He is so excited to be a reader! Yay!!
Monday, February 28, 2011
Her wish list wasn't too long, but there were a few "age appropriate" gifts that she wanted: "Mom, I think I stink, can you get me some deodorant for my birthday?" I was a little surprised by such a request, because she doesn't stink, but it's not too early for her to learn good hygiene...and it was an easy gift to get her. She now religiously puts on her lady speed stick every morning...and feels quite grown up!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Rather than write a letter to this girl and her parents, a thought which I admit has crossed my mind, I have decided that I can't influence any girl that tapes heart-covered messages to his locker, I can only talk with and trust my son. However, IF I were to write a short letter to this girl, it would go something like this:
The Valentine's day candygram that you sent my son was very thoughtful. Thank you. He was quite flattered. The notes that were left on his locker were also a nice touch. He is a cute (HOT) boy and kind too...that we agree on. However, I disagree that he is a "sexy beast." And no, he doesn't "want to kiss." If you are that set on kissing, however, I'm sure that you can find many who would like to join you. Good luck.
Fortunately our oldest is quite embarrassed by the attention and has no interest in this very forward teenage girl. For that I am grateful...however, I still feel like I have sent my young guppy out among the sharks!!
Our second oldest gave a fantastic lesson on temptation. Afterward my husband asked me if I helped him prepare the lesson or if he had done it all on his own. It was a really good lesson and I hadn't helped him at all...it was a nice moment as parents to realize that maybe he does hear a little bit of what we try to teach him.
After the lesson these cute boys played yahtzee while the girls put frosting on the dessert. They rolled four yahtzees and it was quite a heated competition, but our Star Wars fan came out victorious.
I have been hesitant to teach him the "k","c", and "g" sounds because he says all of them with a "t" sound. I know this is common for youngsters to have slight speech issues and that they eventually grow out of them, but I have been confused how to teach him the sounds when he can't make them. Fortunately, Chad's very awesome niece is going to school to become a speech pathologist and gave me some worksheets/exercises to do with him...and it has been great!! He can now make all three sounds and even though he still makes the sounds incorrectly most of the time when he is talking, he can differentiate when corrected and we are able to move forward. He is so proud of himself too, and just beams with pride because he is seeing and recognizing letters all over the place!
but she was happy to get a medal and certificate for placing third. I think she may be a little more motivated next year to actually study the list of words that they give to all the students...I guess we will see.