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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Don't Worry: Be Happy


Yeah: Rakes wasn't too happy about the loss last night either.

Don't know what inspired this look of anger, but I'm grateful the boy is only 2 feet tall and weighs 25 pounds. If looks could kill, someone would be feeling some pain right now.

I watch my son with a clothes hanger tucked in his pants like a bow and arrow and I wonder: what will he do once he's unleashed on the general public? Blend in, make friend's, and be a productive member of society? Or will he keep this Napoleon complex he has, and just rage against the machine the rest of his life?

Whenever I start wondering if my son is destined for a life of crime, I think about this: the neighborhood we live in has a community pool, and being that Ang is a stay at home Mom, most days during the summer are spent at the pool, wearing the kids out. One of our neighbors, Robin, is also a stay at home Mom with 3 kids as well, and usually, the 2 are at the pool together.

Robin's middle child, Lexie, has Downs Syndrome: and Rakes, and Trot, think she hung the moon. That is all Rakes talks about when I get home: "Dad, Dexie did 'dis, and Dexie did 'dat". He doesn't care she is different: she's his "biend" and that is all that matters.

That's when I know, even with his destructive side, my boy is going to be OK.

45 comments:

scott h said...

All that boy needs is a shot of malox

scott h said...

No, I believe what he just said was, "What you talkin about, Willis!"

KAYLEE said...

Glad that boy dosen't care what people look like.I am the say way.I judge people by the way they are as a person Not by their looks:D

KAYLEE said...

I cant believe I am sicker than a dog today but,still sitting here watching the RED SOX game.

KAYLEE said...

NICE GAME!Josh has his 10th win.4-0 final.

Carol said...

Rakie has a soft side :) And I agree that he looks like the kid from Jerry Maguire (which I believe Tex said). Sign that boy up for Hollywood Ted!

K - Hope Josh's 10th win made you feel better!

Tex said...

Well my boy from my home state came through as well as the bats.
alittle over 24 hrs and ill be leaving on a jet plane....

scott h said...

Jr what are you doing taking the family for a ride in the new/old car? I smoothed things over with Carol over on her blog and then darned if she didn't blow it by putting some public service notice for Hilary for Pres on her blog!

KAYLEE said...

Scott:I see your days are very busy these days.:)

Ted D said...

Carol, he has a soft side: you just have to work it out of him! It really amazes me he's that loving with her and has not asked me why she talks a certain way. Sometimes they'll surprise you I guess.

Bub: what have you done NOW?

scott h said...

Yes Kaylee you are correct. I am now helping the youth group run a firework stand or stands their are 5 stands all at one site we run and they opened this week. I belive fireworks have been outlawed in AZ correct?

Plus tedward has been burning up the phone lines while he searched for a new/old car

scott h said...

Jr is all that blabber to Carol about little ole me? I have no softside Im as trim as I was 15yrs ago.

KAYLEE said...

// I belive fireworks have been outlawed in AZ correct?//

Yes but,people still shoot em off all the time and somehow I dont believe you scott.

Carol said...

/darned if she didn't blow it by putting some public service notice for Hilary for Pres on her blog!/ I guess that wasn't the best move huh Scott?- lol And fireworks are legal in NH. We're "live free or die" ya know?

Carol said...

/Plus tedward has been burning up the phone lines while he searched for a new/old car /

I guess you have your good points Scott (kidding). If I was in the market for a car, I would want your help all the way. Again Ted -You're lucky lol.

Ted D said...

Scott IS running a firework stand now: Frightning, no?

Carol, he was a lot of help with this car thing: so yes, he does have his good points. You just have to look REAL close to see them!

Really, he answered a million questions from me and probably kept me out of a few clunkers. Finally found the one I'm getting today, and picking it up tomorrow.

KAYLEE said...

//Scott IS running a firework stand now: Frightning, no?//

I am staying far away from Oklahoma now then.

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Carol said...

I'm getting out my spectacles Ted, and Congrats on the new car!

KAYLEE said...

jUlian Taverez is pitching tonight? I am so watching that on ESPN forget the fact,that I am nad luck Tonight:)

KAYLEE said...

*bad i cant spell when i am sick LOL.

Ted D said...

Thanks Carol: I would rather get a root canal than buy a car. May put a picture up later. '98 Camry with pretty low miles.

Yep: It's more "Bowling with Julian" tonight. Can't wait: man makes me laugh out loud.

Carol, forget the spectacles: get a telescope. I told you: you have to look CLOSE.

Ang is at church with the kids: peace and quiet is way underrated.

Carol said...

Don't start on the spelling/typos ROFL

KAYLEE said...

//Don't start on the spelling/typos ROFL//

My bad maam I will proofread my comments:)

Carol said...

/Ang is at church with the kids: peace and quiet is way underrated/

That's what I tell John when he takes D to his sister's -lol.

Carol said...

Well, enjoy the game everyone! I've got to go make a garden salad now.

Ted D said...

Wednesday night is the only time during the week I can actually sit down an type for more than a minute or two before 9:00!

KAYLEE said...
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KAYLEE said...

I am just going to watch julian who cares about the rest of the game? He provides enough entertainment:)

Christine E. said...

Evening everyone!

Nothing like a Sox win and a Yankee loss to put some spring in your step...:-)

I just hope that the picther they call ujp from Pawtucket is Jon Lester...the time is NOW...

Top of the 1st: 5-0 Sox....Whoo Hoo!

Hope everyone is well!

Go Sox!

Ted D said...

Hey Christine:

We're all good, and yep: a 5-0 lead in the first will work.

I'm hoping for double digit's going into the off day tomorrow.

Only thing better than your scenario Christine? 2 straight wins and 2 straight Yankee losses.

Crossing my fingers.

Christine E. said...

I like your scenario, Ted...LOL

It's now 7-0--have you checked to see if the world is ending today?

Go Sox!

KAYLEE said...

They're winning cause I am not watching this game on ESPN LOL!:-)

Ted D said...

Christine, I'm too busy dancing a happy dance to look at the news!

When do the MFY's play? Late again, I guess.

Ted D said...

Kaylee, you just said at SG that ESPN was reporting on JD's injury.

But you said here you were not watching it on ESPN.

Huh?

KAYLEE said...

Ted,

I turned it on after i said that.I confuse myself sometimes too.

Carol said...

This game is freaking awesome with all the homers (11-0 now)!

Carol said...

/Wednesday night is the only time during the week I can actually sit down an type for more than a minute or two before 9:00!/

It's the little things in life Ted :) A guy I once worked with told me that little things made me happy as well (like when we had certain memo paper in stock)- lol

Tex said...

.........IM JUST SPEECHLESS........

Ted D said...

//This game is freaking awesome with all the homers (11-0 now)!//

Poetry. I LOVE blow outs. The only thing that would make it better is if I had the NESN feed on EI: unfortunately, I have the FSS feed.

However, they are very respectful of the Red Sox, and admit they Sox are the superior team.

KAYLEE said...

"The only thing that would make it better is if I had the NESN feed on EI: unfortunately, I have the FSS feed."

At least you arent stuck with ESPN.

Ted D said...

//IM JUST SPEECHLESS//

::faints::

scott h said...

Good Lord JR, I guess it doesn't take much to put you in nirvana.

Went to the Redhawks game to night, nice evening to be outside watching baseball.

scott h said...

Carol , Hmm NH you guys wear socks with sandels right?

Carol said...

Carol , Hmm NH you guys wear socks with sandels right?/

Scott - I'm not naming names, but I might know someone who does lol.