Meltdown At The Buffet

Week 5 of Kindergarten

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

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Conflict Corner

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.”

I Hate Alarm Clocks!

January 5, 2016

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

Breaking Up With A Daycare :(

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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

Thanksgiving Lunch Pictures

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Silly boy 🙂 He had a blast today. He got his own slice of cake and most of mine.

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Isaiah being silly at the lunch table 🙂

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Aaron & daddy!

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Aaron & mama

How to learn telling time

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We used a Dr. Seuss themed foam clock I picked up at the dollar store.
Added some notes on there for reminders and then…practice, practice, and more practice 🙂

Visual learning tools work best with my boys.

How do your kids best learn new things?

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