Friday, September 16, 2011


A few weeks ago before school started Simone called me at work to complain that she was bored. I simply responded "Honey, you do know that only boring people get bored." She was quiet then said "Oh, ok mami, bye."

I must confess I was surprised by her lack of words at my statement and was happy by what I saw when I got home. She has a ton of things to make crafts with and her creativity has sparked. This statement has resulted in some happy outcomes.

Such as:
A Rockin' Water Bottle I take to the gym everyday

Or the makings of an American Girl Doll movie (Simone as Creative Director and Talent Voice; Jimmy as Cinematographer). Will share more on this when it's complete. For those wondering, this scene is at the girls hotel room.

Friday, September 9, 2011

fifth grade

So it’s been 2 weeks since my Simone started 5th grade – meaning last first day of elementary school, impending teenage-hood, middle school and high school right around the corner; boyfriends, puberty, hormones…need I say more?. Let me just say that it’s taken me this long to get over the SHOCK of this milestone. I feel the same as when I was pregnant, as in "Seriously?? mom’s go through this all the time and I didn’t know? Kids grow up? They become independent? They can make their bed and get to the bus stop on their own?  In the evenings they chill out on their beds listening to music while they write on their journals? They don’t wear kids’ sizes forever?"

I’m feeling a sense of relief mixed with a WHOLE LOT of mourning of sorts…not because I’m not in love and completely proud of this amazing person my daughter is growing into but more because I don’t know where time went between this first day of school:

And this very last one…