Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kids are funny and apparently I'm not very smart ...

Katie and a friend on the way to the school a few days ago:

Friend - "my mom can count to 100 million.  She can count so good. She can count all the numbers"

Katie - "My mom can count to .... 39"

Only a few more years and I will not be able to count my age anymore ... :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Little Things make all the difference....

I didn't want to go!!  But I did and I'm glad!

This morning I was all settled in to have a lazy Monday where I just get caught up on things around the house, when my husband came downstairs dressed for work.

Me - "What!  I thought you were working from home today."

Him - "Nope gotta go in, why?"

Me - "oh no biggie just told the girls you'd come to the school today for Books 'n Buddies"

I went into panic mode because my day was suddenly cut into 45 minute increments until late afternoon.  There goes nap time for Caleb (and me).  There goes doing much, if any,of the day after Sunday clean-up.  There goes having any reasonable block of time to get ready for the day.

I showered and rushed to do my gymnastics carpool duties -- with wet hair pulled back until  I reached my next 45 min. block.  (I was 20 minutes early by the way - my brain apparently went with my husband to work - so I could have dried my hair but oh well)

Anyway I finally get to the moment that takes me to the school for Books 'n Buddies.  I get in the car and have a flashback to last year where I arrived at the school only to find my kids wishing they could go out to recess instead of read & one of my kid's teacher had scheduled a pizza party for a few kids back in their class so he wanted to be there.  I was hoping that this year would run more smoothly because I always have the company of a couple little ones who could really benefit from a nap.

Anyway I knew my 1st grader would be excited to have us there because this was her first event but I wasn't sure about my 3rd grader.  Each grade comes in at different times so we were nicely settled in to reading when I looked up and saw my 3rd grader standing in the door.  She's clutching to her lunchbox looking around and when she saw me she lit up and said, "I knew you would come!"

That made it all worth it.  So glad I went.

Planning Ahead

I spent the evening researching the requirements needed to apply early to college for my son. 

I skipped my senior year and started college at barely 17 and it was the best decision I ever made - well besides choosing to marry the best man alive and have each of my beautiful kids.  I feel like it really helped me to grow up and I also loved it!  This morning I realized we are only a few years away from my oldest being in that position so I did a little research to see what we need to be preparing for.  I've talked to my kids about this and so far they think its a great idea too.  We'll see in a few years.

I can't believe how quickly the time goes by --- treasure every moment.