School: day four
*crosses eyes* Okay– have I mentioned that whole “no such thing as a non-working mother” thing? YIKES! I mean… seriously. YIKES! Last three days have been a NIGHTMARE of run errands–and I’m declaring today a day off of aqua aerobics just so I can get some work done. And in the meantime, there has been children at school… and a curious sense of deja vu.
When Zoomboy started school, his older brother and sister were VERY interested in what he was doing. “How was school, Zoomboy? What are you learning? Do you like school?”
About the twelfth time someone asked him that he burst out with an anguished, “I wish you people would quit asking me that!”
Apparently school was best internalized before he decided to share the deets.
He’s good with the deets NOW–can’t share enough of them. But it took a long while of him just sort of putting on his potato face (all eyes) and experiencing his world.
So we were a little curious as to what Squish’s reaction was going to be.
“Mom! Mom, I didn’t say ANYTHING! I let the teacher talk the WHOLE TIME!” *whew* Many thanks for small mercies.
“Mom, I don’t have a friend yet. I’m still looking.” Well, I give her until she starts talking for THAT to change.
“Mom, we lay down and rest. I like that part.” God, so do I!
“Mom, it’s hot in the room. There’s no cool in there.” She’s in a room with 30 other Kindergartners and no air conditioning. My rage is palpable, and it’s all aimed at NCLB, and the fuckheads who distract the government from their real business by trying to legislate people’s love lives and religious beliefs. Did ANYBODY in government attend public school? It should be mandatory that if THEY didn’t, they have to send their children there for at least two years. 31 kids, a tiny room, no air conditioning. Un. Fucking. Forgivable.
And then, my absolute favorite to date:
“Mom, why don’t we give teacher’s apples? Like in the movies?”
“I don’t know. Do you want to give your teacher an apple?”
“Yes. She’s nice. She deserves a present.”
Goddess love my little Squish. She’s gonna be just fine.
And in other news…
Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is having TWO contests. One for A Solid Core of Alpha and one for Clear Water. Stop in and say hi– Chris is clever, she’s got a line on EVERY funny link on the planet (her Friday posts are all about The Linkety) and her two cats rule the world. No, no… I’m serious–she named them Chaos and Mayhem for a reason. And you could win a free e-book, and NOT just mine:-)
And Zoomboy is now back on the lbp. Glory Hallelujia– and it’s funny. I never realized how big a difference it was making, until we tried to get him to TAKE IT. Dude–fifteen minutes of ordering his morning routine around swallowing one little brown pill, and you’ll want to give your local pharmaceutical company a big hug, hu-normous co-pay or not!
And Big T needs to either clean my kitchen or get a job. I’m opting for cleaning my kitchen right now, but that never lasts long enough–I’ll be opting for getting a job about five minutes after that.