Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
#1 You are the coldest month right when I am done with being cold.
#2 Ground hog day- it makes no sense! If the ground hog saw it's shadow, shouldn't that be a good thing? That means the sun is out!
#3 Every 4 years you are a day longer. Why couldn't we add that extra day to... say...July?
#4 Valentine's day- never liked it! I was always on the outs with boys during Valentine's and for some reason my friends always forgot me too. After Elementary school, I don't think I ever got another Valentine's, ever! Rob must have been the same way, because now we mostly ignore the existence of it. The only thing that keeps bring it to our minds is..
#5 Making Valentine's- Ok, this is mostly my own fault. I can't possibly be one of those mom's that has their kid sign a boughten card and maybe stick something onto it. Nope, I have to do something different. I toned it down this year on account of I ran out of time, (what with the making of cake pops
and decorating a #10 can to look like a zombie for Max's Valentine day haul)
but I still searched for the perfect Valentines cards on the internet and printed them myself. Love these little Minions.
Joseph wanted to know why I gave him baby cards. I explained that Minions are the height of cool and everyone likes Minions! It helped when his older brother agreed that Minions were super cool! and..
#6 Now I have to deal with my children's emotional trauma. Sam was the only one that came home empty handed and it made him sad. No one remembered him at all. Of course, he didn't give anything except some cake pops (that I tied up in the shape of flowers for teachers) to one of his teachers. Joseph and Max got the regular haul and Joseph even got a crush gram sent to him (anonymously.) Emma has a stalker, so she got something unwelcome from him. Then she had to take him out of class and explain to him that she didn't like him that way. She is a sensitive soul, so that made her cry. She explained to us that she was just rubbing her eyes and then she was walking near onions, but we all know the truth! The next day she learned from a friend that the stalker thought he just needed to give her a little more time. There's nothing like Valentine's to make all of this suppressed crazy come to a head, people feel inadequate and our children feel completely unloved! Stupid holiday!!
Now can we move onto March already!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Well, we've done it- we won. All the boys have now been given an award at school- which means mom no longer has to run up there. Joseph was the first (a couple of months ago) and got Student of the Month.
Max got Student of the Month, today.
Sam decided to get 4 awards at once and not tell us about any of them. Ok- he didn't know- and for some reason they didn't email us about Sam. Of course he got the big award- Student of the Semester which came with a $10 gift card.
I decided to comment about us not being informed and the secretaries apologized, but assured me that I would have been one of 3 parents that did showed up for middle school awards. I guess that's not cool to have your mom there trying to take a picture of you elbow bumping the germaphobic Principal's elbow.
Max was sad for his sister, today, that she still hasn't been awarded anything. Poor loser sister. Or is it loser High school that doesn't give out awards for cutest, sweetest, best darn girl in the whole school? I'm thinking it's the latter!