- LG started 2nd grade today. I am constantly amazed at how much she’s grown and developed over the past 7, almost 8 years. I tell you what, God has blessed us with an awesome, smart, healthy, hilarious kid and I’m forever thankful!
- I think I’ve mentioned before that one of my biggest pet peeves is the way that LG has stuff – mounds and mounds of stuff – strewn all over the house all of the time. I’ll have her clean it up, then I’ll go behind her and do some selective weeding out, and two days later? All hell – in the form of dolls, crayons, paper, books and stuffed animals – has broken out again. I asked Smoochy to make sure she was straightening up before bed each night while I was in Atlanta. This is what I saw when I got back.
- I told LG that I’d worked out a schedule to help keep her on track with her chores, homework, and the like. After I rattled off the things I want her to do and how often she said “hope you wrote that down Mama – if not you’ll forget by September.” Sad part is she’s right. I’m beginning to see that I may be part of the problem here….
- Are you familiar with that Chris Rock bit where he’s talking about how his main goal in life is to keep his daughters off the pole? Um, yeah. Sign me up for that duty as well. LG is, well, prone to nudity. I don’t mean running around after a bath in the buff. I mean, she takes forever to eat, so I’ll go downstairs to check on how she’s coming and this chick will be sitting at the table without a stitch of clothes on eating her dinner. Or we’ll come upstairs when we get home and 10 or 15 minutes later she wanders in all casual and unclothed. I’m no prude, and I want her to have healthy self image, but we have obviously not achieved what I like to call a happy medium!!!!
That’s it! If you have any tips/suggestions on getting – and keeping – LG’s room all spic and span or about how to get her from stripping at random moments leave ’em in the comments 🙂