Monday, March 28, 2011

Something Stupid

You know how sometimes you think of something to tell someone, but it's a little stupid and so, even though you REALLY want to tell them, you don't.  I get that a lot with Twitter.  With Twitter, it would be so easy to just say all kinds of things but I really don't want a whole bunch of highly personal things just hanging out on the Internet.  I learned the value of keeping my mouth shut in my last job and I'm trying to carry that lesson around with me at this job and in life in general. And, sometimes with friends, I want to just blurt out these random thoughts, but I'm trying to control that part of my brain now.  It's hard sometimes to control all these thoughts that are dying to get out of my brain and into my mouth.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just a few things...

I realized that I haven't posted lately.  My brain is not offering up any topics and mostly I'm just coasting over here.  I have a wedding shower to plan and am trying to get all our stuff coordinated for that same wedding in June.  I know it is early but I'm trying to spread the cost over many months instead of all at once.  I still need to get Bub an outfit to change into for the reception since I am reasonably sure he will not stay in the tux and he also needs an outfit for the rehearsal dinner.  I'm not sure what though.  Shorts should be ok for both honestly.  And as I'm typing this I realize I need to get my parent's and sister's room reserved.  I will do that tonight. 

Sorry I went a little stream of conscious there.

I went to a bridal shower for my sister-in-law (her first one) last weekend and it was fun and I'm glad I made the trip over there for it.  Now I am giving one for her at my in-laws' house in April so I'm thinking about menu and games right now. 

Last night I watched Easy A with Emma Stone and it was really cute and very funny.  I kept having to pause it though every time Bub would come into my room.  Not really appropriate for the 4 year old.  And I had fallen behind on Glee but I got caught up recently and now I'm only the two new episodes behind.  I was going to give it up because it had gotten so uneven and weird lately but it seems to have fallen back into a regular groove.  I love the Lauren/Puck relationship and Blaine and Kurt are so cute.  I am completely addicted to the music.

And that is about it. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

BEDA 2011?

I was thinking about doing BEDA (Blog Everyday in April).  I don't think Maureen Johnson is doing it this year or at least she hasn't said and last year I did August with her, but it lost its energy after that first year.  But still I like trying to blog more and BEDA is always good to spur me on so I'm thinking I will do it again in April rather than waiting for August.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Mardi Gras!

No parades for me today since it looks like rain, but I've been to 2 this season so that's plenty for me.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Bullying and the preschooler

I dropped Bub off at preschool today and his teacher told me something that made me deeply unhappy.  He is being picked on by some of the other kids and yesterday someone was pinching him while the others stood around.  It sounds really ominous but they are four.  According to her, Bub was crying and "terrified."  Now I don't know about that because he didn't mention it.  But it would explain why he has been more reluctant to go to school and stopped talking about his friends so much.  He made a point of saying last night that JP was his friend and JA was his friend, even though JA is only in aftercare and goes to preschool somewhere else.  So I don't know what to do.  His teacher is a bit prone to over-dramatics so it might not be as dire as she made it sound.  And I can't protect him all of the time and can only teach him how to stand up for himself in a (hopefully nonviolent) way.  But it worries me that this is going on.  And it infuriates me that she didn't tell my husband yesterday when BT picked him up from school.  We could have done something, had a talk with him when it was fresh.  Instead she waits for me to get him.  Preschools and Dads.  So far, both the daycares he has attended have a hard time telling BT information we need to know.  They wait for me.  DON'T wait for the mom, tell the DAD.  It is ok.  He is a parent too.

But beyond that, bullying at the age of 4 is worrisome.  Four year olds are not known for the good impulse control and empathy.  I don't want Bub to be *that* kid, the one who is picked on.  I don't want him to be the bully.  I don't want this to happen or have happened.  And I cannot stand the idea of him standing around being hurt.  His teacher said she sent notes home to the offenders and, having meet most of the parents, I'm sure they will talk to their kids.  But it's just depressing that we are going to deal with this so soon.