I wish my children lived closer to me. Fortunately for me, they are all very good at keeping in touch, This is Pj and her three sons. Alex 15, Peyton 8 and Mason 6 .
Pj is my second daughter and third child. She is 38 years old and has gone back to college to become a teacher. She calls me almost every day (from her car usually, I think that's her second home.) She fortunately has more energy than the "energizer bunny" and really needs it to juggle her mommy life, home life, student life and her now her student teaching life.
Pj has always been my wonder child, I wondered many times just what was she thinking. Her given name is Paula Jean but she prefers to be called PJ, somehow that nickname stuck. She actually joined the Marines when she was younger, and I am thankful that she was discharged with a knee problem. Seriously she turned out pretty darn good, in spite of her being the "spoiled one" (according to her older brother & sister.) She certainly excels in organizing playtime and her children do not lack for her creative talents. She is not afraid to tackle any problem or the many other surprises her busy life throws her way. She can change her own car oil, remove & replace a battery from a car, (she did mine), fix a broken headlights, keep her cool when she makes emergency trips to the ER when her children are sick, paints faces, makes balloon characters and she can even cook. She certainly can think quickly and has a terrific yet wicked sense of humor. Pj is married and has a step-daughter Taylor and she is also 15. (Yikes!two teens at once.) I don't know how she manages to wear all the hats she does. Her plate is always full. Pj has been an emergency substitute teaching since September and will graduate from college in June. She hopes to teach in the district where her children currently attend public school. I could not be more proud of her, and I am sure she is going to be one awesome teacher.
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