Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Report - Cards and Other

Someday soon my camera and computer will be in the same room together. Until then, I'll just give a quick update.

School has started up again, and the kids are slowly getting back in the groove. They're more resilient. I think it'll take Art and I longer to readjust to the hectic schedule.

We've moved Mim back to half-days all week, because none of us could take the thought of all the drama we would experience every Tuesday and Thursday. Of course, this means Mim and I have to just hang out in W'ville for 3 1/2 hours on those days, but it's preferable to her crying so much she throws up. I felt so bad for her teacher!

We got their second 9 weeks report cards today, and they both did well. Of course, it's Pre-K and Kindergarten, so I wasn't exactly expecting them to be ineligible or anything. They had Satisfactory and Outstanding on everything except "Controls Feelings" for Mim. (See previous paragraph for proof) and "Listen's Well" and "Responsible" for Zaya. He had outstanding in Obeys and all those other things, so it's just a matter of him being lost in La-La land. (Or character land, more like)

I can handle that. I would infinitely rather have my children be overly sensitive, or overly imaginative than be rebellious or cruel in any way.

Now if I just had someone to give me a report card. I know I would get an A in "worries about children" and "tries to please everyone," but I'm failing miserably in "keeps a clean house" and "cooks wholesome meals." I'm also not doing to well in the "reads edifying non-fiction books instead of more Jane Austen." I've worked my way through the three big ones recently, (P & P, S & S, and Emma) and started Mansfield Park this afternoon. Bad girl. F.


Johanna said...

Nothing wrong with Jane Austen! Sometimes ya just need to fill your own tank. Can't fill others if you're running on empty.

Lilibeth said...

can't be too much worse than coming home and watching Jeeves and Wooster.

aftergrace said...

Transition is tough for little ones, hang in there Mom!

Enjoy your reading, have a cup of tea with that Jane Austen. :)

Carina said...

Oh, yes, much tea has been and will be consumed!

My tank is definitely full. I need to start working on the rest now, I guess!

Chandelle said...

I wish we did get report cards in adult mommyhood life. I need both the grounding and some applause.

Regarding reading...I've been working on S & S for months now. I have this one huge book of her writings, and keep lugging it on all my travels. But alas, am getting no where. Maybe we should read the same books and then discuss them over coffee and tea. There you go - I am absolutely no help to you if you are feeling guilty for your reading indulgences!

You are a terrific mom with wonderful children!

Qtpies7 said...

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

No condemnation on your parenting or your house cleaning! That means no report cards. God's grace is sufficient for you.

I know you were joking around, but really, I have learned that we should not stress so much over our parenting.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Yes, I agree that I would rather have a sensitive, imaginative child than a bossy one who doesn't get long with others.

And I love what Qtpies7 - no report cards for Mamas because even though we aren't perfect, we have a Savior who is!