Monday, August 22, 2005

A Busy Day

A busy day! We got up this morning and took Daddy to the airport. He has flown off to Texarkana until Thursday afternoon, so we're on our own for a few days. Then it was back home, with enough time to get Azx3 a bath and off to school, and then Azx4 and I found ourselves back ourselves.

It was a really nice morning. She and I haven't really had much time to ourselves, and I think we both enjoyed it. She surprised me this morning singing the "abc's" at the fridge (where we have her little Fridge Phonics thing) and made it all the way to "v". She did leave out a few, but considering she hasn't ever made it past "e" before, I was impressed!

Azx3 has his first homework assignment due tomorrow. As much as I've tried to defend it, I must completely confess I think it is ridiculous to give kindergarteners homework - no matter how easy it is! His assignment was to cut out five pictures of things that start with the letter "m". His first flip through the magazine (all 150+ pages) he announced that he couldn't find anything. Second time, we found one - Mickey Mouse. The next time resulted in a glass of milk. Then the light finally clicked on - he proceeded to cut out nondescript pictures of a man and a woman - a "mom" and a "man". The last one was a chalk drawing of heaven knows what kind of animal that he pronounced a "monster". Phew! It only took us 45 minutes!!!

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