Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Fragments Oct. 5

In which we fragment away our week with Mrs. 4444 - see who else is participating.

I am coming back after a few weeks, because I have been very busy at work. No time for me to compose a post on Friday morning.

So I am here today because it is mid term break - a measly 2 days off, Thursday and Friday.  I guess it's better than nothing.  I had plans for yesterday but ended up sleeping in most of the morning.  Well, maybe I needed the sleep.  But that meant less time quilting (my main activity for myself).

I did take time to vote yesterday - our state has early voting.  I will be away at a conference on that famous Tuesday.

A nice little surprise this AM:  my daughter knocked on my door and said  - Mom can I show you something?  I came downstairs and she had prepared toast for breakfast for me!  I thanked her and asked why breakfast, why today.  I don't know she said - there has been a lot of shouting among our family this week.  And that part is true.

Eldest Son does tease the other two to get them to respond.  And oh they do.

I attended an IEP for Eldest Son yesterday afternoon.  It's his first one at the high school.  I think he has a good intervention specialist - what she must do during the day with him and the other teens!  He has made the transition to high school but still exhibits babyish behaviors - like the teasing and name calling.  The school psychologist is working on these too, plus properly naming his emotions and how to be a good friend.

I don't know about other parents, but I feel like a rotten parent after these meetings.  Aren't these things we are supposed to be doing - teaching about emotions, friendships, and so on? Even things like counting money, which they are doing too at school?

Agricultural report: One red tomato rotted on the vine.  One is reddening up on my kitchen windowsill.  There is another red one on the vine which I hope is not rotten.  And a few more green ones.


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Heather Smith said...

Hugs, I hate IEP meetings too... and Liam is only in Kindergarten...

Wayne W Smith said...

That was very nice of your little one to do. You are teaching her right.

bill lisleman said...

that breakfast surprise is great. I'm glad to hear you voted. I do wish more people took the time to vote.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

I hope you are enjoying your 2 days off! The surprise toast breakfast was very sweet!

Ann in the UP said...

I agree that your daughter was very sweet. If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. Good sense to start the Happy at the top of the chain.

And the quilting! My sister left a quilt with me. I need to add an additional border on each side and then I need to find some binding and apply that before Monday. It's good to have a goal. snicker.

GB DB said...

I plan on early voting for the first time this year. I think you needed the sleep, sometimes sleep will make everything right with the world again. Enjoy your weekend.

Tettelestai said...

Woohoo breakfast! Sweet! Sleep sounds wonderful, enjoy the downtime.

I think we all feel like parenting flub-ups at times. I would say that as long as you are not encouraging the poor behavior, you would be good. I have 4 boys and I would love to know what the intervention folks are doing with the behavior.

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