Monday, April 18, 2016

Around the House

On the way to school this morning in the car....

Grant - Do you know who my favorite people are?

Me - (pretty confident I can guess this)  Ummm, Dad?

Grant - That's one.  (seems amazed that I know this) But who else?

Me - (still pretty certain I know the answer) Me.  And Grace too.  (figured it was worth a guess)

Grant - Yes!  But there's more.  Keep guessing.

Me - John?   (not at all confident with this answer)

Grant - Yeah.  Okay.  But I'm thinking of someone else.  Keep guessing.

**Let me take a moment here to say that it can take twenty minutes or more to get to school in the morning.  That leaves lots of time for these highly intellectual conversations.**

Me - Ummmm,  Emily?  (not at all confident with this answer)

Grant - Nope.  It's God.  (didn't see that one coming)  Keep guessing.  There's one more.

Me - (out of ideas at this point, and kind of out of patience too) Is your other favorite person Clay? (his neighborhood friend)

Grant - Nope.  Give up?  (Yes!  About three guesses ago)  It's Tracey West!  

If I drove Grant to and from school every single day of his remaining school career through elementary, middle and high school...even through undergrad and grad school...never would I have guessed Tracey West.  I had no idea who Tracey West was before the conversation in the car this morning. 

He was so proud of his list.  I was pretty proud of the God part.  And maybe a little dismayed that Emily was not on the list.  But then again, she loves to torment him.  It's only fair.

And who IS this Tracey West person that my son loves so dearly.

Why, she's the author of Pokemon books.

Of course.


And then.....

This evening was hair cutting evening at the zoo.  I love warm weather.  Hair cutting takes place on the back deck.  Everyone sits around and visits while waiting their turn.  

Yep.  Our neighbors love us I'm sure.

Anyway, we were talking about junior prom which is this Friday night.  Emily is going with Cory, a friend that she earlier this year invited to a Sadie Hawkins dance.

John, as of Friday, still had not decided if he was going to prom.  As he walked home from the bus stop Friday afternoon he ran into a neighbor girl that happens to be Emily's best friend.  John decided at that moment to ask Katie to go to prom with him.

Now I wasn't there, but I believe the conversation went something like this....

John - "Hey Katie, are you busy next Friday?  It's our prom.  Can you go with me?"

Katie - "Sure.  I'll go.  Is Emily home?"

Fast forward to our hair cutting party tonight.  Emily was giving John grief for his very unceremonious way of inviting Katie to prom.

John's comment?

"I don't have to be nice.  It's Katie.  She's almost a dude."

Sigh.  He's got some work to do if he plans to get a girl and actually KEEP HER.


Let's see, what else has been going on?
Grace was picked to play in the fifth grade All-County Band Concert last week.  She and one other girl were selected from their school.  Probably one hundred fifth graders were in the band.  David and I enjoyed listening to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee among other selection.  It was a fun evening made even better by a stop for ice cream on the way home.

Congratulations, Grace, on a job well done!


Grant had his first soccer game Saturday morning.  His team won in spite of only practicing one time prior to Saturday's game.
He got some good passes and almost scored once.  The final score was 5-1.  
Good job, Grant!


I have lots of pictures to share if I ever get time to sort through them.

Hope  you are enjoying this beautiful weather!!

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