Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Homework, Dental Work

Yesterday Genevieve completed Julia's kindergarten homework. Flawlessly. Since Genevieve just turned three not that long ago, I'll let you draw your own conclusions. Keep in mind that we live in a stellar school district, in a town full of Ph.D's.

I have a feeling it's going to be a long 12 years.

In other news, some time later when I have the energy and fortitude, I'll tell you all about my dentist appointment from hell last night. Ah, adulthood. It has its downsides.

7 comments:

Mnmom said...

Poor thing!

donna said...

I'm sure there are people who work at the colleges without college educations (think of the maintenance staff), and their kids also need to be educated. That being said, it is an eye opener that a five year old would not be exposed to books enough that they don't know how to hold it or turn the pages.

Being a kindergarten teacher must be tough because the kids come in with different experiences and keeping them all engaged must be tough. Once the teachers can evaluate all the kids (and get parents into the routine of doing homework), I'm sure the assignments that come home will be more Julia-appropriate.

Rob Hardy said...

I know a certain Wife Who Will Not Be Home to Celebrate Her Husband's 45th Birthday who is on her second gum surgery. Let this be a warning to you: floss regularly, and celebrate spousal birthdays properly.

Shan said...

EEEEK! Gum surgery. I feel faint. I'm having a very hard time with this Overnight Metamorphosis From Healthy Individual With Great Teeth to Person Who Suddenly Apparently Has Major Problems With Her Mouth. Huh? Does not compute.

When is your birthday, Rob? I'll bring you a cupcake. Unless I'm at the dentist. Maybe a tooth-shaped cupcake?

Oh boy, I can see the future gum surgery now. And I'm going to have nightmares.

latisha said...

shan this homework commentary has my laughing off my chair...maybe you should write a book about it. great material with the two of them...love your tongue in cheek.

donna said...

Whatever happened with the dental fiasco? Did you get a second opinion?

Shan said...

Donna--it's too long a story to go into there, but the short story is yes, I got a 2nd opinion from a much more experienced dentist, and guess what? He had an entirely different analysis/diagnosis, namely, that I am perfectly normal. I mean, there's more to it than that, but basically, the 2nd opinion made much more sense, fit my history, and was all-around more conservative and non-alarmist. So, I've switched my care. I could say much more about the whole thing, but I won't. It's over. It was crazy, though.