Monday, January 26, 2009

The "Other" Man In My Life

Wanna see the other man in my life?

Here's he is!

I guess he's not my "baby" - he is a young man.


He gives an impression of being a fun big brother!
And, he is - once in a while...

But - he's not around us much.
Ah - the life of a poor college kid: snowboarding, working and schoolwork...

And when it's not snowing, he likes to do crazy things on his skateboard. Still...

My firstborn. He's the other man in my life. I don't speak of him often...

But - What would I do without him? I dunno... He's a great kid! As you can see, he loves board sports. He's a little too daring and it's better than he doesn't tell me what he tries while on skis or his snowboard!

The kids adore him. Always have. He's not home much, and the kids always think he's in his room. I don't know why though. I think they just want to sneak in there and look for candy or check out all his "cool stuff", you know - like paint balls! I keep them out of his room. for goodness sakes - it's a mess in there and someone is liable to get lost...

I guess he likes that little critter growing on his chin... and so does his current girl. Just in case you're wondering... Uh - yeah... it took a while to get used to sharing him. ((Sigh)) Let's not talk about it - ok?

Snow sports. I hate them. I hate winter. He loves them. He loves winter.

He was an easy baby. He went to public school, private school and then, we saved the best for last: we homeschooled him! He got the best of all three worlds. And he has a ton of friends, but - his closest buds have been around a while. He's picky and I like that. I would never want him to settle for anything. Life is too precious to just settle for something other than quality. Same with his friends. Thank God he is picky! Believe it or not, I remember being in my 20's. My friends were very important to me and they helped me get through some tough times. I know he has that option available to him too. Oh my... let's not think about that either - ok?.

I miss him. He was a really fun kid! We had some great times together... and now, I have the little ones to have fun with. It's great! Disney movies all over again. The excitement of the holidays - decorating and learning about their meanings. I love my kids and I love home educating them... well, most of the time - if they haven't had sugar. Or red #40!

"Children are a blessing from the Lord."
~Psalm 127:3


  1. You are one of the funniest people I know! I love how you write - it sounds just like you in real life!!

  2. What a sweet post about your firstborn. Great pictures too.

  3. Sweet post about your son! He reminds me so much of my brother who was a skateboarder and snowboarder.