It is feeling and looking like spring in our area more and more each day (complete with weather in the 70s and flowers blooming...simply beautiful) With spring weather comes spring sports...enter...baseball season. Jack loves playing baseball and has looked forward to the season starting since the season ended last year. I love that he loves it so much. I am so glad that he has something that interests him and that he enjoys.
This week Jack started practicing. Each morning this week he has awakened chipper and ready for the day (where he is usually sluggish and quiet) In the afternoon when he gets home from school, he is ready to do homework immediately when he walks in the door. We have enough time to get homework finished, change clothes and head out the door to practice. Below are some pictures from a couple practices this week.
This week at Jack's school, they have been participating in Read Across America activities. Each day of the week had a different theme for the children to dress as and the children were encouraged to read for a certain amount of time each night for a chance to toilet paper their teacher. (of course Jackson wanted to read books so he could do that) (=
As soon as we got the paper for the daily themes, I (with a lot of assistance from my mother in law) got to planning what Jack would wear. At the beginning of the week, Jack was so excited to dress up and participate .
When Jack came home from school this day, he made the comment he did not have to dress up, it was not required. I was getting the feeling he did not really want to dress up, so I gave him the option and he chose to go ahead and dress up the next day.
This day, Jack came home from school and said that kids were not dressing up for the themes and he no longer felt like it was "cool" (can you hear the thoughts in my head???? cool??? are you kidding me, your in kindergarten, this should be so exciting) But I kept that to myself and let him choose whether or not to dress up the next day, he chose not to (much to my disappointment)
Day 4: Book Character Day (dress like your favorite book character) No picture...No dress up
Enter Day 5: Vocabulary Day (dress up like a word) I thought on this for a while...had no creative ideas. Luckily, my mil came up with a word and great idea on how to dress up for it.
So the day ends, I get Jack from school. He looks happy, vest is still on and fully in tact...again, I'm thinking, "yea, we did it" So I talk to Jack while I drive and ask him the usual how was your day questions...then I ask him about his vest and what others wore.
Here is a snippit of the conversation:
Me: "Jack, what did your classmates wear?"
Jack: "Mommy, only like 3 people dressed up"
Me: "Oh, well thats too bad" "Did anyone say anything about yours?"
Jack: "Um, no not really"
Me: "oh, ok...well, what about your teacher, did she say anything?"
Jack: "uh no"
Me: starting to get confused by his remarks "Jack, no one said anything?"
Jack: "Um mommy, I need to tell you something"
Me: "Yes, buddy"
Jack: "Mommy, I took my vest off when I got in class and left it in my cubby till time to leave"
Me: laughing uncontrollably at how my 6 yr old just had the upper hand and pulled an "I'll show you I don't think this is cool"
He is so his father's child.
This week was also a big week for Madeline. She was the "Super Kid" at school. The Super Kid gets to bring their favorite book to read, their favorite snack to share and pictures to put up on the classroom board.
In addition to all this I had to keep up my regular zumba exercising. (Can't wait to share my results from that with you) And today, I got to go shopping with a wonderful friend and found some new bedding for our bedroom (can't wait to show the make over)
So, like I said, busy week...and it will be followed up with a pretty busy weekend.
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