Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Any Week Now
It happens every year. September rolls around and I start saying, again and again, as if it were my mantra "Next week will be better." I say it every week and yet, it doesn't ever get any less busy. Just different kinds of busy until, oh, mid-July. This week, work isn't too busy but home life is all spazzy with birthday parties, kindergarten graduations, dance recitals, dance recital rehearsals, saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and upgrading my work computer to a brand, spankin' new MacBook Pro.

Let's start with the computer. New laptop! Yay! LOVE IT.

Yesterday was the Kindergarten graduation ceremony at Sophie's school. Each class sang a song and got to walk across the stage as their name was called. For all of Sophie's griping about being nervous and incapable of learning the words to "It's a Small World", she did great. She told me afterward how nervous she was but you couldn't tell from the look on her face on stage. The school gave us the option of signing the kids out of school for the rest of the day, which I did, and Sophie and I had a whirlwind afternoon: picnic, bike riding, making lemonade, reading and a trip to the library. Then a quick trip to the park to pick up Harry from the babysitter and out to dinner at Sophie's favorite restaurant for spaghetti and meatballs.

Today, it was wake up late, run around like a chicken without a head looking for Sophie's leotard for the dance recital (which, for the record, was on the toy shelf. I put it there on Saturday so I wouldnt misplace it for Wednesday), while listening to Harry say "Look, mama. There's chocolate on the floor!" (It wasn't chocolate. It was cat poop.) So I added "There's no such thing as Floor Chocolate" to the list of items already spewing out of my mouth all morning: "Put your shoes on! Eat your breakfast! Brush your teeth! Where's your leotard? There's no such thing as Floor Chocolate! Brush your hair! Please! Put. Your. Shoes. On!"

We rushed to make it to school on time-in the rain, thank you very much-so Sophie could say the Pledge of Allegiance over the loud speaker. She reminded me for the 51st time while she was waiting to begin that she gets a pencil "just for saying the Pledge of Allegiance!"

Once the dance recital is over this evening, we will probably collapse in a heap on the floor from exhaustion.


Anonymous MOM said...

I don't need to ask which cat now do i? Anyhow, i didn't know about the dance recital. Nana hopes she does good!!!

How was dinner, i'm sure good and i'm sure Sophie loved it.

Love to all, especially my little chickens

Blogger CatMar said...

Congratulatins to Sophie on her moving up to first grade. It sounds like you and Sophie had a wonderful mommie, daughter day!

Blogger Andie said...

Awe, Congratulations to Sophie! Wow, the 1st grade in Sept. GREAT! Hope you both had a wonderful day, it certainly sounds like it

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