Cable guy: So are these your day care kids?
Me: No, these are mine? (Should I take this as a compliment?)
Cable guy: really?! Looks like you have your hands full. How old are you?
Me: Um, 28. (trying to fix my hair and flash my wedding ring at the same time)
Cable guy: So what does your husband do?
Me: He's the head track coach and assistant cross country coach at Cornell.
Cable guy: Really, is that all he does?
Me: (Is that all Kirk Ferentz does? duh.) Yes, but it's quite a demanding job....
Cable guy: Really? How much does he make?
Me: (You have got to be kidding me?) Well it's not much, but it's enough for us to live off of and me to stay home with the kids.
He goes outside and I try to figure out what just happened. Clearly cable guy did not learn him some manners when he was growing up. Then mister manners comes inside. So I ask him about his family and then the following statements come out of his mouth.....
1. So you guys don't have cable,why not? (we don't really need it and we can't really afford it right now)
2. Sure you can....with this house and if you don't have any college debt.....blah blah (You lost me at THIS house...what do you mean THIS house?)
3. Oh, you do have college debt, wow....you went to Cornell...you have a lot of debt then.....(yes, but it's almost paid off....)
4. So if you don't have cable, what do you do at night? (seriously? Ummm, we talk....we watch non cable channels, we read, we use the computer, listen to music...and oh, then there are those two midgets following me around....they are pretty demanding)
So......nothing was wrong and the Internet was magically (and kind of suspiciously) working again BUT I did get to have marvelous conversation with a man who thought I was 15. Excellent. That is how my morning went. Man, I'm glad to have Internet back.
Yesterday was amazing. Simply perfect weather. It was nearly 75 degrees, sunny with a slight breeze. I took the boys to the park and we stayed for two and a half hours! They were so tired that they slept for three hours! I had to practically wake them up for fear that they would never sleep that night. We had a picnic and Brody demonstrated his love for all things daring. Baylor made a new friend and held hands with this girl and played all by himself (I have a feeling we'll be dealing with this girl thing later.....)