Thursday, August 17, 2006

Catching Up

I haven't been blogging as much as I'd like. I feel like I'm missing little moments I should capture on disk space. I try to remember cute and funny things the kids say and do, but most times, when it comes time for me to post, my old brain fails me.

Let's see. School is in full swing. Homework has started and I'm just counting the days until I'm stumped on how to help them with an assignment. I had a bad 'predicate' scene a couple of years ago, when, for the life of me, I couldn't think of what the hell a predicate was. I did get stumped on how to do a capital 'Y' in cursive yesterday. Emma outright rejected my version of the big 'Y', erased it and penciled in her own little goal-post-looking Y, with a bit of an attitude.

Along with school comes extra-curricular activities and we're trying to decide on those now. The girls will do art again this year and it looks like Emma will do soccer in the fall and Anna will try out for the middle-school basketball team. For now, I'm enjoying the fact that we're activity-free for the next couple of weeks.

John M. has a little bit of a cough lately, because many of the kids at the babysitters are sick and the germs are making the rounds. He's been loving watching 'Madagascar' and gets really peeved if I sing to any of the songs or God forbid, try to dance to them. He's saying so many new things now, I can't keep up. This morning, he pointed at my car keys and said 'keys' and I didn't even know he knew that word. He also likes to tell me 'I weady!' when he's ready to go somewhere. His buddies are back at daycare and he's happy about that. (Their moms are teachers and had the summer off).

And last, but certainly not least (and y'all are sworn to secrecy on this one), Aunt Flo is at my house again, and it's not me she's here to see.

Someone help me . . please ;)

14 comments:

chesneygirl said...

OH. MY. GOD!!!
RENEE!?!?! She's still too young yet! I feel for ya, girlfriend..I do!!

Adam is ALL ABOUT the purple dinosar these days. I'm going nuts!

Jamie said...

OH MY GOD on Aunt Flo...That means I may only have about 6 years for her arrival. Yea on no extracurricular activities for a few weeks though. Enjoy it girlfriend. We haven't rented Madagascar yet...may have to make a trip to the movie store tomorrow on my day off! :)

Anonymous said...

Noooooooooooo!!!!^%$#^$#&! Not my little Anna Adele. I can hardly stand it. I want to cry; she's only 10 years old. .

Sad MawMaw.

holli said...

I can not believe it took me a second to realize you didn't really have an Aunt Flo.. good grief - how old have I become?

I also can't believe school is here already.

Must be my old age kicking in!!! Or I've lost my mind.

I love the w instead of r stuff.. I think it's so cute.. it's one of my favorite Faith things.

martie said...

OH MY GOD!~! That's way to young. She's still 11 isn't she? I noticed my granddaughter who is the same age is starting to get a "shape" to her and I'm sure Aunt Flo won't be far behind! I'm soooo not ready for that either! Hugs my friend! And hang in there.

Mary Tsao said...

Now that you mention Aunt Flo, I guess it makes sense, but oh, my! My mom was horrible with "the conversation," and I don't know if I'll be any better. I hope I will be. I need to start practicing now!

I just remember that big box of pads coming at me (and in those days, I mean BIG) with some mumbled words of explanation... how uncomfortable it was...

Shash said...

Oh my goodness, I went to school with a girl who was 8 when she got hers - we were 13 in the bathroom still without our first visit and here's this little girl... they grow up even faster nowadays. I have a friend who's 8 year old is starting to exhibit signs of "maturing" - hair and attitude. What's in the chicken??!!

FrogLegs said...

Wow. I only have a boy. I can't even imagine giving the talk. I was a whole heck of a lot older than her too. Wow. I did go with a friend (before we moved) to bra shop with her oldest. Qas actually fun, LOL- in a weird, girls will be girls kind of thing. BUt I wasn't the mom, LOL!

mothergoosemouse said...

AHHHHHHH!!! Flo is here to see your big girl?! Oh my goodness, how time flies.

And I cracked up over the "goal-post Y" - love it!

Amanda said...

Madagascar is a great movie and say "I watch move it move it" She has watched it at least 20 times. Thank God for Tivo.

Aunt Flo she causes more problems that I would like to remember. Good luck with the talk.

Krisco said...

What a great update. Thanks! (and that last item...scary!!! not already!!)

jess said...

oh! that scares me. i'm so not ready.

Lala's world said...

ahhh I had Aunt Flo visit someone else in my house too this year! it gets better each month she visits.....and after I reminded her a couple of times how to be clean up after Aunt Flo....all was fine! even the moods got better. hang in there!

acumamakiki said...

I was 11 when Aunt Flo came into my life and I'm just hoping that the predictions are WRONG that say the earlier you start, the later you end. I say bring it, I'm done. (=