Saturday, January 25, 2014

Michael's Turn

Mallory is grounded from having friends over. She had a really poor attitude a couple of weeks ago when she had two friends over to spend the night so Paul grounded her for a month from sleepovers. After two weeks she can have a friend after school or church to
play for a couple of hours. 

So Michael has been taking advantage and having friends over himself. Last week he had Lance and tonight Will. I'm glad he's finally getting up a good group of buddies who will spend the night. For so long it's just been Mallory having friends and Michael has been 'girl trapped' as he calls it. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

My Sardines Story

When I was in the 3rd grade my mom packed sardines in my lunch. I went to a small private school in Lownes County Alabama that didn't have a cafeteria. We ate lunch in our classrooms. When I pulled out the sardines and started eating everyone cried stinky. My teacher made me go outside by myself and eat. I still remember that and have told my kids the story. 

Mallory who is now in 3rd grade herself likes sardines. She actually loves them. Yesterday she asked me to
pack some in her lunch. I warned her that she could be made fun of. I asked her what she was going to say when people asked her what she had in her lunch. She said "I like 'em". So I packed the sardines. 

After school I asked her how it went. She said when she started eating them everyone was asking her what she was eating. They were grossed out. The teacher on duty came over and asked, "What's that smell?" She said the teacher moved the kids around her to another table. She said it made her feel bad. She said some kids ended up saying they liked them too. I asked her if she was ever going to take sardines again. She said no. 

Later on she told me when she has a little girl she's going to send her to school with sardines in the 3rd grade so she'll have her story. She said that will be three generations. 

I'm very proud Mallory had the guts to take sardines in her lunch. I told her she can just enjoy them at home from now on:)

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Purple Team

Michael is playing Little Eagles' basketball this season. It's for 1st thru 3rd graders. He had his first game on Saturday. He did great for his first time to play basketball. He said afterward that he loved it so that's good. Paul was happy Michael got put on the purple team:) 
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Don't get caught...

Michael made this cute artwork in his class during Christmas time. Paul and I had to try it out:) I especially like how you can see Michael's eyes peeking under the paper. 
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sick Boys

Paul and Michael both have bronchitis. Mallory is getting over pink eye but she went on to school. I'm home taking care of the boys:)