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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Every Wednesday

It's Wednesday again. Had a terrific night last night with The Peanut. Picked her up from tennis lessons and took her for dinner at a restaurant. While we waited for our orders we worked on her homework assignments, played her math game and practiced spelling. She has a huge spelling test coming up on Friday. She was given a list of 40+ words to study and the teacher will select about half for the test. I am proud to say she got every word right. It's my blog, so I can also say my child is a genius! We truly had the nicest dinner out that we've had in a long time. Came home and told her how much fun dinner was and that we were having an exceptionally good night. The praise seemed to fuel her behavior...so I kept praising her. Sat in bed with her while she read for 15 minutes and then turned the lights out. Felt very good last night.

I continued the "let's have a great time" theme this morning when I was getting her out of bed. Had our usual giggle time and then breakfast. She got dressed when I asked her to, brushed her teeth without incident and even remembered to flush! We were out the door on time and enjoyed a pink sunrise on the way to school.

We were at school on time and neither of us felt rushed. A great way to say goodbye for a couple of days. I wish it were like this every Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nature's Art

Peanut and I had a really bad week with each other. A battle of the wills, if you will. A lot of attitude, dawdling and plain old obnoxious behavior. Never mean spirited...but annoying and disrespectful.

It's Wednesday...again....

I dropped her off this morning at school. Car ride started out crappy because of the dawdling...I was flustered and quite bitchy...anxiety was high. While I was driving down the road I noticed that the clouds to the south were lying very low and gave the illusion of mountains in a distance...the sun was not quite up yet, so the clouds had that purple, majestic mountain thing going on. I pointed out the clouds to Peanut and she said, "It's like art".

"Mother Nature's art", I said. She pulled out her journal and wrote down what she saw. I can't wait to check her journal when I see her next so I can read what she wrote and see what she drew.

Sharing these beautiful clouds with each other certainly lightened our mood and the goodbye was sweet and loving. As I was driving away from the school I was reminded that she is also nature's art.