I didn't blog over the Christmas or New Year break and now I don't know how to get caught up, so for today, I'm focusing on today.
This afternoon I smiled finding these two cozy creatures in our playroom tucked into little beds created just for them by my daughters:
The white one is "Sheepie" and she is a sheep (I know you'd never have guessed from her name!) my 5 year old daughter has been playing with a lot lately and then the purple one is "Beauty", my 8 year old daughter's stuffed horse. The girls have been caring for these two particular stuffed animals for several days now, dressing them in doll clothes, pretending to feed them and read them stories. It is all very cute and this image of the two animals tucked in together just made me appreciate anew the sister relationship and friendship my girls have with each other!
Speaking of sibling relationships, part of my 6 year old's homework packet this week was this new year activity and one question was "This year I want to. . ." and the kids were supposed to write something they want to do this year. My little guy wrote, "Play with (and then listed the names of his big brother and big sister)." He could have said travel to New York, go to the moon, eat ice cream for breakfast every day, anything! But, he just wants to play with his big brother and big sister!
Something slightly less heart-warming came home from school today with my 5th grader, but it did still make me smile. A desk citation:
My 10 year old is by far my messiest kid and he's always had messy desks at school so really I'm just surprised this is the first one I've seen this year.
But, I love the ingenuity of his teacher! Each kid in the class has a job that they applied for and earn a salary for doing. My son is a banker. There are computer techs, greeter/hospitality person, a zoologist (to handles the classroom pet), a security guard, a meteorologist, a clerk, a librarian, and custodians. The custodians hand out the desk citations. And the fine is a stiff $100 deducted from your account. I hope my son can still afford the rent for his classroom desk and chair that comes out of that account! Oh, and he applied for the banker job because it was the highest paying job in the class, but now after doing it for a semester he's decided it's "not worth it because it's too much work". "Well, " I said, "Remember that lesson in the real world, the highest paying jobs are not always the best ones! Money cannot buy happiness."
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