Monday, August 26, 2013

Sad Kindergartner

I put the 5yo on the bus this morning, crying. She doesn't want to go to school anymore because she misses me and doesn't like leaving me. She asked why I can't be her teacher, or a helper teacher, or ride the bus with her, or something! Gah. Breaking my heart. It will get better..won't it ?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

School is IN!

Hooray for the first day of school! I have been waiting for this day for about three years now. I work from home which is awesome, but it's a little bit difficult sometimes to balance the kids with my work schedule. Today is the first day in five years that I won't be fetching someone juice or yelling at anyone to stop fighting. My oldest is now a fifth grader and she got on the bus this morning at 7:15 without any problems, she was pumped and ready for it. The Kindergartener was a little more hesitant, processing things as she goes, but her grandpa drives her bus so that was comforting for her and he called to let me know she got off with no problems. She climbed on at 8:05 with a weepy face, but no crying. Her cousin also goes to her school now, and so her uncle saw her get off the bus all smiles. So I feel like this is a beautiful beginning.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I bought myself a treat

Since taking the motorcycle class last weekend, I've had bikes on the brain. The husband has been scouring the internet and local shops for the perfect bike. Yesterday we found one. I am now the proud owner of a silver with blue flame 2008 Honda Shadow. It's used, so we didn't spend too much on it, and if it doesn't work out to be a hobby I can continue, we can get our investment back out of it without much loss. So far, I LOVE IT. I've been taking it slow, learning the gears and shift nuances and driving around the neighborhood and no long trips yet. It's been really fun.

No I do not drive without helmet or proper shoes

Monday, August 5, 2013

Motorcycle mama

This weekend my stepmom and I took Ron Bandy's Beginner Motorcycle Rider class. It was so much fun and we passed everything and learned so much. We can now get Motorcycle licenses added to our drivers' licenses. So awesome.  It was important to really pay attention and work on the skills and my body is a little angry about it now, but it was worth it. I sort of want to buy my own motorcycle now, since the husband's 1700 is just too big for me to handle.
Melissa on the motorcycle from Melissa Anderson on Vimeo.