Sunday, October 13, 2013

an update on life

I was reminded by hubs that there's no way he'll be able to keep track of what's going on in our life if I don't start posting here.  I've been here a couple of times, but honestly couldn't think of anything earth shattering to share with you.

Funny Voice Friday was a success in the lunch room last week.  The kids and I have come up with a new one now and next on the agenda is Robot Voice Wednesday.  There was some confusion and some kids thought it was Sing Along Thursday, so there was a little unauthorized singing going on.  It's been requested that I put what day we're going to have right on the school menu calendar so they can keep track.  But, since I only do this with the 3rd, 4th & 5th graders, I think that would cause a little confusion among the rest of the school district.

Angel #4 was asked to sing the National Anthem at the girls volleyball game this week.  She'd never had to do that before and said she would under the condition that she did it with someone else.  A girl named Lexi said she'd do it with her.  We brought #4 to the game and Lexi met us as the door and the two girls ran off.  About 15 minutes later, it was time to get things started.  Hubs and I were in the stands and saw #4 by the microphone, standing along, looking around anxiously.  Lexi had disappeared and a VERY nervous #4 ended up singing a solo.  She started out a little shaky, but within a couple of lines, she got in the swing of things and did a beautiful job....sadly, she didn't think so and right after she was done, she boogied out of the gym and went outside crying.  Because she was outside, she didn't see the tons of people who came up to us an said they didn't realize she had such a wonderful voice and what a great job she did.  Even WE came over an told us what a great job he thought his sister did.  Eventually she came back inside and hopefully, now that she's had to do the solo trial by fire, she'll have more confidence next time she's asked to sing.  It's a small school and there are a lot of sports events that need the anthem sung, so I'm sure she'll have more than enough chances to wow everyone with her voice in the next 4 years of high school.

It's also #4's birthday today.  My little, youngest baby is 15 years old today.  To me, a kid doesn't seem like a real teenager until they hit 15.  13 & 14 are only a warm-up toward the real thing.  We didn't do anything special today, we just went and picked up a cake at Cravings, our favorite bakery/cafe and got some lunch there.  Next weekend she wants to go with a couple of her friends to Splatterhaus, a haunted house to get the crap scared out of them.  Friday night is the last regular season football game as well as it being parent's night.  Since #4 is a team manager, we've got to be there to get our orange carnation along with all the football players parents.  Maybe after the game I'll buzz the kids over there to get it all over with.  We've had beautiful weather for football games so far this year, the only crappy night being an away game, so I got away with not having to go.  I'm strictly a fair-weather football fan.  Our team clinched a spot in the playoffs, so who know just how long football season may end up being.  Not that it matters too much to me.  If I've got to drive further than a half hour or the temps are too low or it's raining, the Panthers are just going to have to play without me.

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