Talk about slacking...anyway here's all the news that's fit to print.
Kendra is growing quite the personality. Tonight she got to have cereal and grapes for dinner instead of the roast, potatoes and spinach the rest of us were having. Why? Because three different times within a two minute period she told me "no" to a request (helping unload the dishwasher, turning off the tv, and helping set the table) and was quite rude in her tone. I wasn't sure what the appropriate response was. I'm still not sure I did the right thing, but that is the curse of a parent, isn't it?
Darian is also being quite the scamp. He cut tooth #7 today (yesterday? I just noticed it) and has been extremely fussy. I'm currently hiding out in the office because every time he sees me he immediately crawls over to me while screaming. If I'm not around, he's happy as a clam. So much for family time.
School ends in a few more weeks, and I'm looking forward to summer. Long days at the beach with friends, park hoping and outdoor art projects (hello body painting. shaving cream drawing and sidewalk chalk) are on our agenda. It's been a rough year at preschool (for me, not her). I'm on the board and we've had so much to deal with - including the teaching quitting in April. We've hired a new teacher that seems wonderful, and next fall is shaping up quite nicely.
I am on track to have my surgery in August, I hope. All the preliminary work is done, and I'm waiting on the doctor to receive his copies from all the other docs. Once that's done (and I'm calling daily to check) we can schedule the surgery and see about having Caroline come to kidsit. Wish me luck that it all falls into place.