Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Who are those kids and why do they keep calling me mom?

I saw a lady with that saying on her shirt this weekend and also saw a really cute coffee mug with the same saying. When I see a cute mug, I almost think I should take to drinking coffee, but then the smell....yuck! I digress....yesterday was parent teacher conference day and really I know I have great kids...but when you go to conferences and they all tell you what great kids you have...you kind of wonder....me? (looking around for anyone else in the room) you mean me? The one who has mommy guilt A LOT....the one who's not sure if they'll someday be on Oprah speaking of what a screw up I was? Me? Really? Why....thank you, thank you very much...anyway...I put in the 13 hour day and hustled my hiney to the school. (I only made the middle school conferences which peeves my big girl...but next time...I promise to hit the high school too) -- All good reports....for my sonshine..."stays on task, ignores distractions, stays away from the misbehaving kids, works hard, has a great sense of humor" and for my precious one..."does all the right things, is so conscientious, hard worker, ask questions, tries really hard". I guess I didn't report on the midterms that came out a few weeks ago...Steph I think all A's and one B, Brennan all A's & B's & one D in science due to some work that hadn't been turned in, Kristina All A's but one B in Algebra. She insisted on getting some tutoring for Algebra cuz really, a B is just not ok with her....(I'm not really sure where she gets that from, but let's just say someone they know really well has straight A's in grad school :) I went home to find they had even done a little bit of picking up around the house. I did a few loads of laundry, watched Y&R, collapsed into bed at 11:00 and thanked my lucky stars for these kids that call me mom.

6 comments:

HeatherPride said...

So sweet. I'm glad all your kids are doing so well! A testament to their mother, for sure!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just figured out how to leave a comment. I really enjoy your blogs, Jacque. I miss you all. Love ya! Kim

Catherine said...

You can be proud, Jacque. Find a shirt that claims: "I'm their Mom, and proud of them".
Hope mine will never wear a shirt with :" who's that Mom and why does she call me sweetheart ? (Here we say : "mon coeur")?"

Shari Schmidt said...

How fun! We're set for our first parent teacher conferences next week -- and they are only in preschool!

Kim Arden Horta said...

I am voting for "that one" too!I read both books, and have followed along closely on the debates...and I have prayed for enlightenment. I know God will help the canidate who has integrity, and humility. I haven't looked at my retirement fund yet. They send out a quarterly statement. Love Kim

Grammie said...

wow, looks like those I love really have heads on their shoulders when it comes to voting even without being influenced by their mom and aunt! I am praying daily for Obama, especially for Obama and his family's safety and of course for America to elect him as president.

Three more days until I am in Rockford. Yey! I will miss Swif-her, but it is best for her to stay home, especially since she is still recouperating from being spade two weeks ago. I will be happy when Ruth's service is over as I know it will be very sad for me and probably a lot of others too.

It is so wonderful that our family puts great emphasis on doing the best you can do in school and that I guess our genes have produced very intelligent children. I say that referring to our past relatives, present old people, middle aged people(you moms and dads out there, your children)my grandchildren and great neices and nephews and my great-grandchildren. Wow..just look what Granny's parents and grandparents and, who knows maybe beyond them) started!!! We are so very blessed..thank you God for your oh so many blessings on this family..we love you Lord!

yo mama

p.s. tell my grandkids to have their tallies ready for their great grades and Grammie will settle up with them later this week! ;)..........