Tuesday, February 07, 2006

News of the small

About Sister: That child brought home a perfect report card last week! It was all 3's on the academic stuff, which is the highest grade a 2nd grader can get, and plusses on the behavioural stuff, also the highest grade. The specter of ADD is fading, I think, though it lurks a bit in the teacher's comment to the effect that while Sister is much better at not distracting other children, she is still having trouble focussing. We'll find out more at her parent-teacher conference, but I am optimistic. And very proud of her.

About Bean: My sweet baby very clearly said, "Mem" 3 TIMES upon seeing me yesterday! Also, "Ba" upon getting into her bath last night. Okay, okay, it could be nothing, but I'm convinced she's on the verge of speech. SO exciting!

About doggie: He's settling in nicely, though still completely loses it in outrage whenever he catches sight of one of our 2 cats. Last night, Husband put the dog on the couch with us and pointedly began petting the cat, rewarding the dog with treats for NOT going ballistic. As I watched the dog watching the cat, though, he began drooling. Drooling! As if his 9# little body would be any match for our ferocious and hulking 10 and 12# cats. I fear he has a rude surprise in store for him once we finally let them have actual contact...

4 comments:

Mommygoth said...

YAY Sister! YAY Bean! Yay Doggie (uh, well, maybe not so much)!

Mama D said...

That's all very exciting news. You are a braver woman than I having dogs and cats in the same house as pets. One cat is all I can handle. Audrey is finally noticing him and it is cute!

Suzanne said...

Go Sister and Bean!

I love the image of a dog smaller than the cat.

RGLHM said...

The more I spend time with kids in school, the more I wonder about our expectations for them. Staying focused is difficult for adults!! What should we really expect from 7 year olds?? I just don't know anymore.

Ah, language can't come soon enough to a child.