I got one of those calls yesterday, not a person, but a recording to call this certain number and it wasn't a sales call. Since I've gotten that call everyday for the last week, I decided to call back TO COMPLAIN. Turns out I was late on a bill; a bill I never received and on a loan that I set up for automatic withdrawal (man I love technology, it has really helped my credit rating). So, I pay over the phone but then start getting all paranoid....what if it was a scam; I just gave out my routing and checking account numbers to some random guy...what the heck was I thinking...isn't that how those scam artists work...Maybe I'm not so savvy...maybe that's how those people get to people like me....
So I called the number on my original paperwork and they verified that all was legit...whew. Next time I think I'll just find out what the call was for and then tell them I'll call the main company, or ask them to send a letter. I hate being paranoid....it's so not my nature.
So my brother's coming out here next weekend (with his beautiful bride) for Mother's Day. My parents just arrived this week so he planned his trip to correspond with their arrival...BUT HE DIDN'T TELL ME IT WAS A SURPRISE FOR MY MOTHER. So, I blew the surprise. I went to visit my mom and step dad at his sister's house, yesterday after school and asked them if it was okay if I had Mother's day brunch at my house so I could do double family duty (Jason's family and my family) especially because Jose (my brother) will be staying here....My step dad, his brother, brother's wife and his two sisters (also there) all started talking at once and I finally got the point that this was a SURPRISE FOR MY MOTHER....ooops. I will now have to do something fabulous to gain back favored child status. Oh, who am I kidding, even though I'm the oldest and have provided them with two adorable grand kids, Jose went to war so I'll never regain that status (ok, just kidding, she doesn't really play faves, it's only my brother and I that do that to each other).
Prom's around the corner, nothing I really have to think about right now because mine are 8 and 5 (I would personally like them to stay at those ages, thank you very much) But I was reading Sandra's blog about her husband's experiences as a police officer and have now decided to move to the most northern regions of Canada and home school my children. Again, with the paranoia, maybe I need meds? Anyhow, I do talk to my kiddos about such things as drug and alcohol usuage, particularly with driving (in terms they understand) but I think I may have been overly dramatic? aggressive? convincing? because one day we were all playing outside and my oldest whispered to me, "Mom, those people down the street are smoking"
I give him my, "Yes, that's so unhealthy, and bad for you and I hope you never start" speech.
He says, "Are you going to do anything about it?"
So I tell my kiddo "I can't very well ground them, or take away their video games"
He answers, "well you should at least call the police"
I have to then explain, while smoking is bad it is not illegal.
I really hope he carries his overly righteous, rule following mentality throughout his teen years.
The younger one, terrifies me.