Sunday, October 9, 2011

Getting back to it

I want to write, I think about writing, but I seem to spend all my online time playing on my farm on Facebook.

I have been thinking about how TIME, simple TIME can resolve so many issues. This time last year I was really struggling with my children, now we are all in a much better place, and while I want to write about it, I need to warm up my writing muscles with a story that my elder child reminded me about a few days ago.

When my kids were in elementary school we had to drive them. Mr. P handled this duty pretty often because my office was the opposite direction, and their school was sort of on the way to his school. One day, Mr. P realized they were pretty early (VERY RARE) and asked the kids if they wanted to grab donuts and chocolate milk before school...and of course, they said yes. So he did a quick look in the mirror, changed lanes and got ready to turn towards the donut spot. My elder child was SHOCKED and asked, "How did the car know that you changed your mind???"

(She thought the turn signals told the driver when to turn.)

This is the child that took the MCAT today and wants to be a doctor. :)


Anonymous said...

I was a Frontierville girl on FB for about the last year. It took up an obscene amount of time. Then we went on vacation for a week a couple weeks ago, came back and I could not get back into FV. I avoided it. It felt like something I HAD to do, almost job-like. So I took a big gulp and deleted it from FB. It was embarrassingly hard to hit the delete button. "I'm almost at level 100" kept screaming through my head. So here it is, a week later and I don't miss it.


I hope to write more and read more instead of tending to my crops/animals/etc. We'll how it goes.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

That story gives me chills. The thought that Gavin will one day be a grown up with grown up aspirations is so hard to fathom. I love it.

I've missed your presence here. I'm glad you're trying to come back.

Anonymous said...

That's odd. I was just clicking on the blogs linked in my sidebar because so many of them are defunct now, and here you are with a new post!

I hope your daughter figured out the turn signals thing eventually. :-)

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