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April 1, 2008

I Can’t Shut Up About Snacks

You would think that everyone would have STOPPED the sports-related snack madness, but they haven’t. My third graders’ soccer team is STILL having after-game snacks. Nothing like Oreos at 10 am.

At least I’m not on my friend’s 4k T-ball team. They practice TWICE A WEEK from 4:30 to 5:30 pm and the team mom has commanded “healthy” snacks for each practice.  Not games, PRACTICES.  Who needs that kind of extra work, or food?

I don’t care if they’re shooting wheat grass
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and chomping alfalfa sprouts;
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I don’t want my kids doing it right before dinner twice a week.  Nor do I want to have to provide it.

Don’t EVEN get me started on the ridiculousness of kindergarteners practicing twice a week and having a game on Saturday. It’s nuts.

It occurred to me that’s part of the reason everyone’s so over scheduled. When we were growing up, ballet was once a week. Now an activity is two or three times a week.  That’s fine for a sixth-grader like Finn, who’s deep into the “learning to manage your time” lesson, but it’s ridiculous for six-year-olds.

We need to take it down a notch!

That will never happen in the Tiny Kingdom, at least with sports.

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One year ago in My Tiny Kingdom: How An Eight-Year-Old Views The World

Posted by Anne Glamore @ 8:40 amBaseball,Deep Thoughts,Feeling Crotchety,Frolic and Detour: Sports20 comments  

March 3, 2008

Prank O’ The Day

What’s the best way to freak Mom out in the morning, without even being present?

a) Go to school without cleaning up your breakfast dishes.

b) Go to school without making up your bed.

c) Go to school without putting your dirty clothes in the hamper.

d) All of the above, plus forget to untape the kitchen sprayer you rigged to splash your brother in the face when he turned on the water.
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My face and the kitchen floor are much cleaner now, thanks.

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The answers to the Science Exam are in the comments to the post. We do have a few rules here, and so far Feathers has been prohibited from jumping on the trampoline.

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Three years ago in My Tiny Kingdom: Letter Share 

Posted by Anne Glamore @ 8:56 amBoys: Demented & Dangerous,Feeling Crotchety,Inventions, Creations, Experiments11 comments  

February 14, 2008

Albert Einstein Needs Love, Too

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Valentine’s Box by Drew

Will you feed this hungry scientist with loving comments?

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One year ago in My Tiny Kingdom: Nervous Life With Males

Posted by Anne Glamore @ 8:40 amAnimal Stunts - Pets,Feeling Crotchety15 comments  

December 28, 2007

40

Some people say that forty is the new thirty.  Bullshit.   I didn’t have chin whiskers (excuse me — stray eyebrow hairs) when I was thirty.

I have a fair complexion and can keep it under control.  I’m extremely worried about my thirty-something Greek friends, though.

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Edited to add:

Whoa– this post is causing much consternation.  Hasten to the drugstore and purchase some Tweezerman tweezers, a magnifying mirror, and reading glasses — these will be your tools of discovery AND annihilation.  Report back on your findings and the results of your attack.

Posted by Anne Glamore @ 4:20 pmDeep Thoughts,Dot Com Bah- Computer Hell,Feeling Crotchety,Suffering for Beauty16 comments  

October 5, 2007

ZZzt

Migraine.

Not funny.

More later.

Posted by Anne Glamore @ 2:53 pmFeeling Crotchety9 comments  


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