When I finished the rainbow toddler dress, I made an elf hat to match it. I'm hoping to sell it as a set. Now I'm working on a very different style toddler sundress. It's going to be brown with pink trim along the bottom, the waist, and the top (100% cotton). I'm thinking the shoulder straps will brown, with pink buttons. This one is worked from the bottom up. I started it yesterday, but don't know how much work I will get done on it today. I've got to put together the May WACO newsletter to go out by Monday.
I've got my nose all bent out of shape with the USAF again. They keep jerking J around and denying all his leave. He's gotten to take leave once in the last year. We haven't traveled anywhere together as a family in the same vehicle since Christmas of '10. When we moved down here we still traveled separately. We really wanted to all go to my sister's high school graduation next month, but it's looking unlikely. There is a very small chance we can leave the night before, after he gets off work, IF he can take the next week off. They've denied his leave for the week before (it's on a Saturday) because there is an exercise scheduled. The kids don't travel well at night, and I hate driving at night. Chances are it won't happen anyway. I'll end up going alone with the kids or not at all.
I'm still trying to work in preschool stuff with R. He's sorta struggling along with learning his letters and numbers. It's making me second guess myself and our decision to keep him home. I wonder if he'd be more cooperative with someone else. Or if I'm not structured enough. Or if I'm not using the best method of trying to teach him. Or if it's really even a big deal that he's 3.5 and doesn't know all his ABC's. He can recite them. He can write a few of them. He can recognize some of them. Like if I show him 3 letters and ask him to point out the B, he can. But if I show him just a B and ask him what letter it is, he just randomly guesses. He also isn't putting letters together with the sound the make. He can't read any numbers. My mom doesn't think this is a big deal at all. It just seems like the kids his age that I hear about are way ahead of him because they have been in daycare and preschool. I have a lot of trouble not comparing.