Jack’s reading comprehension this week is 2 separate stories. The first is about a man biting a peach and the pit. Here’s the second story: This is a boy. He likes to hit. He hit the girl. Now he has to sit. He got mad and had a fit. He does not like to sit. As he was reading the page out loud his whole demeanor changed! It was so clear that he understood the story and he didn’t like it! He just started reading slower and in a lower voice. He didn’t cry, but if there was much more to the story it’s obvious he would have. This boy has such a tender spirit! I asked him a few questions about the boy and what happened and he answered correctly, then in a hopeful-happy voice said, “Be happy, boy!”
I made meatloaf sandwiches on my new griddle and it’s awesome! It fits perfectly on the back 2 burners and I can still use a pan on the front burner. The sweet hot mustard I made the other day is really good, but right when you make it it’s a little bitter because of the mustard. As it sits the mustard mellows, but unfortunately (for me) the sweetness continues to grow. It was super sweet today! Ted still liked it, I think. I liked it, but wanted to cut the sweetness. Oh well. I gave him half my sandwich and had a Cara Cara orange…that’s a sweetness I like.
A quote I read today talked about prioritizing love and kinship over slights and imperfections. That makes so much sense! This was in relation to in-laws and how often there’s trouble between family members, but it applies to every relationship. If you dwell on the negative that’s what you’re prioritizing; forgive and move on to make the relationship better.
Max finished his school super early today so we headed off to Epcot with our fast passes. Ted kept going back and forth about whether he wanted to go or not because rain was forecast, but I though it would just drizzle and move on, so we went. When we were heading for our first fast pass he saw a sign about passholder magnets, and they were giving away car magnets to all the passholders…we got 4!! I’m so excited! I offered 1 to Mom and Jo.
Next up was the Pixar short videos. We haven’t been in so long I was hoping they had changed the videos, but they hadn’t. We saw the black and white Mickey Mouse one where the bad guy kidnaps Minnie Mouse and then they bust through the screen into color. There was also Piper, with the cute little bird learning to feed himself, and Feast, the one with the dog wanting to eat everything. They’re cute, I just wanted different cuteness.
Ted checked on the Lonestar concert, but it was today and we weren’t really feeling it. So we just listened to them on the ride home.
We headed over to France for Serveur Amusant. The guys set up and were doing their routine, I took a picture and sent it to Jo and Mom, and then they cancelled for rain! There was a slight drizzle, but a huge crack of thunder! We headed back to the truck then, Test Track was closed and I didn’t figure they’d reopen that. But we weren’t even really wet by the time we got to the truck! Oh well, at least we’re passholders and not missing out on one of our few days of vacation.
Once we got home from the grocery store Jack had a little more school to do. I found out that there’s nowhere to stick our magnet on the bus, nothing outside is magnetic! We played Skip Bo twice, had beans and rice with pineapple salsa for supper, and sent the boys off to shower. Jack can take his ID bracelet off now by himself! With this new dog-leash making up the bracelet part it keeps wet longer than the silicone did, and messes up his school papers. He doesn’t like to shower with it anymore, so he’s been taking it off every night.