Project Alicia

Monday, April 13, 2009

DAY 103

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"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." Japanese Proverb

This is not the best picture, but if you knew how hard it was to get it you might actually think it was. The window to the room Camille practices is covered with vertical blinds and then there's a diamond shaped grid pattern on the window; nearly impossible to see through. Somehow I was able to get the camera through a crack and capture this pose. The girl in white in the background is Camille's friend Brook. She came over this afternoon after school and practiced this dance some with Camille. Tonight was the last practice. This is Camille's "tired, I can't do this much longer" look. She must have practiced that same song at least a dozen times today. Next week is the dress rehearsal... we're getting close to recital time! If you look closely you can see some remnants of the red streaks Camille put in her hair yesterday. (She got a streak and style kit for Easter.)

Other daily highlights: I made this cute tic-tac-toe board out of tile and rocks at an Enrichment activity this morning. Very cute idea, Kathy! The kids had fun playing with it after dinner. It can also be used outside and is very weather resistant.

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The new clothing system seems to be working well. It doesn't take up any additional space, which is important to me with limited space. We used to have a different one, but it took up too much room in her closet. We laid out 6 outfits for the week together and this morning went without snags. So far so good! I forgot to mention the download also comes in pastels. If you missed the link you can find it here.

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Haldan and I also met with Madison's principal today to share our opinions about the inappropriate sequence of events that led to our son viewing the puberty video without our consent. He was very understanding and respectful. The outcome: I will be able to come in and view the video at the school and he will create a read and sign parental form for the future. He also informed us that the girl's video starts in 3rd grade. I've heard that girls are starting their periods as early as 8 years of age these days. Are there any thoughts on why this might be? Hormones in foods, obesity??

4 comments:

  1. I the, "I'm done look". Priceless! I found a similar day of the week organizer that is closet shelves for my son. So nice. Back in college in one of my biology/anatomy classes there was a discussion on this. The more permiscuous the society, the sooner the maturity. Interesting idea huh. I'm glad the principal was accomodating to your desires as parents. Are you content with the agreement?

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  2. Alicia, I'm so glad you went to talk to the principal. It takes a lot of courage to stand up for your convictions.

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  3. Good for you!! I've heard that all the hormones in milk and other products contributes to early development but I have no idea whether there's any validity to it. Miss you guys!

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  4. I know that look all to well I have seen that on Lexi's face a few times C: You will have to somehow post the video of her dance so we can check it out!! You going to do great Camille C: wish we could be there to see it. I love the tic-tac-toe board. what a clever idea. And wow is all I can say about the girls seeing the video in third grade! I think that is way to early. That is Zoie's grade now! My guess would be diet and obesity for the young age. I have seen some girls in emily's class that are pretty well endowed for 4th grade :C My girls are late bloomers so far and I am grateful for that. Lexi's friend (who is hating her for whatever reason at the moment) informed her the other day that she wasn't going through puberty fast enough and that her butt was to small Lol funy the things kids say when, i'm guessing, they are jelouse. As if that is even something she can help. Good for you for talking to the principle and making some changes!! p.s. sorry about the book C:

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