Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Joey and Alex are good kids, they really are. Neither one of them have ever been in trouble with the law, they don't drink, they don't do drugs, they aren't involved with "slutty" women. They also both have another very good quality too...

They both have a very good work ethic.

They have summer jobs again this year. Joey is working for the county road and bridge department for the second summer in a row. He works 4 ten hour days a week (6:30 am to 4:30 pm) and in the heat and humidity, he really suffers at times. They shoot tar and weed eat a lot. The trucks are not air conditioned, or if they originally HAD air conditioning, it's broken now. They have a lot to do and just get really hot and tired. Joey has never complained about anything at work while at work...of course what he says here at home is a little different though. He has never missed a day of work and has even gone in when the college kids were told that they could take a day off. We've talked to a few people who work there full time, people that we know, and they've all said that Joey is quiet and never complains and just does his job. They have said that most of the college kids try to get by doing as little as possible, but not Joey. He does all that is expected of him and more. He's not just there to get a paycheck...he wants the other employees and the supervisors to think that he is a hard worker. It's a hard, sweaty, tiring job...and he puts forth the best effort to do it right. We are SO proud of him for that.

And then there's Alex...he likes his job and is good at it too. He shows up when he is scheduled to show up and does all that is expected of him and more. He has never asked someone to trade him shifts because he wants a day or evening off. He usually will trade if someone asks him too, but some of these kids have the lousiest excuses. But if Alex has nothing else going on, he'll trade to help them out. He's real good about that. He likes to leave here half an hour before his shift starts so he can get there in plenty of time...I think he likes to just see what's going on though! Of course, it could just happen to be that he likes to see the girls in their bathing suits at the park...hmmm...I wonder.

When you spend any amount of time with other kids the ages of ours, you find out that most of them are lazy...thank goodness our two aren't, at least at their jobs! We've always tried to instill a good work ethic in them, and it seems to have worked.

We're so lucky to have such good kids!