Fridays are like the hot fudge on our sundaes here at home. There is something about them. The excitement starts Thursday evenings at our house with just a little more relaxed dinner because we are already feeling that “You did it” feeling. You know what I am talking about right? The feeling of, you made it! Time to celebrate the fact that you made it. It happens every week. I won’t even go into the TV shows that confirm the weekend is just around the corner (a hum, Scandal. Nuf said right?) All of that rolled into a big ball of awesomeness so Friday mornings are smoother, we know there are no practices or after school activities we have to schedule around. The boys show up at 4:00pm and the weekend begins!
So homeschool is done first thing in the morning with the hopes to grab all the things we need to make the weekend less hectic and just a little smoother. I love it. Generally around lunch we pile in the car and I promise the kids lunch out. They are easy, and a Costco hotdog falls in the top 5 eats for them. We shop, talk about the weekend plans, they tell me any and everything that comes to their mind and halfway through the trip I am wondering when we can enjoy just a little bit of silence. I mean, Mom?…..Mom?…..Mom? ok, but sometimes I remind myself that these conversations will get older and more sophisticated in just a matter of time so I slide into listening just a little closer. I try and memorize exactly how they go down. What stimulated the conversation in the first place.
They started like this, this week.
“Hey Mom?” – Ryan
“Have you ever been on the Ellen show?” – Ryan
“Um, no Ryan I haven’t” (thinking really? with a chuckle)
“You should go on there. You could get tons of publicity.”
(laughing) “I think you are on to something Ryan”
“Mom?” – Ryan
“If you had to pick one word to describe Changing the Face of Beauty, what would it be?” – Ryan
“Hmmm, well probably Inclusion”
“Ok” – Ryan
“I want to be a news reporter when I grow up.” – Ryan
“Awesome, that sounds like a lot of fun Ry”
“Do you think you could take some pictures of me for Changing the Face of Beauty?” – Ryan
“Sure Ry, you have been in some of the pictures in the past for CTFOB”
“Yeah, I know. I just like it. Its fun” – Ryan
“I wanna be a chef” – Colin chimes in
“That sounds great Colin”
“Mom won a cooking show once” – Ryan
“Yes that I did, at Steves flowershop I won the cookie contest”
“Really Mom? I want to cook” – Colin
“What kind of cookies where they?” – Ry
“Oh yeah, those are your best” – Colin
I will not even go into the 20 min conversation explaining that Crystal their COUSIN is having a baby and not Crystal our dog. Don’t you wish you could just hit a tape recorder to remember those thoughts that come flying out of their minds? They are giving us just a little insight on what they are thinking from moment to moment. I am 6 kids into this world of motherhood and it still blows my mind. They are so open. So willing to say what they think with not a worry in the world about what someone might think about their thoughts. Just free little minds floating around from day to day. What a beautiful place to be.
Bits and pieces of moments I want to remember below!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We are sure going to try!