Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday Ramblings

Does anyone else get the feeling that they are suddenly thinner the minute they start a diet? After one day on Weight Watchers, I always feel like my eyes are huge, and that there is no longer a double if it's possible to drop 10 lbs just by thinking about losing weight! Although, for the record, I do believe my husband is able to do just that. He says to me - oh, I think I want to lose some weight, and within three days has dropped at least 5 pounds. What is up with that, people?!
Tomorrow is Daughter's first day of ballet class. A rite of passage for our little girl. She called to me after her bath, and standing halfway down the staircase asked me - what are we going to do in ballet? What else? and what else? I've been preparing her for the disappointment that ballet class will not be an Ella Bella story with a magical music box, but I'm not sure it's sunk in yet.
I remember when I took ballet. My most vivid memory (and only memory) is of my cousin and I getting kicked out of ballet class because we were not behaved enough. Little did the teacher know that my cousin's neighbor would get us riled up, then sit back and let us be disciplined. In any case, it wasn't meant to be, because my butt is too big anyway.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Weighing In...Weighing the Options

Six months after Baby was born, I am back on Weight Watchers. My intention was to go back earlier, but, simply put, the coffee cake was just too good. Then last Friday, I walked by the full length mirror and caught a glimpse of myself. I kept walking, sat down at the computer and signed up for Weight Watchers online.
I am firm groupie of Weight Watchers. I have been on Weight Watchers (how many times can I use those two words in this post?) on and off for the last 10 years or more. I am a believe in the system, but do I follow it? No. This time, I will succeed, because in addition to it being 10 years that I have loved Weight Watchers, it our 10 year wedding anniversary this July. And I don't want to be walking by the full length mirror disappointed!
On another note, I am excited/scared/overwhelmed to say that Son may be going to the local school in our district, after attending an elementary school 40 minutes from home. Today, we went to look at the school and met with the principal. She was so warm, and expressed such interest in having Son attend her school. I was comforted in seeing such acceptance of him as a child needing to be educated. My fears are not in the education of Son, but more of a fear that removing him from the homogeneous class of Down syndrome students will later be a disservice to him when he may seek friendships within his own. Children do gravitate to those most like themselves. I think. But he can learn so much from diversity. Oh, the age old question: how do I know I am pushing for the right things?

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Royal Tea Party

This year, Daughter was so into her birthday that I couldn't not do anything smashing, so here goes...She loves the book Annie and Snowball and The Teacup Club and she also loves to be a princess, so what better combination could there be than a Royal Tea Party...come dressed as a knight, a king, a princess or a queen. And come they did!

To decorate their own crowns and partake in finger licking little weiners, pizza bagels, and of course, tea and cake! Most memorable was having a little boy (age 6) come up to me and say - can you fix my crown and make it like a real king? Apparently, kings wear their crowns high up on their heads and don't let them fall to the middle of the forehead...