The Girl Child tripped over the cat and fell down the stairs last night. Both she and the cat are fine, but somehow, this is her brother's fault.
Last week's "He Has Three Wives" mystery is solved. Apparently someone in her first grade class last year did his Famous American presentation on Tony Hawk (We did Abe Lincoln ~ same caliber *rolls eyes*) and did in fact share that he's been married three times!
Also from The Girl Child this week:
"Mamma, sex is when a man and a women kiss" ....insert pause long enough for me to think, "Okay, not sure where this came from, but I'm okay with that at this moment."..... and then she brings it home with, "BUTT NAKED!" ~ Yes, she says "butt naked".
It took every ounce of my being not to say, "WHAT!!!!" Instead I calmly ~I swear~ said, "Where did you hear that?" Which sparked a conversation about what it's okay to talk about in school, who we should hang out with, and what kinds of things we should clarify with Mamma!
Not to be outdone, The Boy Child's teacher pulled me aside to tell me that he scored higher than any other third grader on our Mid-Year Math Benchmarks.
Sweet E got to come home this week!!!! She goes back in this morning for more treatment, but she and her family were so relieved that she was responding well enough for a break.
Her mother reported last night that she was feeling very nervous about going back so her father told her if she was a champ today she could put a pie in his face tonight. I am in awe of these people as they face this adversity. What a gift they are to each other!
Thank you for your admiration of my restraint last week. I'm afraid though, that it's not as benevolent as it seems... I already know my kids think I'm prettier than their step-mom, so I don't HAVE to say it.
More importantly, my kids are prettier... hands down ~ I'm not just being biased... I swear! *winks*