Okay. I wrote this June 2, 2015 and never posted it. Well. . ., here we go again in 2017
(This post is about why I started to blog again.)
It has been FOREVER since I last blogged. FOREVER.
There are two main reasons.
- We moved from Michigan to Florida and have been busy fixing up our fixer-upper
- Blogging costs money. I needed to renew my domain name AND I needed to upgrade my photo storage.
So (surprisingly to me) the kiddos kept asking me to blog again. I was surprised as blogging takes time away from them.
Now our Baseball Boy (who is now a volleyball boy) turned 14, and turning 14 has not been easy on any of us. AT ALL!
(I will get around to why I started blogging again.)
We had great plans and dreams of taking a Big Ole trip out West this year, but after a “State of the Family Finances” meeting, we decided we just needed to stay home this year. I was disappointed but somehow at peace about the whole thing. The next question was, “How should the kiddos spend their summer?”
(This somehow will tie into why I started to blog again.)
At fourteen, Baseball Boy could legally get a job, but I hemmed-and-hawed. He will have to work the rest of his life, and maybe he needed just one more summer of “being a kid.” But as we battled 14-year-old issues, and when a friend offered to train our Baseball Boy to paint, we packed him a lunch and dropped him off at the pick up location along with a team of Hispanic workers. After work, he has a two hour volleyball practice (7:00 – 9:00) each night. Then he has to complete two lessons in his online Spanish class. We are only two weeks into this routine, but it is a LONG day for a 14 year old.
(Almost there. Almost to the reason I started to blog again.)
Well, today he got his FIRST PAY CHECK EVER!!!! And this momma couldn’t be prouder!!! So we snapped a photo of him as he walked through the door.
Then I told him, “You get to keep $40 of the paycheck, but the rest in going in the bank for college and a car.” Then I added, “You will probably spend it all on Lego, and WE DON’T NEED ANY MORE LEGO IN THIS HOUSE.”
(We are finally there. . .to the reason why I started blogging again.)
Well, as I logged onto Facebook, The Hunni said, “While you are on the computer, let’s renew your domain name.”
“Oh, thanks Hunni,” I said.
The Hunni replied, “Don’t thank me. Thank your son!”
It took a little, but I finally realized that my Baseball Boy was spending his first $40 on me!!!!!!
P. S. About that family trip west we wanted to take in 2015, but couldn’t. . .We took it this fall. Posts about the trip will follow.