Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How Was Your Day...

I did it to my parents why wouldn't my kids do it to me???
The report today when asked how Abby's day went was:
1. I didn't see Jack at lunch.
2. She may or may not have shared a baby pickle with a girl in the purple dress... "now can I have a playday with Miya?" (I got this after I threatened that if there was not a change in attitude about school then there would never again be another Miya- Abby Playday).
3. She didn't like Campus Club.
4. Riding the bus was okay. Jack didn't forget me at school.
While at Grandma's this evening the real story emerged.
1. The playground is FUN and crowded.
2. The bus ride was cool.
3. Abby played with the girl in the purple dress, but she can't remember her name, but she "likes everything" about her (about Abby, not the other way around, yet).
I would have to say good reconnaissance work Dad! Thank God, day two was better. At bedtime Abby told me that when I said good-bye this morning it made her eyes want to cry but she was brave... that is all I am asking for , Babycakes

Monday, August 23, 2010

The First Day...

We survived! The first day of Kindergarten. The last of the tears were cried last night at bedtime, when I told Abby that I could not stay at school with her for 3 hours because I had already done Kindergarten back in 1980. This morning she is up, and ready to an exciting day of school.
The end of the first day school report was:
  1. Kindergarten is boring.
  2. The playground is no fun.
  3. Abby made no new friends.
  4. Kindergarten is hot. (Just wait for Wednesday, Babycakes!)
  5. And there are no toys, just magic playdoh... which is no fun.

The brightside is that instead of me picking her up tomorrow she would like to go to Campus Club and ride the bus home with Jack. Done!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Someone is N*E*R*V*O*U*S...

About the First Day of School... okay maybe two people... Yesterday was the fateful "class list" day. The day that you finally figure out who you are going to entrust the education of your child to for the next 180 days because you couldn't homeschool your kids without it ending in murder. Jack is excited... to see where his friends are. Abby is reluctant to get out of the car... she is "too tired". WHATEVER!
"Yes!" I exclaim as I realize that both kids got the teachers that we wanted for them.
Jack was consumed with where "The Twins" are (in case you were wondering...finally placed appropriately in separate classrooms), and who stayed back in second grade. Nice!
Abby tried to hide, act like a baby that needed to be held, and nearly cried.
At home, Abby promptly refused to eat what I made for lunch, threw a fit, was sent to her room, and fained a stomach ache.
At dinner, I explained to Steve that someone is N*E*R*V*O*U*S about school. So the questions start, sure enough 3 questions deep Abby lowers her head, juts out her lip,and doesn't say a word. THEN... the tears come and the "Mommy feelings of making the worst decision in the World for her kid" start, along with horrible flashbacks of Summer Fun 3 weeks ago with the sobbing and the screaming. I am ready to panic, "what is Monday going to be like???" 4 minutes later the old Abby is back, asking if she can take herself to the bathroom in the restaurant, I don't get it! Who is this child?
Last night, I dreamt crazy dreams of dropping Abby off for school (with the drama) and then forgetting to pick her up from school (with MORE drama). I woke up in a panic... maybe my psyche is telling me something... Okay... I admit it... I am N*E*R*V*O*U*S too! My Baby is going to be in Kindergarten! Of course, I am nervous!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Weeks have become Days...

It is back to school time!
And guess what my kids finally figured out???
And preferably in the same twin bed.
What will next Monday be like?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

"Is this Heaven???"

In Heaven can you...
Hear the corn grow?
Let Aunt Sue do crazy things?Take a cousin picture everyday?
Let 2 calves lick you at once? Maybe.Go to a new water park everyday? I hope so! Pose for more cousin pictures?How about a couple more?Get to visit old friends? Of course! Catch Lightening Bugs? I don't think so!
It must be IOWA!