Thursday, October 11, 2012


A few weeks ago, we had the girls 5-week parent-teacher conferences at school. (Can you believe it's already been FIVE weeks of school!?)

Everything went well with Hannah's teacher. Hannah is very smart and, although we worried about her "sitting still" at school, she is doing great! The first little bit of kindergarten is just adjusting and learning the rules. So, not a whole lot to talk about.

Emma is in third grade this year. Her teachers warned us what a huge change it was from second to third grade. They are really learning to be responsible for themselves this year. Emma is doing GREAT in reading, geography, science and writing. She is still in GT and was also selected for an additional Spanish class this year. However, she is struggling in Math, (by struggling, I mean she has a B right now). As her teacher was going over her work with us, I noticed a trend and her teacher even pointed it out. Emma is rushing through her work to get done and "socialize" with her friends. (She comes by that honestly.) It's an easy fix and I know things will be fine.

The other night at dinner, we were talking about school and explaining to the girls how important it was to do their very best at school. Travis told them if we didn't think they could do better, a B would be perfectly acceptable. I chimed in and the conversation went like this:

Me: Do you want to work at McDonald's when you grow up?
Emma: No.
Me: Do you want to pick up trash when you grow up?
Emma: No
Me: I know you don't and that's why it is SO very important for you to work hard and make good grades in school. It's much easier to get a good job and afford the luxuries in life if you make good grades and start the habit of working hard now.


Hannah: Um....Mommy?
Me: What?
Hannah: So...what's wrong with working at McDonald's?

We all about died laughing!

(Please don't think I am raising a bunch of snobby girls. I just know that they can and will be capable of more than I can imagine if they work hard every day. And, we LOVE McDonald's!)

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

I can relate to the McDonalds stigma. At Wee Center graduation last year, I was so excited to see what Kyle had said he wanted to be when he grows up. His current idea was a Daddy. I was looking forward to seeing that on paper, except he said "work at McDonalds." Not only that, all the other kids picked things like a firefighter, doctor, teacher, etc...we apparently need to have that conversation too!