While you wouldn't know it by looking at the snow flying today, we are rolling right along into spring. The calving is two-thirds complete, a few blades of green grass poked through earlier this week, and a little boy in my house is putting in orders for a birthday cake. I'm not sure how I can top last year's effort, but in a few days, I'll attempt it.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Meanwhile, the school year is showing signs of winding down as well. One of the benefits of a small school is that each spring, the entire school takes a "physical education" day. Half the kids went skiing, and the other half went roller skating and bowling.
Because I am one of "those" mothers, I stalked them.
And I'm so glad that I did.
Watching the three kindergarten boys bowling was one of the highlights of my week. (For those of you who may be unfamiliar with just how rural we are, my kids attend a K-12 school with a rather low enrollment. When I say three kindergarten boys, I'm referring to the entire kindergarten class.)
I also learned a thing or two about roller skating.
For example, it's important to have a wide stance.
It's equally important to learn how to stop with style.
And if Mom says you're too little to roller skate, it doesn't hurt to smile.
Eventually, someone will bring you a pair of Barbie roller skates, and your brother will teach you how to do it with NO help from Mom, thankyouverymuch.
But it's very, very important to stick out your tongue when you're concentrating.