Friday, October 10, 2008
That's What Friends Are For
Bart and Leon had gone shopping for new church clothes the other night because Leon wanted to look good for church, unlike nearly all of his siblings who will seek to go to the absolutely limits of what is acceptable. So Bart wanted to accommodate that, but the pants they bought were way too long.
So last night we headed over to Tim and Sue's and Sue hemmed my pants while Tim let me beat him in cards. Well, maybe he didnt LET me, but I warned him that should I happen to win, this picture would appear on my blog. He good naturedly posed, so he can't get too upset (and yes, I did say that the word loser would appear....).
Leon enjoyed watching a movie in the quiet basement while their daughter Sarah did homework and enjoyed the peacefulness of their calm, clean home.
As we were heading out the door, I realized that I had left my check book at home, so I actually had to borrow money from Sue.
So, is that not a great friendship? Show up, have your friends hem your pants, beat them in cards, and then instead of paying them for services, walking away with their money your hands. Just can't beat that.
Afterwards Leon and I went out for a snack. He had written a paper about his life for school that sounded fairly unhappy and depressed, so I wanted to give him a chance to explain. He just smiled and said he was trying to fill the paper. I asked him if there were times in his life or places where he had lived where he had been happier, and he said no. And other than getting rid of Tony, there wasn't a thing he could think of we could do to make his life better. So we had a nice time, a great tasting (but not so good for you snack) and a good conversation. He is such a great kid.
This morning after my workout - my own personal hottest party ever - I came to sit at my desk and could hear Tony in his bed singing a sweet, soft song. I am sure he did not know I was here, but it was nice to hear his voice doing something besides annoy someone or cuss me out.
Great way to start the day.