I don't have many coherent thoughts this week. Waking up at 6 a.m. will do that to a person. Remind me again why I wanted Jacob to go to private school. Private school with no bus service. Private school I have to drive to twice a day and encounter the most messed up drop off/pick up ever. I made it through last year without an accident, but I doubt I get as lucky this year. Those Hummer driving people are nuts, that's just all there is to it. Four days into it and I've already been cut off, pushed off, and flipped off all in the baptist church parking lot. It's going to be a long year.
Speaking of school......I'm not getting a good vibe from it. His teacher is just...just....what's a good word for lacking personality? Or inability to smile? Slave driver comes to mind because, geez louise, those kids do nothing but pencil work all. day. long. Can you believe she is teaching them, six year olds, cursive writing? Oh, and she's a stickler (is that really a word?) for perfect penmanship. Seriously now, do you write as perfectly as you were taught way back when? No, I thought not. My philosophy is if I can read it, it's good. That ain't her philosophy, let me tell you. I just think first grade should have some fun. They don't do crafts, they don't play games, they don't draw or look at books, they don't have circle time or show and tell. Shoot, she didn't even have the kids introduce themselves on the first day so Jacob only knows the four other kids from his kindergarten class. How are his social skills going to improve if he isn't allowed any social time? Don't even get me started on the entire chapter of the bible he has five days to memorize and how we've been told to get rid of all the televisions in the house because t.v is evil. Like that would ever happen. Grrr.....but, dern, he'll be able to multiply by Thanksgiving and forge my signature by Christmas. Moving on.....
My girl has an ear infection. She's had a cold for almost three weeks now thanks to her brothers constant need to poke their fingers into her mouth, that or someone always gets sick when we're near my sister's family since they harbor germs apparently. Seriously, every. single. time. we're with them someone gets sick. anyway, on top of the nasty nightly dose of prevacid she now gets a big squirt of the pink stuff as well. Ever tried giving a baby antibiotics? Me neither until yesterday. We have been really lucky, so far, to rarely have to see the doctor except for well-baby visits. Knock on wood, my boys aren't sick. Ear infections aren't part of our family. Adam had one, once, and Jacob has never had one. I was informed yesterday that since Elizabeth has had one so early she will most likely be plagued with them over and over throughout her childhood. Great. Don't believe the hype about bre*stfed babies having fewer ear infections. My formula fed kid is the one who has never had one. Go figure.
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