If you’re new here, read my first What’s for Dinner post to get filled in on what’s going on. If you’ve been to this rodeo before, let’s get to business.
Today’s post is all about proof.
Proof that I was too lazy to make dinner tonight even though I was home all day and actually planning on making Baked Potato Bar.
Proof that red headed children like to eat their pizza in their left hand with their eyes closed. This picture is also proof that Thatcher will smile or make a funny face at the slightest hint that there is a camera pointed at him.
Proof that I do actually pull Charlotte away from the TV occasionally….I don’t want to admit how much Barney she has been watching the last few weeks. (Can you picture me waddling behind her….we only made it about half way around the block.)
Proof that I am in-fact 100 months pregnant.
Proof that caterpillars are out in full force and my children feel the need to capture each and every one of them. They even felt the need to bring them along when we went to pick up Sim’s car at the repair shop tonight.
Proof that Conner is the most excited boy to ever become a boy scout in the history of the world!
This boy is seriously killing me, with the scout thing. I dare say his scouting excitement may have even surpassed his love for Minecraft. Ninety percent of what comes out of his mouth since Tuesday (his first night at Scouts) has been about scouts. It’s pretty cute, but it is getting hard to keep a straight face at times.
It’s all I can do to stop him form wearing his uniform to school everyday. As it is he wore his handkerchief and took his book to the neighborhood park yesterday. I asked him what he was doing and he said, “Oh mom, I just want everyone at the park to know that I am part of the “Pack” now.” He is killing me! All I could think was, I sure hope he doesn’t get beat up or mocked to badly for this.
Well, he took it to a new level today. This evening after I took him to the scout store because all I have heard for the last two days is how he really wants to use his birthday money to get a pocket knife and a scout hat. We finally made it there and I was taken back when we got home and I saw him come down the stairs in his full uniform, knife and book in hand. His collar all scawampus and his neckerchief “impressively” tied, and a GIANT smile on his face. Holding back a laugh I asked where he was going. Of course he was heading to the park to show off how awesome he looks with all his scout stuff. Seriously this kid is going to get beat up.
Sim and I did the parental glance back and forth, trying not to laugh thing a couple times and then I recognized it for the kodak moment that it was and said, “Hey, do you want me to take a picture of you? You look so awesome.” After I took the picture I couldn’t handle it and helped him put his collar down normally. He ran to the park and when he came back about 30 minutes later I was dying to know who was there….no one was there. Oh Darn. I guess this means he will be getting into his full get up again tomorrow…so he can show off at the park…..or maybe he will just wear it to school.
All kidding aside, I am so happy that he is so excited about scouts, what a great thing to be excited about. Service, life skills and fun projects. This boy is in his element with scouts and I hope his big smile and excitement for it last a very long long time!
Keep it Real!!!