Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Friday, March 27, 2009

Getting ready for bed

[Mom] Ainsley, go put your jammies on.

[Ainsley - whiny] I don't want to wear jammies, I want to stay here with Lincoln....

[Mom] Take Lincoln with you to put on your jammies.

[Ainsley - chipper] Okay, come on Lincoln....

A few minutes pass....

[Ainsley - hysterical] Mom, I and he and he is so funny!!!

[Mom] Huh?

[Ainsley] Lincoln has my jammies on!

[Mom] What??? Lincoln, come here....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

5 Hour Zoo Trip

We had a fantastic time at the zoo. We took the DART down to the Zoo. Did every single possible activity and had a great time. In case you are keeping track, it takes five hours to do every single possible activity...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Book of Spring Break

We planned out our Spring Break and Alexandra made us a little booklet so we don't forget.


Today is Saturday, it is Book Day

Today is Sunday, it is Mass and Movies

Today is Monday, it is Mary and Michael's (cleaning help and to buy a craft).

Today is Tuesday, it is St. Patrick's day and Zoo!!!

Today is Wednesday, it is make fudge and Science Place.

Today is Thursday, it is Arboretum and Workbook day

Today is Friday, it is Game Day

Friday, March 6, 2009

There goes his career.... :(

Anderson jumped off a chair yesterday and broke or "cracked" his elbow. Long day yesterday at the ER. He barely made it... But, today he is back to normal.

[Mom] Buddy, come here, let me take your picture.

[Anderson] Oh, do you want a picture of my sword?

[Anderson] Let me see! Look, wow, my sword... Looks good, Mommy.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Anderson's Interview

Buddy had his interview at White Rock yesterday. He seemed ready to go. I put goop in his hair and combed it over. I put a white button up on over his black t-shirt.

[Mom] Buddy, do you want to go to school?

[Anders] Yeah.

[Mom] You have to talk to the teachers first.

[Anders] Okay.

[Mom] Keep your sword here, you can get it when you are done.

[Anders] Okay.

It mad me so teary to see him go. I remember all my angst when Alexandra had her first interview. Then, when Ainsley went, I was worried for a week that she would not go with them. But she did and did wonderfully.

So, Anderson walked down the hall with them (probably because he has seen the teachers regularly since he was born. I ran upstairs to the viewing window, and this is what I made out from watching through the glass....

He stood there with his arms crossed in front of his body and said, "Mommy."

[Ms. Akin] Would you like to sit here?

[Anders] Mommy.

[Ms. Bolano] Look Anderson, you can .....

[Anders] Mommy.

[Ms. Akin] Little nudge, here Anders, look.....

[Anders] Stood firm. Mommy.

So, this was bad. You can't do that in the interview. The whole point of the interview/assessment is not "what they know" but can they communicate with the child. Is the child responsive. Will they follow directions....? It was a loooooong 7 or 8 minutes. I couldn't watch anymore. I walked away and at the same time, Ms. Bolano had left the room and came upstairs to talk to me.

We were talking about rescheduling for another day when we looked through the glass downstairs and Ms. Akin got him to do a puzzle. Then, he was sitting sorting colors (he knew them! pat on back). Ms. Bolano went back downstairs and everything commenced....

So, I guess my little guy is going to go to school next year. Sniff.

He told me later he was scared.