Thursday, August 27, 2009

I can SEE!

Shiny new glasses! We are trying to make sure that they last through the school year. Please be careful, Ethan. He says everything looks bigger. He looks like such a little Walker man with the new rectangular glasses. He is very happy about it. First day of homework time.
My highschool boy has French and he doesn't do too well at English. That was the argument of the day.
I think, that he may do better in French, since he is obviously not an English major. :) His father thinks that we should try to get him a tutor. Both are needed. We will see. We are happy with the obvious attempt at good work. We are leaving the outcome to God. Not, without a fight, first. Every first day of school, we are arguing about how much interaction the children need from parents. Ben says, the children need alot of push and parental interaction. I say, they need a prod and a little encouragement and help, when asked for. I said, Ben, your parents didn't do a thing to help the children and most of the Walkers graduated from college. Would you leave my children alone?
Then, we kiss and make up!
That's the fun part, we will never agree with eachother on that part and that is the balance.


Joanne Bodden said...

It's funny how little adjustments like glasses can make a lasting major difference in the experience for a child in school.
French is difficult but movies and music (Edith Piaf ) although so tragic made me want to have studied French more diligently.
You & ben were always into public kissing. Smooch it up love birds.

jackie said...

Not nice Jayne, they need both thought of parent back grounds
thats why you all were join as ONE
work the oneness through your children prefect the short coming and make better the strenghts we recieved
love your onenes peace for now
ps glad he can see dont forget a little push is good (i needed some)

Jayne said...

Who is Edith Piaf? That is the fun of being married, we are smooching, even though we are totally disagreeing this your. I am not as dominant as the Walker family. I will try to let my voice be more heard in this 2nd quarter of the marriage. :) I have a long way to go to catch up. I have mostly artists and still we haven't created one cartoon yet.

Joanne Bodden said...

Edith Piaf is a woman who sang the most beautiful songs. One is No regrets that is just so tremendous I'll find it and post it for you.
Love you!

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Are you going to Mary Immaculate?

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…

(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)

He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.