Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Birthday present

I remember my mom hearing a song on the radio on her birthday one year. It had these words in it: "The older the violin, the sweeter the music." She took it as her theme song.

It was my 39th birthday on Friday. I didn't hear an encouraging song, but this might top my mom's little gift. That day, we walked into the kids' school for a type of open house they had all day. Later on Sam told me that one of the sixth graders asked him if I was his sister. I won't let people forget this one, let me tell you.

What did he say?

The other day we were at some friends' and Joel needed the bathroom. As I was lifting him up on to the toilet, he said, "I'm gonna need some books." We all know where he learned that one!

I came up from the basement and asked Joel if he wanted to go outside to play now. "I need to play chess first," he said.

Today when we were coming back home from the grocery store, he had this announcement to make: "Someday I'm going to be the king of Israel."

The kids went off to school and about 1/2 an hour later Joel said, "I really miss my friends." I wanted to know which friends. He said, "My friends, Sam and Jack."