Friday, November 7, 2014

Report card time

Zacks first report card of 3rd grade is straight A's. I have to admit I was worried going into this school year. Worried over the continuous testing, and the fact the year did not start off very well. I was also worried because he missed so much school already.
I will sit back now and just smile for a bit, oh wait I do not have that option. Its science fair time...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The good the bad and the ugly.

We will start with the ugly and work our way to the good. 

The ugly:
School started back a month ago and its been a long rocky road already. Day one Zack came off the bus complaining that he wanted to be home schooled. Not a great way to start the year. He is not adjusting very well and has more melt downs than normal. I really don't understand all the meltdowns but we are working on things as they come and trying to deal with any problems we can. I can only hope things get better and this isn't going to be a terrible year.

The bad:
Soccer has also started back. He's on a new team this season. He hurt his leg in practice one day and was limping for days. Just when we thought he was on the mend he was kicked in a game and that started the whole process of healing all over again. He will get through it.

The good:
Scouts has started back and that seems to be something he's comfortable with and enjoying. He's having a good time hanging with his buddies. He looks forward to going to the meetings. I am so thankful we have made some great friends in our pack.

With any luck the bad and the ugly will start to get better soon and things will not be so stressful.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lesson probably not learned...

Recently while in the grocery store Zack turned to me and started begging. "Please Mom, I really want to try it, I promise I will eat it." Knowing my son as well as I do I said no because I know he would not eat this item that he was begging for.
He continued his begging. I continued saying no.
Not really having the patience at the time I eventually and reluctantly agreed but made sure I told him that I knew he would not like it. "Oh yes I will Mom. Oh and we will need crackers to go with it."
Rolling my eyes knowing it was money that was going in the trash.

That very afternoon  I heard "Mom can I have it now, please?" So I made up a plate and set it on the table for him. He quickly put it in his mouth and almost immediately made a face. Just as quickly as he put it in his mouth is a quickly as he spit it out. "I do believe I heard a 'that is gross' come out of this childs mouth.

At this point I took the moment to repeat what I said in the store... that he would not like it! This was my opportunity to remind him that I am always right and he should never question me again! Really when is the child going to learn I am Queen and should never ever be questioned?!

What is this disgusting thing that I speak of?

None of than...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

8 years ago

So hard to believe that 8 years ago today I was going to the doctor for my 'why in the world won't this kid vacate the premises' appointment. Yes he was already 9 days late and I was not so happy that he assumed he could take up permanent residence in a space he clearly outgrew a while ago! It was then that I knew this kid would be trouble... pure trouble. That day the doctor decided to serve him with eviction papers because this kid clearly had set up a nice comfy environment for himself with no regard for the body parts of mine that he was torturing. Heck my kidneys still won't speak to me because of the constant punishment they received. Although this landlord wanted the tenant out I refused the forceful eviction and decided to try to coax him out. The only problem with that, I did not realize how long it would take...