Friday Things: Kids, Man...

I cannot get out of town soon enough; kind of like the last time I was going out of town...  This week my kindergartner has acted up at school every. single. day. bringing his bad mojo home with him.  He's getting awesome grades, above standard in pretty much all of his academics; but, man, his ability to follow directions and impulsive tendencies are, um, shall we say slightly sub par.  I re-read this post often to remind myself that he is my limit tester and always springs back to being mostly agreeable - that is, until he feels like really pushing my limits again.  I seem to remember that both my kids go through some "growing pains" right around their birthdays - we're a week out from baby girl's third and two weeks from big brother's sixth.  Hopefully six will bring a wealth of maturity...

Gratuitous recent pic for grandparents (and hey, look! they're sharing! unicorns exist!)

Thankfully, they sure are cute and funny.  The other day big brother asked if he could get a shiny ring like mine (referring to my engagement ring).  

"Yep buddy - one day, if you decide to get married, you can get a ring to wear, too."  
"I can't WAIT to get married!  I wonder who I'm going to marry... D'you know, mommy?" 
"Oh, man, I wish I knew - I can't wait either." 
"I think I want a Transformer ring...  Can you tell them that that's what I'd like?"
*dying of laughter, thinking about how I'm going to tell this story to his future wife* "Sure bud."

I really need to write down more of these exchanges, because they happen rather frequently and make me smile.  As did this awesome post a friend shared on Facebook today: "To Parents of Small Children."

OK, time to sign off, put this up:
Image via goneforarun.com (maybe I should get one of these?)

Adding this song to the playlist: Feel this Moment by Pitbull, featuring Christina Aguilera.  Yah, it's a bit overplayed, but it definitely puts some pep in my step and has a great 80's throwback element.  In case you're too young to remember, they sample this song.  It's such a classic video from the 80s, I think I'll share it instead of the one for Feel this Moment:

Happy Eugene weekend!!

2013 Playlist
Into Your Arms by the Lemonheads
Just Give me a Reason by Pink
I Love It by Icona Pop
Little Secrets Passion Pit
Sovereign Light Cafe by Keane, remixed by Afrojack
Clarity by Zedd
Years by Alesso
Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club
She Wolf by David Guetta, featuring Sia
Alive by Krewella
Illmerica by Wolfgang Garnter
Drowning by Armin van Buren
Give Me Your Hand by The Ready Set
Language by Porter Robinson
Cry for You by September
You Are My Diamond by Tiesto - featuring Kianna
Arguru - Deadmau5
We Are by Jus Jack & Oza, featuring Aeone