First day in my new job. So far so good although I think the kids might struggle with me being gone every night. Doug made dinner, got Maddie to her homework and all is well.
Maddie’s struggling with her new 6 hour school day as opposed to last year’s 2 1/2 hours. She’s announced she’s tired of homework. She’s actually just tired. “Mom, will you brush my teeth for me?” A sure sign of arms too weak to continue on!
Meanwhile, JD & Annaliese are struggling with our daily game show, “Nap or No Nap”. They need one but there’s never a good time to work it in. We’re still experimenting. I may need to work out a carpool so I don’t have to leave the house to pick up Maddie.
Maddie has also decided that she no longer wants to attend church because she doesn’t get a snack every week in the older kids class. We talked Sunday and its actually because her little brother and sister get one but not her. I also explained that its a shorter time to go between food than breakfast to lunch at school. I think that helped.
Does anyone else’s 1st grader ask for salad, croutons and ranch dressing for their school lunch? How about cottage cheese?
JD has decided that everything I offer him for a meal is “yummy, Mom”. I believe he is trying to avoid the “last night’s dinner for breakfast” thing. Well, he also talks of the children in El Salvador who don’t get to eat every day. He’s trying not to complain.
JD has also made a conscious effort to stop talking about pee, poop and little boy anatomy at the kitchen table. Something to do with washing out his mouth with soap once. I highly recommend.