Today I had to finalize the insurance paperwork for the book signing. This included signing a decline for terrorism insurance coverage which would have cost me an additional $100. If I would have agreed to the terrorism insurance it wouldn’t cover nuclear events anyway, so I said screw it. If somebody wants to blow up my kiosk at the mall with a nuclear bomb then I probably wouldn’t be around to collect on the insurance money, therefore I don’t care. It boggles my mind that all of this paperwork and money is required
for a friendly book signing at a local mall.
Yesterday Dianne Duwe commented on the Getting Even discussion, she said, “Every time any of us as kids tattled on a sister or brother, we were both punished. It taught us quickly not to be tattlers. The reason being that if we had the chance we would probably do whatever we were tattling about too.”
I can see exactly where Dianne is coming from and
I would love to put this rule into effect but Will doesn’t do “little” things therefore it really wouldn’t be fair. I once put this rule into effect: McKenzie
got three opportunities per day to tattle on Will UNLESS he was doing something dangerous. He only does things that are dangerous so this didn’t work out. From climbing book shelves to trying
to lasso the ceiling fan to running with a tooth brush in his mouth, she found danger in nearly everything he did. I’m almost happy that she tattles, at least
then I know what he’s up to and I can keep him safe in his time-out chair. Maybe when he gets older things will change but for now I don’t mind the tattling.
But then again spring break starts for my kids next week, they will be off for 9 days in a row! Maybe I’ll feel differently about tattling by the time break is over.
What really drives me crazy is the name calling. Yesterday Will called Mac a Buffalo Wing. She began to cry and said that he was saying she is fat. He explained that Buffalo wings are small and not big. Her next complaint was that she doesn’t like barbecue sauce and therefore he shouldn’t call her that. Will gets an “A” for his creative abilities on coming up with that one!
Last night Will had open house at his school. The kids have been studying China and they went over what they learned with parents. The kids did a fantastic job but what impressed me the most was the equipment they use. They have a giant smart board that allows them to interact with items on the screen and they use iPads. This is Kindergarten! What happened to chalk and notebooks? Writing 100 times “I will listen in class” on a chalk board just won’t have the
same effect if it’s done electronically on a smart board.
My kids also have a therapy dog at their school. The guidance counselor trains the dog and uses it for kids who are upset or for those that are having a difficult time. The dog’s name is Champ and the kids really love him. We are very lucky to have such incredible teachers and opportunities here. One of the reasons we chose to live here was because of the school system and we have never regretted that.
Have a fantastic Friday!