Friday, June 5, 2009

So, I have a minute....

I have completely neglected to update my blog lately. I have plenty of excuses, but rather than waste my time on those, I'll try to make this entry a little more engaging and less apologetic in case any of my three regular readers bothers to check it anymore.

So, on the boys front: They are out of school as of yesterday. J managed his way through third grade Quest (our district gifted/talented program) and even cried on the way home on his last day of school because it "has been a really fun year and I'm kind of sad." I am taking this as a good sign and have decided to allow him to attend fourth grade in the program even though I am lazy and hate driving his carpool. I am such a good mom.

Spencer received the good citizenship award for his class, which makes all of the sense in the world, since every second child must go in a completely opposite direction from their oldest sibling counterpart. It is the way of things.

Michael is talking. Yes, it's true. In fact, he got tested today and he is pretty much on level for everything - even expressive, which has always been his Achilles' hill. This testing was done by his speech therapist, but she did warn me that there is a good chance that he won't qualify for the free district preschool when they test him. Luckily, I already put a deposit down on the ritzy preschool last year and so he is set. Didn't I tell you what a good mom I am?

I start teaching again next week. Somehow I roped myself into doing three classes over the summer. I love to teach, but negotiating daycare for all three of my boys is pretty much a nightmare - even if it just for 3 hours a week. I have to have someone come to my house - preferably someone responsible that can drive themselves and handle any fires that my boys may decide to start in my absence without getting the pesky fire department involved. They also need to recognize the merits of peanut butter lunches and my cluttered home. It's a tall order, but I think I've got someone lined up for at least most of the summer.

That's about it for now. I have a million other things that I could update on, but many of them deserve their own post. In case I never get to them, the following posts have already been composed in my head:

My Sister's visit to Kentucky
The Gym (again)

Thank you for reading.

6 comments:

The Whitten Family said...

Kara,
A pleasure, as always. Can't wait to read about the visit and the gym. I secretly (and outwardly) wish I belonged to "the gym". I covet thy membership.

Have a great day! You're a great mom.

Janeal said...

Kara,
I thoroughly enjoy your blog posts so keep them coming. I just love your dry sense of humor and how you are so honest. And I really mean that. So keep them coming so I can benefit from your friendship and bond with you through the miles and years.

Brig said...

You forgot the part about how wonderful your husband is.

Natalie said...

4 readers. I am number 4-I can't say I "regularly" check your blog, but I check it sometimes and I have always enjoyed it! It's great to hear how your family is doing and I agree with Janeal-I especially love to hear your dry sense of humor through your writing! :)

Sarah said...

I started my kiddo on peanut butter lunches at the tender age of one. For other reasons, he had already been tested for every allergy imaginable and I knew that wasn't an issue, so I figured -- bring on the PB&J!!

Liz said...

I would love to come over and help watch the boys while you teach. Just give me 16 hours notice so I can make it...