Feb 2, 2009
GROWING LIKE WEEDS AND SEEDS
I went to the mall today for the first time in probably 5 years. I can't believe how things have changed. I've been in and out of some stores that are on the outside edges of the mall, but not all the way into the mall like today. Even the vending machines are different!
I went to seven different stores trying to find Mercedes some extra long khaki pants in her size for school. She has such long legs, and hardly a torso, so it's hard to find her size. Her waist is higher than mine,and I am 5'7". She is 5'6" and 13 years old.
We are having a heck of a time trying to figure out which high school to send her to this Fall. Registration is already here! I don't want to re-live my high school days vicariously through Mercedes. It was an absolute killer for me. I did not do well socially and I did not play the social games. I just wanted to do my work and go home. Don't bother me.
Mason told me this morning, that he knows why he has grown so tall. (He's the tallest 2nd grader in his class and on his JR Jazz basketball team). I asked him why. He replied, "Because when I was four I ate a whole apple, even the seeds, and the seeds are helping me grow tall."