"I Have a Random Mom"
On our way home from school yesterday, Sydney came up with a pretty interesting observation about me. She said, out of the blue: "I have a random Mom." It made me laugh, because I was wondering what in the world she meant by that; and did she really even understand what "random" meant?
I asked her what she meant and she answered, "You sing random songs and dance random dances. And you're just silly."
I laughed with her about it and said, "Why thank you, Sydney. I think that's a pretty good way of describing me."
I have, after all, been known to burst out into random dancing in the middle of the grocery store and I am often saying to all the girls, "Ooh, that makes me think of the song (insert random song title here)," and then I proceed to give them a lesson in music according to Abba, or The Beatles, or U2, or Aerosmith (or any other number of musicians). They experience me being pretty random all the time, I guess, now that I think about it.
And I actually think it's a pretty cool compliment to get.
It means that I'm going with the flow, having a good time, and enjoying life with my family! And it means that Sydney's actually seeing and sensing it...which is an especially good thing! (In fact, I am probably most "random" with Sydney because I realize with her how important it is. She and I will, at the drop of a hat, run into the kitchen to whip up muffins together. Or we will decide it's time to play Go Fish. Or we'll sit in the car for an extra ten minutes just to listen to "Peace Train" by Cat Stevens--which, True Story!, we did Sunday afternoon after church.)
Sydney's comment also made me smile because I'm pretty random on this blog too. In fact, it's Wednesday morning, which means that I failed to post a Random Tuesday message for you all. So, for your enjoyment (?), I submit some Late Random Tuesday/Wednesday ramblings. If you would like to join in the random fun, post your own 5 "things"(things going on right now in your life; things you're thankful for; things you're loving; whatever random way you wanna go with it!) in my comments section or post them on your own blog (and let us know about it)...
1. I am extremely grateful that Sydney's reaction to kindergarten has evolved from "I am NOT going back to school" (on the first night) to "I only cried a little bit today because I missed-ed you" (second day) to "I cried really silent and Brianna went and told Mrs. White I missed you" (third day) to "Today was GREAT! I didn't cry at all and I carried your note with me to P.E. so I could remember you" (on Monday; I had written a note for her that said "I love you" and "You rock" and "Love, Mom" and assorted messages for her to take with her) to "It was the best day yet! I didn't miss you at all and didn't even look at the note" (yesterday). I knew kindergarten would be an adjustment, but now she seems to really be loving it. She comes home wanting to do her homework, and telling me everything they did in class (yesterday, she was especially excited about Music class). The beginning of school has been a bit traumatic, so this evolution in her attitude has been wonderful!
2. College football cannot get here quick enough. I'm so desperate that I've actually been watching Canadian football and all the "classic" college games they show on a cable station here (and I've usually seen them already several times!). Sept 3 is circled on my calendar (that's opening night and I will watch every game that comes on) and Sept. 5 is circled really BIG on my calendar (the first Saturday, and Bama's opening game against Virgina Tech).
3. I really don't like getting old. Getting old in spirit is just fine...because I still feel very young at heart and in spirit...but getting old physically really stinks. It seems like my bones creak more and any under-the-weather-feeling I get is magnified. Yuck!
4. I went to see "Julie & Julia" this past weekend with my best friend, Angela, and we had a great time! It was a really great blend of several things I love...Meryl Streep (who is just amazing), lots of delicious food, and blogging. (McKenna's friend, Stephanie, had seen it the week before and told me, "That movie was all about you. Cooking and blogging.")
5. We're having a youth retreat this weekend at church, and I'm getting to do lots of fun things with it. Despite their bad (i.e., unfair!) reputation, I love teenagers!
I could randomly go on and on and on about other things in life right now, but I think I will stop right there and let you take over.
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and I'll talk with you again soon!