Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I got Dissed !

The first day of school is always a big anxiety producer, especially for ME ! I think its from my own childhood memories of being split up from my Twin sis in the Third grade! That's a whole other "twin twister" subject..some other time!

Anywho, I'm standing in the chaotic cluster of 4 foot tall 4th graders all wondering where to line up for the teacher to come present herself and claim them into her stewardship....

When all of the sudden, as my grip was unconciously tightening on sweet Marky's hand....

Marky looked up at me and politely asked me if I wouldn't mind standing "over there" his eyes indicated the direction of the grass with all the other mom's who were banished from hovering, too !

What ? Well I nevah ! ! (as my beloved Southern belle mother would say)!

I can't really say, never. But it sounded good.

Cause last year I got thrown off of the Alta High campus by Scotty after I took his picture in front of every Alta sign and every door and asked him if he needed more lunch money . You know, all the stalling tactics... It was his first day of High School !

I even called him on his cell phone after he went inside the school and tried to get him to come back out for more pictures!

Very tenderly, he said..."Mom, would you just go home already!" I circled around the school a couple of times in the car and finally gave up and went straight for a Diet Coke!

Back to Marky..After the "teacher-reveal", and the bell rang, Marky marched right in without even looking back ! I was a Joyous way !

So far, that's how each day has been. No reportable incidents. No nothin !

On another "Angelic note"...

Sam has begun first grade. Yup, all day! I'm sure it's an adjustment for him. He's used to eating 3 or 4 breakfasts, 2 or 3 snacks, then 1 or 2 lunches..all before 11 am!

He comes home raving hungry and thirsty. Yet he seems happy. Another wonder of wonders- child of mine!

This year Scott is a Junior. He just asked a sweet young lady to the Homecoming dance! She even said, Yes! I'm so proud of him and the handsome, valiant young man he is becoming. Another wonder !

I'm sure all of you have similar stories in your hearts. I think of all of you who have been so important in our lives and have helped us and supported us and prayed for us.

I thank you with all my heart. I wish you all health and happiness.

Love, MarkyandSamandScottsmom


" Hit It......." said...

Our kids are growing up; isn't it kind of sad? I am happy for Mark. I would love to see a picture of your cute Sammy.

Call me and we will go to lunch.

Brooke said...

The boys are all growing up Nettie! Markie is such a brave kid. They all are-Sammy going ALL DAY without his frequent snacks, and Scottie asking a beautiful girl to a dance!! Oh man. When the dance comes around I better come up there to see Scottie all decked out and handsome and snap a ton of pictures! Love to y'all!
Kooky Brooky

B Ready to Read said...

wow...just wow....congratulations! May they all stay healthy this year!

B Ready to Read said...

Congratulations...I can't beeeleeeeve it!

Many blessings of good health upon you all this year!!!

kendude said...

My second year in 4th grade was my best! Even though at age 14, I was the tallest in the class. Go Marky!!

Byron and Jana said...

I like your version of things. Always makes me smile! I was a little sad on the first day of school too. And Paige? Kindergarten! Ahh! Bailey is not loving that. :) And what are we going to do about Ken?! I guess he has done wonders with that 4th grade education...thanks to Vickie I guess.

kendude said...

I may have enjoyed that fourth grade experience after so many tries but everything I ever needed to know, I learned in first grade when they sent me back at age 15. That's when I was mature enough to appreciate "Dick and Jane" books.