8/25/09

Took some good advice

We took Shirley's advice from yesterday and didn't ask any questions yesterday afternoon, even though we were both ready to pop wanting information. It only took her about 3 minutes to get wound up and she didn't wind down until bedtime. She talked and she talked and she talked... Finally, while I was cooking, I just said, tell me about one last thing that happened and then go set the table. That gave me about 5 minutes quiet before she started again over dinner. We learned everything...at least I hope that was everything. Of course, the teachers are strict and half a dozen kids cried and everyone got lost at least once. The bus ride home was hot (it was 107* yesterday) and some girl had a loud argument in the hall because a teacher caught her texting and took away her phone. (YEAH! $15 to get it back and the parent has to go get it. you can get it twice from the school, then you have to go to the school board office downtown to pick it up.) The bus driver was nice, the advisor was too. The schedule had a misprint and she bumped into a 7th grader in the hall and they both dropped their schedules and picked up the wrong ones, so Sydney had to go chasing after the girl to change back. And, there's one boy that's really cute and nice and is in two or three of her classes...but he has a folder that has puppies and kittens on it, proving no one is perfect (at this point, Rob had his fingers in his ears).

All in all, a good first day for all three of us, if you can stand the hectic pace.

Of course, no quilting got done, but her hair looked terrific!

Y'all take care and have a great day. See ya on the net. I'll be dreaming of quilting while I'm looking like I'm working. Okay, I will be working. I came back from the conference last week all pumped up about work and ready to do good things...at least for a little while. We'll see how long that lasts. Lane

P.S. Happy Birthday Mom (in a few days). I found your address and am getting that card in the mail today. One step closer to getting everything back together after the computer crash of '09. lw

4 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

I am so glad that things went well for her. Being a teenager is difficult these days.

Becky said...

sounds like a good first day. I like the fact that she shared so freely.....even though you and Rob are bouncing off walls!! :)

Coloradolady said...

Lane...just remember that advice...if you want to know something...don't ask..it works every time! I am glad the first day was a great one for all of you, so much more nicer that way!! Have a great day!

Shirleymac said...

I forgot about girls that age talking non stop. It can drive you insane. Hopefully it will calm down to a dull roar. At least it sounds like her first day was a success. It's okay to put a limit on how long she can talk or she'll never stop some days LOL With Michael's OCD we had to give him a half hour to talk about the Civil War (his obsession at that age) and then he had to go do something else.