It’s been quite a while since I trolled my Facebook page looking for old posts. Here are a few I came across today:
12/12/11 – Thoughts on the day. Telling your middle schooler that her teacher has died is just awful. Love that all of the kids are texting each other to wear black to school tomorrow to honor Mr. Bittner. Really love that after Melanie finally stopped sobbing, I asked her if she still wanted to go to girl scouts and she said definitely because girl scouts makes everything better. Oh, and cancer sucks.
12/18/11 – I am in awe of the community we live in. Our children learned exceptional lessons in Mr. Bittner’s classroom, and they have learned what it means to be a community this past week. Tonight was simply awesome in every possible way.
11/28/11 – Watching Mark Ezrin eating crabs last night, Jared says: Dad, you are a crab’s version of hell!
11/1/11 – Melanie insisted we make pumpkin pie to have after trick or treating last night. We found this recipe and Melanie decided it was definitely going to be a winner since, as she said, Paula Dean never met a stick of butter she didn’t like. You can thank Melanie when your family raves over this at Thanksgiving. And then you can curse me for the extra gym time needed to burn off the butter and the cream cheese and the half and half and the sugar… http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/pumpkin-pie-recipe/index.html
9/21/11 – Jared has to write sentences using each of his vocabulary words. The word was beverage. His sentence? “ ‘Would you like a bloody Mary, our beverage of the day?’ the waitress asked.” Ms. Troilo might get the wrong idea about us when he turns this in tomorrow.
5/13/11 Melanie’s line of the day: “I need to get involved in some new after school activities next year. Colleges really want to see that on your applications, plus it will be good for me to try new things and get a little outside of my comfort zone.”
5/30/11 I caught Jared in yet another lie today. He is now very upset. Why? Because apparently his dream is to be a military spy when he grows up and lying is a very important part of the job. And since we always catch him lying, we’ve taken away his dream. You just can’t make this stuff up!
3/22/11 Melanie’s quote of the day: “Some people think pickles are cucumbers soaked in evil, but pickles are really cucumbers soaked in love.”
12/21/10 Jared’s quote of the day in reference to another child he is not a fan of: “He needs to go on a shut up diet!” If you are reading this, he was not talking about your child
12/7/10 A smart woman would just go to bed now and call it a day. First, I had to dig through the trash in a deli to find Melanie’s retainer in order to avoid paying $250 for a new one. Then Melanie comes home from delivering matzah ball soup to a sick friend and brings me a deer leg – bloody fur and all. Bad things happen in threes. I’m scared…very scared.