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Tuesday, September 09, 2008


The Mr and I
  • The Mr and I celebrate our 5th anniversary in a few weeks (yea!).
  • I am a computer programmer and a lawyer, working as neither.
  • The Mr works in our Quality Improvement area (6 Sigma for those folks in the know).
  • The Mr and I work at the same company (a division of Caterpillar).
  • The Mr and I have 5 cats.

  • The Boy and The Girl
  • The Mr and I share custody of The Boy and The Girl with their mom and stepdad. We see them every evening (from when we get home from work to when we drop them off for bed at their mom's house) and every other weekend. It's an interesting arrangement, but works for us.
    The Four Parents have a great relationship and are in agreement with all of the major child-rearing issues.
  • The Boy's and Girl's mom remarried 4 1/2 years ago and they have a younger half-sister.
  • The Boy and The Girl are both incredibly smart, love their little sister and wish we had dogs instead of cats. Those are about the only things they have in common.
  • The Boy and The Girl share first names with my parents (how coincidental is that!).

  • The Girl
  • just turned 11 and is in 6th grade (middle school in this school district... heaven help us).
  • is high-drama and has a very strong sense of right and wrong (read she is right and everyone else, particularly The Boy, is wrong).
  • plays piano and clarinet, loves softball and swimming, hates soccer and most other sports.
  • LOVES pink
  • is a voracious reader!
  • looks, talks and laughs just like her mom.
  • will be taller than me in a year or so (already her shoe size is two larger than mine). Sigh.
  • is very sweet and really wants to make all of us happy. Except The Boy. And not when she is trying on her "teenage" personality.

  • The Boy
  • is 7, turning 8 in November. He is in second grade.
  • understands people better than just about anyone I know. This is cute and sweet now - just wait until he gets a little older and figures out he can use it to his advantage! ;-)
  • has his yellow belt second degree in karate!
  • is obsessed with Legos and Star Wars and Lego Star Wars. Seriously.
  • always asks how my day was when I see him. He has done this about since he could talk.
  • is a button-pusher and instinctively knows how to get a rise out of people.
  • blows kisses to me when we drop him off at his mom's house.

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    1 comment:

    1. Aw, what a fun post. It was a fun way to get to know your little family. It looks like you have your hand full with the boy and the girl. What a couple of smarties..