I MISSED IT BY ONE DAY!!!!!!!!!Totally MY FAULT....and I accept it. I waited until open registration started...Today, March 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 am. I was ready. I was armed with back up resources. (I could tell you about them....but then I'd have to kill you) It was finally my turn to sign up my kid and fork over the $$$$$..........NO SPACES AVAILABLE!!!!!!!! DENIED!!!!!!!!!! I have not given up all hope. People will inevitably drop out and a space may be opened up here or there. Also, Colton could choose to go to another location this year, if he wanted. Either way, I'm still very hopeful that Colton will be able to have an EFY experience this year.
But this got me thinking. How much I want this for him......how hard Tony and I work to provide things that our kids want and need. (but no one seems to care too much about the needs around here!) No matter how well we're doing, there are going to be things our kids will look back on and feel they were denied. Don't you have your own memories of things denied, like.......oh, I don't know......just off the top of my head......perhaps a CANOPY BED you wanted with everything in your being! Ok, maybe that's not what was missing from your childhood, but the fact is EVERYONE has them. (that's my theory and I'm sticking to it!)
I guess all I can hope for is that my kids will remember all of the wonderful things they were able to do or have in their youth. For example......fruit-striped chickens! How many kids get to hold bright, multi-colored chickens in their childhood?! I know I didn't.....but Kyler has!
Here's something special from my boys....they were able to spell out I-C-U-P with french fries from FatBurger! Come on, not only were they able to spell it, but their mom even took a picture of it for them to remember. Fun times......oh, fun times!
They really were wanting a dog for a long time and thanks to Mita moving into Patti's home - their wish came true! Roscoe joined our family last summer.
Roscoe = Priceless Childhood Memories
How many parents let their kids eat Halloween candy until they........fall asleep at the table. These parents do! Aren't my kids lucky! Surely there can be no childhood memories of denial here.
Here's one of my favorites: the wax hand in the billiard table pocket! This hand was created from Asher's at a birthday party. It turns up everywhere in the house! Just when I think it's gone for good, it's recovered.....and in the strangest places. (unless you think this is normal.....and if you do, you probably call me mom)
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling better! My kids are having a great childhood! Why, there are so many memories made.....it will take them the whole of their adult life to recall all of it. Just in case they need some more good memories, I think I'll make them rice krispie treats today. You know, just the way my mom.................oh wait,
MY MOM NEVER MADE ME RICE KRISPIE TREATS!