Wednesday, July 28, 2010
20 Things You Will Never Hear Me Say
1. “I have too many books. I really should never buy another.”
2. “I love how I look in that photo – the camera really does take off ten pounds!”
3. “I don’t think my children watch enough television or DVDs.”
4. “I wish my kids would learn to ignore me and stop doing everything I ask them to - the first time they are asked!”
5. “My house is too clean. You truly could eat off the floor.”
6. “Tween-age girl emotional swings are a piece of cake – nothing to them!”
7. “Of course – clean laundry stays in the basket and dirty laundry goes on the floor. How logical!”
8. “I love getting my period. I wish it came more often.”
9. “How shall we spend the extra money we have this month after we’ve paid the bills?”
10. “I love cooking from scratch.”
11. “I can’t wait to go swimsuit shopping! Make sure to bring the camera!”
12. “I am completely caught up on grading papers and planning lessons.”
13. “The only thing I love more than spending time in the car with my children is running errands with a tired baby and a cranky tween. I think I love that the most!”
14. “The bank statement came today and I just finished balancing the checkbook to the penny.”
15. “I have a great idea… let’s go to Build-A-Bear! I don’t think you have enough stuffed animals!”
16. “Please turn the channel to Nickelodeon and put the volume up as high as it will go.”
17. “I am just too thin!”
18. “Of course you can have a cell phone, a laptop, a DS, an ipod, and any other electronic device you want. We ARE made of money after all!”
19. “I wish it were even more humid in
20. “I love exercising. I wish there were more hours in the day so I could exercise longer.”
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I'm starting to wonder about class lists, and am figuring out how to get into school at least once per week to work without my children tagging along. I am wondering about tweaking my reading class once again and exactly how different our new social studies text will be. And this will be the year that I sit down with the 8th grade SS teacher and we figure out how we will teach US history so as not to both cover the same small bits to death!
I'm hoping I can convince Joy that taking naps in her crib is a good idea before she will have to at daycare this fall. I would like Faith to read a little more and watch tv a little less. I'm wondering how will we afford everything this fall - especially since I don't want to take away EVERY activity my former only child has participated in.
I wish I could feel that exercise is a priority and that it is fun to do. I wish ice cream had no calories and a full serving of fruits and vegetables. I wish I had all the time to do everything I want to do.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Joy rolled from her tummy to her back today - YEAH!
Ebay sales are quite interesting when you are the seller - making some decent $$ though. Might have enough to pay for one week of daycare at the end of the summer but we'll have a lot more space in our closets!
Every reading teacher should read The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller. It's reinspired me to try Readers' Workshop again.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
And then a blogging friend directed me here and I realize that I am even more blessed. Pay it forward if you can.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Day 4 of camp is today. She's been begging for "her" dog all week - an Alaskan husky. When we finally convinced her that he was not a good choice for our family, she started begging for "her friend's" dog - a chocolate lab. We finally had to break down and tell her that we WILL NOT be adopting a dog from the shelter this week - no matter how cute they are or how friendly they are or how much fun they would have in our backyard or how much they would keep our oldest from being BORED. Nope, no dog. Now if I had my way, maybe a cat would come home...
But Dan says NO pets - at least not until the baby is two. Then we shall see!