My mom told me this morning her plan now is to leave at the end of December 2010. I told her I don't think she'd last that long! My mother is the queen of changing her mind.
My mom has also been in my closet. Yesterday I saw my bedroom shoes in the living room when I know for certain they were in my closet. When I asked Pooka why my shoes where in the living room she said "grandma had them on". This in itself isn't an issue for me. The issue is I am a territorial person and unless I give folks permission to be in my room, I don't want people in there. Very simple. I do understand that my space is small, but everything she needs is outside of my room and nothing she needs is in my closet.
Yesterday was the first PTA meeting and adult open house. The adult open house was for the parents to get more details about what's expected from the children, goals, and all that good stuff. I am afraid for Pooka cuz in 3rd grade they begin taking standardized tests and they are expected to know A LOT!!!!! When the teacher broke down just the math concepts they had to master, us parents were looking at each other like "OMG". So I really got to do my part at home to help Pooka get this overload of information locked down.
While at the open house I did a crazy thing...I volunteered to be the room parent! So now instead of going to the hospital on Monday mornings, I go hang out at Pooka's school! It's just for an hour or so so it shouldn't be that bad. We'll see how it goes. In being the room parent I've been given an assignment of providing/teaching 3 learning experiences for the children. Being that I am not the most kid creative person in the world I wouldn't mind comments or suggestions on cool, inexpensive, learning experiences I can provide for 3rd graders. Last year a parent did a learning experience about recycling that was kinda cool. I don't want to repeat that though. I know I have some innovative, creative, people and teachers that read this bloggy blog from time to time and I would love to pick your brain for some ideas. Any help is appreciated.