Whew, what a whirlwind week it's been for me! Being lucky enough to be a featured blog at both SITS and BATW (and thanks again to everyone who dropped by on my featured days!) has kept me glued to my computer screen, reading and returning comments (still working on that, too) and getting sucked into everyone else's wonderful blogs.
But in my "real" life (you know, the one that doesn't involve a keyboard and cable modem), there's been big stuff going on, too. For example, on Tuesday Kiddo had her "special day" in kindergarten. She was the Special Helper and line leader all day (and everyone who knows a kindergartner knows what a Big Deal that is!), and in the afternoon, she did her carefully prepared All About Me presentation. Hubby, one of Kiddo's grandmas and I were in attendance for the presentation. (Yes, I tore myself away from the computer for a few hours during my big SITS day!) Kiddo did a GREAT job telling her class all about her, and I quickly realized the reason she wanted to do two posterboards full of pictures was to enable herself to get maximum usage out of the pointer. The pointer, which was practically longer than she is tall, and which miraculously didn't brain or poke the eyes out of any of her classmates during her talk - though it did come close enough times to make my blood pressure spike alarmingly...
Then last night was the kindergarten Open House. Kiddo was SO excited to take Hubby and me through her school and show us all the different rooms, like the art studio, gym, music room and library. The only problem there was that the art studio was the only room open, so Kiddo was sorely disappointed that she couldn't show us the other rooms (as a child after her mama's own heart, she wanted to show us the library most of all). We did get to meet all the "specials" teachers, though, and it was nice to put faces with the names of both the teachers and students we've been hearing about for weeks now. Getting to see all the projects they've done (and they've done a LOT for only having been in school one month - guess that's in part due to them being in school all day instead of a half day) was a treat, too.
Today is school picture day, and I volunteered to help out for a shift, mostly because I want to be there to run a comb through Kiddo's hair before her photo is taken, and also make sure her glasses haven't gone askew. I don't know how she does it, but Kiddo manages to become completely disheveled within moments of walking out of our front door. Seriously, it will look like the child has never seen the business end of a hairbrush or washcloth within seconds... So, off I go to school, and then to the butcher shop. Today was day 7 of the bologna I bought on my last trip to the butcher, and it smelled funky. I mean funky for bologna - bologna always smells bad to me, but this was extra-bad. Kiddo was disappointed not to have her beloved bologna and provolone for lunch, too. That is what she wants every single day, much to my chagrin. Then again, when I was in first grade, I wanted a cream cheese and grape jelly sandwich on white bread - no crusts, raisins, carrot sticks and chocolate milk every single day, so maybe Kiddo's not so weird. Do your kids want the same thing for lunch every day, or is this just a weirdness that Kiddo and I share(d)?