It’s been CUH RAZY around here the last month or so!  My sister’s daycare provider had a new baby, so I had my niece here for a week at the beginning of August.  That was a lot of fun!  We don’t get to spend enough time with her, so I’m glad we had that opportunity.  However, four kids, all age 6 and under? EXHAUSTING!  Then all the back to school preparations.  We have a new kindergartener among us now, as well as a first grader.  School is old hat now for Jessica, who has settled right into the first grade like she’s been there for years.  Jennie, on the other hand, … well, I’m a bit worried about her.  She doesn’t react to change as calmly as Jessie does.  On Thursday, her first official day, she did great.  The kinders here go all day, and school days are Monday through Thursday for the whole school.  On Friday, (they went on Friday, since Monday was a holiday) she started sobbing her head off the moment she saw me, telling me that she missed me and wanted me to stay by her side every waking moment.  Obviously that couldn’t happen, but we talked, I let her know that I missed her too, and that it’s ok to miss people when they are away.  Fast forward to today.  School is from 8:15 to 3:15.  My girls get on the bus around 7:30 and get home around 3:40.  It’s a long day for them.  They get up around 6 or 6:15 to get ready (they are pretty slow at getting ready, that’s why it’s so early) and off they go.  Jennie’s teacher phoned me today around 3:30 to let me know Jennie had a melt down.  I felt so bad for the teacher, and really bad for Jennie.  The teacher of course, let me know that this is normal, and that she’s probably just tired, but she felt it was important that I was aware of why she was crying when she got home.  I very much appreciated that, communication is very important to me.  We talked a bit about some solutions, and the new bedtime is going to be 6:45 rather than 7:30 for Jennie.  And she suggested that I come and pick Jennie up from school rather than ride the bus, and maybe come a few minutes early, for a little while, to help her get adjusted.  I think this is a good idea, and will start picking her up tomorrow. 

I have been knitting in the meantime too.  I have finished an Irish Hiking Scarf, and am working on a multidirectional scarf now.  The IHS was made from some old red heart acrylic I found, so that I could practice cables on something that didn’t matter if it got all boogered up.  Turns out I’m not too bad at cables, and I really like them!  The multidirectional scarf is made from some sock yarn I have had for a while that has lost it’s label somewhere along the way.  My oldest daughter has claimed the IHS and my mom has claimed the multidirectional.  For some reason I’m on a huge scarf kick lately.  If you know of any cool patterns BRINT IT!

I read a great book yesterday called A Thousand Splendid Suns, by the same author that wrote  The Kite Runner.  It was great.  I started it yesterday, and couldn’t put it down, so I finished it yesterday.  And I LOVED IT.  Then today I read a REALLY good book called Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.  LOVED that book.  I started it this morning and read straight through until about 2.  It’s not a very big book, and a great read.  I highly recommend it.

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