Thursday, October 14, 2010

Stop the Presses! My Kids Actually Want Me To See Their Report Cards!!!

Yeah, so, my kids are on the honor roll. Rah Rah Rah! I'm sorry, but homework around here is a team effort, so I have to brag. As in, they wouldn't do it if I didn't make them. And help them when they need it. So, I can take pride in good grades too!

Middle school homework can be brutal. But it isn't nearly as brutal as high school, or college, so it's good they're developing good habits now, so they'll have tools for later, and won't fail.

This is odd--it's 7:30 and it's still dark outside. My lamps on timers have already shut off (I have them on all night and they shut off at 7 am) and it's too dark in the house. When we "fall back" soon it will help, but wow. But I will say, it's still warm here. It was 85 degrees at six o'clock last night. It's funny, because on one hand I want colder weather because Hubby has all these winter clothes on his floors and no one is motivated to buy them in weather like this, but on the other hand I am enjoying not having to wear layers just yet. ;-)

Was anyone else watching the rescue of the Chilean miners last night? I was sobbing. I mean, can you even begin to IMAGINE??? I watched the first one come out (the look on his son's face said it all!) and I watched the last one. Apparently he was the one who kept them all alive, and kept them together. What a story! I expect a book and movie, etc. etc. about these guys. Stories like this just make you tingle!

I know this may sound cryptic, but I have a dear friend who is about to do something life-changing today, and I am so excited for her! I hope everything goes as smoothly as it can! You know who you are! Best of luck!

And with that, I bid you all adieu. Until tomorrow anyway. :-)


Aimee said...

The only miner rescue I saw was the dude who had his mistress show up at the welcoming and not his wife. That one didn't make me cry.

Devon Ellington said...

That rescue showed the best of humanity, didn't it? What team effort and working together, both above and below, can accomplish.

Congrats to your kids -- that's great!

I actually remember middle school homework being harder than high school -- maybe because it was the transition in work habits, and by the time I hit high school, I'd figured out my system.

And then, of course, college is a whole other ball of wax!

Things for everything these past weeks, by the way. I'm so happy I'm dancing!