Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Words of Wisdom

Our Girl Scout troop took a little road trip to the National College Fair last night (which, for the record, feels very different as a parent instead of just a teacher-YIKES!). In the car, we were listening to All Summer Long by Kid Rock. I pointed out that this was a good example of life choices we would NOT be making.

K: Ms. Cindy! This song is NOT about healthy life choices!
S: That's why you don't make Kid Rock your role model.

Sound advice.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Student of the Week

Caleb is student of the week. Which, in case your child has never done this, involves making a poster about the kid and what they like. Nikki LOVED doing this when she was in school. Caleb took a little coercing before he was even willing to work on it. Once he got started, though, he rose to the occasion:

Me: What's your favorite color?
Caleb: I don't know.
Me: Just pick one.
Caleb: Orange.
Me: Great! Here's an orange pen. Let's write orange.
Me: What's your favorite thing to do?
Caleb: I don't know.
Me: What do you think is fun?
Caleb: Playing baseball.
Me: GREAT! Let's write that.
Caleb: Hey! That's not a "y". Where's the eraser?
Me: Um, there's no eraser for markers. It's okay.
Caleb: No! [goes over the letter to make it look more like a "y" than an "x"] There.
Me: [Sighing in relief] Where is your favorite place to go?
Caleb: [awkward silence]
Me: What's your favorite place you've ever been?
Caleb: Disneyland.
Me: GREAT! What do you want to be when you grow up?
Caleb: A space man.
Me: Okay, this is how you spell "astronaut".
Me: [Knowing this is going to be rough] If you could wish for one thing, what would you wish for?
Caleb: I don't know.
Me: It can be anything. What would you wish for?
Caleb: I DON'T KNOW!!!!!

So here's the finished product:

Good times.

Sunday Evening Fun

You want to know how to have fun on a Sunday night? Fold two weeks worth of laundry while doing this week's. Then you should be sure that someone has put something black and nasty through the wash so that it's smeared and baked on the entire interior of the dryer. This will give you the opportunity to scrub said dryer for about thirty minutes trying to get the black gunk off. If you do decide to undertake this rewarding endeavor, it should be noted that Scrubbing Bubbles help a great deal.

Just in case you needed something to do...