In my last post, I wrote about some similarities Riley and I have in personality. In this post, I will discuss some of the differences.
Today she is having Track and Field Day at school. I hope she is having a good day. She really tried to make sure to be ready.
As usual, Riley was pleased to enjoy a non uniform day. She knew exactly which shorts, shirt, socks and shoes she wanted to wear. Her teacher suggested that the kids not wear dark colors. Riley went with lighter colors, worrying a little about some of the dark pattern in the clothing. And there it is. The issue. She is so literal. She cares too much about detail. I am positive that I care too little about detail. I'm sure I would be a much better person, if I could focus more on detail. But I am not interested in being quite so literal!
She informed me that she needed extra drinks and snacks. I found her some chips and some grapes. She then told me that she needed three snacks. I packed more grapes, and told her that double grapes plus chips equals three snacks.
Since it was going to be a little cooler, Riley's teacher told the kids to wear a jacket today. (But steer clear of that black shirt!) Riley didn't want to be too warm or too cold, but wanted to follow the jacket instruction. I found her a nice light jacket that used to be Emilee's, and that worked out. We just had to roll the sleeves a little.
Riley wanted a Sharpie to label her Propel. I couldn't find a Sharpie for her. I convinced her that if we tied a blue ribbon to her Propel, then she would never forget which drink was hers.
Just when I thought we were ready, with the hair, clothes, and snacks, she wanted sunscreen. That should have been easy. When I opened the cupboard where it should have been, it was not there. I told her that we would just use my Mary Kay moisturizer which has sunscreen in it. She was doubtful, but I think that probably worked just fine.
I can't believe she is coming home at the regular time today, because I felt like I spent enough time getting her ready today that she should be gone for Track and Field Weekend.
I think when I had days like this at school, I just went. I probably never worried about what I needed until it was too late. I don't think I read the notes that my teachers sent home. I know that if I read them, I did not stress about the details.
I guess I am still not stressing over them much, if I can't even find a Sharpie or any sunscreen.
Anyway, here she is!
I sure hope she is having a good day.
Lots more to catch up on here, from the past couple of weeks. I hope I write it really soon. (I also hope to get to some blog reading.)
One Year Later . . .
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