I am all for discipline, but in this case the book worked, the teacher had no troubles with it. DS was a good kid, very well-behaved, compliant, no complaints from teachers and so on. In short a tough act to follow! Poor DDs, they were good too but more normal I guess, and I would sit here thinking how 'wild' they were in comparison. They really weren't wild at all, but they did challenge me more than DS ever did.
No one jumped on couches or beds or anything else like that. We had friends with two kids roughly our kids' ages, who would come whooshing in here and push everything off my wooden coffee table and spin around on top of the table on their tummies like compass needles. Well, they did it once, and DH nixed that then and there. Our friend was miffed that DH asked his children to stop doing something. DH just said they are your kids but that is my table. End of discussion
I hated to have that family over, we really didn't ask them very often. They didn't leave that close by, so it wasn't usually a problem. When we visited folks, our kids behaved.
DU sounds good today, didn't want me to come over. He did give me a shopping list for Monday. Oh my, his diet is awful, then again you know if he was craving Dinty Moore stew it isn't the best
DH and I considered not buying what he asked for the last time he needed help, but we decided that at best it would 'save' his diet for just a few weeks, he would be right back to it anyway when back on his own. At almost 88, it hasn't shortened his life appreciably I'd say. He has eaten like this for decades.
It is interesting though how someone can reach that age in relative good health eating so many prepared foods so high in fat and sodium, and others can follow all the rules and, well, not reach that age, my DM coming to mind. Maybe I should go on a spam diet to increase my life span?
Beautiful day here, is to be close to 80. DH is outside stripping the last of the paint off the bathroom door which really couldn't handle another layer of paint, it was so thick over the years. I scraped and swept off the back deck, and he will put a finish on that later today. Beautiful day to work outside.
DS and and DDIL will bring us the family shop vac later on...it was DFIL's and now rotates among all of us, they were the last to need it. We will need it once the bathroom door is back up and DH starts sanding the joint compound. He has been chomping at the bit to sand but is conceding that it would be nice to do it with the door closed. He has learned a few lessons over the years
The 'happy quilt' is in Scotland, and I made hats for Ry and Nathan which I gave them yesterday, and today I want to sew again...I need to finish piecing a quilt, then maybe start another practice bit for the wall hanging I was having problems with...the pieced border that just didn't fit. I'll make as many practice borders as I need to before I cut the real stuff. I want this to look good!