~Being the Mother of a boy, last from son up...to son down~

Lazy day at the office..zzzzzzzzzz

Friday, October 30, 2009

Yep...this is me...all dressed up in my Halloween costume...comfy looking huh???

I decided to come in my PJ's and house shoes...sure hope they don't expect alot out of me today!!!!!

Yes, I am rockin' the pigtails....sexy!!!!!


I bet you can never guess what was going on at my house at 3:30 this morning??? I was pulled awake out of my blissfull slumber to a glowing light coming from the kitchen. Could it be that the Great Pumpkin is paying me a visit early????

No so much! I staggered toward the kitchen as I hear faint little beeps....the microwave????? Is it possible????? What in the sam hill......

As I turn the corner what do I see?????? Kyle, putting something in the microwave!

Me "What are you doing?"

Kyle, "making me some chicken nuggets"

Me "but it's 3:30 in the morning!"

Kyle "but I'm hungary"

Me "well just hurry up and be quite!"

Kyle "okay, do ya want some?"

Me "nah, I'm good!"


Then I shuffle bag to my warm bed and Chris rolls over to ask what is going on.

Me "your son is in the kitchen making chicken nuggets"

Chris "to be sure not"

Me "yep"

Chris "k, nite"

Me "night"

......I new the Great Pumpkin would let me down again this year!

I will try and post pictures of me in my costume later today.....stay tuned!!!!

Top 10 Thursday!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's that time of week again. Time for the Top 10 Thursday...brought to you by ME...well really Sara @ Domestically Challenged...anywho. Since Halloween is Saturday I thought it would be very fitting to list my Top 10 ALL time favorite Trick-Or-Treat candy. Most of the time I don't list itmes in any certain order but today they will fall according to my pallet...get it???.......pallet.....

oh, I kill myself sometimes.....

I have already stuffed my treat bags at home for the Trick-Or-Trunk at church. Kyle helped me assemble the bags and by looking at the size of the trash pile beside him when we got done, I think he ate more than he stuffed!!!!

So here ya go...my list......

1. Milky Way - My all time favorite candy bar. I love the melty, gooie carmel!

2. Heath Bars - LOVE LOVE LOVE these too. I use to take on in my lunch every day in High School.

3. Milk Duds - more carmel...nuff said!

4. Sweet Tarts - I will eat them till my tongue bleeds!!! No joke

5. Whoppers - I love these things!!!

6. Kit Kat - those little waffer layers get me every time.

7. Laffy Taffy - you put them in the freeze for a while...kinds like ice cream...YUM.

8. Sixlets - many of you may know what this candy is but it was on on my favorites as a kid.

9. Suckers - I love any kind of hard candy

10. M&M's - PLAIN please...not nuts, hate nuts!!!!!

Now I have made my self have a sweet tooth...gotta run and raid my stash bucket.....

Dear Highway Patrol,

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I am sending you this letter via my blog because well, in all honesty, I can't bust up in the Colonel's office and tell him exactly how I feel....well...I could.....but I don't think that would be in the best interest for the hub's job.

So, here are some things that have happened in the mere short time since you gave my husband the promotion that requires him to be in a new duty station ready to go in a week's time.

We had to explain to our son that Daddy will only be home on his days off, which may only be one or two days a week...to only hear him reply..."that's sure not alot." And answer the questions, "who will take me hunting? Who will take me fishing?"

Chris has run around town trying to tie up all the lose ends, get uniforms to and from the cleaners, clean out his car, and look for a place to stay all while still working his shift because if you know him like I do...he is no slacker!

We both new and understood that this was possible when he got in the promotion process, however, I didn't know that orders would be given in such short notice with so much to do and still be expected to work your regular shift while getting them done.

Yes, you can bet your badge that he will be there bright an early on Monday morning with shoes shined so clean you can eat your breakfast off of them and still be able to see your reflection when your done. His uniform, now addorned with Sgt. strips, will be pressed with HEAVY starch and fit like a glove. His badge will be so polished that it could light the universe and his duty belt will be free of dust and grim and hang just perfect on his physically fit torso. His hand shake will be firm and he will have a stead fast look of dertermination in his eyes.

Cause you see....Chris is a special breed, he may faulter, he may stumble and he may make mistakes.....but he will never, ever give up! He loves what he does. He was born with it in his blood. After all, he wasn't voted Trooper of the year for nothing!!!!

Wife of the best trooper...I mean Sergeant in the state

I would like to thank the academy....I mean Tamela.....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This award I won from my Kentucky Blog Buddy Tamela over @ A Brunette Making it one day at a time....she gave it toome cause she loves me...well more like stalks my blog...just kidding Tamela!!!!

So here are the rules...

This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.

Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

So with out further ado.....here are my 8 lucky winners. Blogs that I love to read and have become my friends!!!

Erica @ Scottsville

Sara @ Domestically Challanged

Cathy @ Tales of the TCKK Family

Meagan @ Meagan & Garrett plus one

Becky @ In The Trenches

Short Southern Momma

Emotional Diva

and I pick Tamela too even though she gave this award to me...you don'y have to do another post I just wanted to let you know that you are a wonderful bloggy buddy!!!

Hope you ladies all pass it on to your "new found friends".

Emotion OVERLOAD!!!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I really don't think my heart can handle anymore tugging at this time or it is going to burst into a million pieces!

Yesterday Kyle was baptized and Chris was Ordained as a Deacon in the church...needless to say I was one PROUD blubbering, weeping, emotional woman!!!! It was a wonderful day seeing my 2 boys go before the church and commit their lives to the Lord. Chris gave an awesome testimony that had the entire church in tears by the time he was finished...even the men! The Lord has blessed me many times over with a wonderful husband that I don't come close to deserving.

On a funny note, when I was rushing around Sunday morning and packing Kyle's things for the baptism I forgot one important item....

Shorts- CHECK

White T Shirt- CHECK

Towel - CHECK

Brush - CHECK

....what's missing you ask??????


of course we didn't realize my flub until he was getting changed for the baptism.....soooooooo Kyle got baptized comando style!!!!!!!!! Yep, NO DRAWS!!!!!!
We had to keep the dry ones he had worn to church to put back on....cause we were having covered dish lunch in the fellowship hall after the ceremony.

And that my friends bring me to today....not even 1 hour ago I got a call from the hubs...asking me if I was sitting down.....yep, I usually try and sit down while I work.

He said he had good news and bad news....

man I hate whan people say that!!!!!

He said the good news is that he just got the call from the Leutinant and he has been promoted to a Sergeant with the highway patrol.

I was so excited. He has been waiting for this call for so long and has worked so hard to get to this point.

Now comes that bad news.....his duty station he has been assigned to is 3 hours away!!! That's the patrol policy, you can't get promoted and stay in the same county your are currently in! Another problem is that he has to report to his new duty station on November 1st...yep, that's right 1 week from today!!!!

My heart sank.....

There are so many things we have to get done in a weeks time that I don't even know where to begin, we have to find him a place to stay, since he will only be able to come home on his 2 days off (which more than likely will be during the week when I am at work and Kyle is at school.)

Will he be able to be home for Thanksgiving???

And he is already scheduled to be off for Christmas...is that gonna change????

He won't be able to come home to get a hot meal for supper every night.

And he also teaches the new cadets for the Basic Law Enforcement class at the college...what will happen to them?????

So that my friends is how my past few days have gone...please pray for us that the Lord will work something out that will bring Chris back closer to home. cause I am as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!!!!!

Ebay SCORE!!!!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

I am on cloud 9!!!

I just bought this entire set of items on ebay for a mere $100.00!!!!! And they are all in Kyle's size....BOOYAH!!!!!!

Here is a list of all the goodies I got:

4- Pair of American Eagles jeans
1- pair Abercrombie Kak. pants
1- pair Polo jeans
1- pair Diesel jeans
1- pair American Eagle shorts
1- pair Duck Head shorts
1- pair Old Navy shorts
1- Long sleeve Polo shirt(witb tags)
1- short sleeve Polo shirt (with tags)
1- long sleeve Abercrombie button up
2- short sleeve Hollister collar shirts

....I know....all you Mommas are ....JEALOUS!!!!!!!!

Ahhhhhhhh....I do love me a bargain......

just a little training for Black Friday shopping!!!!!!!!

Should I be a proud Momma?

Kyle "We had a chapter test in Mr. Phillipe's class today."

Me "you did? How did you do?"

Kyle "I made the highest grade in the class, well actually he said I made the highest in all his periods!"

Me "wow, great job!"

Kyle "yep, I made a 66"

Me {{GASP}} " You made a 66!!!!! Is he gonna allow a retest or grade on a curve?"

Kyle "why would I want him to do that? I made the highest grade in the class!"

Me speechles......

Note to self....still celebrate even lifes smallest achievements....

*****Kyle made the highest test grade in the class**********

I think I am going to mount and frame the test for him :O)

Now for a poem I thought was very fitting to go along with this post.

~Depends On The Day~

Some days are so fabulous, I just know I love my son more than any other Mother - in the history of Mothers- ever loved her child.

The day after that, I am usualyy left wondering if I am qualified to babysit a June Bug!!!!!

Drum roll please.....and now the announcement you have allll been waiting for.......

....Elvis is still alive.....

oh, wait....that's the wrong announcement...sorry!

The 2 BIG winners for my "Pay It Forward" game......

Tamela @ A Brunette Making it One Day at a Time


Meagan @ Meagan & Garrett

CONGRATS girlies!!!!!!

I am so excited that both of you won!!!!! Please email me your addresses so I can get your prizes in the mail.

My email: powens@jjhaines.com

And thanks to all of you who played along!!!!!

Don't forget to always "Pay It Forward" !!!!!!!

Top Ten Thursday!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oh it's that time of week again...time for Top Ten Thursday brought to you by
Sara@ Domestically Challanged.

Today's feature is the top ten things I do that drive my husband CRAZY!!!! Geeeeezzzzzz, I only get to pick 10!!!!! Maybe he should have done this post :O)
Anyway here we go....and these are in random order too.....

1. I move stuff somewhere else after he leaves it on the counter!!!!

2. I tend to let our son get away with too much...but I'm his Momma...I just can't help it sometimes!

3. I complain when I have to clean allllllll the hardwood & tile floors in our house...his theory is, "you wanted em' you clean em...and I don't want to hear you complain about it!"....the worst part is...he's right!

4. I pout when I don't get my way...always have...always will!

5. I brush my teeth at his sink even though I have my very own on the other side of the bath room....what can I say, "his water taste better over there"

6. I just HAD to have a 12 foot Christmas tree when we built our new house with 19 foot ceilings...and it comes in 5 pieces and takes two ladders, a forklift, a crane, and the MOST wonderful husband in the world to assemble it ever year!!! But you she how BEAUTIFUL it is when it's all up and decorated...ahhhhhhh!!!!

7. I refuse to learn how to work the DVD player or all the countless remotes that go to God knows what.

8. He hates that fact that I ask him almost daily if he has had any vegatables...I have to make sure both my boys are eating right.

9. I talk on the phone WAY TOO MUCH.

10. I speak my mind WAY too much sometimes. If I don't like something, I'm gonna tell ya about it!

So there ya go!!! Hope you enjoyed my list!!!!!!

Make sure you have entered my "Pay It Forward giveaway...it ends today!!!!

Pay It Forward Contest ends tomorrow!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

If you want to join in on all the fun make sure you read the post from 10/16 for rules of the game and leave a comment (either on this post or the one from 10/16) if you want to win!!!!!!!!

Good luck to you all. I will announce the winner Friday morning!!!!!!!

Oh I can hardly wait...it's like waiting for Christmas......okay well maybe not quite that good....but you get the idea {{Wink,Wink}}

My 100th Post!!!!

Well my dear bloggy buddies....today makes my 100th post!

When I first started this blog back in April I had no idea what I would do with it or where it would take me. I just new I would write what happens in my life each day and maybe give a few people a good laugh at Kyle's expense! :O)

My since that time I have learned so much about all of you as well. So I wwant to say thank you to each one of you that follow my blog and leave sweet little comments to brighten my day and give me words of encouragement that I am not going through any of this alone!

As I was try to think of something wonderful to post I came across a new post called Around The House over at Cathy's blog Tales of the TCKK Family this morning. I hope she doesn't mind me using the layed out to celebrate my 100th post!

Around the House for October:

Reading: Just finished "From Here To Enternity"

Enjoying: Watching the summer pass away into fall!

Learning: To be more patient

Watching: 18 kids and counting, Dancing With The Stars

Anticipating: Thanksgiving, shopping on Black Friday, my trip to New York in a few weeks and Christmas

Realizing: No matter how hard I try to keep him young forever, Kyle is a teenager and growing up!

Pondering: What the future holds for me.

Studying: crash course on whatever Kyle has for homework that night!!!

Wondering: why the media has to make a whole bunch of nothing into a mountain!

Remebering: why I fell in love with Chris...he makes up the other half of my heart!

Praying: That God will continue to bless me and my family each day. And that I do what is pleasing in his eyes and not my own.

Hope each one of you has a wonderful, blessed day!!!!!

Thanks for finding my blog and I hope you stick around for many more post to come!

Yadda Yadda Yadda

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No I did not get flipped the bird and called a B!t*h yesterday by another parent while waiting in line to pick Kyle up from a football game after school....yep I did!

But the worst part about it is this time I actually didn't do anything to deserve it!!! The one time I am behaving myself and minding my own business and I still get called a name and get the one finger wave...what gives??

Then, I have to resort to using bribery of homemade ice cream sundae's on Kyle to get him off the phone with "Miss Thing" aka "The Girlfriend" to get him to come down stairs so I can at least see him for a few seconds.....yep I did! Ice cream...the other way into his heart :O)

So with all that said...like that wasn't enough....don't forget to enter in my "Pay It Forward" giveaway below!!!!

Glad the Hub's is fixed!!!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Okay so your thinking...."uh, that's a weird title for a post"

Not really, if your consider how I spent my weekend...lets see....

Friday night on my way home I got a call from one of my all time bestest, craziest, wildest, do anything for me friends. I had just left work and was heading on my way home, not too much over the spead limit I might add....anyway...my cell phone rang...and it was her asking me where I was and if by any chance I could run by Chick-Fil-A and get her sister and her something for supper and bring it up to the hospital....oh, by the way her sister has been held prisoner there since Monday trying to keep her baby held captive "in utero" for another few weeks, which did not work out as planned. She had to have a c-section on Thurday night to get him out PRONTO!!!!

So, I sped thru the ole Chick-Fil-A (almost taking out the dressed up cow as he made his way out to the highway to wave at the passing cars), grabbed the food and headed up to the L&D floor at the hospital.

Man, was that a flash back from you know where!!!!! I felt so bad for her, but never in a million years would I have agreed to trade her places!!! :O)

I know what a lot of you Mom's are thinking right now...why does she feel that way??? I can't believe she wouldn't want to have the wonderful experience of bringing a life into the world again, a baby is wonderful...just keep having them and the labor gets easier each time....if you would have had a second it would have been better........WHATEVER!!!!!!

Don't get me wrong. My Bubba is my heart and soul and I love him more than the breath I breathe, but knowing what I know now....NAH UH!!!! Stick a fork in me....I'm DONE!!!!

Seeing that poor girl all layed up, cut open, catheterized and shuffling around like Old Mr. Tuttwhiler on Carol Burnette...NO THANK YOU! It brought back so many memories I almost ran out of that hospital screaming into on coming traffic!!!!

Cause you see...God has a sense of humor and I can tell you one thing....he is not going to get another laugh at my expense.

~Pay It Forward~

Friday, October 16, 2009

This is a neat little game I played...and won (see my post below). So, now it is my turn to return the favor and Pay It Forward.

Here are the details on what you need to do to be entered to win.

You have to be willing to email me your address so I can send your prize. And when you receive your prize you continue on a "Pay It Forward" to someone else by doing your own game on your blog!!!

Ways to earn entries!!!!

You will get one entry for each one you complete.

1. Leave a comment on this post. 1 entry

2. Become a follower (or already be one). 1 entry

3. Do a post on your blog about my giveaway...oh and I will be checking blogs to make sure...since I'm a Mom, I don't any ones word for it...you say you brushed your teeth...let me see! Anyway you get the point. 1 entry

4. Tweet about it. 1 entry

Game will remain open until October 22nd at 12pm EST. The 2 winners will be choosen by "My Bubba" himself and revealed on Friday morning the 23rd.

Good luck ladies!!!!!

My Prize!!!!

A few weeks ago I entered a "Pay It Forward" game over at TCKK's blog and I won!!!!!
Three snaps in a circle for me...YIPEE!!!

Anyway, back to my wonderful goodies I received in the mail today from Cathy.....they are awesome!!!!!

She gave me 2 jars of jam...who doesn't love fresh jam in the fall???? And maybe if I hide it in the waaaaaaaay, waaaaaaaay back of the fridge I will be able to enjoy some of the sweet goodness. Cause you know men, if they open the fridge and don't see what they are in the mood for, they are sure not going to go through all the trouble to move the milk jug out of the way to look deeper!!!!!

She also sent me to Christmas ornaments. And that my friend hit the nail on the head!!! I love Christmas and ever little detail about it....the decorating, cooking, Christmas music...ahhhhhh, I can hear Bing Crosby in the back ground now!!!! Oh, what was I saying.....oh that's right.....the ornaments...I have an annual "Dirty Santa" ornament exchange at my house every Decemeber. All my freinds come and bring a wrapped Christmas ornament and we all fight to death for the prettiest one. Sure does make you get the Christmas spirit huh???

Here are some pic's of my gifts. Sorry but I took them with my cell phone so they are not the clearest.

So thank you Cathy for my wonderful prize!!!!! It really made my day!!!!!

So now I have to turn around and "Pay it Forward" to one of my wonderful readers. So stay tuned for my post so you can enter to win my game....maybe you can win!!!!

Top Ten Thursday

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Last Thursday I did my Top 10 Favorite things, so today I am going to post my Top 10 NOT so favorite things.

These are in no certain order....except for the order that they pop into my my little pea brain....

....so lets see........


1. Spiders!!! Yep, always been a huge fear of mine and I can't stand them. I really think I could walk on water to get away from them!

2. The fact that my son is so addicted to his cell phone that he sent 8928 text messages this past month...yep, you read it right 8928 TEXT!!!!!!!!

3. Seafood....YUCKY!!! if it doesn't live on land and breath air...I refuse to eat it!

4. Snow. I am not a huge fan of it. I love fall and cool weather but NOT snow!!

5. The fact that today is my Dad's birthday and he is no longer alive for me to tell him Happy Birthday in person.

6. I hate that I am so far away from my family and only get to see them twice a year.

7. I hate that Kyle is no longer a little boy. It makes me sad each day to see him growing up.

8. Liar's and fake people...enough said!

9. Stupid movies. For instance, American Pie...what a waste of money to make a movie that stupid!!!!

10. I hate parents who let their children rule their lives and tell them what they are and are not going to do...Grrrrrrrr....your they parent...ACT LIKE IT!

So there you have it. My top 10 "Hater" list.

Girlfriend update....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sorry for the delay folks but yesterday was a busy one, and rainy and cold....anyway, enough of that and back to main reason for this post.

Kyle said the dance went good. He said they slow danced 3 times. I didn't ask about the kissing....I would rather not know to be honest with you!

Once we get home Friday night he ask if he can go to the Wayne County fair with his girlfriend and her family to see her brother in the derby.....{{silence falls}}

With quick thinking I say "I don't know, let me talk to Dad when he gets in"

So a few hours later Chris strolls in from work and as he is walking thru the livingroom I pop the question to listen for the answer I am just postive he will say.....

"Kyle got invited to the fair with Morgan and her family to see her brother in the derby."

Chris answers, "oh, okay"

......silence......crickets chirp in the back ground........

ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!! I thought we are suppose to be on the same sheet of music on this parenting thing....did you miss the memo on this buddy!!!!!!

As these thoughts race through my head I hear Kyle scream "YES!" as he grabs his cell phone to sent out the ever excited acceptance text.....and this is the response she sents Kyle back....


Oh, don't try to butter me up little lady....this is my one and only child, my heart beat, my baby boy, my Bubba......

You only been "boyfriend/girl friend" for a month. Were not mailing out wedding invitations yet!!!!!!

Oh the horrible thoughts!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Kyle is going to his first school dance tonight...well, let me rephrase that....first school dance where he has a girlfriend!

That in it's self is enough to put this pour mother of one teenage boy into horrible thoughts.....YIKES!!!!

Will he know how slow dance with her????...very scary thought...he is all legs and big mouth!!

Maybe he will have his first kiss....or maybe he allready has...that's even a MORE horrible thought!!!

Maybe the DJ will forget all his slow song CD's back at the office???...hey, even a mother can dream!

I'm not sure how I am going to survive this teenage stuff. But so far, I don't think I am doing so good.

Top 10 Thursday

Thursday, October 8, 2009

One of my favorite blogs I follow is Sara @ Domestically Challanged. She has been doing these neat little thing on Thursdays so I thought I would give it a whirl.

This can be your top 10 anything really...complaints, favorite things, top 10 list of things to do, wishes whatever.....it's your list....or my list..you get the idea!

So today I thought I would start off by doing my favorite things. They will not be listed in any certain order mind you cause it's early and my brain is not up to par yet. With that said....here we go....

My Top 10 Favorite Things

1. Cool Fall mornings...like today...49 & Sunny......WONDERFUL!!!

2. The smell of Kyle when he gets out of the shower...very rare so I cherish it!!!

3. The smell of Yankee Candles

4. Good hair days

5. The sound of Kyle's laugh. (if you have ever heard it you would agree)

6. The hubs...even with all his quirks he is an amazing man!

7. Black Friday shopping...enough said!

8. Ice cream....you guys know that had to be on my list!

9. Going home to visit my family in Kentucky..since I am the only one out of state.

10. The Lord....without him I would be able to enjoy any of the things above!

Hope you all enjoyed my list. Come back next Thursday so see another...unless I bored you too much this time!

If I had to raise my child over again....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

If I had to raise my child all over agian,

I would build self-esteem first, and the house later.

I'd finger paint more, and point fingers less.

I would do less correcting and more connecting.

I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch more with my eyes.

I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.

I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.

I would do more hugging and less tugging.

Diane Loomas~

Happy Birthday Chris!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Today the love of my life turns 37!!!!!!!

I think I enjoy his birthday more than he does...since I was always joke with him that he is always gonna be older than me...until he busted my bubble last night when he said...

"that's okay cause when I am retired and enjoying life, you will still have to get up and go to work!"


Happy Birthday anyway Babe....I LOVE YOU BUNCHES!!!!

Halloween Help!

Friday, October 2, 2009

This is a picture of me last Halloween dressed as the "Wendy's Girl".....cute huh? I made most of the costume myself. Well, really I bought the Alice in Wonderland costume and made a few minor adjustments.

What do ya think???

So here is my problem...what am I going to be this year????


Any suggestions????

We all dress up for Halloween where I work and have a costume contest. Which by the way I won last year with the lovely Wendy getup. So I have a title to defend...ya see what I'm sayn'...I need something good, something crazy, something no one else would think of....

Here is a list of things I have been in the past years.

Larry the Cable Guy...don't ask! And no one here at work knew who I was. It was a TRIP!

A sak-o-taters....it was too cute and way funny!

A baseball fan that got hit in the eye with the ball...didn't enjoy wearing the fake ball over my eye all day!

So, I need some help...got any ideas????

What are they trying to teach my kid????

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I know it has been awhile since my last post...sorry about that...but things have been pretty busy around here.

The good news is Kyle got his progress reports this week and it it safe to say that I don't have to ground him...hahahaha

Just kidding, he actually has always gotten good grades...thank goodness! This time around he got 4 A's, 1 B, and 1 C. I was totally expecting the C to be in math since that is the one subject he seems to struggle with the most. However, it was in Science...are you serious???? They have been working on the periodic table. For those of you who don't have kids or have been out of school longer than me let me refresh your memory. It's that stupid chemical chart that hung on the wall in your science class with all those little block thingy's with BOLD letters in them...yep, that thing my friend is the periodic table....ah, yes, you remember now!

O for Oxygen, H for Hydrogen, Li for Lithum, Z for Zinc, B for Boron

M for MY head hurts.....oh, I thought that was on there...my bad!

Anyway, Kyle had 24 problems to do for homework the other night for science. He had 2 left that he said he just couldn't get the answer to. They went a little something like this.....

___O3 + H2 + C6 = ___ O2 + H3 + C2

ARE YOU SERIOUS????? Now if I could solve this problem I would be able to build the Atom bomb and blow Osama Bin Ladin off the face of the earth!!!

I am sure I could have solved this problem "back in the day" when I was in school. But ya know what? I have come to the conclusion that the only reason I needed to retain this information from school is so when I grew up I would be able to help my own child with it!

Teacher's need to tell their students something like this..."now class, pay attention because even though you are NEVER going to use this information in your life EVER again you will need to take good notes so that 15-20 years down the road you can refer back to them to help your child complete their homework!"

So, now I owe an apology to my son for not taking better notes in school and that I am sorry my teacher did not inform me WHY I needed to retain this information. At least you still got 22 out of 24 correct.....that is still gonna get you an A....right?!?