Friday, November 4, 2011

Grandparents Cards


While cleaning up a little bit... I stumbled upon these cards that I have used a few times for something to talk about.  I like to think that maybe this blog will be something our grand kids may be interested in reading someday.  Maybe...Maybe not.  We'll see.  A lot of these questions I think I will never really answer...but this one caught my eye today.

What do kids know more about than adults?

I think that kids know a lot more about innocence than adults do.  Bob and I notice this so much more from our grand children than from our own children.  Children who are three and half and one and a half just don't understand that walking around naked is not something people do.  They think there is nothing wrong with it at all.  People would poke their eyes out if they saw us running around naked.  Or that following you in the bathroom is any different than us helping them in the bathroom.  We keep telling them...we don't need any help.  (Except maybe from Mylanta or Ex-lax occasionally.) We have been going potty for 58 years all by ourselves.  I can't really remember the last time I felt innocent.  It may have been when I was around 4 or 5 and just playing outside...looking at the clouds while laying on the grass.  There is so much more to learn when you are so young.  They ask questions daily.  Even little Kayla is now asking "Why"  It is tough sometimes to come up with just the right answers for them. .  I told Maddie the other day I had to go pay the bills.  She wanted to know what bills were.  Isn't that great!  To be so young that you have no idea what paying bills is all about.  I started by telling her Bills were what we owe someone....like the electric company for our electricity. " What's electricity?" she says.  It is what we use to turn the lights on and the washing machine and the stove...etc.  "Why do you have to pay for it?"  Well...you get the picture.  About two days later after attempting to answer all of the questions...I paid the bills.  Just kidding.
Occasionally I have a southern accent that sneaks in my language.  My Mom and Dad were from Southeast Missouri and had a certain twang or style or whatever you call it.  I was sitting outside one evening and came back inside and told everyone there was a mosqita on my arm.  Maddie said..."Is that how you say mosquito in Spanish?"  Bob said....no that's how you say it in Dexter.
They also have a wonderful imagination that knows no boundaries.   If only we could bottle... just those two qualities in childhood     The only time I use my imagination is when I read books.  I think that is why I love to read so much.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Changes for the Cardinals




 We stayed home yesterday and did not try to go down to the parade.  We went out for another fall drive, but did not see all that much color.  Only in Wildwood where David Freese is from, was there some bright yellows and reds and a few orange colors.  We drove through there not really with the intention of going through his area...it was just on the way back from where we had been.  He seems so young to have captured so much attention and recognition.  He seemed pretty embarrassed by all the attention to me.  I think that is an admirable quality.  The parade looked like it was great.  As you can see from the photo below...it was very very crowded.  I don't do crowds very well.  So I was happy to just view in on TV at home.



The Clydesdale's are always amazing to watch.  They are such beautiful horses.



We woke up this morning to hear that Tony La Russa announced his retirement.  I am not sure what that will mean for the Cardinals.  He is 67 and I can see why he would want to retire.  I wake up everyday and wish that Bob and I were retired and free to go where we want and do what we want.  I would say he chose a perfect day to announce it.  The day after the celebration.  We also don't really know if Albert will stay here or not.  Whatever develops over the next few months will be interesting.  I am just happy that we won the Series this year for a few reasons.  One of course...is because my son and husband are such big fans.  And the other was because Stan Musial is going to be 91 next month and he is looking very frail.  The photo below is a picture of my husband when he was a little boy standing there waiting to get Stan's autograph.  He was unable to get it that day.  A few years ago I took the photo in and had it blown up to poster size and had Stan Musial sign it.  I am so glad that I did because I think his health went down not long after that.
Well...tonight is Halloween and the kids will have some fun...I hope.  The weather here isn't too bad.  I feel bad for the Eastern part of the country that got so much snow and power outages.  I guess we had better prepare for another crazy winter.



Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever