Ahhh, Parenting…

Right now the boys are running around the house with pillow cases safety pinned to their shirts and “flying” Of course I had to give the cautionary, “You can’t REALLY fly. Do you both understand that? Repeat what I just said.” because my sons, while loveable, tend to attract danger and injury.

We went to the new elementary school yesterday for the open house. New schools rock. They have a computer lab in the library with new computers that were donated by a local corporation. At my oldest’s last school they had like 486s. Shameful. I do hope that school got some new computers too, it had the lowest number of computers per student in the entire district. The boys have a computer at home but most of the kids at their old school didn’t.

My oldest met his 3rd grade teacher. He seemed very nice and it struck me how he is now moving into real school. They have desks in rows versus tables. Kiddo #1 said, “I’ve never had a teacher who was a Mister before.” LOL, the dude was amused too. I was amused because the guy looked just like the lead singer of the Presidents of the United States.

He was also impressed that the library was just a few doors down, the bathrooms next door and the playground literally just outside. “All the things I like best!”

Middle Kid was most impressed by the fact that his kindy class had a bathroom in it.

Of course by tour’s end, Ms. Terrible Two was throwing a huge fit and trying to toss herself out of my arms and if I put her down she laid on the asphalt. Sigh. That was just apparently part and parcel of my day yesterday.

3 comments to “Ahhh, Parenting…”

  1. Lori
    August 24th, 2006 at 10:36 pm · Link

    Sounds like your kids will have a good year. Well, except for the whole tantrum on the playground thing, but you can’t win them all. (thanking my lucky stars I have no more twos in my house)

    We did the middle school orientation for the 7th grader this week and the little one will start 4th grade next week, where he should also get a Mister for the first time (I think).

    BTW, totally off topic, but thanks for your very nice words about my GC review 🙂 Just happened to see that when I was looking for a TC update…

  2. Lauren Dane
    August 25th, 2006 at 10:31 am · Link

    Oh thank you! It was a wonderful review.

  3. Melany
    August 26th, 2006 at 1:54 pm · Link

    We have orientation this coming week. Should be interesting.