We have had all kinds of drama about what to wear in the mornings although this is getting better. The first day of school she changed her outfit no less than four times. She doesn't want to wear any of the great new clothes she got for school because she isn't used to them yet. She has however been very good about getting her hair done right away and this is something she NEVER has wanted done.
Her brother won't play with her at recess, he wants to play football with his friends (which is fine with me. He is supposed to look out for her not babysit her, and he does). She cries to me that she can't find anyone to play with and Kindra and Kyann, two girls she knows, are hard to find at recess or don't want to play what she does. Life is so tough.
Her teacher wrote me a note saying Avery gets tearful during class and says it is because she misses her mom. We sent a picture of me to school to help with this a little. She cries in the morning and tries to get out of going to school
Happily she came home yesterday and said she had made a new friend and played with her at recess. Her teacher also wrote me a note saying "no tears" yesterday. What a relief!
I know the whole thing is a big change since she never went to preschool and doesn't know that many of the kids. I think a lot of it is just adjusting to the change and being out of her comfort zone. It is still hard on me though too.
I admit to shedding a few tears over it in the middle of the night on Monday.
2. I got to impress my co workers with some feats of strength yesterday. We were getting things ready for the next day and probably making fun of twerking when I decided to see if I could do a pullup on a metal bar that is part of our supply storage system. I could, of course.
Turns out I was the only one. So then they wanted to see if I could do some tricep dips between two carts. I knew I could so at that point I was probably just showing off when I did 10 and still no one else could even do one. I think they think I am on steroids. HA!
3. I did a 7.5 mile run this morning and apparently did it to soon after breakfast. My stomach was not happy the entire time and I sit here now with a bit of heartburn. My legs didn't feel like they had a whole lot of anything in them by the end of the run either. I had set out to do 8 miles, but sometimes it just isn't worth it. Today was one of those days. I am sure that this means I will be full of energy and ready to kick some butt next week in Colorado at the Ragnar Relay.
as a bonus.. if you haven't heard the Sweet Lorraine song and story behind it.. you should check it out. Seriously watch it.