Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Saturday, December 16, 2006

"Togetherness is the best holiday treat"

Words of wisdom from one of our Dove chocolates today. They really do have great little quotes in those, and the delicious chocolate is the best.

Yesterday Chris and I had a really nice day together.

Breakfast at LePeep (yum!) followed by some Christmas shopping at the mall and then a trip to Boulder where I was abandoned at the yarn store (gasp!) while Chris went on a secret mission to get a present for yours truly. Unfortunately, he won't tell me what it is despite my best efforts and most pathetic sad faces. We got some California Club sandwiches at Jasons Deli and then headed home to see that Turbo had stollen a paper towel roll off the counter and shredded it into a million pieces. Naughty dog. After that, we watched Cars while Chris rode on the trainer and then we went on feasted on some delicious free Qdoba and headed to bed.

It was nice to spend an entire day with the husband. In these training days, a whole day together is rare. I'm looking forward to our trip to St. Louis where we'll have more fun time together. We are both bringing our bikes for a few rides (and if Chris has his way, he'll be riding his a lot more than one would think you would on a vacation). As long as he doesn't get the grand idea to "race" me through Kansas on his bike while I drive, we'll come back still married :)

Here's a funny Christmas story about my silly kids at work...

We read a story called "Oliver Kringle" about a bus driver that looks like Santa but turns out to be Santa's brother. It's all about Santa's family and how they all help out on Christmas. Anyway, at the end of the book, one of my little ones said "this book is nonfiction!" (after all of these months, it is still SO hard for these little guys to understand the difference between fiction and nonfiction, but they pretend they do -- they always apply the overgeneralization that fiction is fake and nonfiction is real).
Here's what followed:

me: "well, if this book was nonfiction, it would be giving us facts and information about Santa, and it's really only telling us a story for fun so I think it's probably fiction"

kid: he got this sad look on his face and said "but it could be real. Santa is real isn't he?"

me: "That's true, but it still seems to be a story that someone made up about him"

kid: (still with a little of a confused and defeated face) "But Santa is real and he could have brothers, we don't know, so it's nonfiction. Santa is real right?"

me: "Yep, you're right, definetely nonfiction"

Oh man. Should've seen that one coming...


Chris said...

I'm looking foward to our vacation too! Yum Xmas Eve chinese :)

Becky said...

i felt a little like I was watching "reading Rainbow" there for a minute...