Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jo = Teh Awesome

I am grooving on this little girl this week. To wit:

1. Last night she voluntarily, cheerfully, and capably washed a huge sink full of dishes. I may still have to remind her regularly to take her plate to the sink and put her pajamas in the drawer, but did I enjoy having post-dinner clean-up cut in half, at least just that once? I did.

2. For the past few days she has been giving Opie "homework assignments" after school. She dot-to-dots letters and numbers for him to trace and then gives him a letter grade for each page (ranging from A+ to Z-). He loves it.

3. She was one of two kids from her school chosen at random to spend the morning at our local fire station. She was so excited you would have thought she'd won the lottery. She got to slide down the pole, have lunch from McDonald's (no firehouse chili?!), and be driven back to school in an honest-to-god fire engine. She tried on the gear and reported that the helmet was so heavy she couldn't walk in it. And one of the firefighters nicknamed her "Crumb" because she was the smallest kid there.

(crummy souvenir photo)

12 comments:

the mama bird diaries said...

That crummy photo is super sweet and cute!

Vixen said...

Oh she looks so very, very thrilled! How lucky she is. To ride back to school in a fire truck?! Man, what a gift.

Catizhere said...

That picture is awesome!

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

awww, I love it!!

Gretchen said...

How fun for Crumb!

Get to ride to school in a fire truck? Heck, I'd like to do that!

Lady M said...

She rocks the axe!

Kate said...

She rocks!! Dishes? Wow, that's amazing. What a cute picture and what an exciting day to go to the fire house!

Patois said...

How lucky is she! Or maybe she's just getting good things because she's doing good deeds. Putting out the good karma and all.

Heather said...

Wow. I'm jealous of the fire engine ride.

And that you got her to do dishes. No fair.

mothergoosemouse said...

I love the homework assignment idea! I'll have to suggest that to Tacy for CJ.

The firehouse visit sounds really cool. I keep thinking of the Bridget Jones "Edge of Reason" firehouse scene though.

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Homework for Opie - I love it! And helping with dishes...if you can bottle it, you'll make a bundle.

Nancy said...

I swear, sometime we just have to get Tacy, Jo, and Mimi together. They are like peas in a pod. Mimi's been giving Rosie homework assignments too. Rosie thinks its the best thing since sliced bread.

I LOVE the souvenir photo (and even more so the one of her on the ladder!)