I am strong willed and stubborn. I can't help but wonder sometimes if I am not getting back what I dished out as a child... in the form of my strong willed little girls. But I would rather raise strong willed and bright little girls into strong willed and bright women. I want them to be successful in life, and to not let life get them down. I want the best for them.
But raising two strong willed stubborn little girls... is hard work! V did fairly well in school yesterday. She did argue with the teacher, and wound up on red. I am hoping today is a good day. She didn't sleep well last night (and neither did I because she was up so much), but I did send a note in with her so her teacher would be aware. I also suspect she is coming down with an ear infection, and I am treating it (she has had her fair share of ear infections in her lifetime - the tubes fell out over the summer, and I am hoping she won't need them again). V's teacher sent home a folder FULL of work that V missed last week. Did she call me and let me know that the folder was there at any point in the week? Nah. Did she e-mail me? Nah. Did she send any work home with V's older sister whose classroom is right around the corner from hers? Nah. She just piled it all in a folder and sent it home yesterday.
So V and I spent an hour and a half sitting at the table working on her missed school work. Do I mind helping her with it? No. I just wish I would have had it sooner because I made her practice writing her letters and numbers every day when she was at my work with me while she was suspended from school. I should just look at it as extra practice right?!?
DQ had dance yesterday. Have I told you how much I love to watch this child dance. It comes naturally to her. She has a talent. I love these little girls.
M went to help my dad dig a sewage ditch yesterday when I got off work. So the evening was just the girls and I. I sadly... Didn't get my 5K practice done because I was helping both girls with homework, cooking dinner, and spending time with the girls. DQ has been reading us a chapter book, one chapter at a time as a bedtime story. Junie B. Jones; Dumb Bunny. She loves to read, is good at it, and V loves to listen to her. It's a nice break from my story telling, and good practice for DQ. When M got home he was soaking wet (it was raining while they dug) and a muddy mess. I helped him get himself cleaned up, then sat down to do the hand stitching on my corset. I'm nearly 1/2 way done with the hand stitching part, then I can start on the boning channels.
I didn't get much to eat yesterday. Poor planning on my part, and being so busy at work. My job is very demanding at the end and beginning of the month.
I have so much to do for my class reunion this Saturday... and I have to drive 45 minutes south on Thursday when DQ gets out of dance to pick up my Color Run Bib. Why do I do this to myself. LOL.
My back pain today is around a 4. I'm not trying to complain about it - just a heads up. I am trying to keep a written record of it, so I can look back and see where I have come. I didn't sleep with any towels or pillows last night, and slept mostly on my back. I am so much more comfortable on my side, so that is half the battle. Thank you all for your suggestions! I am trying to find something that works for me!!
Monday: 5K training
Wednesday : 5K training
Friday : Yoga
Saturday : Color Run... with real runners!