Monday, October 13, 2008

Did You Miss Me?

I have to admit, it was a rather nice weekend without the Internet intruding on our lives. Coach wasn't glued to ESPN or some other sports tracking website. Jock wasn't spending hours searching for new music to download. Bug was saved the psychological scarring that would come with those cartoon images we all know are pornographic even though they won't admit it. I was able to enjoy several un-connected days actually connecting with my family.

But now, well, we're back. And we didn't need to adopt a new modem, either. I won't go into detail on what the actual problem was. Let me just impart the knowledge that my Internet carrier is stupid. And rude. And apparently modeled after someone's mother. Because when asked WHY they did what they did? I was told....

Because we can.

No lie, that's a direct quote from some seriously-lacking-in-customer-service, will-work-for-pennies-on-the-dollar-in-some-third-world-country representative told me this weekend.



Remember this post?

It happened again. With no prodding on my part to force that overly-cool teenager to spend some time with his little brother. In fact, I was at the other end of the house for a while before I walked in and discovered the race in progress.

Fortunately for me, and for all of you out in blogland, I was able to grab the camera. Naturally, the boys weren't as cooperative as they could be, but I persevered. We've known for ages now that Bug idolizes his big brother and will do just about anything to get Jock to pay attention to him. I've long suspected that Jock secretly enjoys spending time with Bug, as well, even though the natural state of his teenager-ness precludes his openly admitting that fact.

But.....I now have proof.


Karen said...

I still say you have the best boys around. And can take over the training of mine any time now.

Suzi said...

If only I could get my 15 or 18 year old to have fun with my 12 year old. Dave and Blake used go to the YMCA to work out, but now Dave's best friend has built a gym in his garage and Blake never gets to go

Kidzmama said...

Glad you're back. I agree, it's good to get away from the computer for a bit. It a time sucking machine!

I'm glad you got a picture of them together. They'll appreciate it later in life.

Flea said...

They enjoy each other when you least expect it, don't they? Good to see them playing nice. :)

Glad you're not out money on a modem, but I hear your frustration with the cable company. My favorite retaliation is to threaten switching companies. If they can play dirty, so can I.

Cecily R said...

Oh, just look at them and all their boyish cuteness! Have I told you that I really really like those boys of yours???

I am Boymom said...

Doesn't that just make your heart swell? I love when my boys are friends, it just doesn't seem to happen too often these days. My oldest is only 9 and acts like he's 20. He already finds his little brother, who is only 2 1/2 years younger, to be a nuisance! I love the pic. Thanks for sharing!