Friday, May 02, 2014

Random Acts of Shifeness

-- Beer Me: Well it looks like my beer drinking days are going to be delayed a little bit longer. I had a beer for the first time in 63 days last Sunday, and the allergic reaction showed up on my tongue Thursday. And honestly the beer was okay but I think I have become accustomed to drinking rum, vodka and tequila. Maybe that will change but for the time being I'm just going to go with my cocktails.
-- Teacher Helper: Kyle wraps up pre-school this month, and today was my last day as a teacher-helper. It was a little sad saying goodbye to his awesome little pre-school especially considering my first experience as a helper at his school.
-- Darth Vader: When a parent is a teacher-helper, the kid gets to bring one of their favorite toys and sit in front of the class telling all of his friends about it. Kyle brought in his Darth Vader Angry Birds toy (a link if you want to check out the toy) and explained to his classmates that he likes Darth Vader because when he dies at the end he takes off his mask and says goodbye to his son. I'm sure I can psychoanalyze that a few different ways but I just laughed because I love how he tells the story.
-- School Pic: Here's a photo of the little man from picture day at school. What do you think? If we are FB friends then you already saw it so sorry ...

Melanie Folwell Portrait + Design Boise, ID Modern Photographer: Boise Cooperative Preschool: 2014 &emdash;

-- Apologies: I am sorry because it doesn't seem like I'm coming up with good anecdotes lately. Doing a lot of Random Acts and weekly recaps but right now I'm struggling to figure out which day of the week it is and if I'm working or if Sarah's working and who is watching the kids, etc. One day it will get back to normal. I hope.
-- Piling On: To make things even more interesting, Kyle and Hayden have soccer Saturdays so our mornings are spent at the park watching them play ball. Unfortunately they are at the same time and at different parks so we have to split up to make it happen.
-- Something Funny:


Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.





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10 comments:

kden said...

I'm kind of glad in a way that my daughter was never into sports (or dance or......). I never really saw myself as a soccer mom or one who sacrificed their entire weekend or evenings to shuttle and watch and cheer. Bravo to you and Mrs. Shife for being awesome parents.

Jon said...

When Colin was little, we used the sounds he could make to have fun with the standard "What does the___ say". So parodying the performance in Episode 3,it became "What does Darth Vader say?". Answer from a two year old Colin: "Noooo!".

Valerie said...

I looked at the picture of Kyle and wondered how he got to be so grown-up looking in such a short space of time. He's going to be a real attraction to the girls, methinks. Loved the Dark Vader story.

Sad about the beer, but in your shoes I would find the rum much more enjoyable... grins.

Happy weekend.

Valerie said...

I looked at the picture of Kyle and wondered how he got to be so grown-up looking in such a short space of time. He's going to be a real attraction to the girls, methinks. Loved the Dark Vader story.

Sad about the beer, but in your shoes I would find the rum much more enjoyable... grins.

Happy weekend.

texlahoma said...

Fine looking pic especially for a school photo.

That & thing reminds me, at risk of showing my ignorance...what's up with amp showing up after that symbol
like &amp? I had to get around it for something I wrote at work and have noticed it in articles online.

Sounds like beer is a "gateway" drink. They should make a movie:
"Beer Madness".
A film revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by BEER pushers to try BEER.
~or~
Trouble, that starts with T and that rhymes with B and that stands for BEER!

Have a good one.

billy pilgrim said...

kyle looks like a million bucks. seems like yesterday that he was a little tyke and now he's a stud, oh how time flies.

tex makes an excellent point on beer being a gateway drink.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

If you french kissed, could I get that allergy from you? My gut would love it if I couldn't drink beer anymore.

silly rabbit said...

I hate to tell you Shife, but there is no "normal".
I too loved the Darth story. :)
Sorry about the beer. But at least there are other options. Yay! I lift my vodka to you.

Jay Noel said...

I brought a Darth Vader toy to school when I was a kid. But I'm pretty sure at least half of the class did the same thing.

So Kyle will be done with pre-school? Does that mean he will be in kindergarten next year???

Bob said...

Beer.

Used to be $1.25 for a six-pack of Coors.

Nowadays, I just can't been to force myself to fork over the better part of ten bucks for the same thing.

So, I always treat myself to a tall beer when I go to Chili's or Fridays.