Thursday, June 28, 2007

The War in Arizona

"Making Sand Angels" ACEO 2.5" x 3.5"

I was waiting in line at Wendy's with Jimmy at lunchtime yesterday when in walked two soldiers in full camouflage uniform.

Jimmy whispered to me " Why are those guys dressed like soldiers?"

I replied "Because they are soldiers"

He was very impressed. He thought for a moment and then asked me "If they are soldiers then how come they are not fighting the bad guys in the war in Arizona?"

~ I guess my kindergartner needs a lesson in geography

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Jumping Jimminy

"Beehive Hairdo" watercolor ACEO 2.5" x 3.5"

Jimmy just had his 4 month MRI to make sure his brain tumor is not growing back. The days before MRIs are so nerve wracking. It always reminds me of the day we discovered his brain tumor, not a day I like to remember. The time leading up to his MRIs are always filled with sleepless nights and stress filled days. So when we get the MRI done and they tell us it is "stable" we always take the kids out to dinner to celebrate.

Jimmy wanted to go to one of his favorite places, the Pie Pizzeria (He loves the fact that he can write on the walls without getting into trouble) Jimmy was "stirsty" (thirsty), I usually don't let my kids have drinks with caffeine in them, but I let him have a little of my diet coke to drink. We were about halfway through with dinner when Jimmy suddenly got up from his chair. I asked where he was going and he said he needed to jump. He proceeded to stand there and jump up and down about ten times then he sat down. My 13 year old son looked at Jimmy and then back at me and said accusingly "you didn't let him have caffeine did you?"

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Starting Summer

detail of "Jimmy" 12x16 acrylic on canvas

My little Jim is sad because now he is going to be in first grade. He says he doesn't want to be a first grader because "first graders have to do homework". I'm not sure if I should tell him he was already doing homework in kindergarten.

Jim came home from his last day of kindergarten he got off the bus very slowly, instead of being all excited for summer vacation he looked very unhappy. I asked him what was wrong he said he was "school sick" I was concerned and asked what "school sick" was. he told me "you know when you miss your house and your family, that is homesick, school sick is when you miss your friends and teacher."