Thursday, September 21, 2006

Brief Hiatus

Just a quick note to say I'm taking a brief hiatus from posting for about a week. We have some friends coming to visit and stay with us for almost a week (same folks we visited a year ago in Virginia, for those of you with long memories...). Not many of my "real life" friends know about my blog, and I sort of want to keep it that way. Thus, I won't be able to spend any time here. I already miss it!

On another note, I've been up to my armpits in school-related stuff this week. I attended my first PSO meeting (parent/student organization - no longer the PTA) and got quite an education about what this group funds for the school, etc. I also attended a meeting for new volunteers and then had my first opportunity to be a parent volunteer in Nicholas's kindergarten classroom this morning. Which, as I sort of suspected/expected, is completely grunt work. Very unglamorous and unsexy. Not that I thought it would be different, but still... we spent some time operating the snazzy, old-school apple peeler/corer/slicer thingamajig and supervising the kids chopping said apple slices into bits, followed by standing over a boiling pot of said apples making applesauce for everyone to eat. At least I got to know another mom a little bit better and like her muchly. She, too, has a younger daughter about Lauren's age and the two girls were able to play together some while we did the volunteer helper thing. Her daughter, too, has speech issues (but much, much worse than Lauren), so it was good to chat with her. We're already planning an after-school playdate very soon. Very cool. I believe that this is how I will get to know more friends in my area: by getting to know the fellow parents in the classroom. I'm down with it. But it was cool spending time in the classroom and seeing all that goes on. Nicholas was awarded the "Behavior Bee" today, which made his day. It's literally a stuffed bee that kids who did well that day get to take home with them for the night. Big stuff for kindergarteners. He's giving Behavior Bee a running commentary:

"Bee, this is the front of our house. This is our garage, where we go into the house. See? These are the stairs I take to go to my room. This is my room. This is my bed, where I sleep. You'll get to sleep here, too."

He's very protective of Behavior Bee and is having to fend off Lauren, who naturally wants a piece of the action. He also requested peanut butter and honey sandwiches for lunch, since Behavior Bee is a bee and therefore likes honey. Duh. And now they're watching The Incredibles, because Nicholas is certain that Behavior Bee would like to watch his favorite movie with him. I'm loving Behavior Bee - Nicholas is on his best behavior with him around. Do you think I could adopt him? Must speak with his teacher about that....

So I need to go and start cleaning for our guests. In just 6 short months the kids have done a number on the new carpet near the garage (where we do most of our coming and going) and I need to do a steam clean. And make a run to Costco. And do some laundry. And And And - there's always something, right?

Behaviour cute is that?? Good for him for earning it !
Enjoy your guests, and your time away from your blog.
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