Me: so what do you want to learn about today?Zi: about the P.Me: pancreas?Zi: no the P.Me: phalanges?Zi: no. The one with the P.…Me: OH! The Pee! The bladder?Zi: not the gallbladder! The one that holds your pee!Me: that’s your bladder. …. Me: so pop quiz. What’s another name for your pee? Zi: You’re-out. Me: noooooo. Urine (you’re in)! #4yrsconvos
Tonight was their parent/teacher conferences. Their teachers had so much good things to say about them. The 1st was how fashionable they are. Emma’s teacher said our whole family looked so well dressed, and how Emma always had cute outfits. To be honest, I was a little embarrassed. I don’t know why. I don’t like to show it off; I just really like putting clothes together. And 2nd, they are pleasant to teach, being hard workers. Although Emma has some reading issues she needs to improve on because of how she comprehends due to her personality and thinking, her teacher sees how hard she works at everything. She excels in everything else. I notice that the places she needs improvement are the same things I had a hard time learning when I was her age. Looking back, I’m glad Emma is in a better place with her learning and studies than how I understood things. She’s aparently stronger in math, in writing, and esp. science. Then it was Zi’s turn. Zi’s teacher asked us if this was her 1st year In school because of how well rounded and smart she is. She mentioned how Zienne engages in conversations, in class […]
The girls’ picture day outfits! This is Zi’s first picture day, and she handled it like a pro. Emma 3rd Grade Target Shirt, Ebay Denim Jumper, Target Ankle Slouch Boots, Anthro Owl Necklace, BCBG Sweet Bracelet, Philippines-made bracelet Zienne PreK Zara Sparrow Sweater, Zara Shorts, Zara Moto Mid Boots, Marc Jacobs Necklace, Love Bracelet
Let me backtrack. Even when Emma was a baby, I’d sing her a plethora of lullabies. I had the same practice when Zienne was born. “Goodnight Sweetheart” was one of their favorites. I’m not sure why, but they’d request it over and over again. Fast forward many years later and the whole family is in the car driving home. The station is set to public radio that started playing oldies. Then this song came on and I hear a request from the back asking me to turn the radio up. To my surprise, they all thought that I had made up the song, even Perze thought so. Then this morning came. As I was getting Zi ready for school, she started singing the song. She asked me to help her with the lyrics so I picked her up and we danced as I sung the chorus repeatedly. Being four now, she was getting heavy, so I put her on my bed and we youtubed the song to play on replay. So she listened to it- again and again. Goodnight, sweetheart in our very simple good morning.
Emma and Zienne’s first day of school was so successful. No tears. No fuss. No fatigue. This was Zienne’s first day of PreK! She was already excited for it since Emma has been building it up for her, telling her how lucky she was that all they do is play, sans homework! So Zienne was ready to put on her big girl zebra leggings and pop off on PreK, that’s just fancy talk for she was good to go. They both prepared their new owl school bookbags, presents from their Tita Steph, and walked to the bus stop with the whole family. Zienne was so proud when she boarded her bus all by herself. Since the driver was still waiting for one more passenger, he allowed us to take pictures of Zi inside the bus. The night before, the girls were teasing me about crying about Zienne leaving me for school, but that morning, with Perze by my side, I didn’t cry. Maybe it was because I saw how big her smile was, emitting this excitement that surrounded her, conveying to me that she’d be ok and she wouldn’t need me to run to her aid. Perze […]
Zienne, As I was watching TV while taking care of Elle, you indirectly caught my attention by singing and playing the ukelele. I realized you were making up your own song because of the lyrics. “Maybe someday you will believe in God. Someday you’ll see He loves you. Let me tell you the story. They covered Him and put Him on the cross. On Easter. Maybe someday you’ll believe.” You’re only four, yet what God had imparted to you, the good news of salvation, His love, the realization that not everyone accepts His love, and your ability to want to share this truth is truly inspiring. I only pray I can be this bold, Zi. Thank you for reminding me.
Me: You’re ready for school, Zi.Zi: So, I’m ready for high heels?#seriouslythisgirl