Sabrina had her visit with her mom today, and for the first time she came back smiling and even Wilma didn't seem resentful to be with her. Hooray for a cheery little one.
The good mood didn't last too long, however, because she hit the tired wall. Sabrina's visits are from 4:30-6:30 (why did it take this long for me to figure out that they are 2 hours long?) so she gets home between 6:45 and 7:00. We have been getting ready for bed between 6:30 and 7:00 and then having some stories, and then asleep by 7:30. Clearly, her body is adjusting to this schedule since as soon as 7:00 hit, she was yawning and rubbing her eyes.
I would have skipped her homework (I know, I know, she's only 4!) but she wanted to do it. We skipped the hardest of the FOUR worksheets (ugh!!) but in the middle of the last one that we did, Mr. Cranky-pants showed up and forced her to finish it even though I was totally ready to let it slide. The thing about Mr. Cranky-pants is that he is a slow poke and makes things take longer than they take without him.
Then it took 20 minutes (I might be exaggerating) to untie her shoes, because the teacher's aide tied them in a ridiculously tight double knot, and Sabrina insisted on untying them herself, even though she couldn't figure out how.
We read only one story and she was out like a light within 3 minutes of lying down. But it was already 8:20, so I think wake-up time tomorrow might be a struggle.
Joyful and Triumphant
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