Lately, Lauren has been giving me lots of gems. It is like she suddenly decided to start using every phrase she ever heard on TV. Here are a few gems:
L-Mom, do you have a Countrywide Loan?
Me- No, why?
L-- Well, you should get one. They have no filing fees, no closing costs and no hidden fees. They are really good.
Me-- OK, thanks.
Me-- Lu, I can hear you muttering under your breath. What is going on?
L-- Jacob is a vile old man. (not sure why.....).
Me-- (as Lauren gets out of the car to go to school). Goodbye sweetie, I love you
L--Another day, another dime, another dollar (and closes the door)....
Derek has been kicking around the idea of getting a new job. Long story for another post, but he currently has a job that he is doing really well at. He is good at it, he establishing himself as a real player in his industry and is being mentored by great people. It is the kind of job that pays obscene amounts of money, but requires nothing short of you soul. Having this baby has helped us understand that we need to restructure things and maybe look for a job that is a little bit closer, or allows him more sleep, etc.
Lauren caught wind of one of these conversations and after doing the hard sell to get us to move next to her cousins and Miles and Owen and Phoebe in Utah, she settled on finding him a job somewhere here. Each day she calls Derek and tells him about jobs that she has found around town. It is also a great topic of conversation for her "what should Daddy do?". This morning she saw a "help wanted" sign in front of Round Table Pizza. She was so excited to tell him about it. She also thinks he should work at Jamba Juice or the gas station. I get the feeling that she thinks that these jobs are SO COOL, she can't understand why he wants to look for another "money" job (we explained that she works in finance and helps other people invest their money).
So, if you know if any open positions at a Pizza Hut, a Jamba, a toy store or a book store, Derek's agent Lauren might be calling you.
She really is my sweet girl. It has been so fun to see her grown up personality come out.