Thanks for the comments to my Dinnertime Debacle post last night. I appreciate them. I do want to clarify and state that we do not force any food down our kids’ throats. And I am not a big promoter of the “Clean-Your-Plate” club either. We have done the deal where they have to take one bite of everything, but no dessert if they don’t eat their dinner (because if you’re hungry enough for dessert – you’re hungry enough to eat your dinner first!) Believe me when I tell you that they complain about being hungry ALL. THE. TIME. but yet when dinner rolls around, they complain, pick, neglect their food. And no, we don’t provide anything else for them, because that’s just crazy-talk. Believe me when I tell you that if we served pizza, chicken nuggets, french fries or any variety of junk food every night for dinner, our children would eat it up!! I have saved dinner to serve for breakfast, too. I may have to go back to doing that. I don’t know that I’ve ever done that with Helen. I say “they” because all the kids have done it…but Helen’s just the main culprit right now.
I am six weeks away from my due date as of Wednesday this week. What’s really sad is that most people think I am just days away from my due date thanks to my big ol’ preggo belly. To be fair, I am finally waddling (started about a week or so ago) so I look more “ready to go” waddling down the hall/street/sidewalk/etc. Surprisingly enough, I’m not moaning and groaning and overall “done” with pregnancy yet. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s number 5. I mean, yeah, I am uncomfortable and all…but I just feel perfectly content with the fact that it’s not time to have a baby yet.
I am not a telephone-talker. Well, I take that back. With SOME people I am a telephone-talker. I can talk to my Dad, my sisters, one of my aunts or my husband for a long time on the phone. I don’t mind calling or being called by any of those. But those are really it. If you’re not one of those, please don’t be offended if we have some awkward silences if we happen to talk on the phone without a clear directive to the conversation. I really wish there were a few people I felt comfortable informing about my telephone-talker-status so they can stop calling me, though.
It was the last day of school today! My kids were all kinds of excited. They were up 20 minutes before I normally get them up! I just peeked at Sarah’s grades online and I am very pleased. She got A’s in everything except Math and Reading and those were B+’s (92%). Her school has a grading scale of 94-100 = A. I am just so happy for her! She worked so hard all year and learned so much. Our school is the most awesome school and I’m very happy that we have our kids there.
It’s a three day weekend. Unfortunately, in my line of work, the day before a three day weekend and the day after a three day weekend are days from hell. Today was no different. I didn’t get home until almost 6:30 p.m. Boo.
Sarah gets to go ride a horse tomorrow! See, one of Sarah’s 3rd grade teachers (they changed teachers mid-year) owns a horse. Sarah has been corresponding by e-mail with this wonderful lady and has asked her to attend games and things all year. Since she hadn’t been able to come every time Sarah invited her, she wanted to still have some time to see Sarah, so she asked us if Sarah could come see her horse and ride. We didn’t tell Sarah until just a few hours ago, but she is EXCITED. BEYOND. BELIEF. 🙂 Should be fun!!
The pool opens this weekend, but the weather is NOT cooperating. I hope we get to go at least one of the days this weekend. The kids have been chompin-at-the-bit to get to the pool!
Okay – isn’t this a cute picture??
Have a great weekend. Be sure to visit Jen for more Quick Takes!!