Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday the two younger kids wanted to veg in front of the tv, but I told them they would have to earn any tv time by reading or else they would have to find something else to do.

They went up stairs and danced to music for a good hour or so.    Later the two of them asked if they could do a show for the family.   After dinner  was the planned time.   They went and practiced some more.

When the time came, as we were getting the music and everything ready I could tell this was going to be a camera moment.  So with camera in hand, I got ready.  Maybe,  it is warped through a mother's eyes, but I thought the beginning and end were the cutest parts.   Can't wait to see his moves at the age of 14.


I am not smarter than a kindergartener!!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mr M and Miss A have been playing chess.  They are pretty good competition for each other.  Neither go easy on the other or the other will win.  Usually the oldest wins, but not until it has been a good game.  In fact during finals she played against her teacher.  (She did not have to take her math final, since her grade was so high in the class, she would still get an A, even if she scored a 0.  Any way all students with A's in class could opt out and play chess instead.)  He was surprised that she held her own for a bit.

Anyway, so Mr. M wanted to play chess with me today.  Of course I said no.   He would have eaten me alive.  So I suggested checkers.  I was sure I could bet him.   Ahhhhhh...... No.  I didn't.  Miss A just laughed at me, as she could see the strategy he was using.

After losing, I decided it was time to use my pecking order.  If I lost to him, I would have no chance against Miss A.  So instead I went for the one I could win against,  Little A.   Ahhhhhhhhh.........and I won!!!!    Next she grabbed the clue Master detective game (the bigger version of clue).  More random and well......  she won.  So either I will have to get used to my new streak or wave a white flag to surrender.