Wednesday, September 14, 2011


We have successfully completed seven days of the school year and so far Zack is in love with everything school related and Skyler is battling the same old problem of not being able to keep her cute little trap shut.  I wrote the teacher an email saying that while I sympathize with her, this has been a Skyler problem since she started talking (the child talks in her sleep) and that I've tried everything.  If she's got any ideas on how I can help in the classroom to let me know, otherwise there isn't much I can do.  This feels like giving up, but there has got to be a teacher on this earth that can make that child shut her mouth.  Good Luck Mrs. Third Grade Teacher, you're going to need it.  Skyler's interpretation of the problem is that she's not the worst one.  *eye roll*  I tried explaining to her that having someone be more wrong than you are does not give you a pass.  

Zack's school gives the kids the opportunity to try a strings instrument this year.  I wanted less than nothing to do with this.  See the thing is, I am not musically inclined.  I have no knowledge of a stringed instrument (although I might be able to rock a recorder) and I just saw this as another giant responsibility suck that would mean me yelling at children to practice their noise makers and break my ear drums in the process.  Add to that the cost of renting an instrument and you have one grumbly Mommy.  Zack soldiered on and he and the instructor decided that he'd do well at learning the bass. 

Not my child, not my bass
The reason why this is awesome is that 1. not many children want to play the bass and the school has four so Zack can play theirs without having to rent one.  B.  This monstrosity is too large to bring home and thus I will not have to hear it or argue with a video game playing child that he should be practicing.  3.  He'll probably look pretty cute when I do get to see him at concerts.  :D  Happy Mommy.

Skyler has moved up another level in her gymnastics classes and we moved them to a weekday as Saturdays are now filled with soccer games.  The only day during the week that we don't have something going on in the evenings is Friday and by then I'm so exhausted that I'm not going anywhere anyway.  

Welcome to fall, it's never a dull moment!

1 comment:

  1. as the tryer-of many instruments (as well as the sister to another multiple-instrument-tryer) i can vouch that having an instrument he can only practice at school is BRILLIANT!! :)


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