Saturday, September 9, 2006

A Bit of Catching Up...

Other than last night's entry, I haven't posted in a while... I've been writing, just keeping it a little closer to home, finding comfort in the ole' pen and paper.  I'd like to share a bit of what's been happening in my life though, as some of you have been wondering where I've been ~ Thank you for the emails ladies...   

 

Okay, so first of all I want to tell you about my daughter's little accident on her scooter.  Okay, so it wasn't very little at all... as a matter of fact it was downright awful!  She broke her sweet little arm!!  She'll be alright, of course, and it could've been much worse, but her little girl arm in a long cast... oh my goodness.

Here, let me show you:     :o(

She's handling it quite well, but of course is discouraged about starting school and being unable to participate in Phys. Ed. or play the way she usually does with her friends at recess.  She was looking forward to playing field hockey for the first time as well.  Her big sis has been teaching her, and it's been a nice experience for them to share an interest in something and actually get along while in the same breathing space!  (this is a bit of an exaggeration... they've been doing quite well together lately)  I, of course, have been going through the usual motherly guilt stuff... you know, feeling responsible just for buying the dang scooter in the first place.  I'm just so thankful that she was right outside the door when it happened so that I could be right there for her. 

In other news...  school for ME is going very well.  I am so pleased with how things have begun in our classroom.  The teacher I work with treats me as a complete equal, always making sure that she adds my name to every sentence that her name is in.  I'm enjoying working with her and sharing the class and the kids... they are all adorable.  Even the little blondie that pushes my buttons all day.  I could just pick him up and squeeze him!  Yeah, will see how long THAT lasts!  <smiling>

Amanda is finding the work load of seventh grade to be overwhelming... 3-4 hours of homework every night.  One thing I can be happy about is that the TV hasn't been on for a week!  She has been handling it alright, going through some tough moments and then willing herself to let go, take time to breathe, and go back to it.  She's very discouraged and fears she will have to quit field hockey... I have fears, too... playtime is officially over!

But we will make it through it all.  I've been through it myself, ya know.  If any of you who have gone through the whole "teenage drama" with your own children, survived to tell about it, and would like to give me a tip or two 

 ~ PLEASE KNOW THEY WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED!!!

I just know how I was.  It wasn't pretty.

What a beautiful weekend... I was out enjoying the warm sun and soft breeze earlier.  Think it's time to finish up my chores and get myself back out there.  There surely will be fewer and fewer days like this as fall draws closer.  Leaves are coloring, nights are cooling, and I find I am looking forward to the upcoming holidays and even the first scent of snow...  Yeah.  I said snow. 

So those are the events of the past week or so.  Hope everyone has a happy weekend!

 

 

5 comments:

pippa1116 said...

oh, poor dd.  I remember how i was as a teenager too.  and I think remembering that is the key to dealing with your own kids. lol.  
tina http://journals.aol.com/pippa1116/SteelMagnolia

bobbysgirl8584 said...

Hi Michelle!!! I am so happy to hear from you; sorry about the scooter accident.  I hope the healing time goes quickly for her. How awful!!!
I am now the proud Mom of TWO teenage girls; my youngest turned 13 this summer and my oldest turned 15. So far so good in my house. I just try my best to keep those lines of communication open: and not freak out about anything. I know for me with my mother she would always freak over the slightest thing so I ended up closing down and not sharing anything with her. I try to remain calm so I can at least know what is going on in their lives and their friends lives-the good things and the not so good things. I think the hardest part is knowing you can not control them every moment of every day as they get older and it gets scary b/c you hope and pray that their decisions are good ones!
the homework is a killer: my oldest is up most nites till midnite with hers! don't know how she handles it ; I have to be in bed by 10 most nites!
enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
Maria

debbiewebb4465 said...

Awww your poor little girl (((((HUGS))))) she gets better soon!! My youngest daughter (Kaylee, 12) broke her wrist last October ~ she had the same large cast as your little girl ~ it took a while to heal but is perfectly fine now! Glad your class is going well, and how lovely of the teacher to include you the way she does!! Makes it all worthwhile doesn't it!! Have a lovely weekend, and thank you for your comment on my journal, much appreciated :-)
love n hugs Debbie ~xxxx~
http://journals.aol.co.uk/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

am4039 said...

what a pretty blue cast. My daughter who is now 20 broke her arm 2 days before 3rd grade. When she couldn't write she cried in class. Her teacher called me. Poor thing. I felt guilty too. Homework, sometimes there is so much of it I feel bad for the kids.

helmswondermom said...

I hope your daughter is recovering well, poor thing.
Lori