Thursday, May 28, 2009

I Thought She Said Manny & Petey

Today my beautiful Peanut turns 4 years old. In some ways, the 4 years went by in the blink of an eye. In other ways I can't remember my life without her in it.

Mrs Joe had the kids this week. She told me yesterday that she had taken the day off from work and her and Peanut were going to have a "girl's day" together. She planned on taking her to the library and to the mall shopping.

"Then we are going to get a mani & a pedi", she said.

"Who?" I replied.

"I am taking her to Daisy Doos for a manicure and a pedicure." she added.

We all met for dinner afterwards. Peanut looked beautiful in a new dress they bought earlier. She showed me the results of her first "mani & pedi", too.

can you spot the little piggy?

had to wear the flashy sandals, too!

Happy 4th Birthday, Peanut!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Cup Runneth Over, His, Not So Much

The Champ’s baseball season has started and I don’t know who is happier, him or me. Although he is 7, this is his first year playing organized baseball. We have been in the backyard playing for two years now but the town sets a minimum age of 7 to play on a team. I know other towns start kids with tee-ball earlier than that but his team went straight to coach pitch.

A few days before his first game he was given a team shirt and hat but no pants so I went to the sporting goods store to pick some up. Along with a pair of baseball pants I bought him something a little more valuable. He probably doesn’t need it now but I figure he should get used to it early. “What is it?” he asked.

“What do you think it is?” I replied.

“An elbow pad? What do I need an elbow pad for?” he asked.

So I explained to him what it was and I showed him how to wear it. He wasn’t too thrilled about wearing one but I figured I better get him used to one early before he can argue with me about it.

Three games in and he is doing great. All the practice in the back yard is paying off. He is having fun, too, which is most important.

And luckily, we have yet to test the cup.


Monday, May 11, 2009

If Its A Dumb Rule, Mind As Well Break It

Sorry for the lengthy amount of time between posts. I haven’t been up to writing lately. Most of my posts have been regarding Mrs. Joe and my separation/divorce and you probably are sick of hearing about it.

If you are interested, we met with the mediator two weeks ago. Our final divorce agreement has been drafted. I sent it to my lawyer to review. I started refinancing the house last week to buy out her half. Once the mortgage is redone and I pay her, we can file for divorce.

See, fun times.

Recently, I was out with some friends having a few drinks and got into a conversation with a woman I met regarding being a single parent and dating. I told her I did not think I would be interested in dating someone who did not have kids. I told her I thought someone who does not have kids does not know the commitment children need from a single parent.

She was upset that I would feel that way and told me she was divorced with no kids. She said she understood the commitment required and that my opinion was not true in all cases.

We debated it for about an hour and moved onto other topics. She held pretty firm in defending her opinion and was fun to talk with.

Of course at the end of the night I gave her my phone number and told her I would like to go out with her.

So much for that dating rule. How about it single parents, tell me if you think you could date someone who did not have kids.