i'm going to spare you my typical blah, blah, blah about how my baby is all grown up, i'm gonna cry, etc... etc...
lets get on to the more important stuff.
one of the reasons i was so excited about preschool for ella, more so than the personal break (that really isn't a break since i'm keeping the high maintenance 11 month old with me), or the opportunity to learn her letters and numbers and such things she already knows, or even the independence and social opportunities abounding in this environment....
yes, one of the main reasons is that professionals could now be paid to come up with new and interesting outlets to occupy my daughters creative energy.
so imagine the way my insides groaned with dread when i picked up my homework thursday. ella's "all about me" page. yes, my homework.
i'll add that i love these teachers and i think its great they are doing a little book about the kids and i agree its nice for ella to be able to share her interests, likes, etc...
but i'm so not creative.
and where to begin...
so i asked ella. "what is your favorite color these days?"
"light pink, light purple, light red, light orange, sometimes i like light yellow, light white. oh, and wait, also, i kinda like light blue."
lovely little assortment, don't you think?
"pizza and hot dogs. and macaroni and cheese. and cupcakes. and fruit loops, life cereal, and lucky charms. oh, and i also like corn on the cob." yes, we do eat vegetables here. in between our tv dinners and carnival food, apparently.
favorite thing to do:
"go the children's museum or to grandkids camp. and i like to read and eat at the spaghetti factory. and i really like preschool. and making crafts. oh, actually, i like making crafts at preschool. and i love sunday school. and also, mommy, i like to go to kid's corner at the grocery store. and can i say busy bodies even though i don't really go there? and don't forget going to the beach and going to the park."
ok, new tactic. i'm just going to find the most recent pictures i can and go from there.
and maybe i can put something along the lines of "my name is ella and i'm really happy and easy to please. my life is pretty good as long as you give me sugar and surround me with pastels."
because really, what i think her paper should say is something along the lines of:
my name is ella. i am sweet and kind and thoughtful. i love to create things and use the wonderful mind God gave me. i'm strong and determined. i'm smart and i love Jesus. i am very aware of everything going on around me, which makes me very compassionate and understanding. i don't like change. i don't like new environments or putting my face under the water when i swim, but i'm willing to try these things and challenge myself. i am very dedicated and a hard worker. i like memorizing bible verses because i understand the truth of Jesus is better than the lies of satan. i love my family and the security i feel with them. my brother is my very best friend and we love to laugh and get into mischief together; everything is better when he is there to share it with. i love knowing the rules and following them. my 2 favorite items in life are scissors and tape. and when i grow up, i want to be a "helper."
i could go on and on, but really, since this page is all about ella, she'll be happier with a picture of cupcake.
but i know the truth.