11-1-16 Today I said to her, “Sometimes I’m a little too hard on you like when I get mad when you spill things and I do the same thing”. Her response: “Isn’t there a parenting book for that or something?!?” We proceeded to her ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene. Her friend, Max gave her a piece of his Halloween candy at school today. She was tired from Halloween, so I tried to get her to go to bed early…I managed to get her to go 10 minutes early.
11-2-16 This morning she said she couldn’t wait to see Max at school today and she reciprocated by giving him a couple of pieces of her candy. Ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene again, then home to do her homework. She is doing multiplication in 3rd Grade. I don’t think I learned what she is doing until 7th Grade and I know I didn’t bring homework home until Junior High. She’s talking about equations, etc.
11-3-16 She participated in a pizza party with her teacher today. Student’s that donated $125 or more to their fundraiser received a party with their teachers. Max participated too.
11-4-16 They had a Harvest Party at school today; brought home more sugar and had cupcakes at school…right after Halloween! Went to her ice skating lesson right after school, then she stayed later to practice with 2 other girls for the Winter Solstice show coming up next month.
11-5-16 Daddy took her to her Free Skate 3 lesson while I went to yoga. He took her to watch the “Trolls” movie in the afternoon.
11-6-16 Made her choose 10 pieces of candy from what was left from Halloween candy and the rest is getting trashed. Daddy took her to Barnes and Nobles for some kids event they were having.
11-7-16 I’m currently eating the remaining candy today…BAD MOM!
11-8-16 HILLARY LOST! OMG!
11-9-16 Dropped her off at school and stayed glued to the media in disbelief until I picked her up from school and took her to ice skating. STILL IN SHOCK! She asked on a scale of 1 to 10, how much do I like Trump…I told her 1, but he won and will be the next President. After hearing kids being mean to each other, I told her if someone else likes Trump, she still needs to be nice to them. Fortunately, she said the election was not mentioned at her school today. She tried to comfort me saying, “It’s ok…4 years will go by fast!” Not fast enough!
11-10-16 Unbelievable what is going on in the country today. I am Asian and her dad is Caucasian, I experienced racism when I was a kid growing up in the Midwest. Since we’re in WA state, it’s better here, but I’m glad she looks like her dad! Day 1 in Trump’s America and Michigan middle school students chant ‘Build the wall’. I’m glad she’s 8 years old and happy!
11-11-16 Veteran’s Day – No School! Daddy took the day off…I went to hot yoga again to try to recover from the election.
11-12-16 Daddy took her to her morning Free Skate 3 class while I went to yoga teacher training. He took her to Disney on Ice in the afternoon with friends, Ava & Luke and their dad.
11-13-16 Daddy took her swimming. I was in training all day.
11-14-16 Getting her breakfast ready, I discovered she had not completed her 5 page math homework packet. I was at training all weekend and apparently her dad didn’t check. She lost her TV & iPad for the day for not doing her homework and of course, she got upset and was saying she was the worst kid in the world. Ugh! She did get it done in the 30 minutes before we had to leave. After school, she said I should not have been mad because it wasn’t due until Tuesday. I told her she still lost TV because I told her to get her homework done over the weekend. She got mad again. She calmed down fairly quickly and I lectured her about counting to 10 before she blows up when she doesn’t get her way.
11-15-16 Picked her from school and she got sassy with me about something…can’t even remember what it was now, so she lost TV again. After getting in the car, she started yelling that she knew that I wanted to put her in an orphanage and that I never wanted her. So dramatic! I told her I was sorry she felt that way, but it wasn’t true. She was still saying to put her in an orphanage when we got home, so I looked for some online and asked her if she wanted to go there. That seemed to shut her up! She calmed down and we go ready for her ice skating lesson…when we got in the car, she told me I was lucky I didn’t ice skate 4 days per week because it was hard. Then she asked what I thought of Coach Meegan. I told her I liked her and asked what she thought of her. She said she liked her and didn’t want to offend her, but she was tough.
11-16-16 I volunteered at her school for 1/2 hour today. Her teacher had me grade Common Core math worksheets…wasn’t sure I was qualified…seriously!
11-17-16 Set the controls on YouTube on the iPad to strict and this still shows up…nice! 2 months ago thought we would be moving to Michigan this summer to help take care of grandma, which was the catalyst for taking yoga teacher training. After the election, we are staying on the West Coast and she has requested that I teach kids, so she can be my assistant.
11-18-16 After school ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan, then she practice with 2 other girls for the performance they will be doing for the Winter Solstice show coming up. She forgot to bring her book she’s supposed to reading at school again today, so she lost TV & iPad time unless it was educational.
11-19-16 Daddy too her to her group ice skating lesson while I went to yoga, then she played with the neighbor girls in the garage most of the afternoon. She wanted to go skating again in the evening, so daddy took her to a public skate session. She practice her spins.
11-21-16 She told me reading was her favorite subject…when did that happen?!? At the beginning of the school year, her teacher sent home a questionnaire asking what she likes and needs to work on, etc. I said it was difficult to get her to read a book. Her teacher must be a miracle worker!
11-22-16 She said one of her classmates told her that her family is moving to Canada in January because of Trump. Had ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.
11-23-16 Early release from school today.
11-24-16 We went out for Thanksgiving this year. Food was great and no cleanup!
11-25-16 The only store we went to today was Verizon Wireless to get her a Gizmo Pal 2. Now I can track where she’s at as long as she’s wearing it and can call her or she can call me. When she’s a teenager, I’ll just get her microchipped! Daddy took her to her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan.
11-26-16 Uncle Dan’s dad passed away last week, so we went to his celebration of life in a brewery…she saw her cousins.
11-27-16 We went Christmas shopping at a mall. Picked out her holiday outfit and got Aunt Jenny’s and Bachan’s gifts. Then, I took her to her favorite sushi restaurant because that was her reward for helping me with yoga teacher training.
11-28-16 Back to school after the holiday weekend. Max wasn’t there today.
11-29-16 Coach Arlene hurt her back, so she didn’t have her lesson today. She went with me on an appt. Max is back!
11-30-16 No ice skating lesson again today. I asked how her day from school was and her response: “Boys can be a little annoying.”