Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Joys of Parenthood

So what to do with a seven year old who loses two behavior tickets in school for...oh, I don't know... thinking that it would be a good idea to start up a WWWF WRESTLING match with his buddy during Health class...and in the process, breaking a paper bin on his teacher's desk? Local adoption agency? Kiddy boot camp? Junior seminary school? In all seriousness, Josh is a great kid, but he just has these judgement lapses...i.e brain farts...where you have to shake your head and ask, "Dude- what were you thinkin?"

Having drawn the short straw, I was awarded the dubious task of doling out the punishment for the little guy. As luck would have it, one of his other buddies had just invited Josh to a birthday party this weekend, so not allowing him to attend that was kind of a no brainer...but the other "tough love" consequence for Bone Crusher Eubank Jr. was to tell him that he wasn't going to be allowed to test for his karate green belt in two weeks...something that he has been so looking forward to. Times like these where I HATE being a want to give the world to your kids, but you also need to instill in them a sense of discipline and responsibility for their actions...easier said than done when a seven year-old with a killer smile and baby blue eyes is involved. Love ya, day, you'll when you have kids of your own!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Confirmation Sunday

After spending a good part of the school year preparing for this sacrament, Marie appeared before the Bishop this past Sunday to confirm her faith in Christ...and I couldn't be more proud of her. Here's a kid who simply "gets it". Marie has grown into an incredibly beautiful young lady- yeah I know, I'm braggin' here- and has truly begun to put her faith in action as I've watched her interact with and care for the people in her life...and yes, this even include her little brother!