Ahhh, Summer…

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…to thee I pledge my undying devotion.

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1390 1390_ () 1390 1390 Reader Annette passed along this terrific story, which I thought you’d enjoy.

Your story about asking your son to not grow up and leave you gave me a chuckle and reminded me of a story of my now 24 year old son.

When Peter was about six years old he came to me, threw his arms around me, and told me he loved me so much he was never going to leave me and was going to live with me forever. Naturally, I was very grateful, and thoroughly enjoyed the warm loving compliment, but didn’t bet on it.

That very Sunday, he proposed marriage to not one, not two, or even three, but four fourteen year-old charming girls hanging around the front door on the way out of church. They all gently and sweetly thanked him, but put him off for at least a few more years.

I was quite surprised because of his very recent promise to “Never Leave Me”. When we got to the car, I asked him what he was doing proposing to all those girls if he was going to live with me for his whole life. He replied, “Oh Mom, I’m was just going to marry one and bring her home to be your maid!”

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Thanks to Fr. Tim for sending this along. For some reason, after watching this, it put my frustrations and agitations into perspective — the world is such a big and glorious place.

It’s Time to Clean the Bathroom when…

…your nine-year-old SON won’t use it.

“I can’t go in there,” he says, heading towards another bathroom, “that one’s too messed up.”