I highly recommend…

having a kindergartner and a high school senior at the same time.

Sweethearts Dance 2010

It makes everything more fun.

But there are some misadventures.

Tonight, I had a tennis meeting with Stefan and asked Ben to take Mary to gymnastics. It was only her second lesson and last week was a free trial, so I sent Ben with my credit card to pay the semester tuition.

I came home from my meeting to find Ben and Mary skipping through the front door. “Why aren’t you at gymnastics?” I asked.

“Oh,” Ben got very serious, “I went to pay, and do you know how much they wanted?” He paused for dramatic effect, “One hundred and fifty dollars! Can you believe it? I brought her straight home.”

He waited for me to burst into applause.

I didn’t.

For reasons unbeknownst to me, Ben and Stefan act like children of the depression. They won’t/can’t /don’t spend money. And that serves them well most of the time. But this was my money! I’m perfectly aware of how much a semester of gymnastics costs.

Still, it’s nice to know that Ben is watching my credit card limit.

Someone should be.

February 8, 2010
February 11, 2010



  1. Selwyn

    February 10, 2010

    So cute!

  2. Sue

    February 10, 2010

    So funny.


  3. Linn

    February 10, 2010

    I cannot stop laughing at this!

    I just read it out loud to my husband he said, “Good for Ben!”

    Yikes, apparently someone is watching our credit card limit.

    And it isn’t me.

  4. Rachelle

    February 10, 2010

    Oh my gosh~ too funny! Obviously, you’ve raised your children well. Now, get that girl back into gymnastics where she belongs! ;o) I saw the cartwheels in the previous post.

  5. ashli

    February 10, 2010

    if they only knew! where are you doing gymnastics? i wonder if i should start sarah….when and where do you draw the line? always a question.
    p.s. what was going on at the church tonight? i drove by at 9:40 amd ym/yw were leaving all dressed up. just curious…such fun!

  6. Kerri

    February 10, 2010

    That is hysterical. Cracks me up. Except that’s how I felt the first time I signed Sophie up for gym. “HOW much???” Gulp. Hand over card. Gulp.

    Is she going to GTC? That was where my girls did gym.

  7. jennie w.

    February 10, 2010

    Well, Finn is ten right now, so you’re saying I should get pregnant next year?

  8. Mathmom and family

    February 10, 2010

    I’m laughing because Morgan would do the exact same thing. He is so frugal. And I can’t believe this, but when Morgan is a senior, Ella won’t even be old enough for kindergarten!

  9. The Planet Pink

    February 10, 2010

    Oh that totally cracks me up!

  10. Tracy

    February 10, 2010

    OMG that is hilarious. Poor Mary!

  11. Jess

    February 10, 2010

    Ha! That’s just awesome! I think Ben would get along smashingly with my Hubby!

  12. martha corinna

    February 11, 2010

    I will have to wait until I’m well into my 40’s to birth a child that would be 5 when Norah is a senior…but I’ll consider it.

    I need a Ben.

  13. crissy

    February 12, 2010

    New reader. Found you through Oma. Am in love.

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