Thursday, March 13, 2008

Listen to your mother

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.



deshelestraci said...

Ok you, you know that vegans are against killing animals for food, right?  Vegetarians are plant and some meat eaters.  I have a friend who is vegan.  Makes life hard.  

I am proud of the way you raise your girls.  Gives me inspiration.  I have one who has a heart to serve others and will probably be a missionary in some ways.  I give you credit for encouraging her!

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwww Kelli, you are such a great role model for your girls, Jorja is a vegen and you know how much I love her, lol. Hugs Lisa

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))Your doing a fine job at raising your kids.

nelishianatl said...

The way you are raising your family makes me so proud.  I hope I am that good with my little Katie, who's only four right now but will soon be as big as your children because from what I remember, it flies by.  You are an inspiration.


lanurseprn said...

You work so hard for your kids! They are lucky to have you for their mom. Are you still planning to go to Egypt? You haven't mentioned it for awhile.
Happy early Bday to Ryan! Three teens....WHEW! You've got your work cut out for you.
Hugs..Pam xoxox

julydarby said...

Michael will be gone this weekend so we are planning our own "dad's out of town" party. Ha!
I have always had a hard time sharing the things that hit me the deepest with the people I'm closest to. Nikki may have the same problem. Just love her.
My brother and his wife go to Kenya on mission trips. The money always appears. The plans always fall into place and they always come back absolutely transformed. It's an amazing opportunity.
My sister-in-law met her husband while in the Peace Corp in Panama. I agree that you are so much more invested and vulnerable on those sort of trips that I think it's easier to fall in love.
I'm shopping for Ryan's birthday thisweekend... should have it there before his birthday. I really struggle over what to get Austin because he's the same way - too old for toys - but at the same time, he likes things like magic tricks and gadgets and gizmos.
My head is killing me. I can't believe I wrote this much.
Love and hugs to all my favorite hippies!

emabecmar said...

My place needs a good scrubbing, but it seems I never have the time or energy to do it. Hoping to get to it next week while on spring break from school.

helmswondermom said...

I hope Amber gets the job.  One of my most favorite phrases to say to Thomas, and one that he just loves to hear, is "Andrew's at work."!! Ha!  I hope Nikki gets to go to Figi, too.  You know, I think you're going to have to call on some outside source for help with Psycho mom.  That an adult (in a church group, no less!!) is doing or saying ANYTHING to your teenage daughter that is making her cry and upsetting her so much is criminal!  I'd be so frustrated right now, if it were me!

lv2trnscrb said...

oh my gosh, your entries always make me chuckle just a bit; the joys of teens and 3 you have :)

I think working at a summer camp would be a wonderful place to spend the summer; I often thought that or working at some national park would be a good adventure for my kid, but of course, he won't listen to me :)

I never knew anyone that had a child who wanted to be a missionary, I think that is an awesome thing!! Oh, now I remember the scripture I wrote in that letter, sorry, getting old is hard on the memory.

enjoy your vegan weekend!! shark sounds good to cook :)


plieck30 said...

Happy birthday to Ryan. John once told me to never cook fish in his house again. Okkky I don't like to cook anyway. Paula

magran42 said...

You continue to amaze me.  Where do you get all the energy?

gehi6 said...

I dn't know how any woman could ever work whose regular home life was like yours.  She would just be too tired and played out to do it.  I never realized being a stay at home Mom really was a trip. No wonder I got chronic fatigue and collapsed when I tried to work and be a single mom, too.  I was overwhelmed to say nothing of trying to be a famous published writer, too.  When you add up what you do and lay it out on paper, well I have respect for you.  You get a mighty lot done.  I wonder what those kids will think when they think back on their child and teen years.  I think you are entitled to a few swear words now and then after a two day session with hyper Dante in trouble.  That kid can get in more trouble on the Internet in five minutes than any kid I have ever met.  But his dad says he will never put him on ritalin.  I say no, if you have a race horse, take him to the track and let him run!  If you don't, you deserve what you get, but it seems that not everyone who has kids bargained for Super Charger boy.  Gerry