A Nice Week Back

This past week was a bit of an adjustment for some of us. It was a bit hard getting up early again. It was a pretty good week, though. Paul and I even squeezed in a date night with friends to go see the comedian, Jim Gaffigan. It was a pretty funny show with bits about getting older, dealing with technology, and the joys and pitfalls of parenting. Abigail had a crazy dream early one morning about a gang of rattlesnakes that attacked her (they were talking rattlesnakes with poisonous horns). She woke up right before they actually got her. Since this happened right before I got into the shower, I told her to go ahead and get dressed and head downstairs to watch some PBS. By doing that, she was already ready when I was and we left the house for school totally chill for the first time in forever. This prompted me to try again the next day, waking her earlier and letting her have a more relaxed morning rather than letting her sleep until the last minute and then we’re both stressed, trying to leave the house on time. It worked! It’s been nice not feeling that stress in the mornings. Now we just have to make it through a short week (we have Friday off for Good Friday) and then it’ll be Easter weekend!

A while back, Joseph’s science teacher told his class that the scientific term for spring was “vernal” and that she thought it was a weird word. Well, Joseph and some friends decided to start using it more often as a way to joke with her. This turned into forming the “Vernal Club” and making up a dance and everything. His teacher was such a good sport about it all. She told them she would make them shirts for the Vernal Equinox. He told me, but I thought she was joking. Nope. She made them shirts. I laughed for about 30 seconds when I read what they said. The phrase, “Live, Laugh, Love” has been poked fun at tons of times, but this has to be the best. I love awesome teachers that care for the kids they teach!
And then there’s this: the Converse…the Nintendo shirt…and he had just come in from skateboarding…is it really 2024? It feels kinda like 1984. 🙂

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