Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Blizzard" Driving..

Well, of course we did get caught in the winter storm... It started snowing shortly after we arrived at the Lindamood-Bell center, and by 10 am it was coming down HARD. By 11.30 am, a severe weather warning came in, and a decision was made to end Salamander's sessions at noon time (instead of 1 pm), so we (kids, parents AND instructors) could all leave and make it home safely. We ended up leaving at 12.25 pm, and we finally got home at 2.10 pm. Oh yes, well over 1.5 hour of slippery, slushy, hardly any visibility ('white out conditions') driving...

Boys did great though. Salamander got very anxious shortly after we started driving, but turning on the radio and singing songs helped a lot. Potatey fell asleep for about 15 minutes about 45 minutes into us crawling along on the highway.

Potatey had a BLAST at the Lindamood-Bell center (incidentally, no beasty-ness the whole time we were there, nor was there any beasty-ness during the long car ride home. Beasty-ness, however, returned full force within 10 minutes after being back in his dad's presence.. Coincidence???). Because of the weather conditions we didn't get a chance to go explore the surrounding shops, so we found things to do at the center (we played legos, read books, made drawings, cooked lunch, did some "Lindamood Bell reading and math games").
The staff fell head over heels in love with him on the spot!!!

I may take Potatey along with me and Salamander again on Friday. We decided to tack the hour that Salamander didn't get today on to Friday afternoon's session, so we will be there from 1 pm till 4 pm. We'll see...

I may not be able to blog more before 2008 turns into 2009 - so here goes:


Happy New Year!!!!

Boys want to stay up.. I'll probably let them for a bit, but my goal is to have them both in bed and asleep by 10 pm latest, as staying up late doesn't mean sleeping longer the next morning...
I know I won't be staying up until midnight; as really, tomorrow is going to be a day like any other day for me, and (sorry to be a bit of a downer here) as I really cannot yet envision 2009 to be much different from the daily grind of 2008, I may as well get some sleep...

Catch ya all on the other end...

2 Comments:

At 9:06 AM, January 01, 2009 , Blogger Kim Stagliano said...

Happy New Year! I've heard great things about the LMB for some kids. Good luck!

You're a dear friend, Petra.

KIM

wordver? Clogres. When we give our kids too much CLO.

 
At 10:46 AM, January 01, 2009 , Blogger Petra said...

I LOVE LDMB - it's done amazing stuff for Salamander so far in the reading department, and it looks like some math related stuff is now coming online too..

Love you too babe, thanks for dropping in.

 

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