Monday, August 30, 2010
Let the games begin!
This week will be Mary's first full week of school, which started last Wednesday. So far, so good. When I ask if she had a good day at school, she replies, "I absolutely had a great day!" That is so good to hear. We still have not had any homework to deal with, and won't until next week. This week is for testing and seeing where everyone is academically. Being in school all day has had such a positive effect on her attitude as well. Mary is more cooperative, and less moody when she gets home. I know it is because she is fully engaged all day, instead of being at home going stir crazy! That is one child that needs to interact with others on a regular basis!
With the start of the new school year, come sports, and practices, and running my children all over town. Mary would like to join the cheerleading team this year at her school. I am a bit apprehensive because, while Mary loves to dance around and cheer, she does NOT like when the whistle blows! Hearing that shrill noise causes her to look for the nearest chair to crawl under. Towards the end of the last school year, her PE teacher told me she was doing great during PE whenever the whistle blew. Mary I guess got used to it, and no longer covered her ears or ran for cover. I have noticed a slight change in her reaction to some loud noises. Add the crowds and the cheering, the buzzer for the scoreboard, and the whistle? I should probably take her to a couple of basketball games myself so I can see for sure how she deals with it. Mary is so excited to do this though, and she assures me she can handle it. As in, "Mom, I'm 10 now, I can handle this"! I have to let her try. I am not however looking forward to all the scheduling, and running around. I could always count on Mary having only 1 day a week where she would have to be somewhere, now it will be practice one day, then games every week, at all different schools. I will tell you though, if she does this and has fun, and doesn't freak out, I will be happy to be running around like a chicken without a head!