Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Color Yellow Rules our Day

Gunner is our oldest child so everything he does is a big- okay HUGE deal to us!  It didn't matter if it  was learning to walk, his first Tball game or going to Kindergarden we made a big deal out of it because well frankly we can!  So Gunner started Kinder this year and of course there were the tears and the butterflies and the background checks on his teacher and such;-) that was Eric by the way!  If your kid has started school you know what we mean!  Will he do well? Will he fit in? Will the teacher love him like I love him?! So those of you that are on your 2nd and 3rd kid in school will laugh at this story but oh well....

So having recently moved to a new town where everything and I mean EVERYTHING is booming with new people, we found out that the public schools were highly over crowded and all the Christian schools had a 1-2 year wait list. We found a small Christian school that offered Kindergarden and had an opening so we jumped on it!  We have loved it so much!  That is a whole other post though. So we rocked through the first week of school like pros and the second week was looking to be promising as well when Gunner came home with a YELLOW?!?! Apparently in kinder the kids are rated on their behavior on a color system and all I knew was that YELLOW fell below the "good" line!  My first action was to call Eric and announce that our firstborn son had received a yellow on the second week of school and that we WOULD NOT have THAT kid!  My teacher imagination immediately went into FULL mode and I will admit now that I may have over-reacted a bit...maybe just a little. All I could picture was MY son being the kid in class not following the rules or obeying the teacher!  Eric and I decided that Gunner would need to be grounded that evening from TV, get a "coming to Jesus meeting" from Eric that night and that I would need to walk him into class the next morning and find out what he was doing to get that color!  (Please keep in mind this school thing is new for us as parents.)So that's exactly what I did the next morning only to be completely embarrassed by my over-reaction. His teacher probably labeled me as the nutty mom!  After I "assured" her about how    serious we were about him acting good for her in class, she told me that yellow was just a warning
and that they will get yellows a lot at first.  They are learning the rules and that it serves as a warning to stop and think about how to make better choices:-) OH!!!!!!!!!! Yea that's what we thought but just needed to make sure;-) I think I earned myself a YELLOW  that day!! Thank goodness we serve a God of second chances and I get to stop and think about my choices next time my first instinct is to
jump to the worst conclusions:-) Man this parenting thing is hard!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Well it's been a year since I've blogged and a lot has happened but really there is no time to try and play "catch up" so I'm just starting anew!  I've been busy people!! I've thought about writing many times but the task of it all was just too overwhelming that I would put it off again. I really REALLY want to keep this updated as a keepsake for my family and children but here lies the "bad"..... I'm an all or nothing kind of girl!  Hot or Cold, In or Out and there is no in between. I want every post to be perfect with well written words and cute pictures to go with each post and well that's just not possible in this season of my life. I don't do scrapbooking or family picture albums or anything that requires creativity (2 of my 3 kids have blank baby books for goodness sakes) but I want a place that my kids can look back and remember everything- good, bad and ugly!  I looked back at most of my posts and they were all the highlights of our life thus far..only the really great stuff and thought what a joke!  My kids will read this someday and think "That wasn't our life!" Don't get me wrong we have all these great times and many more but we also have some really ugly times too where we are learning as a family to grow and get through them together:-) so from now on this is my oath to will get the good, the great, the bad, and the ugly!  And I'll try to add some pics along the way too...

I will leave you with this adorable picture of Addy Cole on her 1/2 bday!