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This is Claire’s outfit today. (I ♥ almost-10-yr-olds!)
The School Dress Code doesn’t cite “cat ears” specifically, but there is a “too distracting” loophole.
We’ll see if this passes inspection.
She’s such a rebel.
Edited to add an update! She had them on at Pick-Up! She got to wear them all day. “It’s just a headband, Mom. I don’t know why you were concerned…” she said with a wink. 😉
We’ve upgraded things at The Hotel Rasmussen, and we had fancy-schmancy electronic theatre seating recliners delivered for the Entertainment Room.
With big-ticket items come big boxes.
“I’m going to make Claire a little fort!” my husband declared. “I’ll just use one of the boxes. It will be simple.”
Nothing that man does is simple, so when he got out TWO of the boxes, the hot glue gun, and an exacto knife I wasn’t truly surprised. (The tarp was an addition, because apparently it rains now in Colorado. Who knew?)
Click photos to enlarge.
Then, when they discovered raiders on the horizon, they leapt to action.
…so they did with super-soakers. (I then had them water my plants. I’m a practical multi-tasker, if anything.)
I’ll admit, it’s a great fort, but I got tired of it on the deck. So, last night, my two enginerds scoped out new locations.
They found one in the back 40.
This particular post was installed inside the fort, through the floor, to keep it in place. Worked like a charm!
It got too dark to take more photos, so I ventured out today to snap some more.
I love it.
I love Claire’s simple, little, tiny fort.
So, to the rest of the visitors headed to The Hotel Rasmussen this summer? Your Guest House is ready. 😉
Last night, Claire & I had a long talk about how a sign of maturity is being able to put your responsibilities ahead of your feelings. We do what needs to be done, because it needs to be done. Doing so with a smile doesn’t mean you enjoy it; it means you’re not willing to give it the power to ruin your day.
I told her that it’s okay to hate the early morning alarms, but it’s not okay to act poorly based on those emotions.
(The photo I posted of yesterday’s First Day of School belies the true mood. *ahem*)
Today’s morning routine was a complete turn-around from yesterday’s debacle. I could tell the amount of energy it took, but she did it, and she did it with a smile.
My baby’s growing up.
I took Claire to the pediatrician today to have her finger checked out. (It’s just a sprain, no need to splint nor amputate. Heh.) She did NOT want to go. I told her if she was good, we could watch Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark tonight.
Not only was she fantastic, she quoted both Star Trek AND John Wayne to the doctor (He was barely containing himself! Ha!), and then asked if we could sneak out the back exit. He said we could, but she wouldn’t get a sticker that way, and she said, “Really? Cool!”
Yep, we’ve reached the milestone where Pediatrician Stickers are for babies, but doing anything to see Indy is totally cool, and sneaking out the back way is acceptable.
I’m not gonna lie; I got a little misty-eyed.
Claire didn’t have fun at all in her Robotics Camp.
It’s too bad she’s so sad about all this.