I realize that we’ve had a shortage food posts over the last couple of weeks and I would like to blame that on a broken camera. I’m a really bad liar. Would you accept dance recitals as an excuse? Or soccer tournaments?
Here’s a quick and dirty of what we’ve been up to Chez Susie in the last week.
Boise. Twice. Let’s refresh. Boise is a two hour drive each way. Last week, I went twice.
On Monday, we went for an OT appointment. We talked extensively about tantrums, social skills, and emotional recognition. More on this subject later because I could really use a sounding board on this one. We also went to Build-A-Bear. I’m still recovering from this part of the trip. If your kids are Build-A-Bear unaware, do yourself a favor and take all paths possible to avoid their ever knowing anything about it. This may mean that you have to skip every mall in America as well as Downtown Disney. So far, I've only managed to keep my kids unaware of the fact that you can add sounds or smells (gross) to your bear. Just trust me on this one. Stay away.
On Saturday, we went back to Boise for a soccer tournament. Abby’s team was missing their goalie, so, of course, Abby volunteered. Direct kicks are fantastic to watch when your kid is kicking them but they are NOT fun to watch when your kid is in goal. I am happy to say that the weekend was a success. The girls played fantastic soccer, they won all four games, and Abby was only scored on twice. For the first time in my soccer mom career, I actually enjoyed watching my kid in goal. I might be willing to do it again next year.