As I was sitting here thinking about something humorous to blog about, I realized that my life is pretty boring. The kids go to school, come home, do homework, eat some kind of frozen dinner from the toaster oven and go to bed. However, I was telling a story to my SIL last week that is pretty funny... unfortunately, it's not even about one of my kids. But it's funny, nonetheless.
I don't think I have mentioned Elijah in my previous posts, but he is Jordan's best friend. They met last spring on the Cardinals baseball team and as we discovered over the summer, he lives just on the other side of the golf course, across from us. Now that he is in walking distance, he is at our house every day, and the boys are inseparable. I really feel lucky that Jordan has made such a good friend. They have similar interests and love to play together. Not only does Jordan love him, but so do Joe & Jared. He is like the big bother they never had. Of course, they have Jordan, but he is always mean to them, which is in the natural order of things. Elijah, however, is an only child, so he finds them much less annoying, and often entertaining.
The other thing I like about Elijah and his dad, Larry, is that they are very supportive of our family. They always come out to watch the boys play baseball when their schedules permit, even when Jordan has a game all the way across town at 9:00 a.m., which leads me to my story.
A few weeks ago, we were at a tournament in Cy-Fair (on the other side of Houston) and Larry and Elijah came out to watch a game. Following the game, we decided to go out to lunch. For some reason, Jared decided to have a meltdown in the parking lot and did not want to get in the car. I finally had enough of trying to reason with him and I swatted him on the behind (not something I enjoy doing, but occasionally find it necessary). He finally decided to get in the car and we headed off to lunch. When we arrived at McDonald's, Larry told me that Elijah had watched this and was somewhat in shock at the events that had taken place.
He says "dad, did you see Mrs. Miller spank Jared".
His dad says "yes".
Elijah replies with "man, she spanks hard. Did you see the smoke come off his butt?"
While Larry tried his best to maintain his composure, he couldn't help but laugh and he had to tell him that it wasn't smoke... just the dirt from the playground that was embedded in his clothing. To say the least, Elijah was relieved. Personally, I was a little disappointed he told him because I don't think it is entirely bad to have him fear me... just a little bit.
Anyway, not much going on here. We are enjoying a nice quiet weekend at home. Jared was supposed to play basketball today, but decided this morning that he wanted to be "unsigned" from the team. That being the opposite of being "signed up", in case you didn't know. For a 5 year old, he constantly amazes me with his intelligence. Now, if only he would amaze me with his patience and good attitude. He has been very contrary lately. Hopefully it's just a phase.
Well, I have to get going... Jordan has a friend sleeping over and if I don't get my beauty sleep, no one is going to be happy tomorrow and smoke really may come off someone's butt. (just kidding). Have a great weekend!