Sunday, June 29, 2008

Back from Boston

Tyler and I have been back from Boston for 3 days and I still feel like I'm catching up. I will post pictures and more detailed info but I have to tell you that we had an amazing time. It was fabulous to spend 4 days with Tyler experiencing new things. The thing that hit me most was all the history that I'd learned in school (and forgot) was right there in front of us, most of it we could touch. Incredible. I will try to post some pics tomorrow.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Back on my Parental Soapbox

Yesterday at Wal-Mart, Tyler and I were picking out some magazines for our down time during our trip. I picked up Glamour and a health magazine and warned Tyler that his choice needed to be appropriate to look at around his teachers (he's been into gun magazines lately). First, my son has a really twisted version of appropriate and second, I could have been so lucky for an ammunition magazine. First he picked up a motorcycle magazine with a really cool bike on the front. Okay. His next choice also had a bike on the front but with a bikini clad woman sprawled all over it. I immediately said no and got an eye roll and sigh. He then began to plead his case, remember he's only 13.

Mom, it only has a girl on the front. I have other magazines like this at home that Grandpa gave me.

So I picked up the magazine and flipped through it and quickly pointed out the repeated pictures of half naked girls.

I don't even look at the pictures. I read the articles.

Are you kidding me? He's using that excuse all ready? At this point it was time to go. BUT as we were standing in line I decided we needed to continue this debate.

Tyler, that is not appropriate for someone your age to look at. And until you are 18 it is my responsibility to censor what you see, hear and do. That is my job as your mom. Like it or not.

When I told Chad about it later, I had to ask if I overreacted. I was really worried that I made a bigger deal out of it than it really is. Chad assured me that I was just being a good momma trying to raise a respectable boy. What do you think?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Kitchen Talk

Tyler and I were talking about the trip we are taking to Boston, we leave Monday. I asked him what he was looking forward to most and here is his list...

1. Spending time with me - awwwww
2. Seeing new things
3. Food
4. Flying for the first time!

Mom, I'm really not afraid of flying.


But I probably shouldn't have watched "Crash Landing"

No Tyler, that probably wasn't a good idea.

Whew, better kitchen talk than the "hair growth" story. If you haven't heard it, I'll tell ya later.

Kari - I will get to the book meme, promise.

Have a great day!!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

A little discretion, please

Attention all teen, nearly teen girls and their parents, while my 13 year old son may appreciate the fact that your choice in swimwear barely covers your female parts, I do not. I am trying to teach MY daughter that flaunting her body is not a requirement of the teen years, that she can be accepted by her peers without doing so and your running around advertising your goodies in barely legal attire does not help. And... do parents not look at their children before they leave the house or monitor their clothing purchases? When you wonder why your daughter is being approached by 30 year old men, look at the way you let her dress. That might be a clue.

Okay, I'm done ranting for now. Thanks for listening.