Monday, December 16, 2013

Feathers, Fabric, Glue and Wine

Getting near the end of December it is time for the annual school Christmas program.  This year both kids will be in the same one now that the Girl is in Kindergarten.  There is a definitely a love-hate relationship with the program.  I love the program as I teach at the school and get to see my students in another aspect and love to see them do their thing.  I don't like it because it is long, the Girl is at the beginning and the Boy is at the end.

This year I am a bit sad.  Our music teacher and program director is in her last year.  She works her tail off for these kids and in my opinion is a great music teacher.  She teaches the kids how to sing and play instruments, but more importantly how to read music.  I watch in wonderment when the Boy comes home with his recorder music, sits at the piano and starts playing the tunes.

The other part of this is that next year he will be in fifth grade.  In fifth grade they get to be lead actors of the program and they also start fifth grade band.  As a parent that has sat through these programs the past four years (including the one coming up) I feel like I paid my dues to see him help lead the show with his classmates.  Maybe the tradition will continue but all I can do is enjoy the one coming up.

Meanwhile, I sit on my kitchen floor with tons of blue feathers, craft glue, Spotify playing, and a glass of wine trying to make the best blue bird costume.  The Boy said "COOL!" I know getting an endorsement from is huge because he is a 9 year old boy.

On another note, my AGW took a call today and the person asked, "Is this the lady of the house?" She laughed and thought of me, granted I just sat on the floor with my wine and glued feathers for the past hour.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Little Teeth

If I have a kryptonite (I actually have a lot them), it might as well be my kids baby teeth.  The first one my son lost I caught the counter before the legs gave way.

You would think you would get used to this but apparently I don't.  The Boy has lost many, even two with an hour.  The Girl has just started losing them.

She has had this loose tooth for a while (#2) which has been hanging on for dear life.  The Boy suggested going over to his Busia's house as he has lost many teeth there, but to my luck it came out before then.  No crying or trouble, when I saw the tooth I was little wobbly and as I type this I am a little nauseated.  

So when choosing to be a stay at home dad and then a teacher, why didn't I realize that I was walking into a situation that the smallest baby tooth could put me on the floor.  Everyday there is a good possibility I could see a lost tooth, maybe I will start wearing a helmet.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Basketball, Pictures and 3D

The Boy had his first basketball game this weekend.  It didn't go well.  The kids played hard and got better as the game went along but didn't score a basket.  The Boy however did have a couple of steals and did get a couple of good shots off.

Then we had pictures taken.  It went well and the kids looked beautiful.

Then we watched Polar Express in 3D.  We have seen it many times but it was like watching it the first time in 3D.  It was fantastic, the kids really enjoyed it as well.

Now it is getting ready for the Christmas season and the lists from the kids keep growing.  I just hope they are good enough to get some things on their lists.