9-1-17 Hanging out at home with the windows open. We have a clarinet player practicing in the neighborhood…thank goodness we are leaving soon for her ice skating lesson.
9-2-17 Went to IKEA to get her new bed. As soon as I pulled into the parking lot, I knew we were in trouble. They had lot attendants directing traffic. When we finally figured out the items to pick up from the warehouse, there was a line to get a flat cart. Then, we had to wait in checkout and another wait at furniture pickup. At least the kid is happy!
9-3-17 I was looking for the iPod because I wanted the music on it to make a new playlist for my yoga class. I asked her where it was and she said she didn’t know. I told her to look for it, but found out, she took it to someone’s house months ago and forgot it there. She doesn’t remember which friend or when it was and said she didn’t tell me because she was afraid I would be mad…she was right!!! I yelled at her and told her to find it! I’m so annoyed! I understand that she just turned 9, but she leaves shit everywhere…she lost her thermal bathing suit and goggles at the pool because she ran into a friend in the dressing room and got distracted. Daddy had taken her, so I wasn’t there to remind her to get her things. It’s partially my fault for thinking that she can be responsible with expensive crap…need to quit reminding her and not replace things when she loses them. She went to bed upset and I made her cry…slightly felt guilty and wondering if I needed to find her a therapist. Lol.
9-4-17 I decided this morning that she is no longer allowed to take items to her friend’s homes because every time she does, she leaves something there then gets upset. Until, she shows she is responsible to remember items for school, etc., she no longer can take things to her friends. She apologized and I told her I was more mad that she tried to hide it from me. Today is Aunt Jenny’s birthday, so she FaceTimed her while she was in Vegas. We went to Target then Sears looking for school clothes. Everything is seriously picked through. We found a couple of T-shirts she liked, but there wasn’t much to choose from.
9-5-17 Went to a yoga class at 10:30am at the gym. Wanted to check it out since I’m taking over the class next week. She had to go to kids club and wasn’t happy about it. After class, the kids club attendant said she was sooooo good…I said, “With other people!” Lol. She was having fun when I picked her up. Took her to get a back to school haircut and she had her ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene. Then, we went to her teacher Meet & Greet at school. Can’t believe she will be in 4th grade tomorrow. The parent in front of us was asking tons of questions and drilling the teacher…I was getting impatient because I just wanted to say hi and get the heck out of there! The teacher said she had heard from all the other teachers how sweet my daughter is. She can be sweet and also can be a major pill at home! Ran into her friend, Max from 3rd grade; they did not get put in the same classroom this year. Then, the neighbor kids came over and decided to come inside to play in her room. They started screeching and running up and down the stairs, so I told them to go outside. They quieted down and stayed in her room. Sent a text to her dad to hurry up and get home because the kids were driving me nuts…thank goodness school is starting tomorrow! As soon as he walked though the door, I grabbed my stuff and left to go teach my yoga class.
9-6-17 First day of school! I think I was a little too happy! Then, I experienced the parking lot zoo again…people driving the wrong way, backing up with cars behind them, passing each other. Kids yoga started again after school, so she went with me a took the class…begrudgingly. I have the kids draw and color for the 1st ten minutes of class to get settled in and she picked up one of my kid yoga books and drew a character from the book.
9-7-17 She met a new friend in her class, Ava.
9-8-17 Picked her up from school. She said she almost accidentally kicked Matt when she was swinging on the monkey bars, then she said, the boys really don’t change from 2nd grade…ever. She had practice ice in the afternoon for her exhibition skate tomorrow.
9-9-17 Her Free Skate 5 exhibition was after 6pm. She fell doing a Waltz jump, so Coach Meegan told her she had 2 weeks to perfect it.
9-10-17 Daddy wanted to go bike riding, so she went with me to my morning class and played on the iPad while I taught. Lilly came over at noon for an all day playdate until after 7:30pm!
9-12-17 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.
9-13-17 She came with me to my kid’s yoga class right after school. She followed along better today then she usually does. Her and daddy were playing Simon Says before bed and she said, “Simon never says curse words!” Daddy asked her how she knew about curse words and her response, “Mommy says them all the time!”
9-14-17 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school. She practiced her Camel Spin and Waltz Jump with a Loop.
9-15-17 Ice skating with Coach Meegan. She has a group lesson for 30 minutes with 2 other girls, then a private for 30 minutes.
9-16-17 Daddy took her to her group Free Skate 6 lesson, while I worked all day.
9-17-17 I taught my morning class and she came with me and played on the iPad. Then, daddy took her to her cousin, Alyze’s 5th birthday party.She said she didn’t have anything to read, so I told her to go into my office and pick a book from my bookshelf. 10 minutes later, I hear belly laughing from her room. She was reading, “Momisms…what she says ad what she really means”.
9-19-17 Picked her up from school and she was excited that she could be a mentor to a Kindergartner or 1st Grader this year. She has to answer a questionnaire and has to be chosen. Had her ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene.
9-20-17 Arrived 30 minutes early to get a parking space in the school lot, otherwise, you’ll end up parking a few blocks away for pickup. It got a little real today…Lots of honking then a mom yelling at a guy, calling him an idiot to get the fuck out of the way. People getting out of their cars yelling, more honking! Yep, my kids goes to a Rated 10 school! After successfully making it out alive, we proceeded to my kids yoga class. She picked out a cat from one of my kids yoga books and just drew it. I’m pretty impressed! Stopped at the store to get her new sneakers and fall boots, then headed home to safety.
9-21-17 Wore her knew boots to school today…quite the fashionista!
9-22-17 Career Day at school. She dressed up as a figure skater, of course…wore her performance dress. Had ice skating with Coach Meegan after school.
9-23-17 Daddy took her to her Free Skate 6 lesson while I worked all day showing houses and teaching yoga. Her friend, Lilly spent the night.
9-25-17 Played with the neighborhood kids in the garage after school, then Lilly came over to pick up her stuff from Saturday and wanted to stay when she saw all the kids playing. Her mom dropped her off and after awhile Lilly wanted to play something different than the other girls, so my kid asked if they could take turns. Lilly said no. My kid was trying to include everyone, but Lilly said she came over to just play with my kid. I was thinking, she joined in after the fact, so maybe she should go with what was going on before she arrived. I told my kid she was doing the right thing and not everyone gets there way all of the time.
9-26-17 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school. Measured her foot for new skates tonight, her current ones are 2 sizes too small…no wonder she says her little toe feels crammed into her skate. $369 for new Riedell skates! I take the neighbor kids to school 2-3 days per week because their mom goes to work early. When the 3 of the kids get together they act like siblings and start bickering and teasing each other. I told them to try to act like they like each other and took a photo.
9-27-17 Kid’s Yoga class after school. Captured them in Frog Pose. She was in a mood after school…I told her to clean up her stuff and she got mouthy, then started crying. As soon as she was done, the neighborhood kids knocked on the door to play. Within 10 minutes, she was happy again.
9-28-17 She was chosen to be a mentor for a Kindergartener or 1st Grader at school and was very proud. Went to ice skating with Coach Meegan and I was about 5-7 minutes late coming into get her (sitting in my car) because I figured she would practice after. She was crying because I wasn’t there and she thought something happened to me. Started complaining of a sore throat before bed.
9-29-17 I called her in for a sick day, but when she woke up she wanted to go to school because they were having a Cougar Pride assembly and had a couple of other fun activities planned. She skipped ice skating after school, though.
9-30-17 Daddy took her to her Free Skate 6 lesson, then she played with neighborhood kids the rest of the day.