If I say I told you so to my children .... does that make me a bad parent?
For the last few weeks I have been trying to get Ambers butt in gear and get a hold of this summer camp that she wants to work at. Finally Amber said well I am waiting for Sam to give me the information. That set me into a tail spin.
You are waiting on some GUY to help you. Oh no she is not! So I started pointing Amber in the right direction and started telling her who to contact. It turns out that Sam's scout master told Amber to drop his name and sure enough they called last night! Amber is so thrilled. Amber is so close to getting this job. She should have listened to me weeks ago!
I want Amber to get this job for several reasons. One is because Amber is so tied to my apron strings that sometimes I want to scream. I want Amber to get this job so she can get a small taste of what it is like to be living on her own. I want Amber to get this job because by the end of summer she could have her trip to Egypt paid off. I want Amber to get this job, so that I can finally have one child out of the house even if it is only for a little while.
I only wish Nikki would listen to me when it come to Physco mom. Last night something happened at youth group and Nikki came home crying. I still do not know what happened. I have talked to Nikki's other mom about this, but she won't say anything unless Nikki say's something to her. I suggested to Nikki that she talk to her other mom, but Nikki said no.
I did find out last night that is getting closer to going to Fiji. Deb, Nikki's other mom, said that they are almost 100% certain that they will be leading the trip. I told Deb that we will see how it goes. If the money appears then Nikki will go. Some how, some way if it is meant for her to go to Fiji the money will come.
I never knew that raising a missionary was going to be so hard. I never knew that watching my child go to these countries would break my hart. I so wish I could go with her.
I am however fully prepared to have to grab my passport to watch her get married and to see my grandchildren. I know that Nikki will meet her future husband while on the mission field.
Ryan turns 13 on the 20th! Will everyone please have pity on me. I will have three teenagers in the house! Rusty and I think that we are going to get Ryan one of those gamers chairs. We just can't think of what else to get him. He does not play with toy's. He does play with his play station 2. Ryan can ride a bike, but he does not ride the one he has. Oh my brain hurts.
Yesterday I got the bathrooms scrubbed down. I am talking about toothbrush and bleach scrubbed down. They look so nice.
Today I need to do a scrub down on the kitchen, go deliver some Easter baskets to a family I adopted, and go deliver some sponsorship letter's for Nikki.
Rusty is out of town until Sunday, so I will not be actually cooking this weekend! Three cheers for me. We always go straight vegan when Rusty is gone. I may swing by the store and pick up some fish. Rusty does not like fish so I can only cook it while he is gone. Shark sounds good right now. We will see.