Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Golf Humor

What if you were playing in the club championship tournament finals and the match was halved at the end of 17 holes. You had the honors and hit your ball a modest two hundred fifty yards to the middle of the fairway, leaving a simple six iron to the pin. Your opponent then hits his ball, lofting it deep into the woods to the right of the fairway.

Being the golfing gentleman that you are, you help your opponent look for his ball. Just before the permitted five minute search period ends, your opponent says: "Go ahead and hit your second shot and if I don't find it in time, I'll concede the match."

You hit your ball, landing it on the green, stopping about ten feet from the pin. About the time your ball comes to rest, you hear your opponent exclaim from deep in the woods: "I found it!" The second sound you hear is a click, the sound of a club striking a ball and the ball comes sailing out of the woods and lands on the green, stopping no more than six inches from the hole.

Now here is the ethical dilemma:
Do you pull the cheating bastard's ball out of your pocket and confront him with it or do you keep your mouth shut?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

#1 Rule

My #1 rule in the house has always been "no running". We don't have carpet in our common areas, just in the bedroom and there is absolutely nothing soft about falling on the tile.

Last night - Nolan vs. Tile

Tile Won

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Yep, I'm Handsome

Nolan has needed a haircut for awhile now - too shaggy for my liking. He decided on the way to get his haircut that he wanted a new style. "Making my hair spiky is cool". We cut it shorter than we ever had before and made it spiky. The entire time he was getting his haircut, he was staring in the mirror. When his hair was spiked to his liking, he got down from the chair and just stood in front of the mirror examining it. About a minute later, he exclaimed "Yep, I'm handsome". I tried really hard not to laugh, because let's face it - he is handsome. :) But the fact that a 5 year old would admire himself and declare himself handsome is hilarious to me. I seriously thought that I wouldn't have to deal with this from a boy. When did boys become so vain? I thought that was a girl trait. Boys are supposed to get down and roll around in the dirt and not care? At least until he is a teen, right? Not Nolan - he likes to play, but he wants to look good while he is doing it. Oh goodness...I can only imagine what the teen years are going to bring.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tomorrow is the day

As some of you may know, our son, Cy was born with a sensorineural bilateral hearing loss. My husband and I were found to both have the Connexin 26 mutation, which is the cause of Cy's hearing loss. He has worn hearing aids since the age of 9 months and has adapted super well using the hearing aids. We had a stint when he would take them off (one day I had to go to the daycare to find them in the outside trash can - that's a whole other post).

Cy has been a part of the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program in our county since his diagnosis (around 3 months). They have been an amazing help at adapting to our new normal. ECI's role is coming to an end at the end of March because Cy will be 3. Once he turns 3, he will then be in the school district's system.

Tomorrow, Cy is undergoing a 3 hour eval with the school disability coordinator, speech therapist, occupational therapist, and two coordinators from the day school for the deaf in our county. I really hope he is not intimidated by all the new faces. He has been in speech therapy since his diagnosis and has done amazingly well. Tomorrow will tell us where he is relative to his peers and if he needs services. I think he will still need speech therapy, but I am really hoping that he will not need any other services.

This will definitely be a new step in our journey with hearing loss. Hopefully, it will be a great one!