Originally Posted by kate~mom
i'm in the orange hat - the pic of the guy waving is not dh, but our friend matt who i could NOT catch the entire race. he passed me at about 3 miles, and was a stone's throw ahead of me the entire next 10. grrrr.
kate~mom - may I say that you have very toned arms?
: seriously - not flabby looking at all. Do you lift weights or are your arms naturally like that?
Originally Posted by MonikitaUT
I just bought a little potty for the back of my car. I'm not worried about when we're at home, but I am worried about the hours we are out and about.
We have a travel potty too. We've actually only used it a few times. It folds up an uses a plastic bag for the liner. We did the potty blitz (or boot camp) over a couple of days when we weren't going anywhere. Then after that, we would make sure she peed before we got in the car to go anywhere.
Originally Posted by Megs_BK
I am sooooo not a humidity person. Not even a little. Not even at all.
Are we identical twins separated at birth? I HATE, HATE, HATE humidity. When we used to race sailboats in the summer, I would just wilt in July. 90+ degrees with little wind and high humidity - ack! No thank you. I've always said in winter you can always put more layers on but in summer, once you're naked, that's it.
Drjen - I wish I had good advice for you about your kids. For your ds, do you think he's really a 4-yr college type of guy or more of a tech school person? When I was an academic advisor here at the U, I used to see kids who were so clearly being pushed into a 4 yr degree by their parents and very unhappy about it. I'm thinking in particular of a kid who was being pushed into engineering when he should have been studying drafting at a 2 yr school. But, then again, it could just be that your ds is finding his way, trying it figure out what's interesting to him, or trying to figure out how to study if his college work is challenging but high school was not.
For your dd, does she just not like science? Or is it perhaps more connected t to the teacher and she's not being challenged? I hated almost every literature class I had in school because I hated filling out the stupid question packets. I liked reading books and read a lot on my own but I didn't want to figure out the author's motivation for writing the story this way or that and I thought the question packets were just idiotic. Will your dd talk to you about this? Is there a way you can help her articulate why she doesn't want to do the homework?
I'm sure you've thought of all of these things.
I just remember that when I was in school, I tended to get B's in classes that I found boring so I would do just enough to get by but I would work hard for A's in subjects that I liked or where I liked the teacher.
RR: I didn't run this morning. Both dd and ds were all stuffy and coughing last night so we didn't sleep well. My throat was scratchy this morning too but mostly I just slept a little too late for running. Ah well, I think this is supposed to be a light week in my schedule.