Wednesday was the second day of fourth grade for Amara and I got to pick her up after school!
Jenna had called me in a panic. Dot, their cute new crazy adorable puppy had somehow managed to eat an entire bottle of gummy vitamins. She wouldn’t have even noticed except that Dot seemed to be panting and she went out back to check their water dish. The gallon jug wasn’t empty – what is that in the yard? Jenna collects all things owls and was sure Dot had gotten one of them. It has happened before! But no, it was a plastic vitamin bottle. It had been almost full and now had about 14 vitamins in it and no lid. Jenna had a call into the Vet and was waiting for him to call back. She knew she would probably have to take Dot in and was worried because Amara would be getting out of school in an hour.
Before I go any further with the story, Dot is fine! She did have to spend the night, get charcoal treatments, and stuff because apparently iron in excess can be toxic to dogs.
I was thrilled to volunteer to go get Amara. This is another one of those times that I am so glad I only live a mile away. Amara was thrilled to see me (“Where’s Mommy?”) and so were her friends. The three girls from yesterday’s picture are all in the same classroom this year! This has never happened before. After dismissal, they took me back into their classroom and showed me their desks and some of the fun things they are working on. Fourth grade really does seem more grown up than third! Even the classroom looks more mature. They all like their new teacher and are so excited about being back to school. Jenna had told me the teacher uses a checkbook system in the classroom. They can hold jobs, are paid, and can buy things with their money. They can also lose money if they misbehave or don’t do assignments. Amara couldn’t wait to show me her checkbook with her name written in cursive on the front!
Jenna was home from the Vet by the time we got there. Once we knew Dot was OK Amara sat down and started working on her math homework. While I am sure, there are times Mommy has to nag her to do it I love that she is growing up and takes the initiative to start it on her own. Of course, Jenna has taught her that homework comes first! Good Job, Jenna.
It is going to be another great year.