Yaya has been wondering a lot lately about how people meet their spouses , so she read some data online. When she got to the part where it said lots of people meet in school - preschool through grad school she remarked, "That's good for me, because I plan to attend a lot of school!"
Buddy doesn't like having to make his letters the way he's told to make them at school - he likes to do it his way, resulting in a lot of frustration for those of trying to teach him to start at the top and draw downward for L's and i's and things. One evening Yaya took a turn watching him write.
"No, Buddy, do that one again - you have to start at the top!"
Buddy after being told he can't do something he wants to do: "If I had a bucket, I could cry into it and fill it up with tears. In fact, if I had a thousand buckets, I could fill them all with tears. I have a lot of tears to cry."
Me to Drewdad, after pulling yet another waterbottle off the floor of the van: "Man, the kids shed waterbottles. I'm so tired of finding these things and hauling them out of here. You shed bolts, and they shed waterbottles" (It's true - my husband leaves a trail of bolts wherever he goes.)
Buddy: "Oh, yeah? Well YOU shed INFORMATION about the news."
Me, yelling out the window at school pick-up to daughter's BFF who recently has informed me that I'm embarrassing her by using her slang (names have been changed): "ASHLEEEEE!!!! ASHLEEEEEE!!! HEY ASHLEEEEE! WHAT'S UP?"
"Ashley" turns around and looks unamused and says "Hi."
Daughter in the backseat, looking mildly amused: "You know all of ya'll mom friends do that right? Like Kate and Mary and Sara and Christy and all ya'll roll down your windows and holler hey at us? You're not even being original."
Buddy, on his field trip - sits between his teacher and another parent of his friends and I sit at a different table where I'm talking to another parents. In a few minutes, his teacher brings him over and says "He says his sandwich is dried out?"
Me: "Huh, okay, well I'm sorry about that, it's fresh bread and PB and J so you should really be fine."
Buddy (with surrounding picnic tables now watching this whole scene unfold): "JUST TASTE IT."
Me: "I'd be happy to. (takes a bite)"
Buddy: "Just...chew it for awhile."
Me: "Yep, it's a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Seems fine to me."
Buddy: takes sandwich and peels the bread apart "The balance of peanut butter and jelly is incorrect. There isn't. enough. jelly."
Teacher: "Oh, whatever, friend....pffffft"
Me: ROTFL - then "You know what, I completely phoned that sandwich in. It's the end of school. Sorry I shorted you on jelly. Also, eat your sandwich. Also, that was hilarious - never do it again."
The balance of peanut butter and jelly is incorrect - bwhahahahaha
The kids have all been super busy this semester working on the play. Yaya was the aristocratic lady in the village & Kiki a magical spoon. Yaya also worked with the elementary drama club that Buddy is in to help prepare a couple of songs they sang before the performance. Buddy's group did Zipadeedoodah - and Kiki helped out with costumes for the magical silverware. We're very proud of all of them! It was a little emotional to see so much work come to fruition - the kids really love working on the plays. How awesome is it to love something so much you hate to see it end? Really a testament to how great their teachers are! <3
Kiki backstage with friends:
Between performances, the kids had a cast party and some downtime: