Friday, May 12, 2006

Spring Fever.....

I got up this morning at 6 a.m. and went to the grocery store before Jake went to work. I didn't want to have to drag the kids with me. Jude does okay sometimes but the last time we went to Giant Eagle together he spotted the lobsters. It was all over. He cried and whined the rest of the shopping trip. Imagine the looks on peoples faces when they heard my three year old crying and begging me to buy him a lobster to eat. Although Jude isn't really a picky eater, there are very few things he asks for (pink milk, shrimp, mushrooms, black olives, Parmesan cheese and lobster). I know, strange like his parents. And Elise - let me tell you....she is a little Houdini. Seriously, she can twist and squirm her way out of any high chair or shopping cart. She is determined. Very determined. And vocal about whatever it is she wants. Not fun when you are shopping. Not that this has anything to do with going to the grocery store but Elise is also a climber. Jude never really climbed on anything. Elise climbs on top of tables and chairs. I caught her standing on Jude's rocking chair. She had a big smile on her face like, "yes I know how cool I am". I think I am in trouble. Seriously.

I start my pre-licensing class this evening. I am taking the week-end course. It is actually 2 week-ends. Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday. I am going to have to miss Church. I am not to thrilled with that but we do meet with some folks from our Church Saturday night. That'll be fun. It is at my future boss's house. And I am going to miss Mother's Day. Sacrifice. Either way, I started studying the vocabulary words for this course and this is going to be hard for me. Most of the classes I took in college were what I refer to as "warm fuzzy feeling classes that are subject to debate...more than one answer can be correct". Not in the insurance business. There is a right and wrong answer. You have to memorize. So, I am really going to have to study. I am pretty excited about it. After I get past the class and the test, I think I am going to be really good at this job. I am so excited. Honestly, I want to stay home with my kids. Everyone knows that. But right now we have debt to pay off and we want to buy a house. So, I have to work. And if I am going to work then I better make it worth my wild to be away from my family. Don't worry, I'll still be a "do good-er", just in a different capacity.

5 comments:

toys r us kid(s) said...

Once you are liscenced,established and develop a clientel, you could probably work from home a few days a week.I talk to agents everyday that do that. FYI!!

Stephanie said...

6 AM fir groceries?! Ugh! I have been going after Tim gets home or with mom. It is almost a treat to go alone! Sad huh?

Applehead said...

Now you can see that living down here in WV has had its toll on Stephanie. You read that she typed "fir" not "for" as in " You just need to drive down the road "a fir piece" to get to the store" She claims it is a typo but I think things are realy getting to her down here.

Jake said...

It wasn't Delilah's first choice to go in the morning, but it was probably easier than dragging the kids with her. Speaking of the kids. They are on a crazy sleep schedule. Jude has been waking up at 6:15 and Elise at 6:30. It's not bad if they wake up that early when I have to drop them off at the babysitters at 7:15, but when they are staying home it's a pain.

judeandelise said...

I was thinking the same thing about the "fir" but I was too busy to comment. Too funny, Steph.....Keep it up and you might earn yerself one of them there hillbilly boyscout awards.