Simple Sunday – Pant-less, Princess Leia, and the Eleventh Day

Yesterday the boys ran out of clean shorts – or short pants as Carter calls them.  It also happened that we ended up not leaving the house that day, choosing instead to work around the house.  This made the lack of short pants a nonissue and the boys simply spent their day in shirts and superhero underwear.  I did eventually do a load of laundry for them in preparation of the errands we must run today.

pantless no more

Husband and I have this thing.  If he knows something I don’t know, a surprise or such, he will text me (or if we are in the same room, tell me) that he knows something I don’t know.  And vise versa.  On Friday I received this text:

I know something

Yup, we got a kitten.  Long story short – Husband is in between jobs.  He gave notice and is able to return to his previous employer but this time he will telecommute, mostly working from home.  During this brief break in his work schedule, I gave him the task of finding some cute kittens to add to the chaos of our home.  The chaos level is not right until we have two of each: kids, cats, and dogs.  He bonded with a kitten on Friday, a four month old stray at the Humane Society and brought her home.  He only gets a score of 50% as 1 is not 2 kittens.  Here she is.  Meet Princess Leia (yes, we are into Star Wars these days).

Princess Leia

And lastly, my second year of teaching second grade is going swimmingly!  My kiddos are fabulous and I love them all already.  On the eleventh day of school we had a great sharing moment.  I was reading a story called Bountiful Grace, a story of a girl, Grace, whose parents had divorced.  She goes to Africa to visit her dad’s new family for the first time and realizes that families come in all shapes and forms.

My students were all seated on the rug at my feet as I was reading.  Hands shot up.  One after another shared about their dad leaving, a family member dying, how they are being raised by a grandparent.  The discussion turned to the definition of a family.  The answers they gave made me have goose bumps.  Families – they are a group of people that you love.  Families – they are always there for you.  Families – they care about one another.  Great answers.  And at the end I tied it into our family, our classroom family.  The family in room 225.

And that is just a tiny bit of what has been going on these days at Casa de Wrong Feet.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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13 Responses to Simple Sunday – Pant-less, Princess Leia, and the Eleventh Day

  1. jensine says:

    well it sounds as if pantleely happy is what you are!

    • shoes says:

      Thank you! She has the most beautiful caramel colored eyes. She is our third black rescue/humane society pet. Apparently black animals are least likely to get adopted so we are doing our part. 😉

  2. Mary Ann says:

    What an adorable kitten!

  3. Glad to hear it’s all going so well. Welcome Princess Leia!! 🙂

    • shoes says:

      So far so good! Princess Leia does not seem to be at all concerned with the dogs. The dogs, however, are very interested in her. Our one dog has lived with cats before, but Sasha is our new rescue dog and we don’t know how cat friendly she is. So far there is a lot of watching and some mild hissing. It is a bit stressful but I am sure it will work out just fine.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! 🙂

      • (I got the impression you thought I was a new reader so I thought I ought to tell you I changed my username from “Heather W” and started a new blog. I didn’t want you to think I was playing a trick on you!!!! 🙂 )

        • shoes says:

          Ha! You are right. I even went, as you know, to your blog (I always do that with sites that show up with comments that need to be moderated, as yours was). I will make a note of it that you are you and I “know” you. 🙂

          By the way – I love the new name.

          • Thanks very much. 🙂 After some thought I decided I wanted to make some changes after all, and so it just seemed easier to have a fresh start and have a few new things all at once.
            I love that Princess Leia isn’t worried about the dogs. 🙂

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