Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Summer School

I have a child failing a class.  She didn't do and turn in her homework.  Her teacher wants her to take summer school.  That class will conflict with her dance team practice.  The child is pretty sure the teacher just doesn't like her and wants her to fail, too.

I don't want to be the mom on this one.

Friday, April 22, 2011

prom and why I'm the meanest mom ever

My oldest is going to prom.  A week from tomorrow.  She's 15 and a freshman.  Her date who is now also her boyfriend is 17 and a junior.  She has a dress.  We have a plan for hair and make-up and shoes.  We need to get earrings and a cute little purse.

And a curfew.  She has just barely started dating.  And so far, her "curfew" has always been directly related to what they were doing.  Be home within a reasonable time of the activity being over kind of thing.

But now we are talking about prom.  And there's an after prom party at the school from 12-4.  This is where the mean part comes in.  Her dad and I aren't letting her go to the amazingly awesome after prom party at the school.  Because she is only a freshman and we want to save something for her.  It feels like the right decision and it feels so super crappy at the same time.  I want them to experience it all.  But I want her to have something to look forward to next year too.

Being the mom sucks sometimes.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

catch up

I swear life just zooms by.  There are things I want to say that never get said.

We are in a new phase here with 2 teenagers, one is in high school.  Oh, my is that throwing me for a loop.  I read the funny blog posts about potty training and getting your kids to do eat something other than noodles and chicken nuggets, and while they are fun and give me a giggle, where is the blog post that finds the humor in my 15 year old daughter dating a boy who turns 17 today.  17.....17!!!!  I know what I was doing at 17, and that just scares me.

Motherhood is hard.  Juggling the schedules, meals, homework, free time, play dates, sleepovers, big girl dates, prom dresses, carpools...it is making me tired.

On an up note, we have 9 new baby chicks!  Our 10 hens from last spring are laying beautifully!  We get anywhere from 5-8 eggs a day from them.  I haven't bought eggs in quite a while, even for baking.  We try to sell eggs to the neighbors, but I get greedy!  Of our new girls, 3 are "straight run's", which means we aren't sure if they are pullets or not.  We should know around 6-8 weeks.  And they are 4 weeks old now.  We already have them outside in their big girl brooder.  They are getting really cute....I'll have to post pictures.  We got some fun breeds this time, too, and some that lay actual white eggs!  And more of the Easter Egger's.

I must say it's a little strange to eat something you found in your backyard (even if it did come from a nest in a coop), but I am getting used to the idea!

I just wanted to poke my head in here and say hello.....