Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good: After a meltdown at AWANAs last week, one of my children showed great determination and spunk, studying hard to learn the section at issue.

The Bad: I overheard an AWANA leader discussing with someone else the child and the meltdown in question. It wasn't a completely unflattering discussion, but still, it's not always very nice to hear.

The Good: Chase is eager to potty-train, and LOVES going around mostly unclothed in the process.

The Bad: Chase escaped out the front door the other day, naked except for socks. An adorable picture, but he didn't want to go back inside, and gleefully - with squeals of forbidden delight - tried to evade capture by running circles around our van as I tried to catch him. And this is when our neighbors pulled in their driveway.

The Good: Chase growing up! He's not a baby anymore and is rapidly developing independence and communication skills.

The Bad: Chase growing up! Today as we were getting ready to go the library, I went to my room to brush my teeth. When I came out, Drew calmly called out from the kitchen, "We have a problem." I walked in to see Chase standing on a chair he had pushed in front of the refrigerator, holding the water lever down continuously and thus flooding the kitchen floor with water.

The Good: My kids learning all kinds of things despite last week's intentional break and yesterday's unintentional one. I've found them outside playing Robinson Crusoe and listened to them around the house singing songs from Les Miserables(even Ryan!) They've written stories together, read to each other, and started nature collections.

The Bad: Having to hope that no one asks them the specifics of what they're currently doing in school. :-)

And the Ugly: Finally getting to the library today, depositing everyone in the children's section, and suddenly realizing that I did NOT mean to wear what I was wearing out in public!


Jenny said...

LOL at "The Ugly"...definitely done that one before!

Courtney said...

LOL! Thomas did that very same thing this week! But, of course, no one noticed what he was doing until the entire kitchen floor was a lake! Thomas just stands there with a smile and says, "Water!".