22 March 2012
Greg is in Semiahmoo at a WACA conference this week. Single parenting is not that fun. :( Calvy keeps asking where Daddy is. Maisie keeps asking what day it is and what day Daddy is coming home!
Of course this week I had an evening meeting, so Gogo took Maisie to piano yesterday and then took both kids home to feed, bathe and put to bed! When I got home Maisie bolted out of her room looking for the "catcorn". This is a magical fabric bag of corn kernels that we nuke for 5 minutes and then put on our toes in bed to warm us up! She put it in the microwave herself, and when I noticed her just standing there, she was READING A CHAPTER BOOK! Yay! Making good use of down time! I'm so thrilled with that! She has been reading a LOT, she is in a high reading group at school, her writing is fantastic, but I have been wanting her to step up her reading challenges lately...seems like she prefers the shorter easier books when I know she could read a chapter book and be interested. We have tried to kill TV during the week. We have acquiesced to "shark shows"-really it was discovery shows but she seems to like programs on sharks, so that is what she can sneak in during the week if she's done with homework. Last night I'd forgotten the ipad at the store, and she happened to get her hands on a Nate the Great book at the library, which she seems to love. She read at the microwave, she hopped into her bed and was reading! I told her I'd come back and read with her when I got out of the shower, but she'd fallen asleep with the book on her face. Woo-hoo! So proud of my Maise-a-Roo!
Calvin PLAYS IN THE SNOW.
This morning it snowed! Calvin drank his milk, then he ate some cheerios. Then he went outside and played with Lily in the snow for an hour. When he came back in he ate a banana and begged for graham crackers I was using to make snacks. Then he came to my room where I was getting ready and begged for a "moovie" (smoothie). When we got to the store an hour later, he ate his lunch. Then he tried to eat mine. Then he tried for Maisie's afterschool snack. Finally the little stinker fell asleep!
We need to measure him. He must be growing like a weed.