Showing posts from June, 2011

Military dads

Sunday was Father's day. (I'm sure you are all aware)

As you all know my husband (and subsequently the father of my children) is currently deployed. On Father's day someone said something that all in one second, upset, angered and saddened me. Even though I know the words were not meant in the way they were received, and there was no malice or intent to offend, they stung none-the-less.

Since then I have been really thinking / dwelling on WHAT is a Military dad, and what is his role?

Granted I do feel like a single parent at times. Times generally when all 4 kids have 4 different activities in 4 different locations, yet all starting at precisely the same time.. :) However I am never alone in my parenting plight.

Whereas his role changes while he is deployed, obviously he can't take Paige to soccer practice, or run Garrett to get stitches, but he is always present. Every moment of my child's life regardless of circumstances, they have always known that their father…

Ripley's got NOTHING on me

Which of these events have actually happened in the Eagle household. Can you decide which are facts, and which were made up by my completely scattered brain??
Believe it... or Not....
All four Eagle children once fell with in 2 minutes of each other, all in different rooms, doing different things, 2 required stitches.
Connor grew 7 inches in one school year.
While swimming in a public pool Paige lost her contact.. about 10 minutes later.. she found it.
I got pulled over while driving through Texas, turns out I knew the guy! (no ticket)
I once sat next to Lenny Baker from ShaNaNa in a airplane and had no clue who he was.
Between my 4 kids, 6 different instruments are played, 2 of which you probably have never heard of.
Garrett learned the Pythagorean theorem in kindergarten.
Since 1994 we have housed over 25 animals. 
I've won tickets to 15 concerts, 4 circuses, 2 monster truck rallies, 3 trips to various amusement parks, and more sporting events then I can count, …