Saturday, August 25, 2012

Three things for this week

1. Sun!!! We have had SO much rain here, I thought I was going to have to buy a canoe

2. One week of school down successfully...(many more to go)

3. Beach!! Going to the beach today and cooking out with family for mom's birthday.  This summer the pool has replaced the beach for some reason. We haven't been to the beach at all this summer (unlike us).  I guess when you're less than 10 mins from water in any direction, you take it for granted.

What is everyone else thankful for today?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Three on Thursday...(yeah, I know what day it is)

I'm really going to do better about posting this on Thursday; promise.  Now, let me try and find 3 things to be thankful for (in spite of the fact that my ENTIRE purse was stolen yesterday).  Here goes:

1. Neither of my accounts were touched by the asshole(s) thieve(s) that took my purse...YAY!

2. I have a free night to myself since little one is spending the night with a friend!

3. It didn't rain today (okay, so I'm reaching with this one)

Monday, August 6, 2012

How much pushing is too much?

So...my son started playing soccer at age 4 and played for four seasons.  He also expressed an interest in playing football when he was 4 but dad suggested waiting until he was older, so I signed him up for flag football when he was 5.  Needless to say, that was a nightmare from day one!  I forced made him stick with it for five weeks and he played one game but it was too much.  I saw my sweet child become this tantrum throwing, crying, different child and I actually had to carry him out of the last practice as he kicked, screamed, hit at me and tried to bite me! 

Anywho....last year he also decided he didn't want to play soccer anymore (sniff, sniff).  I loved him playing soccer and me being team mom but oh well.  It worked out for the best that he sat out because 3rd grade was HARD for him and he needed to just focus on school.  Well, here we are and sign up has begun for the season and he is again saying he doesn't want to play.  I suggested baseball, karate (martial arts), basketball, or flag football (with a different league, of course) and he has said NO to all of it. 

Last night, he told me he doesn't want to play sports and would like it if I stopped asking....okaaayyy. So, at what point does a parent become too pushy?  He doesn't have to play sports but I would like him to try something.  We even went to a Cub Scouts meeting last year and he said no to that.  With him being an only child, I try to encourage him to participate in things in order to meet people. 

Should I just let it go?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday Thankfulness (on Friday)

Here are 3 things I'm thankful for today.


1. Tomorrow off!!!

2. Sunshine

3. Tax free weekend starts today.  Time to school shop (even though I'm broke as a joke)

Link up and tell me what you're thankful for.