Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Madame President

I just want to send out a big THANK YOU to my friend, Madame President (previously known as Joanne, but forevermore known as Madame President, or MP for short) for bringing her kids over today to be "participants" in Ben's science project. Ben needed 10 (not 12...Ben, did you notice I got it right?) kids to test whether biking or running has more effect on heart rate. Since we've lived here, we've spent the majority of our evenings at soccer practice (aren't you suprised?) and the majority of our weekends at games or tournaments, so my kids have never been all that friendly with the neighborhood kids (which frankly, I usually think is a good thing), but when Ben went out to ask some kids if they would paricipate in his experiment yesterday, they all declined. Broke my heart. No one should tell that little guy "No", he is seriously the NICEST KID EVER!

Anyway, Madame President lives in the next neighborhood over & thankfully, she agreed to let 2 of her kids be Ben's guinea pigs. I really like all of MP's kids, Kasey is the year between Megan & Jordan & played on a competitive team that Jordan occasionally guest played for, back in the day. Rachael & Erin were the "guinea pigs"... Rachael is Ben's age, is highly competive & is a soccer player (duh?) & Little Erin reminds me a lot of Ben, really sweet natured (although he may have saved himself, because I really think that he has actually embraced soccer & seems to enjoy playing, which I never thought Ben did)...they were great guinea pigs & I was so grateful they were able to participate. :)

But, Trevor, OH TREVOR! Oh my, what a cutie! He developed quite a little crush on Jordan during the 1/2 hour they were here. I so wish I would have thought to grab my camera, because he was so cute playing hide & seek with her & he told her he loved her & insisted on getting one last hug from her before they left. I could seriously eat that kid with a spoon! Jordan was pretty smitten with his 2-year old self too...

Anyway, thanks again, MP. Let me know when I can repay the favor...

2 comments:

Joanne said...

Just so we are correct. I agreed, but most importantly when I asked the guinea pigs, they didn't even hesitate and really happy to help Ben out. And you are right, NOONE should say no to Ben, he is so dang sweet. And as a mom, I would want to scold the neighborhood kids for breaking his heart. NOT NICE! As for Trevor. He kept asking to "I see Yordan" and when he went to bed he said goodnight to everyone and went to the door, looked out the window and yelled "Yuv You Yordan"!! I think there may be a crush there!
Do I get a the award for longest comment??
Your hubby cracked me up, he called us the first family! Just don't call Erin the first dude! LOL ! Big HUGS!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

man, as I read this I kept thinking "I am screwed when my kids get older and have to do science projects!" ha.