Sunday, July 5, 2009

Modeling good behavior

I get so tickled watching the kids imitate us. I never really realized how perceptive they are, and how they pick up on the littlest things. This afternoon I was sitting at my desk paying bills and of course Miss M. was there watching and asking 100s of questions. So I let her help, which they love to do. By helping I mean she could stick the stamps on and the like. I told her she could write on the old envelopes while I was writing checks. The funny thing was after I would use the calculator to figure the bank balance she would imitate me. She would tap on the calculator for a few seconds, write on the envelope, tap, tap, tap, write. It was funny. Then she pretended to lick the envelope and set it in the stack of paid bills. If I could just get her trained to really pay bills....

For the holiday we went to Amarillo to celebrate with the Crum Klan. It was hot and muggy in town, with no wind. Mr. C cooked hamburgers in an old truck brake drum, and in the Crum tradition we didn't eat lunch until after 3pm. The kids had lots of fun playing with their cousin Connor and we also went to the zoo. The zoo apparently puts up the monkeys for the night early, so they missed that. Otherwise they saw lions and tigers and bears, oh my. They ate lots of junk food and watermelon, it was heaven for them. We didn't see any fireworks, because we wanted to get home and put the kids to bed. And by then we were shot too.

Not doing lots of trucking or farming at the moment. Pretty slow, and we haven't had enough rain for a big milo crop. The only summer crops I have is about 140 acres forage sorghum, and 50 acres milo. I plan to put in lots of wheat this fall, for grazing this winter, and with 2 bad years in a row, this next year will be a bumper. Mark my words!


  1. Sounds like you had a fun day and things are going good with the kids. Hope your predictions for the crop come true.

  2. I'm hoping to come out there in August...sure hope the kids are still there because I do want to meet them! They sound so entertaining! :-)

  3. Kids ARE entertaining. So much fun!! Your 4th sounded like lots of fun.