Monday, October 22, 2007

my sweet boo

He got an award for being such a good citizen today at school.

It seems one of his little friends ran into a bar on the playground and he ran over to see if she was alright. Then, another one got hit by a swing and he again ran to make sure she was okay. He has always been like that. If someone falls, he is the first to ask "are you okay?" If someone is sad he will ask "why are you sad?"

Such a caring little man. He is going to make a great husband and daddy some day.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

from the backseat

Heading to an afternoon birthday party for one of our favorite newly-turned-4-year-olds ~

me: I had better stop and grab a coffee on our way out. I am still pretty tired and a little crabby, I think.

the muss: You should make it a large.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

so proud

The Muss is a fantastic student.

We had parent/teacher conferences today for our favorite 1st grader and it went swimmingly. Her teacher was beaming as she told us how the Muss is doing in each of her subjects, went over her (very subjective) report card and told us about the "extra" things she has her doing.

I guess the Muss and one other student are so far ahead in some areas (read: reading) that the teacher has them do other worksheets/projects when she is working with the rest of the class. I already knew she was doing very well with her reading, heck, she was using inflection as a 5-year-old. A lot of adults I know don't even use inflection when they read. I was fairly advanced in this area when I was younger as well. From my writing you can clearly see that it ended there and I didn't advance much past AP English in high school. I make do.

Her teacher spoke of how the Muss is always volunteering to help her and other students. How she is always smiling and always willing (and excited!) to do whatever is asked of her. She is a joy to have in the classroom.

I wish that was the same kid I picked up from school. I tease. We have our difficulties, what parent doesn't? I do know that it is hard to "keep it together" all day and so a little falling apart is necessary once she gets home. I have the same problem.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

on the way home from tennis lessons

Note: I am not perfect and my kids do get drive-thru from time to time.
Not often, though. I swear.

Tennis gets over at 6:20 PM and I just cannot muster the energy to rush home and cook dinner. Since we usually eat at 6P, this would make it at least an hour late, so we usually pick something up on Tuesdays.

Heading to Taco Johns~

Me: I haven't had an Super Potato Oles in for-evah, can't wait.

the Muss: Hmmm, do they wear a cape?

Boo: Super Potato Oles to the rescue!

Monday, October 1, 2007

happy birthday to me

I'm 29 years old and I'm sticking to that.

No, really, today I turned 38. Speeding toward 40 at a rapid rate. I'm not one who is really hung up on ages, except when you mention mine. I don't feel 38 and (personally) I don't think I look 38. Whatever 38 looks like, I guess. I did that test thing at and I was only 21 yrs 8 mos old. Now, I really would not want to be 21 again, but hey, that thing is scientifically accurate, right?

I started the day by taking the Muss to school. Then headed out for a day of shopping with my mom. I have been feeling some tension in our relationship so it was really nice to spend the day with her just relaxing. I think I may have repaired some things in my head. Mothers and daughters seem to have such complicated relationships. I am a little apprehensive about the future since I have 2 of them and they both seem to have too much of me in them. I am going to surmise the teenage years will prove to be difficult.

The kids made me some very cute cards today while I was out. Boo's drew a picture of the two of us in his. The Muss wrote a long message wishing a "happy birthday to my 38-year-old mom." Thanks, I appreciated that.

My dad dropped off some flowers and a card. The cash included was very helpful in covering some of my shopping expenses from the day. J.'s mom came over, brought balloons and made dinner.

All in all a lovely day.