Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Summer colds, Pre school, and extra hours. It must be Tuesday


I'm ready for this summer cold to be gone. It's been lingering for far too long and I'm over it. With any cold I get, long after visible symptoms are gone I get a lingering night time cough that keeps me up for hours on end. Last night I had the genius idea to put cough drops in my tea. The cough drops did wonders, the tea kept me up past 2am. Tonight I'm going to boil water and just add the cough drops. Hopefully I'll get more sleep.

Handsome has completed his first week of 2nd grade and seems to be adjusting well. This is the year they start letter grades and he scored an A on his first spelling test on Friday. Poor kid doesn't realize how high he just set the bar for himself. We're going to do everything to keep seeing more grades like that.

Since Puddin Pop will be starting at her Montessori school soon and it's a little more than we were expecting to pay, I've offered my services at my part time job and requested extra shifts when they are available. I'm now working today and Friday (I usually just work Sundays). I have mixed feelings about this. Work is not an issue. I really like all the people I work with and since it's a place that mostly men shop at, there's rarely any drama. It just throws me off my game. Handsome will get home before I do (and wait at the neighbors) and PP will be at work with Daddy at Grandma's house. Who knows when they will be home so it'll be a crap shoot on whether I'm cooking dinner for 2, 3, or 4. I'll adjust.

If you found out your MIL was shopping around for pre-schools for your child, without ever mentioning it to you, how would that make you feel?

What's going on with American Idol? Jennifer Lopez is going to be a judge? Why did Ellen leave? Anyone who has insight should really fill me in. I know why Simon left but why the others? Anyone?

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  1. Summer colds are the worst - hope the lingering symptoms go away soon!!

    Princess Nagger's school (also 2nd grade) is still doing the number grading vs. the letter grading - I prefer the letter grades, you don't have to 'decipher' them! :) WooHoo! On Handsome getting an A on his first spelling test!

    I think I'd have an issue if a MIL were shopping around for pre-schools for my child behind my back...definitely.

    I'm wondering what's going on with American Idol, too!

    RTT: Gifted Princess Nagger, Shoe Dilemma

  2. omg that is totally something my MIL would do. And I would want to smack her upside the head with a wooden spoon.

    I really, REEEAAALLY wanted my kid to start Montessori this year (he'll be 3 in Oct) but the one here requires that the kids be potty trained...which he is so not.

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