The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Could it be...that for a few short minutes I was "The coolest mom on the block?" :-)

Guess where I was last night at midnight?!? In my nice warm bed? No... Watching TV and eating popcorn? No... Dreaming of snow capped mountains? No... Talking to the dairy farm driver? (hee hee) No... Last night you could find me at the local mall with my teenage son standing in line with a hundred or so people! We were all waiting for the release of the new "World of Warcraft" expansion pack! Why you might ask did I chose to accompany my 13 year old on this midnight expedition, and on a school night? Perhaps I am nuts!? :-)

Well maybe, but actually I was following through on a little incentive...for a week now Kyle and Ashlyn have been doing assorted, "Good Deeds and Kind Gestures" to earn a special reward. The reward was supposed to be a little Wal-Mart treat, but Kyle was so excited to possibley be one of the first to buy the new "World of Warcraft" game, (using a gift card and birthday money) that I offered to let his reward be the midnight purchase!

After our mission was accomplished it didn't seem right to just go to bed, so when we got home we sat by the fire while the game downloaded and had an enjoyable "midnight snack" visiting about the evening and all the interesting people we talked with while standing in line. For a few minutes, in the eyes of my 13 year old, I was perhaps the "coolest mom on the block!" That is until this morning when he very politely asked, "Could I stay home from school today and play the new game?" Sorry buddy, I had to draw the line there....but maybe I can keep my new title for a little while longer!


glitzen said...

Well in my book you are the coolest mom EVAH! I think you just made a memory with him that is priceless, and he will always carry it with him! Awesome.
How is Mom?
Praying for her comfort and joy.

sue bakalar said...

I love it!! Good for you.... Coolest Mom Ever!! You don't get those moments back, and he'll remember it for a lifetime. You rock!

Kim said...

The best mom ever! I concur! Such a great idea and I especially love the fact that you had a good conversation back at home taking it all in. I think you are amazing!

Liz said...

Oh yeah, it's official. You are a WAY cool mom. :)

Melissa said...

Oh my, that is SO past my bedtime!