Finally…. FRIDAY!

TGIF!! This morning, after I snoozed the alarm for the 3rd time, and finally pulled myself out of bed, I wanted at least 1 more hour of sleep. That would have been so great!

What are you doing this weekend??

Me, you ask?? Well, tomorrow Tarte Titou and I are using our Bloomspot coupon to go to the spa. Very excited! And like most of you, if we don’t use it this weekend, we lose the money. Very excited about it!

Then on Sunday, we are having our 4th book club meeting. Very excited that it’s still going.  We have a lot of really great women in it, and I think this month will be the biggest turn out yet.  This month we read Super Sad True Love Story. I really liked it.  I can’t wait to see what the discussion is about. I hope other people see the parallels to 1984 or Brave New World. But I read those so LONG ago, that I am not sure I remember them correctly.

My panic over O possibility attending the worst school in the city has somewhat subsided.  Partly because she has started identifying the first letter of words that they do not learn in school, like A for Apple and C for Cookie.  The other day, DH was talking to a Tony, and she starts mimicking DH on the phone, Hi, Tony!  So we ask her, what letter does Tony start with? She thinks for awhile. It’s quite a bit of time. In my mind, I think she has lost interest in the question, but just when I am about to tell her the answer, she yells out, T!!  So we’ve been testing her on a lot of other words, and we are now at a 80% correct answer rate. Good for her!

Now I have started gathering all kinds of resources to keep her going with the learning!  Here are a few links to some interesting websites.  I will add them on the side under Resources.  But keep on finding and keep on teaching!

  • Mr. Printables: Really great free downloads. I will test out the Easter Egg Hunt game this weekend!
  • The Handmade Home: More printable stuff, but you have to download it first to look at it. So far their blog seems interesting as well. Only just started reading.
  • Toddler Chore Chart: Never too young to start. I have to admit, we have not done this yet, but I think we should start.
  • K6 Geometric Shapes: Because I forgot the name of all the shapes.
  • Preschool Alphabet: Really fun ideas for kids.  Less work for you and me since she has really detailed outlines!
  • Made by Joel: Fun print outs including Paris City Print out!

Last night while reading Ladybug Girl and Bumble Bee Boy, we did a lot of critical thinking and answer questions.  (I’ve been reading too much about the pineapple question.) It made bedtime story time at least another 15 minutes… it better be worth it!

Now all I have to do is to actually do all the things I plan on doing with her.  I have every intention, but let’s see how long it lasts.


About RidgewoodMom

Thirtysomething mom of a baby girl. First and only baby, possibly. First baby amongst my close friends. These are the trials, frustrations and lessons I have learned in raising a single child in New York.
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