Omigod. I LOVE this song….
Imagine Dragons is my 16 yo’s current favorite band. I think. Unless that’s last week’s news.
DH and I are going to use an expiring groupon for a mid week date night. Here’s hoping we both stay awake.
Yay, you made it!
Only because I’m on the iPad and still logged on there. Haven’t tried the main computer again; I barely get to use it after the girl gets home.
And I did stay awake through dinner.
I’ve got to find a way to get M out of dance. Had the most horrifying conversation today with the people over there. I was a little concerned because M was looking a little peaked and I know they have this draconian policy about missing rehearsals. My question? What happens if a child is legitimately ill- with a fever and all- and they need to miss tech rehearsal? The answer: They’re out of the show.
So… a feverish, contagious kid is expected to show up at rehearsal and stay the entire time (not just the time they’re onstage, also the time they’re backstage huddled together with 100 other little kids in a teeny tiny space). I swear, if M gets sick during this thing I’m going to tell her to go give the Director of Dance a great big hug and a kiss and to be sure to drink out of his water bottle.
I get seriously ragey about this every single time we get to this point, don’t I? Eventually I’ll get over it I assume but, in the meantime, I want to put a fork in this guy’s leg every time I see him. I settle for giving him the serious stink eye and telling everyone I know that I think he’s running a miseducative program and should be fired.
Which probably explains why M will never be Clara.
I hate it when arts programs are run by people who haven’t mastered the humanity aspect of what they are doing.
I’m currently conspiring with her gymnastics coach (whom I love) to try to find a way to make gymnastics the Most Important Thing in M’s life. Not hard- she has high aspirations there- but we may end up paying for some private coaching time.
Bizarre. Does he want every kid to be sick for the performance?
We just had a talk with Mira about activities – she’s doing swimming (probably mostly because I make her…) and soccer. But in the past week she’s talked about adding: Science Olympiad, Book Club, Dance, Art, Russian, and something else. DH and I talked about it and felt pretty strongly that she could add one thing but not more as we’ve really noticed a difference in her when she doesn’t have free time. Anyways, after thinking it over, she’s decided she really wants to do dance. I spoke with a couple dance places and knew we’d need someplace somewhat laid back (I mean they basically have to be anyways to have classes for 8 year olds who are joining mid-year and with limited experience!). I really liked the one we settled on. But the whole time I was talking to people in my head I was thinking, “Does this sound like SnarkyMom’s place? Because if so I’m crossing it off the list!”
Liza’s been at a very professional yet very accepting and supportive studio for going on 10 years now.. if you ever have questions let me know… there’s a definite middle ground to be had…
Thanks. I’m still trying to get a sense of how interested Mira really is. If she does the next semester with this place and really likes it, then I’ll likely reach out for more guidance on finding the right place and classes. I’d love to see her stay excited by this.
I love Liza’s studio b/c the girls who audition for the competition team really know what they’re in for and are pushed pretty hard core.. the other girls (and boys) are pushed and challenged but not outrageously so.. they’ve always been supportive of her acting and the fact that kids do multiple activities.. she is in five classes a week now and hopefully will add pointe this winter…it’s been such a good experience for her.
The 8 year old flushed half a box of wipes down the toilet. Tried plunging, the snake, no luck, so just made an appointment with the plumber. I had to call the electrician earlier today due to a short in an outlet. This is a banner day.
If misery loves company this should cheer you up: the neuropsychologist was attaching leads to DS11’s scalp and found lice. Lots of them. She seemed relatively unphased by this and continued the session anyway, but eeeew. So I’ve spent the last 5 hrs or so on lice duty, including the more than 2 hrs it took just to comb through my darling boy’s long, flowing, heavily tangled tresses.
Oh yuck. I’m sorry. I’m still traumatized from our lice infestation a couple months ago. I think it took me ~3 hours on Mira’s hair. And then Isaac just screamed the whole time. And the lice were just so gross… Eeeeew is right.
Hope that lice duty has banished them!
I hate lice so much. So, so, so much.
Sounds like a good reason for a really short haircut to me!!! I threatened my daughter with short hair the last time she had lice. Combing out hair that is two feet long with a teeny tiny comb is just NOT fun.
Hair cut is under discussion. It probably won’t be short, but I think I can get it above his shoulders.
FWIW our ped told me that Rid is not as effective as the other one. Nix or something?
We avoid insecticides as a general rule, and they’re useless against the real problem, the nits. I used a silicone based combing solution to asphyxiate the nits. Not sure about the efficacy.
Do it every seven to ten days and it’s plenty effective. As long as you get all of them. Haircut is in your future. By the fourth comb out, I was ready to give the girl a buzz cut.
I was so over that sh!t. I swear to the baby Jebus. I was doing comb-outs every other day and washing hair every week. We may all grow gills in the next two decades, but by Bob, I got those SOBs.
It’s the “all” that’s the killer. I spent hours on his hair yesterday and did another combout with the nit comb this morning before school. And the secretary still found a nit I’d missed.
Yup. Especially in dark hair.
Ugh. I live in fear of our first lice. We haven’t had fleas in the house for at least 18 months, since before our dog died, and yet I’m still constantly looking closely at every little black speck I notice. The battle with the fleas that went on FOR.EV.ER nearly did me in. God help me the first time one of my little darlings brings home lice.
I do too. The boys both still crawl into bed with us, so if one brings them home we will all have lice. AAAACK.
We (probably me) locked the door to DD’s bedroom, which locks from the inside. The upside is she doesn’t live here full time, so she’s not locked out of her bedroom or anything. The bad news….all my Hannukah stuff is in the closet there. DH called a locksmith who will come on Friday…..and Hannukah starts on Saturday. It’s not the same scale as Christmas, by a long shot, but I miss my bowl of dreidels and all our menorahs. I have one Menorah that was in another box, so that will tide me over.
Bummer. Can the locksmith leave y’all a key? : )
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