It started out so innocent. Then Max started "Cheesing" it up for the camera, and Ellie thought he was sooo funny. Then they just lost all control of themselves. It was the cutest thing, so I HAD to share.
Waiting for the girls to get out of school. We get there awhile before they get out and sometimes it gets pretty boring. I brought my camera today just to have something to do. Max doesn't like to sit in his seat, he knows as soon as we park that it's time for him to get out.
Then he starts to get cranky and of course I don't want to listen to him, so I let him loose.
He comes up front with me and plays with the mirrors, rolls the window up and down (again and again), pops the disc out of the cd player and pushes it back in (again and again) and turns the reading lights on and off.
All of this while in the backseat. . . Alison is singing or talking (not to me though) and Ellie is entertaining me with the pretzels I keep handing her. (Sorry if she doesn't eat much dinner tonight.)
She did this for me every time I held the camera up.
Then as soon as the girls come out, it's time to buckle up Max and that's when it gets ugly. Unless, of course, you're sitting in the car across from us watching me wrestle him back in his seat. He was not happy.
When I picked the girls up from school today, Madison's teacher told me that hearing Madison talk to her on the phone, "Made her year!" She gave Madison her cell phone number so she could call her and read this book from class to her. (I think she's trying to get an idea of how well Madison can read so she knows what books to send home with her.) She read the whole story to her, her teacher said some things and they said good-bye. Another happy Madi.*
*Until dinner time and then she was on one. I think she'll be going to bed early tonight.
I was having fun taking a few pictures of Max yesterday. He's a pretty funny kid. He can go from being super angry and yelling, to the sweetest most soft spoken boy. Yesterday he was yelling about something in the car and I told him, "I love you" and then he quietly said it back to me. Then he goes back to yelling. Or when he yells NO about something I ask him to say "No thank-you" then he very nicely says no thank-you. One of my favorites is when he says "thank-you" and then follows that with a "welcome."
Last week Madison took a note to her teacher with her phone number on it. Then the next day she wrote one that said, "If you call me on the phone I will talk to you." She asked Madison on Friday if she wanted her to call and Madison shook her head yes. Unfortunately we missed her call on Saturday, but she left a little message for Madi that she would call Monday after school.
Tonight we were getting dinner ready and the phone rang. Madison was so excited, she wanted to answer it. HI. she said in a loud Madi voice. It was her teacher. Her teacher had a lot to say to her and every now and then Madison would answer her questions. They were on the phone for a few minutes then she told her bye.
She was pretty proud of herself, even though she said she forgot to tell her to tell all the kids in the class that they could call her if they wanted to.
Part of me wanted Madison to say the Pledge of Allegiance, or read her teacher a story and count to 100. But I know her teacher knows she can do all that, she is such a good teacher. I'm glad Madison got to talk to her.