seldomifever: (giles/ru)
[personal profile] seldomifever
I have had a terrible awful no good very bad week. Fortunately, things are looking up. Thank Christ. Woez are tiresome.

I'd love to kibitz, but I must away. Time to help younger son build a wigwam. Yay!

Date: 2011-12-09 02:29 am (UTC)
katekat: (buffywill - *hug*)
From: [personal profile] katekat
*hugs* you build that wigwam, build it! an hopefully the week will get better in the building?

Date: 2011-12-09 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
Thank you, darling. I built the wigwam. I'd like to say it was a cathartic experience, but mostly it was just hard. *hugs*

Date: 2011-12-09 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lynnylou.livejournal.com
Sorry you had such a bad week hopefully your weekend gets better! *hugs*

Date: 2011-12-09 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
Thanks. I think it will. :) *hugs*

Date: 2011-12-09 03:24 pm (UTC)
littleotter73: pondering (Default)
From: [personal profile] littleotter73
*Hugs* I hope you can put the week behind you going into the weekend!

God, I hate building those things. Bren had to build a Native American Chickee back in pre-school. He was 3! Which meant we had to build it. Luckily my hubby is much more artistically inclined than I am because the best I could've done is print out a picture of it and post it on poster board. Ugh the utter hatred of doing projects with the kids. *shudder*

Date: 2011-12-09 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
Thanks, hon. :) *hugs*

My daughter was helping, asked, "What 4th grader could do this?" It took four hours and three adult-sized people to get through it. Son bounced around a lot beside us. He could only cut paper and color. The stick bending, paper weaving, etc, was too hard for little hands. I just hope it doesn't fall apart once it's in school. Thing is fragile.
Edited Date: 2011-12-09 03:39 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-12-09 03:50 pm (UTC)
littleotter73: pondering (Default)
From: [personal profile] littleotter73
I'm afraid that every project Bren has had up to date has been one where we all end up working on it extremely late into the evening for one reason or another. They just aren't capable of doing it quite on their own.

And lord, do I absolutely hate dioramas. Absolute seething hatred for the things. I'm pretty lucky that Bren is rather artistic. He can tell us his vision and we can help make it happen... or more like his dad can help make it happen.

On the plus side, it ended up being a family project with your daughter getting involved. I think that's really cool of her. Your daughter is just an awesome human being. :)

Date: 2011-12-09 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
I relied on her for the math. I showed her a site on how to build a wigwam (life-sized) and handed her a ten inch round piece of foam and asked how to calculate how long the twigs, etc, should be. She didn't even have to pause to figure it out. I would have taken half the night just doing that. Math isn't exactly one of my strong points.

The kids can't do them and that's why I'm pissed when these projects are assigned. My daughter wanted to know what the project was teaching him. I'm guessing that parents and sibs give you a hand when you need it is all he learned. He already knew all about wigwams and the Algonquins. I kept trying to get him to go with the longhouse. Would have been over in a quarter of the time, but he doesn't like the Iroquois as much. :/

Thankfully, we had loads of art supplies left over from last year's diorama. When son announced last night that he his project due the next day, we were saved from our usual panic shopping trip.

She is supergirl. For realz.

Date: 2011-12-09 07:03 pm (UTC)
littleotter73: pondering (Default)
From: [personal profile] littleotter73
Your daughter should win all the awards. My faith in humanity has been restored again just by hearing of you epic girl!

I agree. All these projects teach the kids is that their parents (and siblings) will come to their rescue. They already know the material. And don't you love it how kids are like, "No, I really hate them, so I am going to do the harder stuff because I like these other guys better." Bren's the same way.

And that last minute stuff... that's always us, too.

Date: 2011-12-09 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
She's a good girl.

I hate that we're last minute people. It's so stressful. He mentioned this project a couple of weeks ago and then we all completely forgot. I wish the teacher had sent a sheet home about it or at least reminded us it was due. A lot happens in my head in two weeks. Things go missing.

Date: 2011-12-09 05:18 pm (UTC)
il_mio_capitano: (demon)
From: [personal profile] il_mio_capitano
Blimey, I assumed building a wigwam was a metaphor for something. I'm not sure what but I was prepared to let it wash over me.

Sorry about your week from hell. Hope fings is better. *hugs*

Date: 2011-12-09 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
Thanks, lady! Things are much much better today. We no longer have to freak out over older son, younger son has one of his projects done, and we've just hired a guy to put in a much-needed railing on our front steps. Progress! Woot!

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