1. Track meets are REALLY long and BORING.
2. I still get a REALLY bad sunburn when exposed to the sun, reflecting off bleachers, all day long.
3. Some people REALLY do amaze me. There was the sweetest seventh grade girl running the 2400 meter (that’s a mile and a half for you people who don’t know the metric system). On the first around she lost one of her shoes. Just before she finished her first lap, she lost her second shoe. That child ran 1 1/4 miles WITHOUT her shoes, on that terribly rough tack. She was in first place, by a long shot nearly the whole race, right up until the last lap, when she was finally overtaken. She still placed second. With no shoes. Later I saw her being carried out by her Daddy, with her feet wrapped up. I don’t care who you are, that’s amazing. I know I don’t have that kind of determination about most things. I was impressed.
4. I am a wimp. See numbers 2 and 3.
5. I am also VERY vain. When I woke up Sunday morning and saw that it was VERY obvious that while I did not wear sunblock, clearly I had worn sun glasses, I asked if I could stay home from church because I looked absolutely ridiculous. My sweet and often times adoring husband, was not at all supportive. It must be nice to NEVER get a sun burn. Perhaps if he had, he would have been much more sympathetic to me.
6. Sometimes it amazes me how well I know my children. I mean really know them. How they think and how they will respond to situations. It also amazes me how many of my traits both good and bad, my children posses. It leaves me wondering about that whole nature vs. nurture stuff. Seriously. Kaleb has so many of my fathers’ mannerisms, and they didn’t spend a whole lot of time together. I’m thinking there is whole lot more to nature than people like to let on. Noah responds to new situations just like I do. That’s probably why it irritates me so much. He worries and frets and swears up and down he can’t do something. He freaks out. Then once it’s over realizes that it was not a big deal at all. No amount of telling him it is going to be fine helps. It drives me nuts, because I also know how much he is capable of, and I hate to see him getting all worked up about something that he can totally do without any problems.
My four year old just gave me a big hug and kiss, the exclaimed, “Mommy, you need to go take a shower!”
I’m so glad she can talk now.