I may blog 50 more times over the next few days because I am antsy awaiting our acceptance letter, or I may not blog at all. I will try not to pull my hair out. We only applied to one school, so . . . . . Updated Writing I had been trying to figure out how to begin my writing instruction. I purchased a book called the Core Of Writing. Last night TR pulled out a booklet she made at my mom's house and began writing a story. The story was about a generous girl named Ans-a-lot who met a baby dragon. The dragon wished for a mother. At the end of the story, Ans-a-lot became the dragon's mother and then the baby dragon got a father too. The end.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I have heard people say things about kids climbing walls, but at our house the kids literally climb the walls. QT was trying to rescue her. She can also climb a doorway with her feet and legs on either side of her. I am glad gymnastics exist. When she climbs walls, stands on her head or does a back flip, it's called practice. A few weeks ago TR's coach said they were trying to figure out if TR could move to the next level. TR's age and maturity were considerations. TR will turn 5 this year, but the kids must be 6 to compete. I think the rule is if you can compete if you turn the minimum age during the calendar year, so she should be able to compete starting Jan. We had her summer Olympic year so if she goes far, she will be 16 in an Olympic year. 16 is the minimum age and in gymnastics the younger folks tend to have an edge. The coach told TR and Mr A that TR would move with the group. TR is excited. She asked me if she needs to pack. I explained that it was not a residence move. I think moving from L.A. shook her sense of security. She tells me she wants to visit L.A. but we should only take a few things and leave everything else in the house. Private school decision letters will be mailed shortly. I have no words to express my feelings. If we are admitted, I will breath a deep sigh of relief and then inhale again as I begin figuring out where QT will attend kindergarten. We heard that 200+ applied fr 40 spaces. Kindergarten admissions might be tougher than college admissions. I know TR will love that school, and I so want to be able for her to experience it. On to Furniture Our mantle is bare. We plan to take a family photo to fill in the space. A bare mantle makes me feel like the people are moving. I purchased this cute little table from a 2nd hand store I like to visit. It has a hook on the side but I have no idea what to hang on it.