We had our first official conference last night. It was AWESOME!! She had such great things to say about our little guy. Of course I already knew he was great but it is nice to hear that other people think so too. He had all out standings in all of his classes but he got an OUTSTANDING PLUS in his music class. I was excited to hear that. He is already above state level in his recognition of letters and numbers. She said that she hasn't seen a child with such enthusiasm to learn in a long time and thinks that he is going to do so well because of it. Side story, this last weekend he goes up to Paul and asks for some paper because he said that his "E's" needed practice. He sat down for like 30 minutes and over and over again wrote his E's down. Paul said it was the sweetest thing ever. Talk about dedication.
Christian and Bruce sure love to swim. They always have their lifevests on but they can go anywhere they want to go. I decided it was time for formal swim lessons. Christian did great. He is now vest free and I don't worry (too much) about taking him swimming. Brucey...that's another story. For someone who LOVES the water it was like trying to throw a cat into the water. It was awful. He SCREAMED and thrashed and just wouldn't do it. We only went to 2 lessons and then I had had enough. He will just have to keep wearing his vest for this year. Maybe next year...
So I got to thinking as I was writing the "about me" section on this thing. I said that I was a SAHM and I thought to myself, for someone who supposedly stays home with the kids I am hardly ever there. I don't think that it is very accurate for those of us that are mom's full time to call us SAHM. I think that we should call us something different. We take care of everything around the house, drive the kids to where they need to go, the store and I know there are TONS more things that we do. Have I totally bored you guys yet? Did you stop reading about 2 minutes ago? Well, just so you know, I will be handing out my new business cards and they will say "Michelle Merrill, CEO of the Merrill Household".
WOW! I can't believe that he is already done with his first month of kindergarten. He is doing GREAT! I always knew that he was smart but it is sure showing in all that he does. He really takes after his daddy. We have our first teacher conferences tomorrow night, I can't wait.