One, Kacy and I are going to a free guitar workshop at the library today to begin to learn how to play. I also asked FIL (father-in-law) David (dad#2) to teach me. I will learn how to play this summer. I don't aspire to anything great...I just want to be able to strum chords and do little sing-a-longs with the kids at school. Plus, the school has some guitars, and I would like to pass whatever I learn along to the kids.
Two, Will's Allstar experience is great. He is one of four minor league players brought up with the younger 10 year old "big boys." He is not going to get to play catcher. They already have three boys who are pretty good. He was playing first yesterday, and he wasn't horrible! Lol. Hey, lets be honest here, the boy just started playing in the middle of March of this year. No catching or batting practice or anything, so the mere fact that he is playing on the Allstars is great for him. We have no great aspirations (delusions) for him playing MLB or even college ball. My goal for Will is to learn how to practice something, train, be disciplined, work as a team, and have fun. He is going to learn a lot in the next two weeks. He has some good coaches right now, and I like how they teach him. Part of me wants to say, "Hey, this is his first year, just so you know." Then the other part says, "What difference does it make? He made it this far..." The coaches know we won't be playing on Sundays, which probably won't be a big deal anyways because we play Tehachapi first, and they have a reputation for being awesome. They have a large pool of boys from which to choose, lol. So, if we lose the first game, we don't play again until Monday.
Three, Operation Do Your Chores is starting to pay off. We rotate a chore every week, and the kids are getting used to the idea, and they are getting better at it. So nice. I refuse to do the dishes this summer. I still have to help Jessie with her chores, and Ryan banished Ed from using the vacuum due to some wacky and dangerous maneuvers he performed once, but all in all, it is going well. Always room for improvement though!
Four, apparently I made the newspaper again with my picture in it. Again, I look mean. I will have to buy a copy and post it. My thinking face is also my mean face. Better than a silly grin though, I guess. I don't know if I would trust a board member who had a fake, empty smile stuck on her face. That's what I'm telling myself. I'm garnering my reputation for being "serious."