Wednesday, March 10, 2010

in other news...

sorry: i know i'm hogging the blog. ya'll should post something here. soon. please. (but in the meantime this is the last word from me for awhile.)

ahem. in other news...

this week i am a good mommy and I WILL pat myself on the back for not completely freaking out (in fact, for not freaking out even incompletely, except maybe a little little down deep inside my belly) when adult child/boy #2 asked me if i would be mad if he dropped out of school and became a mechanic. (because he is disinterested in ALL the majors in college.)

my audible reply: as long as you mean two years from now and not in the middle of this (already but barely paid-for) semester, no.

my silent reply: great. i only have two short years during which to pray my guts out he will discover some new passion while abroad and will come home and declare a major.

let us all pray.

5 comments:

~j. said...

If that boy becomes a mechanic, I will hire him every single time. Because he is a good boy, taught by his good mommy, and the world needs more honest mechanics.

La Yen said...

I have an advanced degree and make zero dollars and zero cents every year. My DOG GROOMER HAS A HUMMER. So, maybe we should steer him towards that?

Queen Scarlett said...

... La Yen...but you make organ eating babies... DUDE!

... Dalene - we'll pray with you...that he finds his passion and is blessed to pursue it! ;-)

Kalli Ko said...

I have a feeling whatever he does he'll be amazing at it, with you as a mother, you know

sometimes the path to success isn't always about the degree you have (or don't), I mean just ask my husband, even though I wouldn't classify us as successful right now. IN THE FUTURE WE'RE GOING TO BE EPIC!

dalene said...

kalli--you are EPIC!

and really, i'm cool with my kids doing whatever they're passionate about (and ~j is so right on about a good mechanic).

i love stories irl wherein a couple--a family--makes it work for someone to do what they're passionate about. but i've also seen the wear and tear of worry on a man's brow over working hard to support a family. i know it's part of life: sweat on the brow, good. worry on the brow, not something this momma wants to see on her kids.