Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Icy Conditions"

I woke up this morning to an ice storm or that is what the local news is calling it. I haven't
decided if I am going to drive the 20 miles into work yet. My boss said to do what I wanted to. It's so nice to have a boss that is also your friend.

In my hometown we have the worst possible local news station. Most of the anchors are really bad and in my opinion all of the reporters are horrible. It used to be somewhat of a decent station but no more. I really don't know why I even mentioned any of the above. I guess it's because I get tired of watching idiots making so many mistakes.

I decided to not brave the icy conditions and stayed home today. My daughter and I watched a movie, She's The Man, which oddly enough I enjoyed. It is a teenage movie and I usually don't like them but it's the least I can do and it makes her happy. She and I have a fantastic relationship. I consider myself really lucky for that but it doesn't just happen, I work at it. See, I still remember what it was like to be a teenager, how hard it was at school, boys, parents, everything that comes with adolescence. I remember that when I parent my daughter. It seems to be working too. As a matter of fact she just told me, literally, that I am her best friend. She didn't even know what I was writing about either. That makes me smile. I told her I am her Momma first but her best friend second. She agreed. Wow, life is good.

4 comments:

Jen said...

I live in Western Ky too. Paducah actually...where do you live? And we have alot of ice too this morning,

Bill said...

The local newscasters will drive me crazy at times if I let them.

There has been an increasing trend in my area to hold vigils for the victims of murders or fatal accidents. Half of our news anchors persist in pronouncing these as vijewels.

kathy said...

Stopped by after checking my comments. I like your blog, even though this is as far as I have gotten. I had to comment because it's so nice to hear about good relationships! I am doing the same with my 15 year old boy, only he can't relate. God has truly blessed you and your family.

Karen said...

I like what you said about being a mom first and best friend second. I strive for a good relationship with my daughter. She's only 11, so I guess the tought times and the true test is yet to come.