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Reilly asked me “Have you ever been to the Principal’s office?”

“Yes, when I was young once, have you?”

“Yah, I have.”

Gasping and freaking out on the inside I decide to start inquiring. What I found out was:

  • Reilly went to the principal’s office for tugging another little boys arm.
  • He went with another boy “DeShan” or something like that.
  • DeShan goes often for talking fresh and sticking his middle finger up to God.
  • … that was enough for me to share… if you know me you know how I feel about this….

Okay, that was so much more than I wanted to know. I can not believe the school does not call you when your first grader is sent to the principal’s office because “he doesn’t think it’s a big deal”. Call me crazy but I WANT TO KNOW THESE things. Reilly isn’t always going to tell me. I know he felt badly about it or he would never have brought it up. I know he was trying to figure out how to fix what had happened. AND, I know that was one of the first lessons about the “Reilly” brand. How the people you hang out with often reflect who you are. So, in principle, I called the principal and wrote the teacher a letter insisting that I know about things like this moving forward.

Reilly is such a good kid. I believe all kids can make a bad choice and they need to figure it out, that’s how they learn. BUT, as a parent I want the knowledge to continue the learning when they get home. I want the opportunity to talk about it, if the teacher/principal/school staff don’t call, how can I?

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Shea and Tink - Headed to the bus stop.

Actually we liked the umbrellas. It made the 7:40am walk more fun.

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We were building an ice wall in the front yard tonight with the crusted snow – it actually looks more like a graveyard but thankfully the kids don’t know what that is. (will take photo in daylight – since it’s tough to imagine) Anyway, at Reilly’s request Shad pulls an icicle from the overhang of the roof. Reilly immediately sticks it in his mouth. He says “it’s sticky” – yep, it stuck to his tongue. Thankfully he didn’t really figure out that he ripped off a few buds.

Following the sticky incident I said to he and Kate (he broke it and shared it with her so now they are both standing there licking this thing) “doesn’t that taste like roof shingles or something?” Reilly laughed and said “No.. it tastes like ice… outside ice” and Kate said “yah, ice and wet and hard water and stuff.”

They both asked if they could take their icicles in the house and want to know if it would melt. I said, yes it will melt much more quickly being inside the house – Reilly threw his on the ground and went inside. Kate turned to me and said “well, can I bring mine it, it won’t melt, I’ll just put it in the bowl with all the fruit” (which is on the counter at room temperature) The dots don’t always connect with her – I suppose that’s three.

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Reilly said to me tonight,

Mom, I scooped my own ice cream.

You did? Oh my gosh…

I am NOT your little boy anymore.

Awwww, that makes him seem so big. He doesn’t want to be my lil guy anymore. I’m sensing this is the “beginning of the beginning”.

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Why am I Mother of the Year… do you know she was sitting in the stroller for an hour with her pants like this? That’s one of the nice things about the third child (at least in my house) she didn’t care – she just leaned forward and tried to stand up on the footrest waiting until we figured it out. Good thing we were not in NH at the time – it probably would have frozen to the stroller and we would not have been able to remove her until we heated her up.

Thanks Mom... You are a winner!

Thanks Mom... You are a winner!

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Yes, Kate?

Reilly says that I have a crack in my bum…

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Taking on Carnival Hill

Taking on Carnival Hill

The Girls... not sledding.

The Girls... not sledding.

Today is supposedly the calm before the snowstorm that is predicted for tomorrow. Recreation sports events have been canceled among other things… we decided to play today since it was so quiet and we went sledding with Reilly’s buddy Owen and their family. The snow was icy and hard – both good and bad for sledding. FAST AND PAINFUL when wiping out.

Here are a few shots from the day… with my D700! 🙂 We had a great time… okay… then a sled cracked. But hopefully tomorrow we’ll be back out there sledding on some freshies.

Yup... OUCH is right!

Yup... OUCH is right!

Are those REAL fur mittens?

Are those REAL fur mittens?

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