Interstellar Adventures

October 9, 2006

Your kid was great!

Filed under: Elle & Zed — by InterstellarLass @ 8:26 am

It was the only positive thing about waiting for an hour and a half in the church parking lot, waiting to pick up Zed last night. He was scheduled to arrive back at 8:30 pm from a church weekend-retreat. I arrived about 15 minutes early. And I waited. And waited.

My grandparents were already there. They live very close. I live about 35 minutes away. Then, as we were waiting and talking, my mom pulled up. How many family members does it take to pick up one kid? Well, I guess when he’s as cool as all that and everyone loves him, they want to see him. But still…

Evidently the group got caught in a traffic jam on the way back. Some accident that shut down the highway. Just glad it wasn’t our group! They finally pulled into the parking lot around 9:45 pm. Zed was dying of thirst and got his bags together quickly.

While he was waiting on his last bag by the trailer, I was loading up my trunk. A man approached me and asked if I was Zed’s mom. Yes, I am. “I just wanted to let you know that your son was great this weekend. He was one of two kids this weekend that I didn’t have to correct or talk to, and he was always helpful and doing what I needed him to do.” Well that’s a great thing to hear! Thanks for letting me know.

I must admit I got a big stupid grin on my face and my heart swelled with pride. When Zed got in the car, I told him I heard that he was really good and that I was very proud. He was so nonchalant and just moved on to tell me all about the weekend.

What a great kid.


  1. That’s wonderful, Lass. You seem to have a great kid there 🙂

    I may have to switch over to this wordpress thing.

    Comment by Bone — October 9, 2006 @ 9:41 am |Reply

  2. Good to hear! I get those kinds of reports about my kids from time to time as well and they really kind of make your day. Keep it up!

    Comment by Barry — October 9, 2006 @ 12:15 pm |Reply

  3. That is awesome! I love hearing that my kids are well behaved. funny! I’m in the middle of a post about good kids. 🙂

    Comment by Jolynn — October 9, 2006 @ 1:44 pm |Reply

  4. PS: Love the layout.

    Comment by Jolynn — October 9, 2006 @ 1:46 pm |Reply

  5. That is so awesome! You must be so proud. Makes you feel like you have done something rigjy.

    Love the new design!

    Comment by Nancy — October 9, 2006 @ 3:02 pm |Reply

  6. Awww bless! you have every right to be proud!

    Loving the new look!!

    Comment by serendipity — October 9, 2006 @ 3:19 pm |Reply

  7. Isn’t that the best thing to hear?! Zed must be a great kid to get such an unsolicited “review”. I’ve been around 6th graders, and not sure I’d take them on for a weekend! Cool of that guy to let you know, too. It’s nice to point out the good stuff, and great for us moms to hear! Go Zed!

    Comment by AbbyNormal — October 9, 2006 @ 3:57 pm |Reply

  8. I like the new colors on the site. Although, they probably aren’t new, but just new to me.

    Anyways, sounds like Zed has an awesome role model setting a great example for him. 🙂

    Comment by crystal — October 9, 2006 @ 4:53 pm |Reply

  9. Sounds like a great kid!

    Comment by buttercup — October 9, 2006 @ 7:58 pm |Reply

  10. It’s what a mom wants to hear. Well done, Lass. And you should be proud.

    Comment by writerchick — October 9, 2006 @ 8:40 pm |Reply

  11. I loved those moments, when others praised my children for the exceptionally positive qualities. And then there were the phone calls from the high school principal telling me she hadn’t seen my daughter, for-oh- about three weeks.
    With Zed, good work and you have much to be proud of, IL. The more I read about him the more he seems like a wonderfully good tempered and well-adjusted child. And how cool that everyone shows up in the church parking lot to greet him!

    Comment by vicki — October 9, 2006 @ 9:27 pm |Reply

  12. That’s great! You must be doing something right. What’s the secret?

    Comment by creative-type dad (tony) — October 10, 2006 @ 10:12 am |Reply

  13. He obviously has a great Mom!!

    Comment by Marie — October 10, 2006 @ 1:48 pm |Reply

  14. Why does this not surpirse me?
    Kudos to you and Nick …

    btw- likin’ the new template

    Comment by michaelm — October 10, 2006 @ 7:08 pm |Reply

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