Tuesday, June 28, 2016
I subbed this last year at my kids' school, and it felt good to get out of the house. To have adults to talk to (other teachers), and to have a task (keeping kids alive for 8 hours). Seriously, I'm kidding, I had to implement lesson plans and keep the kids moving seamlessly through their days. It was fulfilling. So, while I'm looking to get back to accounting, I really, really want a grown up job. I want to make money, stop having to worry every single month if we are going to make it and then just squeaking by.
So I have given in on that one. Ivan has The Stickman Odyssey, both the first and second books that he has read over and over. In fact, the first time he asked me to buy him a book was to request the second book after he had finished the first. So, both boys followed along as we read them...and they were great! Terrifically funny, and yea there's a bit of violence and potty humor, but come on...it's based on ancient Greece. I thought it was going to follow The Odyssey, but it is its own story. It touches on so many Greek myths and stories, that the stories I was able to impart to my children doing something that held their attention was invaluable.
CW and I have been methodically working our way through The Worst Witch books. We read the first in the series, and then I found the full movie on YouTube - do any of you remember this? The boys actually enjoyed it. I can't believe how much CW likes listening to them being they are 100% about girls, and I can't believe I never read them when I was a child. Why didn't anyone tell me??? I'm starting to question the involvement of my librarians - lol.
Coincidence of Coconut Cake, she really hooked me with that one! So I have been trying to get a review copy, but that gets harder when you stop writing a blog.
Today, we are at our local library, I got a new tote bag for finishing the adult reading program, and my kids are closer to their final mark. They are lucky, they get to pick out a brand new book to keep!!! I'm friends with the teen librarian, and honestly more of them here know us. I've asked them to do that for adults, too...but there just isn't the money. As my kids would say, it's just not fair! Oh well, I would beg each and every one of you to do what you can to support your local library. When times are tough, and it's hot outside, our library is a calm island of cool and quiet.