Nothing big, well today I took the day off -- went down to Disneyland (hurt my foot last week, so we wheel chaired it today)-- went shopping, and came home. Just more work for the rest of the week, hopefully I will get my x-ray results (this is the 2nd set of x-rays!!). If I get them and they can figure out what I did - it'll be the highlight of the week.
It's conference week at Tink's school so she has 1/2 days all week. Her conference is today which will likely go something like this: "Your daughter is such a delight and so caring of her classmates. She is doing very well in math and reading, but needs some help with the grammar side of writing (this is the part where I hold my tongue and don't ask WHEN someone is going to actually TEACH that part... this teacher is retiring and for all purposes all that is left is for her to physically leave the building). She is getting better at asserting herself and is a great leader in class projects. She does have some trouble turning in assignments on time and I did note that on her report card. (I'm sure this part will turn into something about Jeff's cancer and how she is sure things are chaos at home and she understands... and I try to nicely say that some kind of system for sending homework home would be nice since it keeps changing every 2-3 weeks.) I'll certainly miss her next year when I retire." I'll let you know how close I was later!
Well, I was pretty much right on!! Actually I was surprised that there weren't any comments about late assignments. My frustration was when I asked about how to HELP with the writing issues I basically got told to have her keep practicing. While that makes sense, it doesn't help her learn what she seems to be missing. I sometimes hate that I am a "teacher's kid" and used to work at a high school - I wasn't a teacher, I was a speech & debate coach, but there seems to still be that "you understand how this works and can do it" with no real explanation.
I love my awesome crazy wonderful friends!!
"Do you remember in kindergarten, how you’d meet a kid,
then 10 seconds later you’d be playing like you were best friends?"