Katie is home sick. Again. Dan asked me if it's possible that she won't "pass" kindergarten because she has had so many sick days. I informed him that kindergarten is optional. Besides, Bethie has been soooo good about coming home and teaching Katie everything she has learned throughout the day. For instance, Bethie came home yesterday and announced that the class "didn't learn anything today". That was very reassuring.
When I keep Katie home from school, I also keep Sarah home from daycare. This way they can entertain each other and I am free to read my book or muck about on the computer. Good plan, eh?!
Yesterday, Katie and Sarah decided that they wanted to make fruit smoothies. I said that they could because Katie has stopped eating. If she will consume a smoothie, I consider that a victory.
Katie and Sarah each took turns dropping the fruit into the blender. Katie shouted out commands to Sarah, "More bananas! Sarah, get some strawberries! Faster!". Sarah did what she was told. When it was time to blend the fruit, the fighting began.
Both girls wanted to be the one to push the button on the blender. Sarah was louder, so she won. However, she found the blender to be "too loud" and refused to allow the fruit to be blended. Katie had to think fast:
Together, Sarah and Katie got the job done. It reminded me of the Wonder Pets who sing, "What's gonna work? TEAM WORK!".
And this would be a very endearing story had I not put down the camera and noticed that Katie was applying such force to Sarah's head that I thought it may explode.