Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Little Extra Touch of Normalcy

For those of you who have not heard the good news, Richard has re-entered the workforce and is having his first true day of today!

Not much else to report. What can I tell you? I'm pretty darned happy today. My kitchen makeover is going so well that today I started to cry while preparing the boys' lunch because I was just so darned happy to be in my kitchen and loving it.

The boys have been pretty great. We're dealing with the transition of Dexter to no nap, which means earlier bedtime (yay), but he's waking at 6:30/7am (yuck).

Today has been particularly wonderful despite my waking to being sick. I think I had a panic attack which I have not had in years and I cannot tell you what would've caused it.

But that's not the point of my writing. The boys were wonderful. I explained that I was not feeling well and just wanted to try to sleep on the couch and they played so wonderfully, built their own forts, had movie theatre time in AJ's room, played Transformers, played Rescue Heroes, and played Duplo.

I have a hint of a headache left, but am no longer nauseated. Swimming lessons this afternoon, followed by a well deserved trip to the skatepark or playground will be in order.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I Totally Need to Update with Some Pictures

But until then, I'll leave you with a recent favourite entry of mine from one of my favourite blogs. (Probably only interesting if you're a mom).

Enjoying the Small Things

Protecting your child vs. teaching him/her how to deal with disappointment. I don't like to sugar coat things too much, so I really enjoyed this entry.

It was particularly interesting after watching "Waiting for Superman" and not being surprised at the statistic having to do with US schools having such low achievement, yet scoring highest in 'confidence'

"...although America is falling behind in math, our kids are first in confidence. American students get terrible math scores compared to their international peers, but they think they’re great in math—in fact, they have more confidence in their math skills than students from any other country."
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Friday, July 15, 2011