Saturday, May 31, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
The painful reality of what is still going on in our world today. Watch this trailer and see why sometimes the three most difficult words for new parents to hear are, "It's A Girl." Infanticide, abuse, neglect of girls is still very much a reality in the developing world today. The full length movie is on Netflix instant stream to your device if you have that option. Eye opening. Gut wrenching. True. Watch, learn and obtain knowledge so you can be better informed on this global problem.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
|First Day of School 2013|
|Last Day of School 2013-2014|
Both Nature Girl and Blondie grew tall. Nature Girl is almost 5'5" and finding clothes that aren't a gazillion dollars (she puts holes in everything still) is a daunting task. She wears a ladies size 9 shoe so no shoe sharing with her! Blondie is hovering a little over 5 ft. but is catching up fast. Her shoes are easy….ladies 7's. Mei Mei is still teeny tiny at not quite 48". See those shorts she has on? Size 4-5. Shoes are still from the toddler department size 12.5 or 13 (she turns 9 in a couple of weeks and is heading into the 4th grade.)
Our summer plans are unplanned. This is the first year in a long while we are up in the air as to which direction to turn. Stay tuned cause we don't stay still for long!!
Saturday, May 17, 2014
|Latin. Love it or hate it. Or both.|
Now lets throw in some swirly Least Common Denominators and x-y axis graphs with a few negative integers thrown in for those of you drowning in Math land. Math…..I love. Yes, I'm weird. I get math….it's logical, linear and done in 30 problems or less. You don't have to think out of the box cause God made lovely little math boxes that make sense. However, when you have artistic, floaty child who daydreams in unicorn language just walking to breakfast……math becomes a painful reality that must be dragged from her tiny little body millimeter by millimeter daily. By May….those millimeters are stretched like Gumby and I can feel the earth shake when the word "Maaaaattttthhhhh" is mentioned. 2 weeks.
By this time of year we have no uniforms that fit….nor shoes…..(unless you are Mei Mei who doesn't grow). Nature Girl currently has one school uniform shirt. One. She passed her poor (but not tired) mother in stature a few months ago and her BRAND NEW uniform pants are currently anklets. She has gone to school in the same shirt with her anklets all month now…..and I refuse to buy more. I am that mother that I swore I'd never be…..but you see this kid is growing like no one's business (tall child….oh so tall) and I know that if I get more they'll be too short in a week……and there are 2 weeks left. So the last week of school she'll show up again in her one shirt…..and by then newish uniform pants will be capris. She doesn't care. Blondie actually asked me if I was going to let Nature G out of the house like that last week. Yep. 2 weeks. Then they all wear flip flops or go barefoot…..and the uniform of summer becomes a bathing suit…..and we live like hippies ….and besides no one will notice that you've been wearing water shoes to school lately because your mom refuses to buy brand new expensive Nike's only to have them tossed aside…..to be grown out of again in a blip. 2 weeks. (Remind me to write a book on 'How to Embarrass the Blond' because she thinks I've lost my noodles. Everything embarrasses her now….it's fun.)
|She works so hard. She's awesome.|
I'm ready to read a book for fun. I'm ready to stick my toes in the sand….(we live in Florida and I haven't been to the beach in well over 8 months). I need to find my head again…..(it's sloshing around somewhere up there) and to know the beauty of an ordinary summer. I need to do laundry. WE need to clean our house top to bottom. (This week you would've heard me say, "LADIES! We do NOT live in a barn! Are you a goat? Well are you? THEN PICK THIS UP!" Yea, great parenting right there.) This Mama is limping across the finish line…..limping…..but never doubting she will finish. We will look back on this year as epic. Epic because of those danged Latin conjugations and declensions that Nature Girl and Blondie are UNDERSTANDING ….epic because Nature Girl just wrote an 8 paragraph paper ON HER OWN……epic because lil Mei Mei can actually see her schoolwork now…...because who would've ever thought this group of unlikely sisters brought together by a Holy God would be in a place where they could learn like they do?? ! Amazing Grace. Holy Ground. Miracles every. single. day. around here. Grateful. 2 weeks. Can't wait! Bam.