Dirty, Lazy, Busy Fun
Brian is running the Dirty Dash this morning at Bogus Basin. He is going with his nephew Alex and some of Alex's friends. I bet it will fun. But I won't be there. I was going to try and figure out a way to go, but then I was feeling rushed. Jillian starts ballet at around noon today. The race starts at 9 and both are in Boise but I was thinking that since the contestants were going to be a muddy mess there's a good chance so will the spectators. (Spectators are also allowed to throw water balloons at the racers.) And ballet is pretty important to Jillian. She's done nothing but talk about it since soccer has ended. I just don't think she wants to start her first class spattered in mud.
And I still need to pick up her ballet shoes and feed her and try and figure out how to put a bun in her hair. I'm actually a little nervous about her appearance. They have all of these guidelines for how the ballerinas should be dressed for class. What if I dress her wrong? It's so stressful.
I was just going through Darby's bag for an invitation to a party this afternoon and I found this fundraiser envelope. It's old and the fundraiser is over, but a few weeks ago Darby tells me that "tomorrow is the last day to sell cookie dough". She only wanted to sell a certain number so that she could get some prize and said she would go with her friend Rylee after school and before cheer the next day to try and sell to the neighbors. They ended up going but they didn't go right after school. They went about an hour before cheer and she actually sold 10 items. She's so funny. I can't believe she sold anything. I thought I would have to buy a bunch of cookie dough, but I only bought two.
Darby is a last minute kind of girl. She actually reminds me of Brian. He also talks about getting the most amount of work done using the least amount of energy possible. I think he's actually saying he likes to be efficient but the way he explains it sounds like he's being lazy. But I don't think he is. He says he is, but Darby is like this too. It's not lazy.
I was in a parent/teacher conference last year and the teacher asked if I checked her grades online. I said I used to but I would check them and she would have C's and D's and I would panic and ask her what was going on. Once I received her final grades for the quarter or semester or whatever was ending, they would be A's an B's. He turned to her and said, "yes Darby, that is interesting how that happens. Please tell us, how do you do that?"
She responded that at the end of the quarter she figures out how much work she has to do to bring her grade up and then does that. Hmm, maybe she shouldn't tell her teacher that. I don't know.
The boys do not do this. I check their grades online every week or so and if I see something start to slip I let them know. If they waited to the last minute I'm pretty sure they would end up with the C's and D's and that would not be a very good day in the house.
Well, I guess I should go. The kids spent the night at their grandma's house and I need to pick them up so that grandma can take Darby to cheer. Then I need to pick up those ballet slippers and stop by Claire's for a gift card and a purse to put the gift card in. After which, I will take Jillian to ballet and then make it home in time to get Darby to her party. I think that Brian will be home in time to get Jordan to his party AND pick up a gift before dropping him off, but if not I probably can. Other than that my day is pretty free. I should go grocery shopping tonight but that's probably not going to happen. Have a great Saturday!