Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Proud Parents

Our exceptional friends Tynan and Elena have two exceptional children, Alexander and Paula. They love them both unconditionally and are justifiably proud of the fine individuals they are growing up to be. They are kind, loving, clever, quick-witted (sometimes a bit too quick), and extremely bright. San Geraldo and I adore them.

A few days ago, the proud parents were informed that 14-year-old Paula had received a medal of excellence in academic achievement from her high school.

While Tynan and Elena basked in the glow of their daughter's brilliance, Elena's mobile phone rang.

"Mom," 16-year-old Alexander wailed. "My fingers are stuck together with Super Glue. I can't get them apart!!! What do I do?!?"

Elena passed the phone to Tynan.

I'm sure a lot of parents can relate.


16 comments:

  1. Fantastic, such joy and "eye rolling" sometimes!

    Life can be complicated sometimes, eh!

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    1. Ron:
      And Paula rolls her eyes at Alexander more than anyone else in the family.

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  2. ahhhhh haaaaa haaaaa haaaaaa! I hope he got his fingers free??

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    1. Judy:
      Tynan told him to use soapy water. It worked (with the loss of "only a little skin"!!!). So much for the wonders of "Super" Glue.

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  3. Mitchell I love your story but last week I had the same aventure with super glue

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    1. Gosia:
      Ha ha! Ok, I must admit, I've done it, too!

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  4. It is so good, Mitch, that you have the opportunity to share and spend time with such positive people.....so good for the soul.

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    1. Jim:
      We are so grateful for this friendship!

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  5. My....what a handsome couple they are. Let us know how the situation pans out.Yikes!!!!!!!!

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    1. mistress maddie:
      Tynan told him to try warm, soapy water. That's all it took! So much for "super" glue. (But Alexander told me he did lose only a little skin... and this was the second time he had done it!)

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    1. Rozzie:
      We can always count on them for entertainment.

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  7. He'll be happy to have his sister to help him along in life. Haha!...kidding. I'm sure she'll lean on her brother, too. Their picture makes me smile. Grateful for my sibs. :)

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    1. Michelle:
      Oh, as you can imagine, his sister is his harshest critic. They haven't quite reached that age when they appreciate how close they really are. Right now they prefer making fools of each other... although I have noticed more close moments than I've seen before... where I'll just notice them talking quietly. It makes me melt.

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  8. Sadly, I'd be the Super Glue kid.

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