Mom Failure of the Week:
I checked on when Molly’s ballet class started back up multiple times over the break. Seriously – I’m talking three or four times. Each time, I thought it said that classes at the ballet school resumed on January 19th. When she went back to class this week, one of her friends said she was so glad to see she was back.
Yep – I got the day wrong. The school started classes again on the 14th, not the 19th. So, she missed her class last week because I can’t read, apparently.
Thankfully, she was (mostly) very gracious about my error.
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I don’t know if it’s the weather or my sinuses or something else, but I have been so tired lately. Even after I get a full night’s sleep, I still sometimes want to take a nap during the day. Even good old caffeine is having a hard time getting me through the days.
Maybe it’s also time to grab out my light and ion therapy light a little more too though.
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Know what else I want to do besides just use the therapy light?
I feel like I would like to take a bath in lotion. Sure, it would get pretty darn messy. Yeah, it would probably be pretty gross. But, my skin is so dry that it’s ridiculous.
This is actually the first time that I’ve ever noticed our humidity gauge in our house get into the “Dry” zone. We live in the Midwest, so I’ve seen more than my fair share in the “Humid” zone, but even during the winter, it usually stays within what it deems to be the “Comfort Zone.”
For now, I’ll just keep sniffling and getting paper cuts from just looking at a stack of paper.
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I shared a printable that I made this week over at Catholic Mothers Online with 10 Activities for Catholic Families in February:
It was only while I was making this printable that I noticed how early Ash Wednesday is! Whew – that’s coming up soon!
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Earlier this week, Jack purposefully announced which problem number he was on in his Teaching Textbooks along with a “WooHoo!” Now, this, on it own, would not be a big deal. But, it came just minutes after Noah talked about how he was struggling through his lesson.
I shot a disapproving look at Jack. “Why do you have to do those kinds of things, Jack? It’s just not nice,” I admonished. Because, well, as much as he has improved in that kind of area in the last couple of years, he does have a natural tendency to say things that might make others feel bad about things they are doing.
Jack began to cry and said, “It’s because I’m just a big jerk!” along with some dramatic gestures, as he sometimes has habit to do.
Now, I would not normally share this on the blog, but it’s because of what happened next that I couldn’t help but share. It just so happened that just about that moment, Noah hit enter to submit an answer on Teaching Textbooks to which the program replied, “That’s right.”
Put that together and here’s what went down…
“It’s because I’m just a big jerk!” laments Jack.
“That’s right,” responds the computer.
There was silence for a moment before we all burst out laughing. Now, we’ve been walking around all week saying, “That’s right” with the same cadence as the computer program.
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A special congratulations this week goes out to my niece, Gabby, who is graduating from Air Force Basic Training! We’re so proud of the hard work that she, undoubtedly, has had to do over the past two months.