Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
The first lesson was a quick one with a little "pool orientation" to begin with. The teacher walked them around the pool and explained the life guard, the lap lane and where the shallow and deep ends are. The girls grasped all that pretty quickly and then they moved on to the actual lesson. They started out practicing their kicking on the side of the wall. The amount of water flying was phenomenal! Then they blew bubbles and then, one by one, the teacher counted to three and put them completely under water. Ladybug did not appreciate it AT ALL! She jumped out of the pool and came and wiped her face with the towel. As soon as her she did though she walked right back over and got back in the water. Butterfly wasn't too happy about going under either but she got over it quickly and by the end of the next bubble blowing practice she was holding on and putting her entire face in.
Did I mention that this entire time I was sitting in the 110 degree straight up sunshine and about to burst into flames because I was so hot. A few kids came with their grandparents and they all took up every single chair (not with bodies but with bags and things!) that was even partially shaded by an umbrella. I looked like I had been in the water too after it was said and done.
After a little kick boarding and practicing using their arms it was time to go.
We'll be back again every day this and next week!
Friday, June 17, 2011
When I got home I hoped on the computer and sent her an email to see what happened. I didn't think I would hear back from her at all and in a way I wish I hadn't. She responded the following day to let me know that I had not communicated the location well enough for her and she was unable to try to find it. That's right folks; she didn't even attempt to locate the exact address I sent her twice including directions from a major intersection. Then, to top the cake, she tells me that she can still teach them but she was going to have to cancel the next days lesson because something came up.
She got a strongly worded, but polite, email from me letting her know that because she was obviously too busy to teach my children I would find someone who could.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
If that isn’t enough to freak me out I don’t know what it is but it is all for a good reason. The girls have never been away from home for any school or daycare and the idea of them going cold turkey to preschool in August is scary not just for me but for them as well. They’ve already voiced some apprehension so I’m doing what I can to help foster a love of activities out of the house before they are thrust into the outside world full time. Now, don’t get me wrong, they have already done a few outside activities including a year of creative movements class and MOPS not to mention Sunday School at our church (which is the same place they go to MOPS and will go to preschool) but that was for thirty minutes a week and an hour or so every other week versus school three to five hours per day five days a week. They are extremely excited for all their summer fun and ask me nearly everyday when they can start.
“Mommy, where are you going in the morning?”
Friday, June 10, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Trying to find clothing is ridiculous! I’ve been searching for a pair of jean shorts for quite some time and my search has been in vain until today. It doesn’t seem like it would be that difficult but the way that people design clothing anymore is it any wonder that the majority of our teenagers look like prostitutes? Everything is low cut with a high inseam with holes and riped seams.
I went to a major department store today and was, yet again, appalled by what they were trying to sell as shorts in the juniors department. They are not shorts…they are denim underpants!!! Most of what I saw looked like the photo below.
Let me be clear on one thing that makes this even more difficult. I wear a smaller size which they sell in both the juniors and misses areas. I will not complain that I’m no longer a size zero but I have a very hard time finding pants that actually fit whether they be pants or shorts due to the size. All juniors clothes are made for girls who have not had children. My twin bearing hips no longer appreciate them. On the other hand most misses clothing are geared towards the 40 plus set and are too flowy for my shape. There is really not a good selection of clothing for people like me. Women who are still on the small size (yes, yes…hate me now) AND who want clothing that look appropriate for a mother.
These are the styles of “shorts” I found in the misses section. One half have an elastic waist ands and the other half are bermuda size not shorts at all!
I was finally able to find one pair. They are Lee and have a good bit of stretch to them which is great so that they don’t fit too snug and they are not too short and not too long. I am SO excited to wear them and not look like a street walker!