Monday, September 22, 2014
Peek at our Week (student council, letter R, and the bad hair cut)
I’m loving this awesome fall weather we are having!
I’ve said it before, but fall is my favorite. I love pumpkin flavored everything, the crisp air in the mornings, and the return of routine. I got so excited about fall, that I foolishly thought to myself, “Self….you need a new hair-do. For fall.”
Who does this? Is it really possible to convince yourself that there is such a thing as “Fall Hair” and that means cutting it short after a seriously long season of growing it out and swearing to yourself that you WILL NOT CUT IT NO MATTER WHAT?
So now I’m in major regret mode, which I guess historically is spot on for me about day 3. I’m all brave and bold on day 1, optimistic on day 2, and then by day 3 I’m all whyyyyyy????? and that will last just long enough to drive Saul crazy with my complaining. So, a pretty long time. I’m not including a picture here so you’ll just have to imagine me, with shorter hair, and a big frown.
Isaac decided to run for Student Council, so he’s been working on his speech (which will be video taped) and his posters. The Fifth graders run for President and Vice President, which I’m almost certain is his only motivation for running – absolute power. Well, at least that what he thinks. His campaign is based around getting longer lunches for the kids (aka more free time and less school time) and even includes having “food drills” to teach kids how to eat faster. I know. It’s so crazy it’s cute. And no matter what his dad or I say, he is standing firm on his plan. I’m afraid that he will be disappointed after the teacher who coordinates Student Council reviews his speech, but there is just nothing like learning through living, right? I’m super proud of his willingness, eagerness, and ambition and more than a little curious to see how long his political life will last.
Nate thought about running for Student Council too but after finding out he had to prepare a speech, he was out. I mean totally. He looked over at me during the meeting and mouthed, “No thanks. Let’s go.”
His teacher is encouraging him to try out for the Journalism club, which is actually a perfect fit for his interests and abilities. I loved what he wrote on his application: “I promise to only miss a few of my deadlines.” You gotta love the honesty, right?
Olivia learned letter R this week. We had too many themes to get through. Perfect example of my over planning. I really need to keep it simple. We’d probably be through with the letters by now if I’d just remember that.
I put together an Alligator/Crocodile Unit for Elaina that we’ve both been having fun with. She is so motivated to get her school work done that we often have a lot of free time during the day. That’s awesome!
We have had some cool mornings that make me want to bake. The problem with that is then I want to eat sweets all day.
I planned to try making gluten free pita to serve with Greek food, but had to settle for gluten free tortillas when I realized I didn’t have the yeast for the recipe. They turned out pretty tasty, but that was way too much work for a weeknight meal.
I also made Chili Mac, Beef Brisket, and baked Ziti for a few of our other meals.
The boys don’t have school on Friday so we are heading up to Camp-For-a-Day with my parents before they go back to AZ for the winter. The rest of the week should be pretty normal.
What are your plans?