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Season 1 Episode 16 TOW Two Parts, Part

ROSS: I don't know whether he's testing me, or just acting out, but my monkey is out of control. But, he keeps erasing the messages on my machine, supposedly by accident.

RACHEL: Oh, yeah, I've done that.

ROSS: And then, like three days in a row he got to the newspaper before I did and pee-ed all over the crossword.

RACHEL: I've never done that.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Irrational Fears

Season 10 Episode: TOW the Home Study

Ross: Well, I was thinking of taking Emma to the playground!
Rachel: Oh my God, what!?
Ross: Like I said I was thinking of taking Emma to the museum of knives and fire!
Rachel: Ok, look, Ross. I do not want Emma going to the playground.
Ross: Be-caaauuuse...
Rachel: (upset) All right, well, if you must know... I had a traumatic... swing incident... when I was little.
Ross: Seriously?
Rachel: Yes, I was 4 years old and I was on the swing and then all of a sudden my hair got tangled in the chain. And to get me out my mom had to-had to cut a big chunk of my hair! (crying) And it was uneven for weeks!

As a parent do you ever wonder if you pass on your irrational fears to your children? I know I have unconsciously for the most part. Sassy is my worrier and throughout the day this is what I get asked?

Sassy: This touched the table will I get sick if I eat it?
Me: No it is fine.
S: What was that noise?
M: Nothing... just the people next door.
S: Is my drink still good?
M: Yes
S: Can my heart just stop beating?
M: No it can't.

These are questions that I hear constantly and they can be draining trying to calm down an 8 year old. She is a human sponge and will pick up on everything around her. I am a worrier, but more of a quiet one (or so I thought). I am starting to see how my constant worrying has turned my little one into one as well. I have a theory as to why she is like this... She has been an only child for 8 years and mainly around adults everyday. Yes, she plays with other kids just fine, but when she is at home she is around me and her father.

Tomorrow is the first day of school and Sassy will enter the 3rd grade. I have made a list of things I will do better this time around.
1. Write all due dates on the calender
2. When money and slips are due turn them in ASAP so I don't forget
3. Do be intimidated to go talk to the teacher... For some reason I always am and get flustered when I need to have a conversation with them.
4. Keep all notices on homework, reading club, projects, etc. where we can all see!

I am one of the most forgetful people out there when it comes to the day to day. I admit that I am the mom who forgets to have her child turn in slips, home reading club, money when they are due. I am determined this year to make a change, because I am done with being the flaky mom.

I am so excited for the new school year, because I know the teacher she is having and she is great. She will be in a Gate cluster class, which I hope helps keeps her motivated to achieve higher. Last year was a rough year, so I am hoping that this year is a lot different!

Here is to an awesome new school year!!!


Tena said...

I am super excited for D to start school tomorrow as well. We got his room assignment this morning, and he was one happy kid to find out his good friend since K is still with him. YAY!! Good luck on keeping things straight and organized, D's school is the one area I am in fact orgnaized, lol

Jaime @ Just Add Laughter said...

Wow...D and Angela are staring school, and Big Sis has been in for almost 2 weeks now!!

I had to make some adjustments to my routine with the girls, too, because I was horrible about forms and stuff. So far, it's working!!

Also, I left you a present on my blog!!

The Stiletto Mom said...

I think we all turn into our parents eventually. It's nothing you are doing. I started to show the first signs of becoming my mother in elementary school, fought it like hell all through high school, college and my 20's, somewhere in my 30's I finally started to give in and now that I am in my 40's I've morphed completely. Besides, being a little bit of a worrier is good...she will be cautious, my son is that way too. Cute post!

Brunabug said...

I think I did this to my adoptive son too....make him worry about certain things. He is a bit more causous when he is climbing and trying to play on a play ground. I fear he would fall all the time when he was younger, and he had NO FEAR.