Highlights of the Week
We spent several hot late afternoons at our community pool this week. This year, Smarty is old enough to apply for a "yellow card". This means she needed to pass a swim test from a life guard, and now she can stay at the pool without parents for 2 hours. Our pool does have life guards and also a mandatory break for kids every 45 minutes for 15 minutes ("adult swim"). We have not tried leaving Smarty on her own yet, but it is good to be able to do it if she wants to stay longer than we do. She will also have additional swim classes for the first 2 weeks of summer break - mostly to improve her technique and endurance. Smarty loves pool and swimming - the only thing that she hates is the need to wash hair every night to remove chlorine.
What My Child Is Reading
Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate, and this section contains Amazon affiliate links. We did not make it to the library this week, so Smarty was mostly re-reading her favorites. However, I "tricked" her into our next "mother-daughter book club" book. My choice was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and I challenged her to figure out who narrates the book. She is enjoying the book, and I do too, but I am not as far in it as she is.
Favorite Memory of the Week
Since it's a clean up time in school, Smarty brought home her art portfolio from this year. One of the projects was a self-portrait with a poem typed on transparency over it. I love her poem - it's so... her, well, except loving to wear dresses part.
The good, the great, the A...
Funny, smart, cuddly, cheerful,
Lover of soft things and books.
Who feels calm and cozy,
Who finds happiness in her parents,
Who needs books, family, and friends,
Who fears spiders and the dark,
Who would like to see a beautiful scene
Who enjoys games and cats
Who loves to wear dresses.
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How was your week?