Hey all! Well, Jason and I have stayed up too late watching online episodes of The Daily Show and Colbert Report. I tell ya, nothing will bring a married couple together like those two shows. So I gotta go to bed before I turn into a pumpkin. Actually, I am looking more and more like a pumpkin everyday, but that's another story.
What I wanted to tell you was that Ava came home from kindergarten yesterday as the proud bearer of a Merit Certificate from her teacher. That's all it said--Merit Certificate. She was just pleased as could be with herself. I, of course, made much of her achievement and then asked, "What did you get the certificate for?" "For being sensible," she answered.
I don't even think she knows what sensible means, but it is apparently worthy of the Merit Certificate that now adorns our fridge. I think "sensible" is the new kindergarten buzzword, as I heard her teacher use it the other day with the class.
Works for me! I mean, I'm not sure that my behavior over the last couple days would qualify for a certification in sensibility. I do silly things like glower at bad drivers and leave anonymous notes. I had two big bowls of cookies n cream ice cream on Saturday. (Can't use pregnancy as an excuse for that, cause I totally woulda done it anyway!) I accidentally: (1) scraped our car pulling out of our own garage, (2)forgot to tell Jason about it, and (3)when he assumed someone had hit us and asked me about it in front of some friends I totally acted like I hadn't seen it before! I did 'fess up later, but that was definitely not sensible.
Well, at least someone in the family is. Even if it only means that she "doesn't run on hard surfaces" and "pushes her chair in". Those are things for a 5 year old to be proud of. Now, I must try to be sensible and go to sleep before I go downstairs and finish off that ice cream.