Monday, August 16, 2010

Meet the teacher

Here are some things that have been happening:
  • Tonight was meet-the-teacher night at school. One child's teacher looks pretty expectant and the other won't be in school for a few weeks (???) because of emergency surgery.
  • C and I had a long session today of trying on school uniform items. I also had a closer look at D's uniform polos (both of which had been worn by C every week for three years before D got them this summer) and discovered that they were in very poor condition. I mended a total of three uniform items this morning, but if I had studied the polos more carefully before I started work, I probably would have done something different (like buy new ones instead).
  • For some reason, C loves prunes.
  • C: D and I are planning to write a story called "Attack of the Giant Plums."
  • C has finished The Jungle Book. We're watching a movie version of Hound of the Baskervilles with C and all four of us are listening to an audiobook of Anne of Green Gables. Within a few minutes of starting the Hound, C immediately decided that the hound was painted with glow-in-the-dark paint.
  • I just finished reading the third O'Brian Aubrey-Maturin book.
  • I got a lead today from one of the Starbucks ladies about a professor who needs a nanny for a preschooler. I cold-called the professor by email as soon as I got home. Maybe nothing will come of it, but fortune favors the bold.

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