Monday, May 17, 2010

Corn and Home Sick from School

Here is Penny.
Here is how she helps shuck corn.
And here she is practicing her letters with Daisy. Daisy said she maybe felt a little too sick to go to school today -- and it was questionable, really, if she was sick at all; but I am a pushover when it comes to having my kids stay home with me. I like having them around enough that even when Abe told me he couldn't go to school a week or so ago because he felt like he just "really needed a break," I let him stay. I put her to work doing letters with Penny while I cleaned up. Then she entertained my visiting teacher's little girl while she was here. Then we went and bought hamburgers and fries and a new little pool and water balloons (all things that very sick girls generally do when they are home), and it was all just lovely.

6 comments:

Screwed Up Texan said...

Love the corn! Just the look on your little girl's face is enough that I'd have them stay home too (obviously my kids ain't that cute to me).

Kelly said...

I love that you are seeing a bunch of special moments in your day. I am having trouble seeing those right now. I am always like, "when I get this done..." well I need to be more like you!

Ashley said...

I think your attitude about letting kids stay home is awesome and wonderful. I'm going to be just like you when I grow up. I remember well the point in high school when my mom finally allowed me to decide when I went and when I didn't. It still made her a bit nervous any time I skipped school, I could tell, but it was very good for me.

marzee said...

Your life looks so nice. So good.

Perla said...

i do that, too. grace was "sick" just last week. they usually end up being the best days because grace knows she has to be on her best behavior because she should really be in school. and nice corn!

Tia Juana said...

I am such a slacker friend these days, aren't I? Here this post is almost a week old and I'm just getting to it. And I just want to say that we are indeed kindred because I like to give my kids mental health days most anytime they want them. Once they are in high school I find they want them less because it not worth the make up work to take care of what you missed but when they are little I think it just validates everybody to take a day off once in a while. Good for you - and me.

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