I was all set to write a post for ye olde blog and alas, Typepad is down. No big deal…Microsoft Word to the rescue. It was a crazy day yesterday but crazy fun. First, it was Staff Appreciation Day at Owens school. I missed the luncheon. It is the first time I have missed it. I was, however, on a field trip to Police Headquarters with Cameron and his class. I was in charge of 4 kids and let me tell you—it wasn’t Cam and the other boy that were the problem. It was the two girls–talk about know it alls–they didn’t listen to me at all. The teacher had to intervene a few times and I felt like a complete idiot but how hard can you push (figuratively) a kid that is not your own. I thought of Rachael as we passed the 911 dispatchers. I wanted to take a photo but they were behind glass and those girls were still being pesky.
Last night was “the movie” for 5th and 6th grade girls. Gracie and I went. It certainly has changed a bit from the cartoon version I saw in elementary school. Unfortunately, we sat in front of some immature girls who kicked seats and laughed every time someone on the film said “p*nis”. Their mothers were behind them and they giggled and hooted worse than their daughters. It was kind of pathetic. I admit, I did laugh once but I didn’t laugh loud. I was just a bit caught off guard when one boy in the movie asked about “boners”. I was impressed that they now show the same film to girls and boys. I think, when I was a kid, girls saw the girl film and boys saw the boy film, right? Even more impressive they touched upon homosexuality, forced interactions and other touchy subjects they said to ask your parents about.
I voted for the school budget. It passed. Yippee! I knew it would though. And took Gracie out for an ice cream so we could further discuss the movie and any questions she might have. She killed me…should I post this here? What the heck! She said, “Will any boys ever like me? You know, will I be able to mate someday?” I don’t think I heard them say “mate” in the whole movie. Geesh Gracie, you are a girl not a monkey. She is so cute. I reassured her that she was beautiful and boys would be beating down the door someday (and I wasn’t just saying that because I am her mother). I also told her what my mom always told me, “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet a prince”. And one of the best things to do was to work on being a good judge of character. Surround yourself with good people and you should be okay and to not get herself into a situation where she wasn’t in control. I tell you this parenting thing is scary! I am so glad it is Kevin who has to go to the next movie in a few years.
Knitting, is this a knitting blog? I brought my knitting to the movie and worked a bit on Ann’s pulse warmer. I worked on it at the middle school orientation on Monday night too. And I am off to work today at Granny’s. It feels like it has been ages since I worked there. Tomorrow is my mom’s birthday and we are off to the Knitting Corner in Huntingtonfor Manos. And I am awaiting some Koigu I ordered. I wasn’t going to have enough for my alligator wrap/scarf.