I've had a policy at my house for awhile, which is that if I decide to drink in the evenings, I have to keep laundry cycling the whole time. I like the built-in safety of this: if I get caught up on laundry, I'll know there's a problem.
I've been having dreams night after night about moving to a new house. After it got to the point of incredulous laughter ("AGAIN??"), I looked it up on a dream interpretation site, where I found that it means I'm going through a big life change/re-evaluation, which, no kidding.
But also, in that same category, I found a bunch of stuff about what it means if you dream about bathrooms, especially if there are no doors on the stalls and/or the toilets are filthy and overflowing. The dream-interpretation sites have INTERPRETATIONS for that, along the lines of your psyche is clogged or you need more privacy in your life.
But do you know what it actually means? It means your body needs to pee, and your body doesn't realize it's dreaming so it's about to wet the bed, and your brain is frantically scrambling for ANY reason why your body CANNOT PEE right now. That's what it means. So that kind of calls the whole dream-interpretation thing into question for me.
Dilemma: Elizabeth's spelling challenge words this week include "Dr. Seuss," but the teacher has spelled it "Dr. Suess." It's spelled that way in more than one place, so it's not just a typo. I'm not inclined to teach her to spell it incorrectly, but if I teach her to spell it correctly, she may get it marked wrong. ...Actually, I guess this isn't much of a dilemma, since the Worst Case Scenario is that she doesn't get ONE possible BONUS point on her spelling test.
Still. It's making me a little grouchy. I understand the source of the misspelling (it's a hard name, even more so because the common nickname Sue is pronounced like the first sound of Seuss), and everyone makes mistakes (you'll note I don't blog about every "bring in their Valentine's" and casual typos on every single memo/newsletter)---but this PARTICULAR word seems like a misspelling an elementary school teacher would be especially/professionally familiar with and therefore extra careful to avoid if she knew she had an issue with it. She'd think, "Oh, yes, Seuss---that's a tricky one, and I can never remember how to spell it. I'd better make sure I've got it right, before I add it to the spelling words list!"
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...