They really are growing up

Yesterday, Tad had such a wonderful day at school that his teachers gave him TWO “good day” hand stamps – one for each hand. Apparently, he sat where he was supposed to, raised his hand, and behaved himself perfectly during music time.

“Send this wonderful little boy back to me tomorrow,” his teacher gushed.

For all I know, that wonderful little boy stayed at school, because I sure didn’t bring him home with me. In fact, he didn’t want to leave school, so I had to carry him to the car. Still, I’m hoping that this recent trend of rambunctious days at school can come to an end, and we can get back to all the good behavior that he was displaying before snow days and long vacations.


Yesterday, Ane did a 63 piece puzzle by herself.

It was a Strawberry Shortcake one that Aunt Resiss had given her a while ago, and she’d saved it until now.

She did it right after she and I had done one together – a heart-shaped 100 piece Little Mermaid puzzle. 100 pieces is still too many for her to do on her own, and I wasn’t sure about 63, but I thought she could do it if she didn’t get frustrated.

After finishing the Strawberry Shortcake one, Ane looked at the puzzle with great satisfaction and said, “Mommy, I think rectangle puzzles are easier for me to do.”

We’ve started doing puzzles together when we’re at home and Tad is at school. I keep telling her that doing puzzles makes her smarter, because it makes her think. Apparently, I’ve said this too many times, because when I said it yesterday, she sighed and said, “I know, Mom, I know.”

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