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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

A whole day devoted to scrapbooking, that's my kind of day!  I am currently in my room, trying to decide where to start first.  I am also following an event on Big Picture Classes and looking through posts about today.  So much going on in the online world. 
Yesterday (well really the whole week) was a trying day in the classroom.  After dealing with tantrums, trying to get to the root of the problems with 2 of my superstars, I had a frustrating conversation with one of the parents at the end of the day.  Apparently her superstar is terrible at home too, and she has no answers only concerns.  I made an appointment to meet with her next week so that we can work together to get her child through this year.  I usually use the parents as a jumping off point when I'm looking for ways to help the kids, but when the parent has nothing to offer, it starts getting really difficult.  We'll see what comes out of the meeting.  I already have a few ideas about classroom rearranging and incorporating even more positives into his school day.  Today, though is about scrapbooking.
One of the bright spots of my week though, and what helped me get through yesterday, was the birth of Lily.  She was born on May 5th and I got to meet her yesterday at the hospital.  The parents are so proud, looking a little tired, but so happy.  I'm so happy for them.  Yes, I actually held her for quite some time AND she didn't cry!  Here's the proof:

The happy family

There are some of you out there that are wondering if I want a baby now.  The answer is still no.  I enjoy holding my friends babies, but it does not create a deep longing for me to have one of my own.  Especially when I hear about 40 hour labours and other horrors of the delivery process.  Yes, yes, I hear the argument "it's all worth it in the end, and it's different when it's your own" etc but I just don't buy it.  I want to hear from the women that don't think it's worth it, that don't look upon the pregnancy and delivery as a "joy that only women can have".  I know those women are out there, they just can't speak up because society wouldn't take kindly to that kind of honesty.  ANYWAY....
Welcome to Lily, I can't wait to watch you grow up!  I am often so far away from my friends' babies, but at least I'll have a little time with her.  At least until Mike and Heather move back East. 
Well off to scrap for a long time!  Have a great day.

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