Thursday, March 3, 2011

This Week

Bad Hair Day + Nothing to Wear = Grumpy Me! 

Ugh - I have been in a funk/bad mood all week, much to the delight of my family I am sure!  There are just too many commitments, not enough sleep, etc.  Something has gotta give, but what I am not sure.  I am so ready for this week to be over.  Thank goodness it is Thursday.  To top it all off I leave for Atlanta on Sunday for a conference.  Maybe a few days away is what I need since part of my funk/bad mood is caused by the other people in my house (what can I say, I am honest)!

Speaking of those people, Chatty has a report to do on an animal and their habitat.  They were able to choose an animal from one of the following habitats: prairie, forest (not rain forest though), underground and pond.  So what does she choose??  Bet you will never guess ... CATFISH!  Random yes but she swears she loves them since my parents have a small one in a a fish tank at their house (long story).  So we started researching and all we could find was stuff on mammoth catfish that can eat people whole ... ummm no.  With much discussion and argument (she's a stubborn one like her mamma), we finally helped her choose a different animal ... the Bald Eagle!  Way cooler and much easier to research.  She has to write a report, cite her resources, make a poster/diagram/etc. and present it all in class next week (all in 1st grade).  I don't care what the stupid polls say, she is getting a top notch education and it is a public school!! 

She completed her outline and wrote her report (I was so proud of her - she worked so hard on it).  We even sketched how she wants the poster to look.  I told her I would help her get her poster completed on Saturday so Mr. ESPN doesn't have to worry about it next week while I am gone.  He and Bia can just listen to her practice her presentation (can you picture it???  I am sure Bia will be interrupting every 5 seconds).

Ok - off to get a Diet Coke ... that will surely improve my mood!!


Dee Stephens said...

That is A LOT for a first grader! GEESH!
I wish I was going to be in the ATL this next week because we could hook up!

Sara said...

Wowsers - I don't remember having to do that stuff in 1st grade! That's some hard work.

Hope your mood improves! If you add a little Jim Beam to that Diet Coke, I bet it would :) I tease-I tease. Sorta.

The Lenzers said...

I hear ya cous on the grumps!!!! Hang in there, maybe a break from the norm will help! Then 1 more until vacation. That is a lot of work for 1st grade, go public school!!! Feel better

Momma to the A's said...

Really??? All that in first grade??? Wow!! Sounds like she has it all under control though (or is that just her momma's got it all under control)! Good luck with the report.

A bit of time away from it all will do your soul some good! Wish I could do that sometimes ... guess that means I would have to work.

Mmmmmm ... Coke .... mmmmm!

Have a good trip!

Merry Mack said...

You made me want a coke. I have had a week tto, girl. I can sympathize. That is a pretty serious report in first grade. You should thank the teacher for that top notch education she is dishing out. It will make her feel good. Way to go Chatty. Hard work pays off. Go Chatty. I agree with Momma to the A's, a little time away in a quiet hotel room will do you good, make you miss them and sounds heavenly.

Merry Mack said...

Oh, I missed Sara's comment. The Jim Beam will help.

AZCottrell said...

Yeah Chatty! And Mommy! Shaun had his report a few weeks ago - On Sharks. I was amazed at what they had to do too. Even more amazed at how well he did and interested he got in it. Hang in there mom! And yes - Jim Beam will help.

Heather said...

We are in the middle of report season here too. My 3rd grader just finished one and my 5th grader has a big one due in May that she has been working on all week (she's type A).

Here's hoping that Atlanta gets you in a better frame of mind!!!

Merry Mack said...

Ugh, I hate bad combo days. Hate them. It's like they spiral out of control.

I keep telling this story about the catfish. Kids, they make me laugh. Bald Eagle is a much better choice, but catfish is dang funny.