I guess I’m a kitten’s grandma

So, it’s been a year since my oldest daughter ET got married. Click for more information on that: (https://christinakosatka.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/so-now-im-a-mother-in-law/) She and her husband decided to go on a tip for their anniversary, and she asked me to come and babysit her kitten, Jellybean. She’s six months old and pretty cute. I figured this sounded likeContinue reading “I guess I’m a kitten’s grandma”

These kids had better be going back to school soon

So after the three-plus-months-long homeschool experiment of last school year, I’ve been looking forward to having my kids go back to school IN PERSON. They have given us as parents the option of using a “learn-from-home” model, which of course translates to “you-deal-with-your-own-kid-while-we-force-our-teachers-to-work-with-you-online.” No thank you. That sounds like a nightmare for me AND theContinue reading “These kids had better be going back to school soon”

Homeschooling (Quarantine Style) Continues

Me: Have you finished your online schoolwork? Little Girl: Yes. Maury Povitch: Mom’s check on your google classroom proves…. that was a lie! Me: (scanning in a completed worksheet called “Canada Facts Fun Sheet” for the twins) Boo: What’s that? It says fun sheet. Is it really fun? Me: No. Absolutely not. Kids: I thoughtContinue reading “Homeschooling (Quarantine Style) Continues”

I don’t know what you’re talking about

Have you ever noticed that when you tell a kid to do something they don’t want to do, they act like they don’t understand? ME: Time to do your homework. KID: What? ME: Time. to. DO. your. HOME. WORK. KID: Home? Work? ME: Did you brush your teeth? KID: What? ME: Your teeth. Did youContinue reading “I don’t know what you’re talking about”

Middle School: The Drama Continues

A little while back I wrote about a secret admirer note that Little Boy received in his locker. (It was addressed some guy called Hugh.) To read that story click here: http://christinakosatka.com/?p=1968 Well, today he found another note for the same kid!! And this note is in different handwriting, so it’s not from the sameContinue reading “Middle School: The Drama Continues”