I survived Back to School and am enjoying a breather before the insanity that is Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas descends upon us. It seems like the perfect time to review what’s been going in the EBM household this past month.
Below, you’ll find a smattering of Facebook posts that only a few of you saw (since Facebook only allows a few of you to see unless I pay to promote them!) plus some other ditties about me and the kids that hopefully make you smile/brighten your day!
All About Second Grade
My daughter, 7, seems to like second grade well enough. I’m a bit worried, though, because she keeps getting stickers for being the quietest student or the student with the neatest handwriting. Yes, those are good things, but she’s been rewarded for being quiet and neat at least 3 times so far. I want her to know it’s okay to speak up and write passionately sometimes, rather than neatly. But, really, I’m proud that she listens and is on the teacher’s good side.
I also started volunteering in her class a couple times a month. Here’s how that made me feel:
All About Sixth Grade
Meanwhile, I am thoroughly enjoying 6th grade because I don’t have to sign homework or a planner. My son’s on his own, peeps, which is how I think it should be. Do his homework or not, it’s on him. NOT ME!
He does get home from middle school sometimes before I get home from work. I’ve gotten 2 phone calls while driving home that made me heart stop when I saw it was the home phone number.
Is he okay? I worried.
Yup, he was fine. Once he called to ask if he could eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (Yes). The other time he wanted to let me know he clogged the toilet (Uh, thanks for telling me?)
He also decided that middle school boys choir was NOT for him:
All About Me
And me? I had a busy September. I visited the farmers’ market:
I provided entertainment at a meeting at work:
I realized that my deodorant does NOT last 24 hours, no matter what the sticker on it says:
And I hosted my parents for a weekend. Good thing I was prepared!
What were the highlights of your September?
Don’t forget you can catch my Facebook status updates (sometimes when Facebook feels like it) by following my page.
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles/Freedigitalphotos.net