- Anna, the child who claimed she would be the only 100 year old with baby teeth, finally, FINALLY lost her first tooth!
And solidifying the identicalness of identicals, her first tooth lost was her left central incisor (same as her sisters) and she also had a shark tooth (same as her sisters.) Unlike her sisters was the fact that I actually plucked the tooth out for her. After a week of it hanging on by a thread, it had to go.
- So far second grade has been going well. We don't have our first parent/teacher conferences until December but lots of paperwork makes it way home on a daily basis. I like seeing these
Maybe, possibly one of these kids can secure some type of scholarship for college.
- Seven years of age has been full of surprises. The girls took an interest in learning about the presidents and I've found Allie reading a (really thick) book of Rich's that talks about the "human" side of the presidents. She recently checked this out from her school library
and read it to her class on her day to be guest reader. She also, unbeknownst to us, was reading a Time magazine.
Allie: "There were 43 students in Mexico who were kidnapped and killed."
Me: "What? Where did you hear that?"
Allie: "I read it in Time."
Me: "Why were you reading that?"
Allie: "Taylor Swift was on the cover."
Then she started telling us about all the records Taylor Swift and Usher have sold. She has no idea who Usher is, by the way.
- Last week, I chaperoned a field trip to Plimouth Plantation for Anna's class. Emily's class was also there at the same time and we were able to see her several times throughout the day. My reason for chaperoning (besides wanting to) was to be able to cath Anna in our van and also to help her walk around. There were only four chaperones needed per class and because more than four parents said they were available, the teachers actually drew names from hats. I went in place of a nurse for Anna's class. The cathing part went fine. The walking around part was tough. There was a TON of walking and we had two boys in our group who kept running ahead, forcing all of us to walk super fast. I still hadn't recovered my voice from when I had been sick, so yelling for them to halt wasn't as effective as it would have been if I'd had my normal big mouth.
There were a few times I had to pick her up and carry her. Mostly up hills. She weighs 40 pounds which is almost 40% of what I weigh and I am not strong but I'll carry her until my arms start to give out. I couldn't figure out an alternative for her to get around besides walking but that was just too much walking for her. It all worked out in the end and I was prepared to crack a joke if any of the kids said anything about me carrying her. But no one blinked an eye. The two girls in our group were awesome and one of them watches out for Anna so that helped the situation. Walking issues are the norm for Anna so it didn't really bother her. It's what she's used to. She had fun on the field and that's the most important part.
- I finally installed the RunKeeper app on my phone. I'd been curious as to how long my commuting walk is so I used it Monday morning.
Yeah, city walking is sloooow walking.