Thoroughly Josh Thursday – He is who he is – or wants to be!

Thoroughly Josh Tursday

One of the great things about Josh is that he isn’t afraid to be whoever he wants.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like he’s just unaware of what other people think.   He’s said before – “I can’t wear that out – I’ll look like a dufus.”   Today, when we went to do … Continue reading

Thoroughly Josh Thursday – More (Tough) Choices

Josh playing Playstation 3

  Today’s Joshism: Nana: “I’m going to the pool.  Do you want to go?” Josh: “I’m playing my game here.” Josh LOVES the pool, but…..   Apparently he has missed his game more.   The WWE (Smackdown vs. Raw game) wins today over water fun. Maybe we’ll swim tomorrow…    

Thoroughly Josh Thursday – Haircut

Thoroughly Josh Tursday

  A few days ago I jokingly asked Josh if he wanted a haircut.  Much to my surprise, he said “Yes!”  Since this has been a sticking point around here for years, I made sure to give him time to think it over, and asked him several times if he was sure.  Not only was … Continue reading

Thoroughly Josh Thursday – Thunderstorms

Thoroughly Josh Tursday

    Today’s Joshism: “This big guy not scared. Just a little”     The lack of white noise from my fan wakes me up.  It’s pitch dark in the room, but I can see the beam of a flashlight outside my door.  It’s quiet, too quiet.  Then I hear his voice: “Sam, you okay?” … Continue reading

Josh and his Glasses – Thoroughly Josh Thursday

Thoroughly Josh Tursday

Thursdays will be devoted to all things Joshua.  Whether it’s a new “Joshism” or a story from his past, the idea is that you get to know what a great guy he is, and how lucky I am to be his Mom.     Josh and his glasses   We were lucky.  When Josh was … Continue reading


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