Doing nothing at all really. I just mailed my Christmas cards last night and only to people I received cards from. 20 free cards don't go far and I have a Sunday School class that gets precedence over everyone else. I love my Sunday School members and hope they are all there on Sunday because Christmas snuck up and I didn't bring them last Sunday. I know I am a loser!
Anyway, Sunday I was check mated by God Himself. Yes I know He is a Master and I should listen. He warned me. See G is beginning to have strain and stress and it is showing in defiance and melt downs (2 so far for the week in a row). So Sunday she was in a mood and so was I. I told her to get out of my bathroom and she refused to do so. I left her there, turned off the light in the bathroom and bedroom and then brought the door fast behind me. I can't say it slammed because it didn't. My finger was in it. I ignored the nudge of God which if heeded would prevent these melt downs. I am not sure why I am so thick headed but I am and I apparently need the physical pain to get His drift.
Dumb door cut my finger, it did and in a very tender place, right above the knuckle between a wart I have and the nail. Still hurts.
About the melt downs, G has a project due today. She was given the instructions and research helps two weeks ago. Her teacher had the flu all last week. Monday, another mother is helping her daughter with a poster board (same research project) for her individual project. I decided to look more closely at the home work folder that G tells me she never has anything in. And then I read the instructions. The research helps were to be taken and she was to write a 1 page paper or type a 1/2 page paper and put artifacts on a poster board or project board. By the way this was discovered at 8:30 pm Monday night.
No poster board most definitely no project board and G had NO clue how to put those thoughts together to write a paper. Ginormous melt down and a frustrated mama listening to all the excuses of why she didn't do this and how she didn't have to blah, blah, try to remember she is only 8 years old blah, gah!
So I explained that her teacher expected her to do this without reminders, she had given her the deadline and she is expecting a finished project on Wed. So I read over her info and basically dictated her paper. She wrote what I said mostly. She wrote very very neatly and then last night we printed pictures out for the artifacts. She researched the inventor of LEGOs and wrote about LEGOs. I suggested she write about some of the things she has built, you know like, houses, cafes, apartment buildings, machine guns; then I thought better of the last item in light of Friday so I nixed that one. But she did put a picture of the pirate ships she and her grandad built to play war with on the top of the project board. We snagged a few more pictures of what people have build with LEGOs for the other artifacts.
Her poster board is not poster board size but I think it is very cute. She is supposed to present it today. I had better get an A on this, ::snort, giggle::, I mean G had better get an A on this. My dad helped her do the research but he apparently didn't read the instructions either because there wasn't enough for a 1 page paper with what they got themselves.
Anyway I am preparing for a melt down a night until school comes back in January and no, she has 3 more days of school before the break. Yea, yea I know Christmas comes the same time every year but still it snuck up yet again!
Going to wake the girl so she can go find the elf!