Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Since P and I both work outside the home, he is usually responsible for getting the children up, dressed (I leave out the outfits, perfectly coordinated with the weather), fed, sunscreened, medicated, and dropped off and school and daycare. I am still responsible for V's lunch, and setting out their coats and shoes. If I had to do morning and evenings I do not think I could work outside the home. In his last position, he used to travel a lot and it was just so tough on me to do both. I had a rough time getting up earlier and getting the children up earlier. It also causes me to get into work almost an hour later (8:30) then I like to be there. In addition, the traffic to work is much worse the later I go in.
So I do pickup. P really doesn't have a predictable evening schedule. Although in his new job of three months, it seems like he is getting home earlier ~ 7:00 pm, most days, and no weekends. I leave work anywhere between 4:05 and 4:35 pm. It is a 20 minute drive to my house (on most days). Fortunately, my home, daycare, and V's school are all within one mile of each other, unfortunately, it is an extremely busy road with no sidewalks. Some days I use the 20-30 minutes to run a few errands - usually Kroger or gas or pharmacy. I stop at the daycare and Benny is always glad to see me! I strap him in and 0.4 miles down the road we pull in to V's school. She attends before and after school care and really, really likes it. If you are early to pick her up, she is not pleased about it. Benny loves to pick her up. If it is after a certain time, they are playing on the playground. Benny loves to go slide while I find her and sign her out. Then we have to walk all the way through the school (It's a big school) and collect her things and out to the car. The best part is that Benny loves to sit at the desk in the front lobby and pretend he is a student. "My books go down here, and my pencil goes here". He is so proud.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
I did this interview style.
What do you like best about being 7.5?
Well, I get to go on lots of rollercoasters and do fun stuff.
What don't you like about 7.5?
I have to do lots of chores (she really doesn't)
What is your favorite TV show?
SpongeBob Squarepants (it really isn't)
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite thing to do at school?
play with Mila and reading
Where do you like to go?
The Summit to swim
What is your favorite shopkin?
Roxy Ring. it's a limited edition.
What do you like to wear?
pretty fashionable dresses with sequins
What do you like about Daddy?
He reads me stories at bedtime
What do you like about MaMa?
she likes to buy things online for me (?)
How do you want to make the world a better place?
clean up all the trash that people litter.
What do you like best about Benny?
I don't know. I like how he plays with me.
What do you like best about yourself.
I don't know. I like how I look. I like how pretty I am.
What about on the inside?
Is there anything you would like to invent in the future?
I don't know. A TV that is 100 feet wide.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A fashion designer or a famous singer.
What do you like about your house?
I like the way my bedroom looks.
How many kids when you grow up?
what would you name them?
Ruby and Emerald if they were both girls. John and Bob if they were both boys. If I had a boy and a girl it would be Mila and the boy's name would be James.
How do you think people will live in the future?
Maybe they will eat bigger food. Maybe a a big cereal piece as big as the round table in the living room.
Where would you most like to visit?
Canada. I like to visit Yellowstone or Mount Rushmore or the Statue of Liberty.