Sunday, January 1, 2012

Quick Catch Up

Forgive me blogger, it has been too long since my last post…

We have had a lot of beginnings since September rolled around.

My big, big girl started high school, tried a stint at Pom-Pom, found it was not a great fit for and after football season, moved on. I am glad she gave it a try and I am glad when she realized that it just wasn’t for her she was fairly mature about moving on…she is 13 so it is what it is. I think it is good to teach kids to follow-through with their commitments, but it is important to know when to cut our losses and free ourselves for something that will work better for us. Which brings to varsity gymnastics – a much better fit for her and she much, MUCH happier all the way around.

My middle girl started her public school career as a big first grader…started school in first grade because I did not send her to all day kinder garden last year. I swear the way they initially reacted you would thought I was trying to start my 5 year old in a master’s program without freaking high school, let alone KINDER-FREAKING-GARDEN. Oy-vey! In her teacher’s defense, as excited as she was to go to “real school” on about day 3, she decided that “real school” really sucked. (“She tells me to do something and I do it and then she tells me to do something else….just like that… ALL-DAY-LONG!”), and then she proceeded to try to figure out how to get sent home, which included throwing impressive temper tantrums and peeing her pants. And as much as I was regretting sending her to “real school” in the first place, we made it through, and she seems to have adjusted fairly well. But let me tell ya, all I wanted to do was get my sweet baby away from the rigid “system” and bring her home…who knows, I still may…

My little, little girl started pre-school 3 hours four days a week – and she LOVES it!

…And I started a new job doing patient registration in an inner-city urgent care. Oh, the things I see and hear…it has taken the first 90 days just to get me to the point where I don’t come home feeling completely hopeless and depressed about the odds the kids I see are facing… (but that is a post for another day!)

I am wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year! And goodness knows even if I never get it together enough to blog regularly, I need ya’ll to keep providing me good reading during my down time at work. ; )

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