April 20, 2014

Easter... Spring has Sprung

Happy Easter!

We had family in and there were 15 for dinner, including Ringo's girlfriend.

It is so odd to have a girl in the family. Granted, she's just a girlfriend, nothing THAT serious, but she buys me little things and I find myself picking up little things for her when I'm out and about. I bought her a little bunny watch. I was laughing as I bought it... I'm not used to buying girl gifts.

I'm trying to catch up now that I'm back in town. I worked a 60 hour week when at Nellis and there is a lot going on at home and at work. I got home to find the fridge full of pizza.

Now I know what they ate!

It was beautiful today. We had an Easter Egg hunt for the little people who came to the house, the boys played football after dinner.

Bones is really good with our nephew who is 4.

Speaking of Bones, his best friend is a young man who happens to be black, a completely irrelevant fact, except Bones is now being exposed to bigotry he had not been aware of in the past.

Last week the two of them were at a downtown outside Mall when a woman looked at his buddy and said to her daughter, "Did you lock the car door?"

Bones was horrified. Bones' buddy is a normal 14 year old teenager. His Mom shops at Hollister, he had great 'vogue' black rimmed glasses, he wears his clothes like teenagers wear them. He doesn't wear baggy clothes... no hip hop crap.

Yet he was painted with this thick brush of bigotry and Bones said to me, "Mom, I didn't even know what to say."

I replied, 'You've heard it once and you may not hear it again, but Jamie will hear it over and over... for the rest of his life."

Bones is trying to figure out what to say next time something like that happens. He is thinking of going right over to the person and saying, "God Bless you, M'am/Sir" or "May God find you Peace."

Posted by Boudicca at April 20, 2014 09:44 PM

Bones is a smart kid.

Posted by: Web at April 21, 2014 06:49 AM