I wonder, could we not have the pow wow on the same day as the Parent-Teacher Conference?

October 24, 2007 at 8:37 am 3 comments

Teacher conferences went really well yesterday. It’s a good thing.  We’ve had enough stress in other areas!  God is good!

Yet, God keeps us humble.  We had a three-some skirmish in the car pick-up line yesterday from my spawn due to…normal life situations and poor responses, technically speaking.

Family conference last night, dig out the truth, talk about better ways to respond in times of crisis.  We had to apologize to the principle today.  He’d passed me in the hall yesterday to tell me if I’d heard about the pow-wow in the car pick up line.  Thankfully, I already had.

Something about a firemen’s hat stretchy elastic neck cord broken by Goldilocks while she was trying to straighten it on his head  (Don’t touch the new stuff, dear).  Boy Wonder seeking humorous justice, putting Goldilocks in a body lock; Red taking the opportunity to seek justice, kicking the fire out of her shin.

Lots of yelling and crying.  Yes, a true  “pow wow”.  A teacher notified the principle about the “Wonder Kids” having said Pow Wow.

The principle told me as I arrived for the teacher conferences “I guess you heard about the little pow wow in the car line today?”  “Yes, I told them I was very disappointed.  What’s your version of the story.” “….so, I checked it out, and it looked like a problem a mom should handle.”, smiling and understanding, thankfully.

Thank you, Lord for great staff.  It was raining cold rain yesterday.  Poor staff already had their hands full.  Whew.  Motherhood is not for wimps, let’s all say it in unison.

Well, big event for today:  my laundry room seriously need a woman’s touch.  And…that means I need to go find a woman.

Seriously, it’s 8:30,  I’ve checked email, returned numerous, been to the grocery, got everyone “jerseys” found for a jersey day I didn’t know about (we already wore them earlier this week…hello!”, made pancakes from scratch (only one cup of Bisquick does not a breakfast make!), after spending 15 minutes digging for jerseys now running late, dealt with the dog’s potty needs (with pancakes on the stove), made up syrup from raw sorgum and white syrup mix (can’t find the sryup jug with it pre-mixed and ready for microwaving), and got dressed to get three kids through a brief group apology at the school.

It seems like time to rest to me.

But, alas, I need to get my house in order.

Today while at the small grocery store in town looking for chips for my kid’s lunches, I saw on the top row, pickled eggs in a glass jar.  Now…1.  if they sell pickled whole boiled eggs, they should NOT be beside the Doritos.  That’s just WRONG.  2.  We sell such a thing?  3.  I ask about this novelty item in the check out line and the lady says to me, “Oh man!  Those used to be in aisle five, by the pig brains.”

I’ll just stop with that.

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  • 1. mamarosi  |  October 24, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    1. Motherhood is not for wimps! (In unison)

    2. I laughed out loud about the “woman’s touch” comment. I know exactly what you are talking about. After months of my spare bedroom being a clean laundry housing facility. I finally got all the clothes (for the most part) put away. YAY! My house looks better than it ever has. That is, of course, until my Master of Deconstruction wakes up from his nap!

    3. Thank you for your posts. You always bring a smile to my face!

    Love ya!

  • 2. Stacey  |  October 24, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Pow wow? I seriously thought… well poot, I missed a function at school, I guess. LOL!

    My kids do that more often than I care to comment on, too. 😉

    PLUS… H got praises in her Parent-Teacher conference. Yay!

  • 3. bellissimanh  |  October 24, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    (((((((((((((((Maggie))))))))))))))))) That’s all. Just hugs. 🙂

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