Monday, June 28, 2004

Back in the old days....

PreviewThis is a picture of me and my husband with our first born son.  No, we're not that old, the period clothing were just a prop.  That was the only time my son has ever worn a dress I'm glad to say.  Hmmmm, come to think of it, that might be the last time I wore a dress as well!  My son is going on 20 now, and will be a father by Christmas.  Its killing me that he and his girlfriend are separated for the time being and I pray so hard that they will be able to get together soon so that I may begin practicing my rights as a grandmother-to-be.  I've got soooo many rotten things to teach my future grandbaby!  Oh the fun I will have!

I was almost a grandmother once before.  My eldest came home one night from work and told me that rumor was going around that one of the cashiers he worked with and was friends with, who just happened to be pregnant at the time... was actually pregnant with twins.... one of them being his!  He then told the cashier, who was also a friend of mine, that she must really be a lousy lover because he didn't even remember the sex.  When she gave birth to her beautiful blonde hair and blue eyed daughter I demanded to know where my little dark hair and dark eyed grandbaby was, cos that sweet little pinky baby was no relationship to me.  I got to babysit little Micheala once and it just made me soooo impatient for a grandchild.  How cruel that now when I finally have a grandchild on the way, the mother is clear across the other side of the country.

In the mean time I guess I'll have to settle for babysitting.  I love kids... much as I fuss about my own, and am a sucker when it comes to babysitting.  I'll babysit for free, but many of the young mothers I've sat for feel bad when they can't afford to pay me so I barter with them.  In the past I have worked for pizza (she worked at Dominoes), milk, eggs, cheese and peanut butter...(too much in the house), potato salad and soup (she worked at a snackbar), zucchini and yellow squash (a better gardener than I), and baked goods.  Truth be known for the enjoyment I got out of it I should have been paying them, but man, it was nice having homemade brownies that didn't have to be soaked in milk in order to bite into them.

Today ended out being okay.  Nothing bad happened.  I had a couple of run ins with some grumpy customers, but I kept thinking something worse would happen so they didn't seem so bad.  I think my husband is mad at me because my oldest boy was cussing infront of my youngest daughter (who charges a quarter for every cuss word) and I didn't stop him.  I'm waiting for him to say something, because I can then remind him that not only did he cuss infront of the children just recently, he actually cussed AT them, which is 10 times worse!  Besides, little Rocky is doing a great job taming her oldest brother's mouth.  He's gone from paying up about $5 a week to maybe $1 a week.  And just in case you're wondering, yes, she charges everyone, including guests a quarter for every cuss word.  Last year at our Fourth of July picnic she raked in over $7!  Its a great fund raiser for her, but most of all it keeps the vulgarity under control in a house that is full of impressionable ears.  Our friends are all very good about it and don't mind paying up for penalties, but are making a conscious effort to watch their language.  So anyhow, back to my husband being mad at me... I dare him...  I double dog dare him!  Besides, theres no room in the dog house for me.  He's already in there, him and his dickidoo!

10 comments:

rebelrose58 said...

I must say, I love reading your journal entries! I look forward to them every day because I know you'll make me smile. Keep up the great work!

hestiahomeschool said...

What a fine looking couple you are. We need to impose the fine system around here. Does fart count as a cuss word?

fuzzypanda68 said...

I'm another one the looks forward to your entries, especially the ones that include the dickidoos. LMAO!!!
You guys look great in the prop costumes.
Thank You so much for the comment you left tonight. (((hugz)))
Lahoma

ann7inflorida said...

Dorn you really are SOOOO Pretty!!!!- You can babysit my kids & I'll do your dishes....deal ?  I hope things work out for you with your little grandbaby- I'm sending you lots of positive thoughts!- I think I would probably go broke at your house with the--"fork over a quarter every time you cuss"-- thing. LOL (I must have been a sailor in a past life) : )

ryanagi said...

I've always wanted to do one of those period costume photo shoots. But I knew I would never fit in their clothes. LOL Maybe when I am slimmer. ;-)  -B

beckieramos said...

What a great pic! Love it! Hope everyting works out with your son and baby. God bless, Beckie

hebby1021 said...

What a great picture!! I love those period type photos. I hope you get to be the Grandmother to your sons little baby soon. No one should be denied their rights as a Grandmother!!!!! I wish we lived closer I could use a sitter like you!!!!!! LOL
Heather~  

gatorspictures said...

love that picture! it is awesome.
rocky sounds like quite the little entrepreneur. look out, bill gates....
c

angieabk said...

I LOVE the picture of you and your husband!!!  Lester and I have one something like too somewhere....

I really admire you attitude about being a grandmother... WhenI told my mother that I was pregnant the first time she screamed and cried for weeks and weeks.  Of course I was only 16.  We didn't really talk for a year or so.  Anyway, I always said that when it came time for me to "find out" I was going to be a grandmother I was going to be so much more understanding and excited.... but when Katie had her pregnancy scare a few years back... I screamed and cried for weeks.  Now I'm not sure how I'll react when she does finally get pregnant.

I'm looking forward to being a grandmother.... in MY OWN TIME!  Wish I could schedule it that way.

Sorry yours is going to be so far away.  I bet that IS tough.

Thinking of you!
ang

ilovemylunchkin said...

Omg where do you live? I need a babysitter so bad!!!! I'm about to start pulling my hair out if I don't get a day off soon!