I’m frazzled; it must be Monday

I get to travel around the city to look for, and hopefully purchase, a clarinet mouth piece this afternoon.

Does this make you happy for me? No?

I’m not happy either.

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Never a dull moment – Monday

On Monday the girl child went off to school as she always does. I spent my morning hours doing what I usually do while simultaneously doing a load of laundry when suddenly, I got a text from her.

My tummy hurts, can you please pick me up!

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More complications

We booked our trip to Europe for this summer a few weeks ago. The tickets are printed and my girl child is constantly looking at them. She can’t wait and everyone who knows her knows how excited she is.

Last night, I get a school email about her brother’s graduation date. It’s the day after we leave.

Because of course it is. SIGH

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Why bother?

An interesting thing happened in a college classroom the other day. The story recounted to me isn’t exactly surprising, but we did later described this situation to our kids in order to impart an important message.

Not surprisingly, the teenager was harder to convince than the tween girl.

Here’s what happened:

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Taking a moment to calm down

Omg I had a morning today I rather I didn’t…

It must be Friday. Or Monday. Or any school day… 🙄

If you consider yourself a squeamish person, stop reading now because I’ll tell you things you can’t unsee in this rant. But such is life for us women; just another issue we have no choice but to deal with.

Sigh.

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We need another form, no parent ever said

I think there should be a new law:

Every time a school sends home a duplicate form they have to plant a new tree.

A rant is forming in my head but I’m not gonna give in to it. 😜 But if that law existed, we’d be living in a very dense forest by now.

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How one child learned to apply her tried and true study methods

Years ago I taught my very young child how to memorize something for school. I said:

Repetition is key. Write it down over and over again until you feel comfortable.

After some resistance and push back, she tried it out. Little girls, it seemed, were attracted to doodling with colorful markers.

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