Sunday, August 30, 2009

First days of school

Hanna and Eden are LOVING their new school. They were pretty nervous the first day (especially Eden) but when I picked them up that first afternoon the first words out of Eden's mouth were "that was AWESOME!" the jitters went away quickly.

Eden brought home an award for being super good in class the first day. The teacher spelled her name really funnily: Skjerseth which is supposed to be Sivertson. WHA? It was good for a few laughs.

I'm not super crazy about driving them to school and picking them up. 25th Street is under some construction and that means it's down to 1 lane per side. That area is busy during school pick up and drop off the way it is, and the lack of a couple lanes makes it even more crazy. Another week and a half and they can walk to school...YAH!

Not sure how much longer I'll be driving Andreas to and from work. Unfortunately he has to take his ND driving test (written and behind the wheel) to get his license back. What....did he somehow forget how to drive over the past year? Dumb. Whatever. And of course his green card is packed away with our sea shipment that will get here who knows when. And he can't take the test without it. GAAAHH. He was told he could drive temporarily on his Norwegian license for 6 months or something like that but if you know Andreas, you'll know how particular he is when it comes to that type of stuff. He would prefer to just wait to drive until it's absolutely as legal as it can get. Now that I'm every one's personal chauffeur on top of chef and maid, I'm thinking of asking for weekends off ;)

Of course there are some people who still like to think that stay at home mom's don't "work". Oh we work alright, we just don't get paid! [step on soapbox] I read that out of the top 10 jobs that have you overworked, homemaker was number 3. (nurse and teacher were numbers 1 and 2) And I personally know 2 former teachers who gave up their jobs to stay at home with their children. That to me is just as commendable as being the provider. In the end we're all just doing what we can for our kids, that's what it's all about. [step off soapbox]

I forgot to mention that Emma is FINALLY potty trained. It happened about a month or so ago. She is dry over night and has very few "asskidents". There have been a couple times that she has stripped down to her birthday suit, gone out on the balcony and peed. Thank GOD there is no one on the deck below when she's done this...haha. Other than that and an extreme fear of auto-flushing public toilets, she's good. And in the case of the auto-flushers we've come up with a has to sit on the very back of toilet with Emma in front. Goofy, but it works most of the time. Maybe we should invent a two-seater toilet?

Enough babble, now look at my beautiful children!!

1 comment:

Jess said...

Hey, just a note on the auto flushers. I read one mom brings little post-it-notes with her and puts them on the sensor of the toilet before her little one sits down. That keeps it from flushing until they are all done. Something to try sometime.