Honestly? I have no idea why I chose that title. I just kind of feel that way today.
I have a semi-lame suggestion for you all. Since I have told a few people about it and they liked it, I thought I would share it anyway.
If you have a child that is learning how to cut with scissors, and you are tired of every magazine getting cut to shreds before you have a chance to read it, let them cut out coupons. Not GOOD coupons; come on now. That’s like letting them chop up money. No, I mean expired coupons if they have decent scissor-handling skills, and the Chuck E Cheese ads if they are still pretty much half cutting and half ripping stuff up. I have one child in each category.
My friend Jill has a great suggestion for what to do with these nicely cut expired coupons. You can send them to military families, who can use them at the PX. I don’t know what that stands for, but it’s like a grocery store. I know from some members in my family that have been in the military that folks do really appreciate being able to use them. Jill gives a link to a program that arranges for your coupons to get to a military family. Her post is here.
We had no Tasty Tuesday yesterday. Well, we did, but it was….. MC DONALD’S. A.P. had his kindergarten screening in the morning and I was so focused on that I forgot to plan somewhere fun for lunch. Despite my best efforts, this was where they wanted to go. The screening was interesting. At this school, the kids go into a room without their parents. They play games and talk with the evaluators for about 45 minutes, and that information is part of what is used in making a decision about whether the child is better suited for Young 5’s or Kindergarten.
I found out that his mild stutter is something that probably needs a bit more attention than I have been giving it. It even has a name; ‘disfluency’. I guess when your kid doesn’t really talk until they are three, the fact that they are even getting complete sentences out most of the time seems pretty good. Also, apparently he is crazy good at tic-tac-toe.
I am not exaggerating that I have been trying to figure out where to send my kids to school for TWO YEARS. Public? Private? Charter? School of choice? It’s nice to finally have it settled, and to meet his teacher, and some of the other kids. I am so very, very excited for him. I told my Grandma that I couldn’t believe I had a child that would be starting Kindergarten in the fall. She said, “Well, just wait until you have kids that start getting Social Security. That’s a big reality check” 🙂