Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A woman of my word...and my profound discovery

As promised, the blogskin has been changed. I love it!!! If you hate it, pipe down. I don't want to hear it. :)

I do have a new camera now. I'm not good at using it yet....however, I should get my mom's CD of Disneyworld pics soon so the Picture Drought is drawing to a close.

Let me tell you what I've discovered. My children have turned into people. Quit laughing. I'm serious. You parents out there know what I'm talking about. Children for the longest time seem to simply be extensions of you. My children now have likes/dislikes/relationships/quirks...the whole nine yards. And let's be honest--I'm not sure how I feel about it. Of course, I want them to grow up and be productive adults and all that rot, but I sure did like it when they were all mine and JUST mine.

This is when it hit me. The whole family was at home 2 nights ago (minor miracle). I had Cate & JD's supper on the table. Shawn had been flipping around channels on TV, and right before I called them to eat, he found a show on octopi (sp?), cuttlefish, squid, etc. They could hardly tear themselves away--in fact, they didn't want to eat. They wanted to watch the nature show. Even the 3 yr. old. Now don't get me wrong; Shawn & I are kind of geeky. We watch lots of nature, history, travel shows, but I'd never thought about the kids being so interested. Quit making fun of me. It was a profound moment!!!

In all seriousness, their world is exploding, and I'm not necessarily the center of it anymore. At least not all the time. How wonderful! And how sad... I hate that all those people were right when they said, "Enjoy it. Next time you turn around they'll be heading to college."

You know it alls...


SheridanLeftwich said...

I am so glad you stopped to comment. I do remember you. You used to work for Hogan's Trucks right? I worked for Hogan's for several years and our first son is Hogan because of it. We love Mr. Hogan and the family. I am thinking that you must have left A&M before we got there but I remember you from Donna. Is this right?

Khristy said...

Yes, I worked for Hogan's through most of my undergrad career. I think Shawn & I were married and I was in grad school when you started working for Donna & Hogan. Where do you all live now?

Kristen said...

I like the new background!

Kelli said...

Your blog skin is definitely cute! I have also noticed a trend of watching nature shows in my students. They are older, but still it always surprises me that they actually watch that stuff. They seem to love it! (mostly I'm just glad they like to watch something educational)