Tuesday, April 23, 2013


It's real guys.

I really want to go on Facebook and vent about this, but I don't like it when others do it, so I will refrain.

Emaline dealt with it twice last year- once a 5th grader, and the other a grown woman, a mommy!

Today, along with the horrid state test, Parker dealt with being bullied. The school says they are handling this very serious, as they SHOULD!  It just breaks my heart to see him hurt like this.


Tonight I will pray for the bully. I will pray for my Parker. And I will pray for my own self control.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Books *updated

This will not be a long list of deep intellectual books that I have read. Here is a picture of 2 library books that Emaline brought home from school. When she got in the car, the conversation went like this:

E:  Mom, I got 2 new library books today!
Me: Oh good Emaline!
E: Yep, and just who is Paris Hilton and Richie?
Me: What???? How do you know who Paris Hilton is?
E: Well, that is what book I got! I got Paris Hilton and Selena Gomez.
Me: -silence-
E: I mean, why are they famous anyway?
Me: Well, Selena Gomez is on Disney channel and dated a famous singer (the car of 5 children all yell Just Bieber!), and was in Ramona and Beezus. Paris Hilton, well she is just famous for having money and making really bad decisions.
E: What bad decisions?

Really, why are these the books she picked out? AND why pick a biography of someone you have NO idea who they are? We will sit down together and read both these picks. I think she picked Paris Hilton because she is holding a dog, but WHY does she even have a biography in an elementary library?

Well, after thinking about it, I told her she could keep Selena Gomez, but Paris had to go back! She didn't resist. After school the next day I asked her if her teacher allowed her to go to the library and pick up a new one, her response:

MOM, I told Mrs. E that you didn't like the book I picked out and that you wanted me to get a new one. AND once she saw what book I had she said that IF SHE would have seen what book I had gotten she wouldn't have let me get it either! SO, I got Mia Hamm.

I LOVE that her teacher felt the same as me. Shew.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Chicken Foot

Just some chicken foot 1st grade math practice to brighten your day!