That's what comes from marrying someone who never had pets growing up (not even a fish -- which I think is just wrong on so many levels).
Lexie, OTOH, seems unfazed. She has also decided that her water dish simply won't do, and prefers Dakota's:
Tried to visit a few places yesterday, but had some trouble commenting. Don't know if it was Blogger or me. :-(
DD had a rough day at school yesterday. Her BFF was out sick and DD said no one would talk to her. In fact, it was as if she had the plague. She drew me a picture of history class (where there are no assigned seats) and she sat in the front corner, and everyone else left a buffer of empty desks between her ... the rest of the class all sat in the farthest away corner. She cried all the way home. Real tears because they were quiet and very, very sloppy.
Her friend will probably be out again today. DD is dreading it, but we talked about how to engage people in conversation and how to behave in various situations. Whether it helps or not, I have no idea. But the simple fact is: she won't always have a friend around so she needs to learn how to deal.
I was perpetually the "new kid" in school as my folks moved so frequently (and often in the middle of a school year), so I had to learn how to make new friends constantly. It's not fun, it's not comfortable, but it's a good skill to have.
As a side note, I talked to her friend's mom the other day (her friend was also homeschooled until this year) and she said, "I thought I'd have so much time once the kids were in school, but I swear I have LESS."
It was good to know I'm not the only one who feels that way...
Have a happy hump day!
You Are a Turkey Sandwich
Conservative and a bit shy, you tend to stick with what you know and trust.
You are very introverted, and you prefer to blend in whenever possible.
Though you may be hard to know well, anyone who does know you considers you a true friend.
Your best friend: The Ham Sandwich
Your mortal enemy: The Tuna Fish Sandwich
Mostly right ... yes really. Okay -- who's a ham sandwich?