5-1-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene. Running late and I’m asking her to hurry and get her skates on and she tells me I’m impatient and she can’t be rushed. I’m restraining yelling at her.
5-2-18 Went to my kids yoga class, then she played with the neighborhood kids since it was sunny out. She was being sweet tonight, which is a first in a couple of weeks…hopefully, this will last a few days!
5-3-18 She woke up with a sore throat, so I let her stay home from school today and skip her ice skating lesson.
5-4-18 Back to school. I taught the art docent lesson for her class on Michelangeo. The art project was drawing St. Peter’s Basilica. Her writing assignment is due on Monday and she talked her teacher into not making her stay in for study hall today as long as she finished it over the weekend. She arrived home and after about 45 minutes realized she left all her information for her assignment at school, proceeded to throw a fit and told me I sucked because I wouldn’t take her to school to see if her teacher was still there. I told her she would have to stay in for recess on Monday to finish it and she continued to throw a fit, so she ended up in her room. She has ice skating with Coach Meegan at 5pm and can’t wait until that is over so I can pass her off to dad and I can go to a yoga class!
5-5-18 I had to teach all day today and left at 7:30am with her skates in my car, so she missed her morning lesson. Apparently, her and the neighbors made a princess cake today.
5-6-18 I taught all day and when I arrived home in the afternoon, she was having fun with her friends in the garage.
5-7-18 Ballet in the early evening and she wanted to show me she’s getting better at her splits.
5-8-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene.
5-9-18 Kids yoga.
5-10-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school, then she started talking about the cell phone again…had to shut her down! Attended the Highly Capable open house info. session tonight for new students going into the program. Glad she is starting in the 5th grade…will just have to get her thru 5th grade math this summer, since she will be doing 6th grade academics next year. It sounds as if it will be similar to Montessori school, which is perfect for her. Working independently and lots of projects…just like her Montessori preschool. 😀 A parent actually asked how to balance putting pressure vs. letting his kid be a kid. The classes get divided into 2nd/3rd, 3rd/4th & 5th grades, possibly 4th/5th. Many concerned parents wondering how they divide the 3rd & 4th graders, socialization, etc.
5-11-18 Morning breakfast with mom at school for Mother’s Day. Ice skating with Coach Meegan; she wore her new ice skating dress. Then, her friends, Ivory and Riley, came over to play while the mom’s went to a yoga class.
5-12-18 As she’s getting ready to leave for her ice skating lesson with daddy, she asked where I put the iPad. I said, “I don’t know.” Under her breath, she says, “Wow, that’s a bad memory.”
5-13-18 Mother’s Day.
5-14-18 Bad mom…she gave this to me a necklace she made yesterday while I was attempting to nap on the couch. Didn’t even really look at it and told her to put it the counter. I better wear it every day this week! Ballet in the early evening.
5-15-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.
5-16-18 Went to my kids yoga class. The kids were running around wild, then I put a song on by Snatam Kaur and they immediately calmed down and went to their mats without redirecting 100x. Stopped at McDonald’s for McTeacher night, where all the teachers at her school work the counter and drive-thru for a PTA fundraiser. It was a complete zoo…we got the order to go!
5-17-18 After school, we stopped by the community park to hang upside down. Ice skating with Coach Meegan.
5-18-18 Ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan. I found this meme which sums us up at the rink.
5-19-18 I went to Wanderlust most of the day, then we went to Stars on Ice in the evening. We had meet and greet tickets, but she became extremely tired and didn’t feel good by the end of the show, so we gave our tickets to a couple of very excited girls since she has already met most of the skaters twice.
5-20-18 She worked on her Night of the Notables project for a little while and spent the afternoon playing with neighbors.
5-21-18 Starting SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment) tests at school this week. She’s participating in a yoga challenge in one of my studios I teach at. Her and the neighbor kids showing their Warrior Two pose. Then, the ice cream truck came through our neighborhood and I wanted to bring out the super soaker…it’s 5:10pm…right before dinner! Then, she had ballet in the evening.
5-22-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene, then she played with the neighborhood kids. Today’s pose was Airplane.
5-23-18 She was eating a cookie when I picked her up from school. Apparently, the teacher is giving the class tons of snacks throughout the day at every break during their tests…why do they have to give so much junk food?!? Went to my kids yoga class and she showed her Crescent Lunge pose.
5-24-18 I had to teach a yoga class in the morning, so daddy took her and the neighbor kids to school. When I picked her up, she was eating a brownie! On her way to her ice skating lesson, she fell asleep (she hasn’t done that in a couple of years). After skating she said she got a cramp in her side after she started skating…told her it was from all the junk she ate at school. She wasn’t even hungry after due to all the snacking.
5-25-18 Rainbow Day at school. She wore a fancy colorful dress. Ice skating with Coach Meegan. Another school shooting; this time in an Indiana middle school. We have already decided that she will do online public high school…do we need to do it in middle school too?!?
5-27-18 On our way to dinner. Get a call from the neighbor that our front door was left open on our way to dinner, she starts crying because she was worried about the cat getting out, Dad dropped the f-bomb, went back home to check on the cat…we finally made it to dinner.
5-28-18 Memorial Day. No school. Spent the day playing with her neighborhood friends.
5-29-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene. Getting ready to compete on Sunday.
5-30-18 She was so happy she received the Cougar Pride award yesterday! She has been going to her elementary school since 2nd grade and has never received it…every month, she would be so disappointed because she felt everyone else had received one except her. Kept telling her she didn’t need the recognition because she does good things every day, but phew! Proceeded to my kids yoga class.
5-31-18 No ice skating today due since Coach Meegan is at Ice Fest today. Played with the neighbor kids after school. Not only do they play together all the time, they now FaceTime each other when they have to come inside.