The Reason for the Insanity

There are three people I talk about more than any others. 

Rich or Rick (I slip back and forth between the two... it's an oddity) is the man crazy enough to marry me.  He's just my kind of geek and I count myself lucky every day.  He is the one that goes out, 5 days a week, to make the money that keeps us with all the things we want and need. He's got a fantastic sense of humor and loves the fact that, most of the time, I can see where he's going with a joke or a quote.  We really fit together pretty well.  Like me, he's a voracious reader. Like me, he's a role-playing gamer (pencil, paper and real live dice, though a good computer game now and then isn't a bad thing.)  I'm pretty sure he's where my sons get their sense of humor from.  He's the one that helps keep me sane in my insane world.

Teddy is my 6 year old, with has dominant geek genes as well.  He's also one of the smartest kids I know.  Sometimes I worry about him because of that.  I'm already seeing where he wants to give up if something doesn't come easy for him.  But I'm hoping he'll grow out of it.

He's a huge reader, reading somewhere around a 5th grade level in first grade..  He loves comics and graphic novels and has even started getting into some of the chapter books (like the 39 Clues series).  He's a huge Pokemon fan, loves playing his DS,  and loves to spend time on the computer.  He's halfway between being helpful and not, just like any other 6 year old.  He can be a bit of a ham sometimes.  And that's just the way I like it.

Peter just turned 4.  He's my mischief maker.  That boy will do ANYTHING to get a chuckle out of us.  I'm convinced he's part monkey, the way he'll climb on anything he can find footholds and handholds on.  He likes to give Mommy heart-attacks.  But he also loves to give full body hugs... you know the kind where his arms wrap around your neck and his legs wrap around your waist and he just snuggles in.  It's one of the best feelings in the world!  He also worships his big brother.   If Teddy likes something, it's a fair bet that Pete will be into the same thing soon.  Right now, it's Pokemon.  He's goes to a Parents Day Out program that he's been going to since he was a year old..  It seems like he changes every day and I'm honestly never sure what new thing he'll surprise me with next.  

So that's my family in a nutshell (which immediately brings to mind Austin Powers... but that's neither here nor there).  This blog is just my little corner of the world.  And I love being here.