-Not to be completely dorky right now, but I got new pens at work yesterday and while getting ready this morning, I was excited to come to school and write with them. Yes, I'm serious. In my head, I was dreaming about my new pens. Feel free to leave sarcastic comments below.
-My three year old, until last week, still slept with a pacifer. We could not get rid of it. There were lots of tantrums, crying, and screaming (from both Ellie and myself) so that I had given up the fight to get rid of it. Then Chris took her to the dentist on Wednesday for a cleaning and they commented about her soon-to-be bucky teeth and that the permanent ones were starting to be effected. That is when Chris Graham took charge of the paci situation and got rid of it. It's been a week now and after countdowns, charts, stickers, some setbacks, and lots of crying (mostly just Ellie this time), we have a three year old that sleeps without a paci. So a new big kid bike is on the shopping list. She deserves it. Actually, we all deserve new bikes after this week.
-There are 20 days of school left.
-We're taking the girls camping in a few weeks. We've reserved a camp site, Chris has aired out the tent, and I've started making packing lists. This could go horribly wrong. If anyone would like to talk us out of taking a one year old and three year old camping, please leave convincing arguments below. Please.
-In class, I'm working on a poetry unit with my 7th graders. Today I brought in Elliott's book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, to teach repetition and rhythm. If you have not read this children's book before, I highly recommend it. We used to check it out at the library all the time and then Ellie's aunt Becky gave it to her as a birthday gift. Good gift, Becky. I will be reading it with my mom voice to groups of 35 thirteen year olds. I'm sure they're going to love it.
-My friend Krissy is at the hospital right now pushing out a baby. This makes three girls for her and her husband. Fun, exciting, and scary all at the same time.
-I've been hitting the gym most days after school recently which is why there is no what-I-wore post for Wednesday. Also, my camera is dying after a tussle with a four year old where the four year old came out the victor. I did have the money to buy a new, better one, but we've been putting off buying a new air conditioner for our rental property and the time has come to fork over almost $3000 for the new one. And it is so painful I can hardly stand it. Sometimes being a grown up sucks.
That is all. Happy Wednesday.