Comments: Am I?

The fact that you're thinking about it suggests to me that you are.

Posted by Jim - PRS at December 14, 2009 02:26 AM

You get an extra cup of hot chocolate tonight!

Posted by Sam at December 14, 2009 07:35 AM

What Jim said.
And what a good boy that eldest is, you are obviously doing a bang up job with the boys - cut yourself a little slack :)

Posted by patti at December 14, 2009 12:29 PM

Like Jim said, you're blogging about it, so you must appreciate it, particularly the helpfulness of your eldest, rare amongst today's teenagers. I hope you do a little something extra to make him know his efforts are not unnoticed.

Posted by diamond dave at December 14, 2009 07:50 PM

Sounds like one hell of a kid to me. I have two friends who have an oldest son like that. Really pitches in without asking and tried to help make it happen.

One of them has even stepped in now that he is in his 30's and has started taking over having the family celebrations at his home and is trying to make it as much like his parents did it as possible so that nothing gets lost. Don't know how to make it happen but when it does you really appreciate the kids even more. You really have done a great job. I haven't met your kids but just from the way they do not try to hide things from you, good, bad or indifferent, tells me you did it right;

Posted by dick at December 14, 2009 08:27 PM

.... your kids are very, very lucky to have a Mama like you!.... very lucky, indeed..... .

Posted by Eric at December 14, 2009 10:17 PM

I'm really happy with the man that Ringo is becoming. We had some seriously rocky years for about 3 years where it could have gone either way. All of it was outside influences and an atmosphere I couldn't remove him from, but he seems to have learned from it all and in the end, he came out ahead.

I need to do some posting on Mr. T. He's cracking me up lately, but by the time I have time to get on, I'm too exhausted.

Posted by bou at December 14, 2009 11:21 PM

I'm stressed trying to hide it all from my kids. I'm stressed trying to make it all transparent, to keep the holidays wonderful for them as I struggle to stay sane.

Wow, I hear you on that! (Take at least one little break, please!)

Posted by PeggyU at December 15, 2009 01:51 AM

Aren't you glad you're sending your kids to private schools?

Posted by Denny at December 15, 2009 10:59 PM

Because of your love and involvement, your kids are growning up to be awesome young adults. You are doing a great job, and trust me, they will always remember and appreciate all your blood, sweat and tears! You are doing a great job Bou!

Posted by Mary at December 15, 2009 11:14 PM

I was thinking, while this is still fresh in your mind you might want to hit the game show circuit and see if you can pick up some Christmas cash. I could see you on Jeopardy.

Posted by PeggyU at December 17, 2009 01:07 PM