|Off to school on their first day!|
Thursday, September 8, 2016
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
|Holding up the "stop" sign!|
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
My eldest came home from school and was excited to tell me about a conversation that took place in math class today. A friend asked "How many times do I need to sing "Satisfied" from Hamilton before this class is over?" Another friend asked, "How long is that song?" 5 minutes. "Then you need to sing it 7 times." My daughter shared with them (likely as a "fun fact" as she says to us at home all of the time...) that when she was little her mother (me) would tell her how long things were in terms of a Disney show (something she could relate to). How long until we get to Grandma's house? "Two Hannah Montana's" or "Two Kim Possible's." Her singing friend said, "My mom used to do that too!!" My girl was then reminded me about her school trip to Washington DC last year, and how a friend of her's said, "I don't have to go to the bathroom, but I'm going to try before we leave, like my mother always tells me I should!" And of course, my girl said, "My mom tells me that ALL the time too!!" She told me, "You know, I think all moms think alike!"
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Where does the time go? My girls are growing up so fast! My eldest is a freshman in high school -- college is closer than my husband and I want to think about! And my "baby" is in 4th grade, going into Middle School next year! Our girls are pretty tall and are constantly outgrowing their clothes or shoes. Thankfully, our eldest has probably stopped growing (don't tell her I said that -- she is about 5'10" and desperately wants to make it to 6'! ;) -- she's been in the same shoe size for a few years now (hooray!!), not so for the little one. Today, she came home from school and because the weather was colder than it has been (I thought we were in Spring now, folks!) we had her wear a zip-up hoodie over a long sleeved shirt, a tank top and jeans. The hoodie seems to be bordering on being too tight now, so when she got home I said, "Is that hoodie getting too tight?" Yes. "Are we done with it?" Yes. So I say, "Here" and hold out my hand and she takes the hoodie off and hands it to me. Then as I watch her tug the sleeves of her shirt down, I say, "Is that shirt getting too tight?" Yes. "Are we done with that too?" And she says, "Yes, but don't say 'Here' because I still need to WEAR this tonight!!"