We now have another person who can
sit behind the wheel of our cars.
Young Mikey has officially begun
gathering 50 hours of on the road
experience over the next six months.
I would have thought that this would
have been very easy for him.
It is a relief to me to see his nerves
and caution. I know that the confidence
is just around the corner and he will
be feeling that soon. I just hope that
he learns enough while he is still
scared to death to avoid the pitfalls
that can so easily snag young,
Jonathan is preparing, in his mind,
for his first ever full time job.
We discussed it over dinner last evening.
I am thankful for his experience at
the maze over the summer and fall for
it built the confidence in him that
he can do a job well. He learned a
lot about submitting to management,
responsibility and dealing with
customers, who must be "right", even when
you have to tell them they are wrong.
That is a hard one to get....for anyone.
I know that there will be the perfect
position out there for Jonathan. I
look forward to seeing what that may be.
He is interested in retail, the arts
or another position in the tourist field.
This is new to us. For him to be planning
ahead for his future without it being pushed
This is a very good thing.
Chelsea has a strong desire to create,
decorate, cook, bake, sew, knit and talk on
She is growing into such a fun young lady.
All she wants for Christmas is a new bed and
all new bedding, etc. She has spent gobs of
time on furniture web sites researching the
bed that she wants. She has narrowed it down
to one style....one bed really, but that one
is way out of our price range. The fun
has begun with Warren and I out there attempting
to find "the one" but with a much better price
tag. I think there is a good possibility that
we can come to a very satisfactory compromise.
It is interesting raising kids today.
They are very knowledgeable in many subjects.
We enjoy hearing their perspective...most of
the time. Sometimes they are just so honest
about what they think of choices we make...
such as our love for the show 24.
It makes them crazy.
I think it is mostly because it
is the one show that we watch that is very
off limits to them and so we have always made
them go to their rooms when it came on. It
has driven them to despise the show.
They are right in some ways. If it is too
violent, or intense for them why would we
I see it two ways.
One, maybe we shouldn't watch the show if it
Two, maybe adults should be able to do things
they enjoy and the kids should just submit
and wait to be adults so they
I don't know.
I am trying to figure it out this week.
I don't want to send mixed messages about
our standards or what is acceptable.
I guess I am a bit reflective today
since I was up past 1am working on
a candle order and new candle brochure.
Being tired always does that to me.
Have a great day!