we close on our new house on may 25th. school ends on the 25th. our house i partially packed. i have to help do crafts for the end of the year party for scarlett's class on the 24th and that kind of what is killing me the most. it's unnecessary and i'm terrible at crafts.
two weeks ago, scarlett fell of the rock climbing wall during field day and sprained her ankle pretty bad. my first thought was, rock climbing wall at field day? what happened to the fill the bucket with water relay and bean bag toss and other low cost field day activities from my childhood? and then i felt extra bad because they had to wheel her around in a wheelchair for the rest of the day. everything they say about me not being a very sympathetic parent is true.
last thursday, athena blythe, had her preschool program. for the first time in her life, she requested to wear a hair ribbon. i don't know what this all means. she often proclaims her love for her "crazy hair" so someone she likes more than her crazy hair must wear ribbons. i do not know who this person is. maybe minnie mouse.
all who watch preschool programs know that they can be hilarious or tediously long. athena blythe's school does it right. funny songs, short songs, and snacks. that's how i'd like my funeral to go.
that open cavity in my chest where my heart should be absolutely ached when i saw what athena blythe proclaimed to desire to be as a future occupation:
this is athena blythe's kindness hand. she must always keep it at school because we normally only enjoy the presence of athena blythe's stankyface behavior hand.
athena blythe was thrilled to play tour guide to her artwork. self confidence comes naturally with this one.
the fun continues! last friday night, we went to relay for life at the gwinnett county fairgrounds. reagan's tutor, mrs. griffin, who was also his teacher from last year is one of the organizers for gwinnett county's relay for life, the largest relay for life gathering in the world. it took mrs. griffin and me a couple of week of conversation, online pictures and calendar planning to convince reagan that he should change his normal friday fun plans from pizza and a movie to pizza and relay for life. someday all these autism tactics will make me a great hostage negotiator. autism! great for scheduling if you NEVER plan on changing anything ever again. terrible if you're trying to be flexible and have fun occasionally.
relay for life was typical reagan- "i don't want to goooooooo!" and then two hours later- "i don't want to leeeeeeave!" thomas and i had to tell him that it was closing. he hates the thought of being somewhere after it has closed. we use it to our advantage though. shady parenting 101.
last saturday morning, scarlett ran in her first 3k. she had been practicing all semester with running club and with me and then she spent the last two weeks trying to rehab her sprained ankle enough that she could run for most of race without too much pain.
after her 3k, scarlett wanted to have a cookies and brownies stand. entrepreneurship is in her blood. you know how i love buying and selling things. i can't resist any type of MLM party. they call me "mary kay lularoe jamberry heidi" in some circles. not really. this entire paragraph is fantastical sarcasm. i don't buy anything. anywhoo, cookies and brownies stand was a success. made 5 whole dollars.
i need to up my prices. scarlett needs to up her prices.
reagan also wanted to sell something. he still thinks that the max and ruby "ants and acorn pancakes" episode is the best. max and ruby aren't the worst, but they're no longer welcome to our house. he didn't have any takers.
athena blythe really wants a real dog but i'm anti anything else to take care of so she's stuck dragging this robot dog up and down the street.
another ribbon request.
hersch has had a rough time last couple of weeks. last month he had an eardrum burst. then he had another ear infection. then a fever when he was supposed to get immunized last week and then today we went back in to get his shots, he was sick again with a bulging ear infection.
he's the hulk hogan of snotty noses.
so, not much going on in the low key time of the year. more sarcasm.