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It’s been a week of distraction. I haven’t been able to focus on much at all, barely able to string two words together much less a full blog post.

It started Monday. If your kid is involved in something which includes auditions and waiting for casting, you’ll know what I’m talking about. The Princess auditioned for our studio’s Nutcracker almost two weeks ago. We were (impatiently) waiting for the email all day Monday. Every time my phone would ping with an email, my heart would lurch. Even after the email arrived – with the news she had been hoping for –  I couldn’t focus to save my life. It’s carried over the rest of the week. Somehow, it’s Friday and I feel I’ve accomplished next to nothing.

Why is it I can remember the lyrics to a song which came out  in 1981, but I can’t remember what I did yesterday, nor what I’m supposed to be doing today?

Little Man had his Back to School Night last night. I wasn’t able to go because I was – where else? – at the studio with the Princess. Spouse went with him, which I think is good for both of them. LM had been nervous and anxious. The teacher wouldn’t be presenting anything to the parents – it was all on the students to show and explain to their parents. Have I mentioned how uber cool his school is? When my kids started school, I never would have imagined the things they’d be working on. It’s so cool. He did a self-portrait on his iPad. A friend took a photo of it and sent it to me. I had to laugh, because he had included his headphones in the portrait. True to life for sure.

Another cool thing about this school….We were driving this morning, and he said, “Did you know yawns are contagious even from a person in another car?” He asked if I knew how he knew that and he told me that he’d had to yawn when he saw the driver in the car next to us yawn. Then he said he was going to investigate why yawns are so contagious/suggestive for his next Genius Hour at school. Yes, they pick a topic, and research it. Cool, right?

He’s had a good week for the most part, and I’m really praying he’s really turned the corner for this school year. He’s settled down a lot at home too. I’m feeling more calm myself, relieved. Fridays have been his wheels-off days the last few weeks, so cross fingers today is a good day.

2 thoughts on “Distracted

    • It was a decent day with one minor meltdown at school. But overall, his best week all year. I love his comment too. His school is really encouraging exploration on whatever questions come to their minds.

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