The excitement is gone. He no longer jumps for joy as he puts on his TMNT shell book bag. He drags his feet down the three flights of stairs from our apartment to the bus stop. By the time I get off from work and pick him up he’s done. More than done. Cranky and disgusted. He wants to eat and then fall out asleep. Continue reading →
Driving to the mall this afternoon I was listening to an audio book. The narrator was talking about how boys on the playground can give each other bloody noses and then be best friends again the next day.
Isaiah: “Just like conflict corner!”
Me: “Conflict what?”
Isaiah: “Conflict Corner is a place in my P.E. class. If you get in an argument with someone you go there. There’s a piece of paper that tells you what to do.
1. Each person shares their side of the story.
2. Together you come up with a solution.
3. You shake hands.
4. Give each other a compliment.
5. Go back and play.
Me: “What was the solution the time you went to conflict corner?”
Isaiah: “I’m not very good at coming up with solutions. I just asked my friend if he wanted to go back and play again. I’m a sly fox mama…just like my daddy.”
2:00 AM- I finally shut my eyes to go to sleep. I have 5 hours and 40 minutes before my oldest has to be in his seat at school. The holiday break is over.
4:30 AM- I hear tiny feet and a blanket dragging across my bedroom floor. I barely have the energy to open one eye as I peer in his direction to see why he has graced us with his presence… Continue reading →
Rice Center – plastic storage container from Wal-Mart
20 lb bag of rice. (Used 3/4 bag)
Small toys, measuring spoons, small tupperware containers, etc.
Bury toys in the rice
Add a preschooler and the fun begins!
My youngest has been in a daycare from the very beginning. Two years ago when we relocated to Charlotte we found the most amazing preschool. I’ve always worked although I did consider staying home after my second child was born. I knew shortly after being on maternity leave it wouldn’t work. Continue reading →