Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Break (alas, not for me...)

  • C1 is on Spring Break this week. He is spending it in Alabama. I think we all needed a break. A pattern has emerged; 2-3 days before he visits his mom, he acquires an Attitude with a capital 'A.' Like he is stressed out but, yet, he acts like he wants to go. What's up with that?
  • Report cards will come out next week. Will C1 pass everything for the first time all year? Tune in then to find out.

  • Curt tried THREE foods this weekend: celery, apple and grape. He ate ONE WHOLE grape. I tried to act nonchalant (reverse psychology). I let him eat it in the cart before payment. Sue me.

  • Cowboy has had lots of work in the last two weeks with no breakdowns. Cross your finger, knock on wood, something.

  • It is Monday. I am tired. Oh, and my back hurts.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Weekend in (Bad) Pictures

C1's Anatomy of a Cell project?

Completed! With little or no attitude! He took an active "helper" role (Cowboy took Curt for an extended ride) and even commented when we were finished, "That wasn't bad at all!"

My mother bought Curt the series, "Your Baby Can Read." We received it in the mail Saturday. I put one of the DVD's in for Curt.

And, he read the words. Without any photos. Immediately. As I suspected, he IS reading.

His future's so bright, he's gotta wear shades.

PS If anyone has any hints about cell phone photos, i.e., how to make them less sucky? I mean, I realize they are cell phone photos, but these really suck!

ETA: When I picked Curt up from preschool, I told his teacher about the weekend reading experience. Seems it's not isolated! She was working with Curt on sight cards to identify letters. The sight card read, "h house"(no picture). She quizzed him about the "h," but he responded, "house!" I told her, "Yes, because he doesn't talk very much, I am sometimes surprised at how much he knows!" That's Semi for "Don't underestimate my child."

Friday, March 13, 2009

Half Full?

This is a crappy way to come back after almost a month absence. I realize this.

Cowboy and I have been a little busy begging, threatening, and punishing an almost-14-year-old to do his homework, lessons, projects. One of which will consume my mind until it's done this weekend, although he won't give it a second thought. And I will end up doing most, if not all, of the work. I can't let him fail when I can help him; it's my mother coming out in me.

I've also been busy doing extra loads of laundry since Curt is still crapping in his pants. He is doing pretty well on the weekends, but shitty (haha) during the week.

I'm tired of cooking. I'm tired of laundry. I'm thankful to have my job.

Jess says much of what I want to say, if I could write this well.

Have a good weekend.