Grateful Day 7

 | November 29, 2008 9:48 PM

Ji Seon’s parents and brother left today at 5 PM for a long drive home.  Earlier in the day Dylan expressed his disappointment that they were leaving but when they actually did leave he was okay about it.  Isaac wouldn’t come to the door to see them leave, he kept saying he didn’t want them to go.  I picked him up and brought him to the door because I didn’t want him to miss saying goodbye.  Victoria actually cried and reached out for her uncle, Ji Seon’s brother, and new best friend.  This was the first time the kids ever got upset about one of our overnight guests leaving.

A few memorable quotes from this Thanksgiving weekend.

Dylan to Ji Seon’s parents.

I have never seen 엄마 cry.  I have seen 아빠 cry.

(엄마 is “umma”, Korean for mommy.  아빠 is “appa”, Korean for daddy.)

Isaac to Dylan after Dylan was calling Isaac a monster during a game.

Dylan: Hide!  Run away!  Isaac is a monster!

Isaac: I am not a monster.  I am a baby.

Dylan: You’re not a baby.  You’re three years old!  You’re a big kid!

Five things I am grateful for today (this seems to be getting harder everyday).

  1. I am grateful that Ji Seon’s parents and brother’s visit went well.  The children really enjoyed their company and Ji Seon enjoyed the break.
  2. I think I am grateful about my recent purchases but now I am wondering if I should have been more grateful with having less.  For example I have three different cordless phone systems because I can’t decide which one to keep, Uniden 1580-2, Uniden 1560-2 or Panasonic KX-TG9344T?  Why don’t any of these have speed dial?
  3. I am grateful my Ooma system is working well, that I will no longer have to pay monthly phone bills, and that I convinced Amazon to give me $30 credit when they lowered the price by that much on Black Friday.  However I am not happy that I apparently blew out my Ooma scout.
  4. I am grateful that when we do not feel like cooking there is such a wide variety of dining options here in Sunnyvale.
  5. I am grateful that every Saturday I can go to the Farmer’s Market and buy reasonably priced organic (or at least pesticide-free), fresh picked, local, delicious produce.  Right now is apple and persimmon season so we have been eating a lot of those lately.  Dylan and Isaac’s favorite fruit remains the fuji apple.  Mine is the pluot but that went out of season awhile ago.  I am not sure what Ji Seon’s is, she’s the most demanding fruit eater I have ever met.
  6. I am grateful tomorrow is Sunday and that I can worship with others our God.

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