Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bonus, being dirty and no clothes!!! Posted by Picasa

Rasberries MMMMM.... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 11, 2006

And they are finally in!!!! Posted by Picasa

Helping Daddy put in the ovens, Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 03, 2006

My Horrible Emotional Day

Well, today was Kindergarten Screening Day for us! I really wasn't prepared for what an emotional experience that was going to be. We got there at 9:00am and right away they took Chance to another room and sent me into the Parents room (ECFE). There I sat with about 6 other parents and it was there that I learned the whole precess was going to take about 2 hours and not the 1/2 hour that I thought it was going to take.

First of all, in the paper it said that they wanted kids to be screened as close to their 4th birthday as possible. Chance will be 4 next month so I made the appointment for this month. I believe this is the last month they do it until next fall. Anyway, all the other children were 4 1/2 and almost 5 years old!

After they were done testing Chance they called me into this room with these two ladies. One was the teacher that tested Chance and the other was some type of psychologist that was totally interested in any concerns I had. She made me very uncomfortable. We went over the test results which she was very quick to assure me that she was not testing my child's "smartness", but just looking for red flags that they needed to catch before school. It was maddening sitting there listening to what she tested him on and knowing full well that he knew how to do those things, but just didn't for some reason.

Then they sent me to see the RN. She went over his height/weight which he is in the 95% for both, and his hearing and eye sight test. I guess he can hear just fine, sometimes I am not quite sure about that, but his eye sight registered at 10/15 which she said is 20/30 for us. I guess they only test them at 10 feet instead of the 20 that they do for adults. I was concerned about that, but she said not to worry. The test isn't all that accurate and her kids were 10/15 & 10/10. After I was done meeting with her I was free to go and pick up my child.

By the time I got back to the van I felt like I had been hit by a truck. What a terrible emotional day. I felt like they were disecting something that is so important to me and not thinking he was as special as I do. Welcome to the real world hey.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Lessons We Learn and Maybe Should Learn Again!

I was reminded of this this past week as I am trying to teach my son. These past few weeks have been filled with disobediences of sort (I am sure you guys are shocked that my son disobeys!!!) and after he gets busted he says, "mom, I'm sorry, I'm really sorry!" I am sure you are thinking, "What's the problem with that?" Well, I am learning that this is not a sincere statement! So this week I have been trying to teach him that sorry doesn't always fix things. Sometimes we say or do things that hurt someone and just saying sorry and not really meaning it or even meaning it sometimes doesn't make the hurt go away. I guess what I am trying to teach him and what I am learning is that it is better to think before we speak than have to say sorry afterwards!