Tag: Mom Stuff
Flashcards for the Win
Ashley aced her spelling test today. She got a 110% on her quiz. Bonus words bumped her over the 100 mark. She was obviously thrilled with the results and wants to do flashcards every week now.
Gotta say… I enjoyed working with her on a goal this week. She got a big confidence boost, and I got to enjoy bonus time with her. A win-win situation.
Flash Cards. Stat!
Ashley burst into tears today because she’s dreading her spelling test this week. The class takes a pre-test every Monday and the real test on Friday. Apparently she bombed the pre-test and dreads the actual test.
Finally, something I can help my kids with. I’m useless when they have math problems, but language arts? Now we’re talking. So we grabbed some notecards and wrote down her 22 words. For the harder words, we came up with silly ways to remember the correct spelling. She kept struggling with the word fifteen because she was mispronouncing it fithteen. So I tied the word to the musical, The Sound of Music, one of her favorites. “Two people sing ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen,'” I told her. “Just like there are two Fs in the word fifteen.” Don’t ask me why I knew that convuluted method would work on her, but it did. By the end of her study sesson with her notecards, she was spelling the word correctly. Now, I hope she retains everything and aces her test.
Oops I Did It Again
Apparently, my sandwich for Josh’s lunch today consisted of two pieces of bread with nothing in between. Thank you. I’ll be here all week.
Doubletree CopyCat Cookies
At the beginning of the pandemic, Hilton posted their Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. You can find it here.
I tried my hand at these cookies, and surprisingly, it didn’t end disastrously. In fact, they tasted quite good and were a hit with my family. Did they taste like Doubetree’s iconic cookie? Hard to say since it’s been ages since I’ve had one. They sure were yummy though!
Hardy Har Har
Me: I’m craving DoubleTree cookies. Maybe I’ll look for a copycat recipe and make some.
I will never live down those La Brea Tar Pit cookies.
Where are the Crumbs?
Why do grocery stores put bread crumbs in the baking aisle next to chocolate chips and frosting and cake mix, etc? I went crazy trying to find them at the store today. Spent forever in the croutons and salad dressing aisle!
Annnnnd with Ashley officially revealing to me today that she is no longer a believer, we are finished with Santa Claus in the Dzidrums’ household. I now get to take all the glory…all the credit…for the kiddos’ Christmas gifts. Bring it on!
Rough Christmas for Elf
Found this poor decapitated elf hidden behind our arm chair in the dining room.
I guess Christmas is officially over.
I have my theories which kid is behind this…
Frosted glass doors are not ideal when you’re trying to help your daughter with math and your son is bored.