Saturday, May 12, 2012


It is a very good thing that the benefits of Mother's Day are earned over a whole year, and not just a day, because if it depended on a day like today, I would be in trouble. The problem with today was that in an effort to have a free day tomorrow to visit with both Nana and Grandma (with Papa too) I needed to get some work done. For eight weeks now I have been taking a couple of grad classes, working towards my Master's in Reading. This was the final week of class, and several big papers and projects are due tomorrow. I'd finished one class yesterday, but saved the larger project in another class for today - thinking that I would have a larger chunk of time for working. I did have that time, but I found that it took twice as long having Abby around - even with Jason's intervention.

I'm sorry to say that it was not a pleasant day for any of us. Poor Abby is tired of Mom having to work all the time, and of constantly being put off because I'm busy. The poor kid just wanted to spend some time with her mom today, was that too much to ask? Apparently it was. I'm sad to say that I let my frustrations and stress about deadlines rule (and ruin) the day. My only hope is that now that everything is done, tomorrow will be better.

Seeing as though I've been in "educator mode" all day, I thought I would report on...I mean share....our day with you using a few charts (be thankful it isn't a narrated PowerPoint).

Tomorrow promises to be a better day. We are all excited that we will be heading to my mom's house for a Mother's Day celebration. Nana and Papa will be there as well. Abby has been talking about this for days and as she fought going to sleep tonight, the threat of not being able to go (which was an empty threat) was the only thing that finally got her to settle down and get to sleep - that and Dada's extreme patience.

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