Monday, September 24, 2012

Short Kid and Ice Cream Money

Well, last week that short blonde kid had to take her snack to school and do without her ice cream money. She was in trouble for not doing her homework correctly, or rather not doing it to her abilities to complete the task at hand. She can write all of her letters fairly legible and correctly, (mostly) but last week she refused to even try. It was a game to her so her ice cream money she lost. Yes, I am aware that she is only 5 but she went into Kindergarten with the ability to write sentences, (we spent the last year of OT working on them) so I expect her to actually form her letters legibly instead of just scattering lines on paper.

This weekend she found her little "Homework Helper" and formed the letters she had merely made passing attempts at last week legibly and correctly. So she earned her ice cream money back, she can still lose it again but so far she has it for school. She is still taking her snack for a while though. It saves a little bit of money to allow her rewards for being good when we go out. 

This weekend for example, Sunday afternoon was spent in the laundromat. Well, she behaved like an angel as I washed, rewashed, dried and folded my clothes. Then we went to the Dollar General and the grocery store. She had behaved so well in the laundromat (without benefit of toys taken with her) that I let her pick a reward. She chose a box of 24 count Crayola crayons. She hasn't had new crayons at home for some time so that was a good choice to go with her coloring books she already has. We also picked up a small pack of dry erase markers so she can practice sentences on her lined dry erase board. Dad said he wanted ice cream before we left and the short blonde kid agreed but she wanted ice cream sandwiches. So I got a thing of Rocky Road and a box of ice cream sandwiches. 

I'll be examining Friday's sales this week and planning for the next two weeks budget this week. I'm going through her clothes little by little getting rid of the ones that are too small. (Donation box down the road.) That should take up most of the mornings this week to make sure I have enough to fill at least three or four small bags. There are some that need washing and those are going in the dirty clothes. That is this weeks project (aside from writing/rewriting my own articles, some editing and figuring out what to do with the book I trashed. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PTO Show

September 18, 2012 - first PTO meeting

The first PTO meeting/performance of the year has come and gone. The Kindergarten and First Grade classes gave a performance. Kids had to be at the school from 5:30 to 5:50 tonight to get ready for the performance. I was nervous given shorty’s previous years. The first she looked terrified, the second she just smiled, the third she refused to open her mouth.

Well, this year was drastically different. Shorty was not only happy to be on stage, she nearly danced off the stage. My little angel was attempting to steal the show. Not only was she smiling the entire time, (mostly) she went from her place in the line-up to dancing across the front of the stage. The teacher had to get her to keep her from falling off the stage.

It was amazing to watch the baby enjoying herself.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Long Week and A Longer Weekend

OK this has been a long week with the kiddo home sick from school all but two days of it. She went Monday and she went Friday. Now there is a three day weekend to confuse her and I think her dog is either half asleep or sick, he's inside behaving. He's just gotten a couple of stuffed animals to lay down on but he's not jumping everywhere. When he first came in he laid down on the love seat holding a stuffed bowling pin with a dog head and napped for a while. The peace last a couple of hours.

This month I called to pay my auto insurance online because last time I mailed it the payment never made it which costs me an additional $15 fee for the reinstatement. This last week has been an unproductive one which means I will work most of the night tonight. I'm paying bills and playing catch up at the moment in an attempt to finish close to deadline.

My child's father snores, so loudly you can hear him outside. He is aware of this numerous people have told him, I have asked him repeatedly not to sleep in the living room during the day because that is where I work and I cannot think over his snoring. He still does it I'm sure in an effort to cause me to lose my job. 

Oh well, I'll stay up all weekend to finish up this $100 worth of work and resist the urge to punch him in the throat for not listening or respecting me yet again.