Friday, August 30, 2013

6 years + 10 months

The transition to school has been a bit rough, but about what I expected.  It's hard getting used to going to bed/sleep earlier and getting up earlier.  Attitudes are harsh and patience is thin.  The heat hasn't helped.  Emily's school had early dismissals the first week because of intake PT conferences.  They had early-outs every day the second week for stifling heat.  Her classroom is well over 80 degrees.  That's not fun for anyone.

Emily set up a "Hawaii Vacation Spot" in her room earlier this summer.  She goes there to read and relax sometimes.

Emily also still loves "Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman".  She decorated her pencil box for school with the characters and lists of all the participants from Seasons 1-5.  On a recent hot afternoon she made a stuffed Ruff doll with his own dog house.

In order to conquer the hair chewing habit this month, I have been making a diligent effort to keep her hair up in ponytails or braids.  It has taken some trial & error, and I still need some more practice, but Emily has been a trooper.  I even attempted a french braid one day.  It wasn't bad for a first effort, but neither of us have the time or patience to do it often.

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