Thursday, August 28, 2008

The $80 Lesson

So I am taking a quick break from my homework to blog about something that happened this week.

My two older kids walk to the mailboxes every day to get the mail. We live in an apartment so all the boxes are together. The other day after they went to collect our mail they breathlessly burst through the front door, "Mom we found a ton of money on the ground at the mailbox!"

They handed me a wad of bills that equaled $80. They were already making plans how to spend it when I totally burst their bubble, "I know you guys really want to keep this but this is a lot of money. The right thing to do is to turn it into the apartment office in case someone comes in looking for it," I had said.

I told them to rush it back to the office and we'd talk about it when they got back. So about 10 minutes later they breathlessly burst through the door again thoroughly excited. They explained that as they walked back to the office our neighbor was leaving, in tears. M said, "I just knew she was looking for her money and I asked if she lost something."

Now the way M explained this next part confirmed for me that I had done the right thing in asking them to turn the money in rather than keeping it...

M was so excited when she said, "(our neighbor)'s face was shocked and with a huge smile she asked if we found her money. I told her yes and we were on our way to take it to the office." She continued, "She give us a huge hug and said she was so sad and we made her day and that was her grocery money!"

I had asked them how they felt when they found the money and how they felt almost as excited when they found the owner of the money. And I reminded them that most of the time, the right thing to do is the more difficult choice.

In the end, they did not get to be $80 richer but I have a feeling that joy of doing the right thing is a much more valuable reward.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Too Cool!


School's Back!

It's time to celebrate! The kids go back to school tomorrow!

S is going into Jr. High, amazing! It seems like yesterday I walked him into Kindergarten!

M is going into 4th grade! Ditto the same shock!

C is beginning 2nd grade! And once again, I'm amazed at how quickly it's going by.

A will be home with me. She will begin Kindergarten next year. We just have one more year together. *sniffle*

My semester begins tomorrow as well. I'm hoping for a very smooth semester. Something tells me it won't happen but a girl can hope.


Friday, August 8, 2008

I am so tired of this

Politicians denying then admitting to extramarital affairs.

Especially when it is one of my most favorite politicians.

More than that, I'm tired of Democrats acting in ways that confirm all the so called immoral stereotypes of the party as a whole.

I am so tired of horny old men making ME look bad because I have a 'D' on my voter registration card!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

"Loves It"

I found a little chuckle while watching this...

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

"See you at the debate Bitches." Hi-larious


New July Photos

I have added new photos to my Photo Blog!

If you can't see them let me know and I'll send you an invite.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Read This

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love the repetition in this folk tale.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Visit This

My friend Kris introduced me to this blog. It's quite hilarious!

Click EnglishFailBlog for some utterly hilarious failures of the English language!