in Grappling. And he can play the guitar by ear, and play it well. I couldnt even play paino after years of lessons and I had all my hearing (he has lost some hearing due to ear infections and lots of surgeries). My kids dont live with me anymore and I miss them every day. (thats where the ripped out heart came in) but they have their own lives they are doing a pretty good job. They are not straight A students and niether one will go to an Ivy league school but that never mattered to me. They make me proud every day.

OK enough of that!!! I am faced with so much laundry today. I didnt catch on the laundry last weekend and it sure seems like there is more laundry than possible for 2 people to create! So today is laundry day. wooohoo. Feel my enthusiam...



Blogger Sherry said...

WOW.... Look at those medals!
Very impressive.

You did something right along the way, could you tell me the secret?

3:41 PM  
Blogger nicki said...

that is a whole lot of medals!! good for him!! i wish i could play the guitar! i can only pretend..hahaha

7:14 PM  
Blogger Spider Walk said...

You have every reason to be proud Mel! Your kids sound wonderful, adjusted, intelligent and grounded. Your sons picture is a real tribute to his accomplishments. He couldn't have/wouldn't have done it without you being solid and sturdy by his side.

I know it's easy to get caught up in the dumps...good for you for choosing to look to the bright side and truly seeing what wonderful kids you have.


1:02 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Sherry honey I cant think of anything I have done different than other parents. I was strict on who they hung around with (Had to meet the parents, ect) and was strict on making them do chores. But if I really did things right they would be with me right now and not with their dad.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Aw, Mel. I don't think you did anything wrong.

Your kids sound wonderful.

11:36 AM  

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