Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Now that's a lot of good

I mentioned previously that Bud likes a certain Trace Adkins song. Apparently, I didn't realize just how much he likes it.

We were driving in the car the other day and Bud was sitting silently in the back seat, listening intently to his iPod. Suddenly, his voice rang out and filled the car with a passion-filled declaration:

"Ladies Love Country Boys is MILLIONS of good!"

Then he fell silent again, as he calmly returned to his focused listening.

Millions of good, people. And to think the download only cost me ninety-nine cents.

9 comments:

Niksmom said...

What a bargain! LOL. That Bud is something else!

FXSmom said...

hee hee...millions of good had got to be good :)

Drama Mama said...

Can we change his name from Bud to Bard?

mommy~dearest said...

Wow- Millions of good. That's pretty good!

David said...

I ♥ "millions of good"!!

MDMOM said...

"Millions of good" is great! I've got to hear that song. Kids have such wonderfully refreshing ways.

I want to thank you for the response on my Obama comment a while back ( got busy with summer and just now read it! :) The article is very helpful in explaining his appeal to so many.

Also your piece, about why you don't seek to "cure" your son, made me pause and think about balance in my own life. It takes a conscious effort to make sure each member of my family is getting the attention they deserve. Still I feel led to do whatever is reasonable to help my son be more healthy, express his thoughts and feelings to us and others, and have meaningful relationships. I do love him the way he is. In fact, he is in many ways the easiest of my 4 children to shower with affection. I will love him if he never gets any better. But I can not withhold from him treatment that may mean the difference between him living with me his whole life, or being a husband and father, independent and self-supporting. Please don't villify those of us who choose a different path on this difficult journey. I think we need to stick together, because we will need much support to make this journey.

MOM-NOS said...

Thanks, MDMOM. I try (really, really) hard never to villify in my writing. I think, though, that sometimes I write "this is what I think and why I think it" and people mentally fill in the "and you should, too" and then get offended. I think (I hope) that if you go back and re-read it, you'll find that the "and you should, too" is absent.

I would not withhold treatment from Bud that I thought was in his best interest, either, which is why he's on medication that some other parents choose to avoid. We each just have to make the best decisions we can with the information we have.

Kate said...

How funny is he! I'm new to your blog, not even sure how I got here really, but will definitely have to bookmark it :)

Anonymous said...

You might want to see if he likes the "Countdown to Midnight" CD by Elyse Bruce. Not only does it raise funds for autism, but it is well-liked by her son with Asperger Syndrome.