Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Nice Long Weekend, Just Us Two . . .

Memorial Day weekend. . .a nice long three days of no work, no housework, just playtime!!!!!! The pool opens today. If it is nice enough later, I'll take Aidan there. I will definitely be taking him tomorrow and on Monday. It's going to be great! The only "work" I have to do is laundry and to change the sheets! Awesome!!!Aidan and I are ready to run around with our bathings suits and sunscreen, without our shoes and get more freckles on our noses. . .



We won't be seeing much of Daddy this weekend. Truth be known, we haven't seen much of him lately. At the beginning of the year, he had gotten a temporary position that allowed him to work Monday through Friday on the day shift. It was supposed to last through June. It was awesome--even though he had to work his regular shifts and etc, etc...during the big snowstorms. . . But, in March, his company did a reorganization and offered many people an early retirement. So many of the guys took it that now they are a bit short handed, especially in Pat's position. So, back to shift work he went at the beginning of April But, now there's a new twist! Because there are so many fewer guys, Pat and the others left are having to fill in the open shifts and on the weekends. Lots of overtime. . .lots of extra money. . .no extra Daddy!! : ( So, now we've been looking at Supervisor positions, which are all day shift and having to do some weekend work, for Pat to apply to. It would be a great career move for him and it would be great for our family to have more family time. He'd still be oncall for trouble work, but there wouldn't be so much extra work time unless there is trouble. Yeah Pat!! And so, we pray it all works out. . .

Aidan, meanwhile, is really learning soooo many things at school these days. All kinds of things. As any parent knows, along with the good learning comes the bad learning. Most of the kids in Aidan's class have older siblings. But, one boy in particular, whom Aidan really likes, has a much older sibling. So, some of the things coming home and out of Aidan's mouth have had me dropping my jaw a few times. Suffice it to say, we have added name calling to the list of automatic time outs. . .But, one funny incident occurred the other night: We were getting ready for dinner when Aidan asked for something and I said no. So, he called me a "Buckhead!" : ) Compressing my lips to not laugh, I asked him to repeat what he said. Sure enough. Buckhead is what he said. So, I said since he was calling me a name he needed a time out. After he was safely away, I burst into laughter and thought to myself "Should I correct him??" The funny little guy!

4 comments:

Teresa & Kevin said...

Hi Stacy,
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Hope that position works out for Pat so you all will like his schedule better...
Have fun with Aidan!
Teresa

Kristine said...

I hope the supervisor position works out!!! That would be so great for you guys.

Have a fun time at the pool..we are headed to ours soon as well!

sonflowerjax said...

We totally understand how the shift work goes! :( Greg's shift changes every 4 days rotating around the clock. Perks of being an officer of the law...(insert sarcasm here). We hope and pray Pat gets this new position. Still smiling at "buckhead" :)

Barb said...

Hope you've gotten in lots of swimming this weekend! Sounds like it would be fun. It's still too cold here for swimmimg, but soon - very soon:->

Hope Pat gets a good supervisor position - sounds like it would be good for your family.

LOL . . . buckhead. (ps, I used to one of those parents who didn't like her son coming home with new words learned from friends' older sibs, now I'm the one with the little kids with older sibs . . I don't think the other parents like us much;-<)