Monday, January 19, 2009

Boneless White Meat......

Oh the things I hear as a mother...........Do you have a meat preference? There might be a meat preference in my house. Let me explain.

The other day I hear from the back seat, "What is skin made of?" Well before the Rocket Scientist or I have a chance to respond we hear the Wild Child tell her sister, "Boneless white meat." Trying to stifle my laughter I suddenly find myself wondering if this is true no matter the shade of your skin. So, when I could control myself, I had to ask. I was assured by the Wild Child that all skin is "boneless white meat." So there you have it. If you were ever wondering. While I am on the topic of "boneless white meat" you should pop over and say "hi" to my friend Krista before she has surgery.

On a new subject, I am truly struggling to keep up on my blog right now. Life keeps throwing twist and turns my direction. Please, let me be clear. I love the twists and turns. It is what makes life fun. However, said ride, is sucking up an awful lot of time and energy.

We have been offered an opportunity to make a move with my husbands employment. I love living in new places. I love learning about the local culture, meeting new people, getting to know the geography. I really love looking at the architecture and how different it is in different parts of our nation. I detest the moving part. I don't like looking for a new school for my kids. I hate the sleep deprivation that is always involved in a move. I hate leaving my friends behind. I am a decent long distance friend, but it's not the same as being able to call up a friend and say, "Hey, let's go get chocolate faced tonight." or the "We have a sitter, let's do dinner tonight." There is so much comfort in established relationships. For me, it provides a sense of belonging, to have a few friends close by to laugh and cry with. Friends to escape with, friends who make you feel like you can take on the world. I am also not fond of the unpacking part. If you need proof, come look at my basement. We have been here almost two years and there are still boxes of which I know the content of, that I have not unpacked. I just haven't felt like it. (This can be problematic, since there are things I need in those boxes from time to time, so I will pull an item or two out and leave the rest of box disheveled. This makes my basement look a bit like a bomb went off.) We have yet to make a decision, but I imagine we will have to make it soon.

If this were not enough to think about, I have a grandmother, my father's mother, and grandfather, my mother's father that seem to be under the impression that their bodies are wearing out. I have wonderful grandparents. The thought of it being their "time" is too much for me right now. (Trust me, I get it, I don't really have a say in the matter.) They are both in their 90's so I get that it is unreasonable for me to think they will be around for another 25 years. Still, I wish that the quality of their lives where better and that they could be around for another 25 years. And as I sit here and type this, I feel very selfish for letting get to me like this. You know that my sweet Rocket Scientist had lost both of his parents by the time he was thirty.

Did I mention that I am married to the best guy ever? I may have eluded to that a time or two. For my birthday this month, he is sending my sister and I out of town for 5 whole days. That is 5 whole days of no kids, no laundry, no dishes and hopefully good sleep. So I am frantically working on getting myself ready for a trip to Alabama on Thursday. Will you all say a prayer that my grandparents hang in there till I get back? Thank you.

So back to my first topic.......boneless white meat. Anybody have a simple, accurate answer that I can give my kids on what skin is made of? Seriously......where does the Wild Child come up with these things?


Anonymous said...

Wild Child has answers for everything, doesn't she? That is really cute.

Are you moving back to Kansas??? :)

Have a wonderful trip and I'll pray for your gparents!

Jennifer Warthan said...

I seriously could never come up with anything better than Boneless White Meat. That is awesomeness.

orangemily said...

I say stick with the BWM, I couldn't answer it any better. I lover her way of looking at things!
I have met both of your granparents and they are wonderful people, I can understand you don't want them to go.
Good luck in deciding on the move (too bad you already know a great Realtor, lol!).

Nancy said...

Ohhh, so this is all your decision making troubles!! I am sad that just as the fates are bringing me into your neighborhood you might be moving!! I knooooow about moving misery! Prayers just went up for your family and for your grandparents!

Umm, yah, your husband is AWESOME!! That is pretty much a dream gift to any mother of young children.

Boneless white meat is one of the coolest things I've heard in a long time!! Alright, if you were serious about an answer, I'll tell you (since you and your pal Krista keep giving me a chance to resurrect my Anatomy days knowledge).

Our body can be classified into 4 basic tissues -- 1. CONNECTIVE (holds things together --ligaments, stretchy stuff, even bones and blood). 2. MUSCLE (that would be the delicious meat part your daughter referred to -- and what they see when they flex) 3. NERVOUS (brain, nerves) 4. Epithelial (covers stuff -- not only our entire body, but each of our organs. So, that is skin . . . but the epithelial stuff covering organs looks different of course).

So . . . meat and skin -- 2 different types of tissue. . . . Ummm . . . yah .. . you shouldn't have asked. Of course I was going to answer. It aint often I get to talk about smart stuff.

Karen said...

You've got a lot on your plate. I'll keep you in my prayers as you juggle it all.

cat said...

That child has such a great imagination. I just love the little thinggies kids come up with.

Well, I hate moving - so, good luck with whatever the choice is and enjoy your break.

And thanks for your sweet comment.

Jen said...

Skin? I have no idea what to say to that one.

Krista said...

I prayed and you are so not supposed to move away from your bff.

Flea said...

Hey! Any chance the move is to Tulsa? Or within a couple hours driving distance? 'Cuz then I vote for the move!

Have a great time with your sister. :) And I'm totally going to have to use this one soon: "Hey, let's go get chocolate faced tonight."