Thursday, March 23, 2006

                                    You Are Jan Brady Brainy and a little introverted, you tend to think life is a lot worse than it actually is.
And while you may think you're a little goofy looking, most people consider you to be a major babe.

                                          Which BRADY are YOU?


            All true, minus the brainy babe bit...

"They" understand me so well.  Things appearing so bad all the time, ya know?  Drama queen ~ Moi? Oh, yeah!

I haven't been posting for a while.  I've been thinking about why I have been shying away, spending much of my online sneak away moments surfing and IMing with my mom.  Haven't come up with much, I'm afraid.  I guess I just needed some time away.  Knowing I should focus on what's important to me a lot more than I have been lately, I've been trying to make an effort to stay positive.  Searching for signs of spring, and actually finding them is uplifting.  Feeling blah just isn't cutting it.  Life is WAY too short.  

Well, on to life here... Amanda has been home sick for 3 days.  Developed a stomach bug Monday night and has had an upset stomach ever since.  Just in time for Growth and Development class!  She was clever!  But oh, I am all the more clever!  I borrowed the video from the school nurse!!  We watched it together and now I'm afraid she is never going to want to go back.... I'm so torn between pushing her to move around and try to do things (not sure what this stomach thing is really about) and letting her stay home on the couch, missing much of her daily work.  I guess we'll see what tomorrow brings.

Mailee...what to do with that girl.  She is SO damned stubborn and intense sometimes.  She can be very rude to me and hurtful.  She yells at me on a daily basis.  Yet, in the next moment be such an angel.  I love her to pieces, and want her to be kind and caring, but even her teacher notices a change and she is "following" a trio of, um, let's just say "challenging" girls.  But last night, OMG!  She had her 3rd grade chorus concert at school.  She was supposed to sing this very difficult song with two other girls who just happened to be sick.  When they were called up to the mic to sing, I didn't think she would, but she got up and walked alone to the stage, took hold of that mic, told her music teacher that she wanted to do it, and blew the house down!!  I'm serious!  I was so proud, and she was so proud of herself... another teacher was there that is not in her room and this teacher told her to sing for the rest of her life because she has a voice from heaven....  

I can't believe this school year is almost over.  Although it started out a bit challenging, I have grown to feel that it has been the best year that I have had since becoming a one on one para.  I love all the kids and I will be quite sad when they school year comes to a close.  I know I will be losing my little kinder sweetie, as she will be moving across town. She has come so far.  She knows almost all her colors now, is starting to read one sentence pattern books and is making J for her name!  These accomplishments are huge for her!  She is also much more social and loves school so much.  I will miss her TERRIBLY! 

Both of my girls will be moving up to new schools next year, as well.  One to upper elementary, and one to (UGH) Jr. High.  I must confess...I am NOT ready for this teenage thing.  If they are even remotely like me, I'm in big, big trouble.  I have faith, though, that when it's all said and done, my girls and I will be just as close as my mom and I are.  Well, at least there's a hope. 

HAPPY SPRING!!          (O:




hadonfield78 said...

I have a 16 and a 13 year old............
They are driving me CRAZY !!!!

cdittric77 said...

Hang in there and pray on it - you will find the right way to foster growth and a relationship with them.



onemoretina said...

I guess we all need that 'time out' from journaling.  Sometimes I get so busy reading, that I don't have time to write anything !  Glad to see you back.
     Here's to your daughter for singing her heart out.  Encourage her to keep it up.  My daughter had the same experience in fourth grade, and she ended up involved in Drama throughout high school, singing in musicals.  It was a great experience for her.  ( and always good to have them busy in those difficult years ! )   Take care, Tina

gdireneoe said...

We're SISTERS!  I've always been told I'm Marcia Brady!...used to REALLY piss me off!  LOL ;)  C.  http;//

lilfieryangel1 said...

You Are Jan Brady  

Brainy and a little introverted, you tend to think life is a lot worse than it actually is.
And while you may think you're a little goofy looking, most people consider you to be a major babe.  


Looks like I'm with you on being Jan is this a good thing or what? LOL!

I like your journal...thanks for posting in mine; I'll be stopping back often!!