fake artificial tree. Which also does not drop needles. Just saying!
Paige was invited to attend a performance of The Nutcracker this morning by another friend from Ballet. She had a great time watching for a change, and ran into one of her friends from the Florida Ballet, which was nice! I spent a lovely morning ALL ALONE. Running errands, etc. Clay has had several quizzes and tests in various subjects this week. In my opinion, he wasn't doing enough studying and when I would ask him, he would just tell me he "was ready". Naturally, that wasn't good enough for me and I admit to a bit of motherly nagging. He had a French quiz today. Long time readers may remember that French was his nemesis last year, so I was very concerned. I expressed this NORMAL, TYPICAL concern in my usual way: I nagged him the entire way to school this morning. "Clay, you just need to start putting more effort in. You're never going to get into a good college with this type of attitude" Blah Blah Blah. So, when I picked him up from school this afternoon I noticed a bit of a smirk on his face. And a very smug expression. He informed me as he got into the car that he got a 106 on his French quiz. When I congratulated him, he muttered under his breath, "I told you I knew it." He had a pop-quiz in Honors English today and he got a 94 on that. His AP Human Geography quiz earlier this week? A 90. WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!! Obviously, my nagging is working and I should definitely keep it up. Right?