My children were squabbling one morning this week as they waited for their waffles to toast, resulting in The Girl exclaiming to her brother, "Well that doesn't mean you deserve a plate and I am your maid!"
I didn't catch what he did to deserve her wrath, but all I could think was, "You go Girl!!!"
Then, last night, we were working on a project The Boy had been assigned for homework. He had drawn and mapped out the plan earlier in the week and we were cutting and folding and hot-gluing to assemble it all. I asked him if he wanted to add something and he said, "No, I'm good, I only need that for extra credit."
To which The Girl ~the child with whom doing projects is a nightmare~ says, "The Boy isn't going for extra credit? So what you are saying, Mamma, is that he is not doing his best????"
For what it's worth, while I understand the merits of Project-Based Learning, I really detest projects. As such, I only assign what I absolutely have to. I HATE making ONE as a parent and certainly don't want to evaluate THIRTY as a teacher...
I received flowers as a surprise at work this week. The only problem is they were sent to the wrong school. Luckily, they went to a school at which my neighbor works and in a twist of fate, she was in the office when they arrived and was able to sign for and get them to me that evening. Needless to say, she had a few questions, since she had no idea there was anyone in the picture to send me flowers.
Apparently she doesn't look out her front window very often after dark.
Apparently I was semi-relieved they went to the wrong place... seems I get embarrassed when someone does something sweet like that in a public way... seems this fits my definition of Public Displays of Affection, to which I am generally opposed.