On Monday, Savannah got her braces put on (see pic above). She was pretty happy with them....until Monday night & Tuesday morning when the soreness made her want to rip the braces off with her bare hands. Poor baby.... She took some Advil for a couple of days but the soreness seems to be passing now.
Monday night, Sarah got her 2 trophies from the dance competition she was in last Saturday. (See pic of that above, too!)
Wednesday afternoon was a little strange. Savannah has been sort of whiney in the afternoons this week because her mouth is sore then, but Wednesday, things seemed to be really "off" when she got in the van. By the time we got home, she was crying & all upset (note: we live less than 1.5 miles from her school). We barely got in the front door of the house before she said she needed to tell me something. We went into her room & said told me that she'd gotten in trouble for cheating at school. WHAT???????? She was sobbing & you could barely understand her words because she was so upset about it. Apparently her best buddy needed help on something & instead of helping her with the problem, she just gave her the answer. The teacher was suspicious something was going on, so she called the other girl up to her desk & asked if she'd gotten help on the paper. She said no. But when she called Savannah to her desk & asked her what was going on, she immediately told the truth. Savannah said "I just couldn't lie to her!!!". The teacher fussed at both girls, but said that she didn't make a bigger deal out of it because Savannah was obviously very shaken by the whole thing & she could tell she was remorseful. So, we talked about it & I grounded her from 2 of her favorite things (computer & her Gameboy) for the day. She told me that she felt like I should make it longer because "1 day just isn't enough!". LOL! I'm glad she feels so strongly about her own punishment. :) I extended it through Saturday. We talked about how cheating & lying are the same and how they're both wrong. Since she was obviously very upset, we let it go from there, but did make her write her teacher a letter to apologize. Her teacher sent me back the sweetest email telling me how sweet Savannah is & how this was the first time she'd ever had a student go home & tell their parents without her having to contact them. She said she could see that we'd obviously instilled a very strong sense of right & wrong in her and that she was proud to be her teacher. Whew........that sure made me feel good. I think Savannah's been so upset over all this that she'll never cheat again!
Thursday was Samuel's birthday. He turned 7. Hard to believe that it's been 7 years since he was born! I can't believe he's getting so big! (well...he's older, but not a whole lot BIGGER ha ha)
Another funny from Samuel came yesterday morning. We were talking about science classes for junior high & high school. Samuel was laughing that Savannah would have to do all this stuff before him (the gross things, that is). He started laughing & said "Hey Savannah! You'll even have to digest a frog first!!!". Larry & I cracked up. Digest a frog, eh? Man....they've gotten tougher in junior high since I was there!!! LOL!!!!!