This morning I woke up at 1:00am with a horrible cough. I have been struggling with this darn cough since Christmas. I thought it was getting better, but I guess I still have a few hurdles to jump before it's all gone.
This morning I had a terrible time getting LG out of bed. I went into her room when she didn't get up right away to shut off her alarm clock. She pretended to still be sleeping. I knew that she was awake, so I went over to tickle her out of bed. I told her that I was going to count to 10 when that didn't work. If she didn't get herself out of bed, I would pick her up and bring her to the table to eat. She wasn't up, so I picked her up. Finally, she woke up and ate. I realized last night that if I stay with her when she's doing something it takes 10X longer to complete. So, as an experiment this morning I left the room when she got dressed, and it worked. It's a good feeling to figure out what a child needs to progress.
Still, this morning she didn't want to go to school. She worries that she won't be liked at school because of her color. I had assumed that the school was more diverse then I think it really is. She is the only African American in her class. I told her that it makes her special, but I know she just wants to fit in. I wish there were more black children in her class, but I know that she's a brave little girl and she will be just fine.
Today she brought her ice skates to school. The kids get to skate at recess. I know she is excited about that. I remember when I was in elementary school and got to skate at recess. It was so much fun. I hope she has fun too.