Friday, December 21, 2012

Catch A Magic Moment, Do It

The title of this post was taken from the song Right Now by Van Halen.

Mason was sick last weekend and running a fever. On Monday he stayed home from school and John took him to the doctor. The doctor said he had strep throat and they put him on antibiotics. Mason was given an excuse for school and told he couldn't go back until Wednesday. He went back to school Wednesday and that afternoon his teacher came to my room with this funny story.

Earlier in the day Mason had told his teacher that he wasn't contagious anymore and that was why he was able to come back to school. Later that day he walked up to her and said

"I'm not obnoxious anymore."

She smiled and said "I think you mean your not contagious anymore right?"

"Yep, I'm not contagious anymore."

I couldn't stop laughing.

     On another note have I mentioned how much I love John for loving everything that is crazy about our family. For Christmas, don't tell the kids it's a surprise, John bought each child two 3D Star Wars puzzle and put them together for the kids. He ordered these really cool frames and framed them so they can hang them in their rooms. Last night we had the following conversation.

John holding up the pictures.

"So, what do you think?"

"I like them and I think the kids will too."

"I don't know. Tyler told me the other day that she didn't really like Star Wars."

This kind of surprised me.

"I don't know. I guess maybe she always watched it because Mike loved it so much. Maybe she never really liked it like he did"

"Yea, that's what I thought, but this gift will be something she can look at and remember him."

John loves the kids like they were his own. I was deeply touched at the time, energy, and money he spent to give them all gifts that they will not only love, but a gift that helps them remember their dad and the things he loved. I love him for loving them and for encouraging them to keep his memory alive.


beth said...

That is pretty spankin awesome...

Unknown said...

That is such a funny story! Oh, and it sounds like you have found yourself an amazing man. :)