a week from today we will be on a plane to seattle! its been a long time coming, considering it was last august that we first started planning this vacation. i cannot wait. after a long week, and boy it has been a hot one we can almost finally start counting down the hours. i have to say i was very frustrated with nick and his lack of appreciation yesterday, but just one little thing this morning changed everything. i was able to vent about it to kevin and he totally understands. sometimes i dont understand why nick cannot see the big picture, then i have to take a step back and remind myself that he is 12 and very few 12 year olds have any concept further than themselves. well this morning his mother called, i was brushing my teeth, and i hear nick say “mom you are nagging… nag nag nag” usually i would tell him not to talk to his mom that way, just not nice, but my mouth was full of toothpaste and the next thing he said was just perfect, through the door i hear ” jen dosent nag, no mom, she never nags me” at this point i will take the compliment! then i heard “well she likes…” but the last phrase was muffled by dog licking his peanut butter jar. in a small petty way that made me feel really good. when he got off the phone with her, he was extra clingy to me-not in a weird way, just in a way that i think he is beginning to realize that i will always be there for him, not to bash his mom, but she is making very bad descisions and i think nick knows that her choices are not for him. think about it, he has spent one night over there in the past month, will spend saturday over there this weekend, then we will be gone for two weeks solid, and there has been no effort on her part to be there. i just dont understand it, but then again i am not her. it is just frustrating.
on another note, kevin and i will be going to see the indigo girls this weekend, should be a great show! happy friday!