Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Waiting for the Hot Stove League

After stories about writing on the walls, destroying furniture, and treating his brother like a punching bag, every now and then God shines upon my house and we have days like today.

Rakes obeyed everything his Mom said; no drinks in the living room, shared his toys with Trot, and said "please" and "thank you" when it was appropriate.

I'm ignoring the fact the two of them destroyed the Lego set in Ciera's math teachers room during parent/teacher conference today and Ang found Rakes on all 4's with Trot on his back getting ready to pull the fire alarm at school. Who among us hasn't done the same?

Nobody got killed, the police weren't called, and the emergency room went another night without a visit from one of my kids; all in all I'd call that a success.

I've gotta give an early Happy Birthday to my Big Sister Tex who is winging her way to New England tomorrow for a weekend at the Cape. Have a great time, sis.

And call me if you need bail money.

Wish I could be there to celebrate with you.


Tex said...

ya know, if ya move to N.E., you could hire me as Rakes and Trot's personal Counselor and Brainwasher. I could have them all in line by the time you pay for my season Red Sox tickets for the next few years. Promise.

Tex said...

oh and Thanks for the Shout Out!! you may receive a pic email

the word verification is "pitymal"?

Ted D said...

Tex, I'm not sure I want you advising my hooligans. But then again, maybe it can't hurt.

You know I love ya. Have a great time and drink one for me!

And you'd better come see me or I'm sending them your way for vacation.

Tex said...

Send them to Ranger Tex's BootCamp of Fun. They'll learn how to write their names(on your walls), count to 100(by using every utensil in the house), throw a curve ball(with eggs against the neighbors car), and scale a 10 ft wall(yep you guessed it...on your roof).

verification word: muttespa


Anonymous said...

That little guy is growing up!

Ted D said...

Tex, you are killing me. Have a safe trip.

Edge, he's growing up too fast. I want to put them all in a time capsule.

~**Dawn**~ said...

And clearly *something* happened between this post & your Facebook status... Hmmm...

Is that JD Drew with his little guy in your banner photo? I think it is... but the words got in the way... (Whoa... bad 80s music urge coming over me... time to go!)

Ted D said...

Hey Dawn! The mystery deepens, right? And that is JD Drew with his little man; another one of Kelly's fantastic pictures.

And there is no bad 80's music. ;)