Finally Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-22-2003
Finally Friday
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Fri, 08-10-2012 - 8:52am

TGIF!  We have strong thunderstorms predicted this evening (again).  For a state with drought issues, we sure have seen a lot of rain this summer and an extraordinary number of violent storms.  I have to hand it to the clean-up crews because they have been making short work of all the debris littering the roads afterward. 

My little kids are so happy it's the weekend.  Claire actually came home early yesterday with a belly ache and one episode of vomiting, but she felt well once she got here.  I think she simply needs a break.  School is hard work!

What are you doing this weekend? :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 08-15-2005
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 12:45pm

TGIF and then some!!!!!!  This has been a long week....everyday I thought it was a different day....I know crazy!  Not much planned here....which is nice....I really need to get some cleaning done, hopefully I can get motivated for that!  The boys start soccer next week Thursday and football practice should start this week to.  So back to the running crazy!!!

Hope the bad storms stay away from you guys!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Spring Siggy
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Registered: 04-22-2003
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 2:07pm

Mary, that will be a lot of running with two sports!  DH had a tantrum because I limited soccer practice to spring only, but my kids aren't as good in school and need the fall to get ramped up to speed (if that makes any sense).  They don't have any extracurriculars now and are still zombified by the end of the week.  I just don't want them held back a year because we weren't focused on the right thing.

Brie, my kids do that too.  I guess it's a "safety in numbers" thing, but my darlings have learned the hard way that I will call them out in front of their friends if they cross the line too far.  I'll take a lot in the name of humor, but there is a limit and they do love to push my buttons.  Katie has a loud pal who comes over here to eat and sleep all the time, but never has Katie at her house, never reciprocates with the carpool, and refuses to keep her voice down late at night.  I wonder if her selfish parents realize what a selfish child they are raising (not to mention that in encouraging a 16-year-old girl to mooch rides every single day that she might get in the wrong car one time and get hurt - EEK).  It's the only reason I still give her rides and let her come over to a safe environment, two wrongs do not make a right.

Have fun shopping and hopefully the Energy Fairy will pump you back up soon!

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 2:31pm

Girls, I realize I left the best part of the story out.  This little girl lives in a $500K house and there are always 3 cars in the driveway when I pull up.  It's not like mom or dad or big sis took the only vehicle.  I picture them all relaxing on the sofa on a Friday night while I've just been freezing in the car for an hour outside the football stadium making sure the kids get home all right.

I am sorry for being so petty, but boy does that feel GOOD to get off my chest after 2 straight years of cricket noise from me and loud guffaws from girlfriend. :smileyvery-happy:

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 8:36am

I'll bet your hair does look great, you deserve it! :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 08-15-2005
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 1:58pm

You vent anytime!!!! That just makes me sick...It's always those people...(yes, I'm pointing my finger) who tend to take advantage of the nice, hard working people like you and I and Brie.  At least that girl has you!  She probably has no relationship with either parent.  You are a saint!

I tried my best to get the boys to pick only one sport, but they out-ruled me.  I'm going to keep a close eye on Dylan as school starts.....I just have this feeling that he is going to be a hard one to get to do his homework...being in first grade this year...he will have a little homework every night.  DH is going to have to step it up as Dylan seems to respond better to him when having to do homework!  That's fine with me....I ususally help Riley out....now it's even!

 

Spring Siggy
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Registered: 04-22-2003
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 6:05pm

Aw, thanks!  You are a sweet Momma to let them play both sports!!!!

DH is much better with the homework stuff than I am, but he doesn't miss doing it AT ALL the last couple years since I quit working.  Can't blame him.  It is a pain.  I will totally have to re-enlist him for some of the high school math courses though because I get stuck!

My mom and step-dad (my dad was killed in Vietnam) were oblivious to any homework me or my (half) brother had.  We either did it or not, and dealt with the consequences at school.  It was Catholic school so we DID IT.  The nuns do not play, ha ha!

Claire's 3rd grade homework is supposed to be one hour per night, but it takes her two since she is slow reader.  She doesn't complain, just takes a dinner break and keeps right on working.  She snaps at me occasionally during the corrections which gives me a prelude to what it will be like when she hits puberty - oh joy (again - Katie was awfully moody for a few years but nicer now).

Dave has 1 to 3 tasks per night in 1st grade and it takes about 15 minutes (after 5 minutes of him trying to get out of it).  Sorry Charlie, I have 'been there, done that' and you have to do your homework.

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