Greetings, Vitomama! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Dec. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
As a fellow Tulsa atheist mommy of a toddler, just thought I would say Hi. I am glad your stay in our fabulous town is temporary (wish mine were.....). It can be VERY frustrating living here where it is just assumed you are not just christian but evangelical.
Priceless! I was a little hellraiser myself... actually my family is full of troublemakers. My older brother allegedly had ADD and went nutso in kindergarden and took all his clothes off and started screaming. My mother claims I too threw a fit when I started going to school. She continues to tell the story of my first day at school where I cried for my mommy(she loves to embarrass me around estranged family members telling stories about how cute a child was. I'm sure one day you'll get to share the same pastime). Don't remember that but I do remember being bullied everyday in the first grade and my parents wouldn't do shit about that. Then I remember picking fights in the second grade. I remember spending a long time in school suspension during that time. Course the times have changed but I assume first graders are just as cruel(can't imagine how much patience those poor teachers have but someone's gotta teach them).
Well it certainly sounds like you're in a good mood. The chicks got to leave the nest sometime just be happy he isn't at that stage where he's hanging out with a bunch of thugs, sneaking smokes, knocking up girls, and most terrible of all lying to his mother. But in all seriousness best of luck to you and your son.
They are both English Bull Terriers. (As is the one in my Avatar picture) The photo of the dog sitting is our old dog Tulip. We thought she was crazy but now we have the new one Chalupa we know that Tulip was a star! They are very stubborn dogs and it takes a lot of work to get thru to them. Someone on a BT group who had also had pit bulls explained it like this: A pit bull looks at you and says what do you want me to do? And a bull terrier looks at you and says what can you do for me?
I had a friend ask Why would you want a dog like that? And sometimes I am not sure. :) But most of the time it's becasue they are so damned funny.