Thursday, May 10, 2012

Oompa Oompa Oompadedo... I've got another riddle for you...

Miss E was an Oompa Loompa in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" The kids work SO HARD.    Memorizing songs and dances.  3 months.  2-3x per week. 2-4 hour practices.  Thankfully the Oompa Loompas didn't have as vigorous a schedule.  A few weeks were rough but for the most of the time Miss E LOVED IT.  She had a great time and can't wait for next year.

Here she is dumping sugar in the "Chocolate River.

Coming on to sing about the spoiled brat, Veruca.

Here's Miss H waiting for Miss E after the play.

Miss E in her Costume.  SHE LOVED THE FLOWERS (well mostly she loved the Wonka Nerds)

Miss E with her cousin.  They are both in 1st grade, and were Oompa Loompa's together.  SO FUN!!

Good Work Miss E, I am proud of you!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Showered Time Success!

We have always battled Miss E with her showers.  She really doesn't like being told what to do.  Which when you are young, you are constantly being told what to do.  So that can make life very difficult for child and parents.  Recently we found a fantastic fix, at least for being happily hygienic.  

I labeled the Shampoo and the Conditioner. #1 for the shampoo and #2 for the conditioner. I used the black lettering you buy when you sell your car... I tried a sharpie but the ink just slid off.  I am sure any scrapbook stickers would work great too. (and the pump style is a budget save -only one pump needed- no more cup full of shampoo being used per washing!)  She could read which was which but she could never remember if the Shampoo or Conditioner was used first.  Oh the things you have to learn!  As a parent I am constantly amazed at all the little things that you take for granted.  For example, we, adults, know that you just don't drink orange juice after brushing your teeth.  You just know that is NOT going to be a pleasant experience.  But a child doesn't know that.  They have to learn SO MUCH STUFF!

BUT this was a fantastic fix.  Now showering is not a frustration.  She knows what to do, and doesn't need annoying (for her) parental help.