Sunday, November 10, 2013

Because I Don't Want to Forget

Wow. I seem to be having a lot of these posts lately! I just want to get everything down.

Kate and Carson love to play school together. And for a VERY long time Kate was the teacher and Carson was the student. Well he just recently promoted himself to co teacher. Smart kid. I think he realized it was more fun to boss than be bossed around. BUT I feel bad for the "kids" AKA various stuffed animals. He is a MEAN teacher. For all of the discipline challenges that he has in real life Mr. Gowens is a strict and stern teacher and has impossibly high standards and is always putting his "kids" in time out. Always a scowl on his face and always a deep sigh as he completes any task. Art imitating life???!? Kate on the other is a kind and compassion teacher. Always calling her "kids" sweetie which is one term of endearment I do not use so that's got to be from her Kindergarten teacher.

Calling role. And you can bet he is NOT happy

He just got these PJs handed down from his cousin.

So the other day on the way to school I made a major idiot move and wrecked one side of my car. The story is not even remotely interesting but long story short, every is ok except for my finances. But again my total fault 100%. Anyway as I was walking Kate into school after the "accident" I noticed she started to get upset. The downside of letting your kids name your car Zachary is that they will put real people characteristics on it. She was tearing up and I told her that it is just a car and I will get it fixed but the main thing was that our family was safe. She seemed ok. But then when I picked her up she said that she cried in the hallway. I asked her if she told her teacher and she said that she hadn't but she told her friend Michael. I met Michael the other night at the Parent Math night. You know how you can tell that some kids are being raised to be compassionate and kind beyond their years? Well that is Michael. She said that she told Michael that her "car ran into oil tanker (not really) and that it was dented and broken." then she said "And I told him my heart breaked." And then she said "When I told Michael I felt better and my heart came back together again."
After we were home Kate stood out in the driveway and told Zachary how sorry she was that he was hurt and that we were going to get him fixed and he was going to get brand new doors. She wanted me to explain to her exactly how he was going to be fixed.
This morning Carson came into my room and climbed into bed with me wrapped his arms around me and said, " I'm so happy I'm here with you." A blessing to wake up to those words.
When we play Candy Land which is  A LOT lately I play with 2 different players. Kate is learning to be a good sport but she has a ways to go. Carson is for the most part a very good sport even when he is losing. When he pulls one of those bummer cards that send you all the way back down to the beginning he always says, "I'm ok with that!" 

Kate writing in her "math notebook". Not sure why it is a math notebook since she uses it draw and write her letters and words.



God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6