Unwelcome Firsts… No Parent’s Night… Time to Move On and Move In

“How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?”
Dr. Seuss

We have attended every one of both of our children’s Parent’s Nights offered by their schools. From preschool, to parochial K-8th; from splitting our time between two schools; all the way through the 12th grade.

Except for tonight.

Tonight, three of us are hanging out in a hotel, waiting to move The Girl into her dorm room. I’d rather be home with both of my kids jumping on my bed and fighting for room as we tuck in and argue which cartoons to watch before bed. Would it be Phineas and Ferb? Bugs Bunny? Don’t tell me they’ve grown up enough to watch The Simpsons, I don’t want to hear that.

Time to move on and move in!

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost,
to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Eleanor Roosevelt


Eleanor Roosevelt and another Eleanor

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

Today, I think I cannot fix the Facebook links on this blog. The problem isn’t the problem. It’s the environment.

Mrs. Roosevelt did not know my Eleanor. Sometimes nothing from my To Do list gets checked off when she is around. It’s not that I don’t want her around, quite the contrary… just that it is hard to do what I had intended. Entertaining is her forte.

It’s really hard to fix a blog when The Girl sits down next to you and challenges you to sing along to the Avett Brothers’ “In the Curve” while she plucks out the chords on her ukulele.

Enjoy the original:

photo by Andy Garringue and lifted from bluegrasstoday.com
Seth Avett performing at MerleFest 2013

Eleanor Roosevelt on Middle Age…

“Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age,
When the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun;
As we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

In other words, if you are middle aged, you rock, should be carpeing your diems, and are basically in the best years of your life. Here’s to it, Eleanor! Thanks for putting so eloquently.