May 23, 2009

I Never Win Anything

Friday was a good day.

The kind of day where you feel like there is a slight possibility that you are not failing at everything.

Not that I feel like I am failing at everything.

Who me? Why would I feel that way? I mean besides having way to much on my plate and not quite catching all the pieces that keep falling off. That doesn't make me feel like I'm failing. Nope, not at all.

Okay, well yah it makes me feel like I am missing a beat or two or three or....

Well you get the picture.

Anyway back to Friday.

Friday started off with an assembly at the kid's school. An assembly that I was in charge of. Which fortunately I have very good friends that helped pull it off. Well all right technically they took care of it and I just had to show up. :) They did a great job.

I tell you it is nice to have good friends.

After my portion of the assembly was over the school's reading specialist took over. All year the kids at the school have been reading and every time they read so many minutes they were able to put their name in a drawing for a bike. Yesterday they drew the names for the four lucky winners and Al won one of the bikes.

Which is funny because before she left for school she said, "I don't even care about the assembly because I never win anything!"

It was a fun moment.

It was also a fun moment for the whole school when they learned that they had reached their reading goal of two million minutes. Which means that this Tuesday the school's principle (who I guess is technically their ex-principle since he is now working a different job and we have a new principle but he is keeping his word anyways) will be spending 24 hours on the roof of the school.

All of the kids went crazy when they heard this and it will be fun to see him camping out on top of the school.

Later on in the afternoon the kid's had dentist appointments. I don't know about you but taking my kids to the dentist is a huge stress. One that I would love to avoid. The whole time they are ex-raying and cleaning I am breaking out in a cold sweat worried about how much money it is all going to cost me.

Added to the stress was the fact that all of the kids were getting the, "You don't brush good enough," lecture. Then I was getting the, "Mom, the kids don't brush enough and you do realize that these two are going to need braces," lecture.

I HATE the dentist office. After they were all done with the lecturing, cleaning and ex-raying it turns out that no one had a cavity and braces are at lease another couple of years away for the last two. WOO HOO!!!

Only it makes the whole, "You don't brush good enough, " lecture knoll and void in my children's mind.

Oh well.

All in all it was a good day. Frankly, I could use all the good days I can get. :)


Angie said...

That's awesome that Al won! Woo hoo! I too hate the dentist. Stresses me out! Totally missed you at the PTA party. :) It was a good time! We even got a bottle of soda for showing up. I know. You're jealous.

Glad you had a good Friday! I had to spend it with a cheating softball team. Grumble, grumble. Pass some positive vibes my way, will ya? :)

Kelly said...

I have to go to the dentist tomorrow to get a cavity filled and I'm really hoping they don't find anymore.

Do you have dental insurance? I need to get some kind of dental insurance for myself and the kids soon. I can imagine braces are expensive

Emily said...

You need a new dentist!