James was selected Star of the Week for his kindergarten class. Star of the week gets lots of fun “perks,” but the one the kids love the most is that they get to take home the class stuffed animal, Dex. James has been taking Dex everywhere, and we’ve been taking lots of pictures of the two of them together. It’s fun for James and SUPER STRESSFUL for me because I’m constantly like, “WHERE IS DEX?! WHERE IS HEEEEEEE?!” It’s hard enough keeping track of stuffed animals that leave the house, let ALONE a stuffed animal that 22 kids absolutely adore and would absolutely murder me over should it become lost. I’m THISCLOSE to putting a tracking device on it. BUT HEY James is having fun so who cares about my nervous breakdown, LOL.
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~This little desktop planter is so cute. It almost makes me want to sit at a desk instead of slumped over on my couch (maybe that’s why my back hurts?).
Happy Sunday, everyone!
Put the tracker in it! Other parents will love you forever!!!
(Does that teacher hate parents? Is this secretly a stufy on stress and what happens in stress induced circumstances?) Please say Rex goes back today, Monday?!? Or does he stay til next Thursday? ?
Ok, that little desktop planter was absolutely the perfect gift for my (soon-to-be) sister-in-law. Your timing is perfect!
She just suffered a horrible miscarriage on Friday, her body still thinks it’s pregnant and so her hormones are still doubling instead of decreasing, and it sounds like she has an rh factor issue & actually may have had several miscarriages over the past year. She was at hospital most of Friday & then had to get on a plane to Taiwan for a preplanned business trip. Bless her sweet heart. Meanwhile, this is my brother’s 3rd time: 2nd miscarriage like this and the stillbirth of his 1st son with his 1st wife. He is doing remarkably well, keeping his Rainbow son close & more worried about his fiance’s wellbeing; he said he’s learned coping skills over the past 9 years but this is her 1st. He drives me insane at times but then he is the sweetest, most tender man ever.
This isn’t much, but she loves succulents & simplicity – their house is filled with them. Something they can share & I am sure my brother will make some miniature pieces to display along the bottom “pen” shelf. This will be a perfect addition to their home. …So thank you for sharing this.
oh my goodness, all of my love to your future SIL, and YOU, for being so supportive. xoxo
Kimberly Wencl says:
I remember that anxiety. In 6th grade Liz’s class had a pet mouse and everyone got a chance to bring it home for the weekend. I don’t like mice and I also worried about keeping this one safe. Saturday night we hear a shriek from Liz’s bedroom and she comes out crying hold the now dead mouse in her hand. She had let it out of the cage and somehow stepped on it. She was horrified for many reasons. On Monday we headed down to the pet store and purchased another mouse. That helped a little, but she felt so bad that the mouse had died under her watch!
Toni K. Rieger says:
I have been reading here for a long long time. I needed to take minute and let you know although your blog entries have evolved to reflect how incredibly busy our lives are when we have children, I appreciate and enjoy the links on your surfing sunday posts. I don’t always read them all but i enjoy the diversity of articles and opinions. I often share them with my daughter (21, college senior ugh!), and passing articles back and forth has become one of our favorite “thing” that we do. You’ve given me the one more way to grow and connect with my daughter as she moves into adulthood. (although she is still 16 in my head when she takes the car!)
That means so much to me, thank you!!! Glad I can help in a small way!
I was all about that new antidepressant, until this little nugget:
“The cost for a one-month course of treatment will be between $4,720 and $6,785, said Janssen, and experts said it will give the company a foothold in the $12 billion global antidepressant market, where most drugs now are generic.”
Mouth. Dropped. Open.
So my depression will get better, only to be homeless and penniless. Thanks, Johnson and Johnson!! I’ll stick to my $7 zoloft.
So we heard all year long about “Wilson” coming home with students all weekend, and my son goes to a farm preschool with MANY MANY outdoor and indoor pets, so we assumed it was a bunny or a gerbil or something. ALL YEAR. And then it’s our week to take Wilson home and we keep assuming someone will talk to us about the care of the animal we’re going to have, yet it never happens. So my son comes home on Friday with Wilson – a STUFFED bunny. We laughed SO hard. He came with a journal where we were supposed to record all the fun adventures he had with our family over the weekend. Lots of people wrote about their day trips to the zoo and everything they did…well we had a super low key weekend so we wrote about all the snuggles and relaxing Wilson did with us. Hahaha…
OMG Hilarious!!! I’m cracking up!!!