Comments: Around Town and Embracing Happy

I think we should be paid for work done while we're trying to sleep.

And I would think the schools have figured out by now that Bones is not a kid that fits neatly into any one category and needs to be put into a classroom environment with a teacher that can work with him the way he needs to be worked with. Fifth grade and they're still trying to lump him in with the rest of the cattle? Disgraceful.

I too have seen the "I love my wife" stickers and wonder what message they're trying to convey.

And I too believe we should embrace the joy wherever we find it, expected or unexpected. That's what keeps us all going.

Posted by diamond dave at May 2, 2010 10:10 PM

My husband just came in and I read him the I love my wife sticker piece. He smirked and said "Option 3 - his wife stuck it there and he's so henpecked he's too scared to take it off"!! LOL

Posted by Shaz at May 2, 2010 10:37 PM

Your timeline with the teachers looks suspiciously familiar to me. I hope next year with a new school, all things work out very very well.

The bumper sticker creeps me out. Ick!

And I have always tried to "embrace my happy" through the bad times. There have been many bad times, but damn if I'll let the bad crap win. Heh.

Posted by Teresa at May 2, 2010 10:57 PM

I had never seen one of these bumper stickers until yesterday. I thought it was just this one guy! I like Shaz's husbands thought! That's dang funny.

But now that y'all have said you've seen them too, I did some research. I figure it had gone more viral than just me seeing it on the back of a truck. I guess it's a part of Promise Keepers. Kinda cool... but just so everyone knows, I'm not putting an "I love my husband" sticker on my car. Just... can't.

The only bumper sticker I've ever had on a car was in 1990 when my little car was stolen. When it was recovered, the theives had put a gash on the back bumper. I covered it with a Fly Navy sticker.

Dave- I'll be darned if everyone isn't determined that Bones WILL be a round peg to fit in that round hole. THEY WILL FORCE IT! Pisses me off...

And allow me to reiterate... Bones is no Saint. Bones is not the sweet quiet child that sits there and colors, talking hearts and rainbows to all his bestest sweet and quiet friends. He's a boy, a hugely extroverted boy, who has NO filter. Everything in his brain comes out his mouth.

We're working on it.

But I want to scream, WHO IS THE ADULT HERE?! Why does the 10 year old boy have to consistently be the adult? Why?

I've been having to work extra hard lately to embrace my happy. ;-)

Posted by Bou at May 3, 2010 08:14 AM

That saying is very similar to what I was using for the last several months, when our organization was forced to move from Northern Virginia into downtown DC:

Embrace the Suck.

Posted by Ted at May 3, 2010 09:39 AM

Actually now that I think about it, "embrace the happy" used to be taught to children as "count your blessings". My parents grew up during the Great Depression. It was a very rough time - they could run rings around today's recycling preachers. (how many people remember seeing their mother wash and dry aluminum foil and store it neatly away to be used next time? among other economies) They didn't care so much about saving the planet as they did about saving money in order to put food on the table. Anything thrown away was a waste of money to them.

Anyhow, my parents loved the Ray Conniff singers and so I finally remembered what was niggling at the back of my tired brain last night when I read the article. LOL. This song medly from a very old Christmas album... (sorry had to put a space in the middle of the "you tube" bit of the url because of comment police - I'll email Pixy about that..)

http://www.you tube.com/watch?v=X7nVroAPa-o

I think that about covers it. ;-)

Posted by Teresa at May 3, 2010 10:29 AM

I have a bumper sticker that says, "I love your wife."

Posted by Toluca Nole at May 4, 2010 02:21 PM

I hear ya....nothing worse than knowing this....

Posted by awtm at May 5, 2010 10:59 PM

"Embrace the happy you are given..." OMG that is profound for me. Needed that tonight. Thanks Bou for pointing the article out...

Posted by Richmond at May 6, 2010 01:06 AM