Sunday, June 01, 2008

Emotional Drama

It's Sunday night and I'm just getting at the computer for the first time this weekend. The weather has been rainy and then sunny. It's lovely weather for the plants. Everything is lush and green with plenty of colorful flowers. Beautiful for walks.

Friday night I came home to a small crisis. Jim was very upset on behalf of Luke who had been insulted by a friend. I don't want to go into details here, but it felt like a slap in the face to our whole family from a boy who is over at our house 3-4 times a week and has dinner with us almost once a week.

Jim felt he couldn't talk to the parents of the boy, so the job fell to me, but I was okay with that. This set of circumstances felt like a teaching moment to me. We had a chance to show Luke that he deserves to be treated with respect, and to demonstrate that with our actions. So the boy's mom is talking to him and we're hoping this will all just blow over. Eventually.

Saturday night, we took my parents out for dinner and had a lovely time. They are not spontaneous people, so it was a special treat to get them to come out on short notice. I was very happy they agreed.

I did manage to finish up my traveling pair of socks. (For the record, I always have a sock in my purse. Now that these are done, I've cast on another pair. It may take a while before you see them here though. Traveling socks get finished slowly/) I've been wearing these anklets all day and I'm in love.

Yarn: Regia Silk
Needles: 2.25mm
Using the leftovers from the Chalet socks for the toes gave me just the right amount to eek out these little socks. The Regia Silk feels lovely on my feet and I'm thrilled with the little anklet. The yarn was bought as an odd ball at a sale.

And of course the mitten proceeds. One down, one to go.

I feel extremely daring. I'm knitting this one with the stripes going in the other direction. What a rebel I am.


  1. I am so sorry to hear that Luke was shown such disrespect by someone you all trusted. I hope this is, indeed, a teaching moment, and that you can all move forward from here.

    I'm finding that I spend as much time teaching my children what they can and should expect from their friends as I do teaching them how to be good friends, themselves.

  2. Life with kids is just one big teaching moment, isn't it? ... although at times, I wonder who it is that's really being taught! :)

  3. I hope things smooth over soon.

    And yeah, that hot pink isn't daring enough; you might as well go for broke. :-)

    (They look fantastic!)

  4. Oh the joys of parenting!

    The good news - on the 'next round' (grandparenting) you get to sit back and enjoy the ride...

  5. I just love your stranded mittens, and the socks look comfy, comfy. I'm so jealous of that picture, with the hammock, and it looks so relaxing...

    I'm sorry about Luke, too. It can be hard to speak up for yourself, and it's great that you can help with that. Hopefully everyone is talking rationally, and it can be resolved. Extra hugs from me!!

  6. Is Luke able to talk to his friend? Growing up is so challenging!

  7. Those mittens are *hot*, woman! heh, yeah, I'm cracking myself up over here =) Really, they're beautiful as usual!

    As for the kiddo, et al, I hope it smooths itself out for you and your family.

  8. The mittens look great! Good color combo and now, one less reason to talk myself out of buying yarn.

    Sorry to hear about the drama but it sounds like it led to a great teaching moment.