It’s Parkour Tuesday!
After dinner, the boy practiced violin without being
nagged prompted! #winning
His current favorite song to play on the violin is Allegro, which he calls Allegra cuz he thinks it’s hi-larious that his current favorite song to play on the violin has the same name as his allergy meds.
My sista from another mista, communications mama, makes a super-simple, super-yum dish called beef and cabbage that my kid lurves. For dinner tonight, the boy asked me if I could call communications mama and ask her to make some beef and cabbage for him, but I told him he was crazy to think that I could just randomly call peeps and ask them to make dinner for us, sheesh. So after texting communications mama and asking for her super-secret recipe, I whipped up some beef and cabbage myself. It’s really easy to make! Here’s how:
- Brown some lean ground beef and minced garlic in a bit of olive oil . When the beef is browned, add some shredded cabbage to the sauté pan.
- Add a coupla dashes of soy sauce (I used gluten-free Tamari) and the juice of half a lemon. Turn down the heat and let the cabbage wilt a bit, about 10 minutes.
- Voilà! Salt and pepper to taste, and serve over rice. The boy said communications mama’s beef and cabbage is the best, but mine was awight. It’s pretty good! You should try it!
I had one of those days where I pretty much started werking the moment I opened my eyes and I’m just now giving up the ghost cuz I’m at the point of diminishing returns. Let’s just say that writing for a living can be a Big Fat Drag. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
I took a quik-e break from werk to cook dinner and to help the boy with his homework. He has his math assessment test tomorrow at school, so we’ve been cramming for the past three days. The boy’s school teaches a new-fangled version of math that’s based on Singapore Math. What’s Singapore Math, you ask? What I can discern is that it’s a kinda math that involves grouping and stuff, and frankly, it’s beyond my pay grade to learn a new way of adding and subtracting and shizz, so I just kinda sorta winged it.
Actually, Singapore Math is a pretty smart way to teach and learn math. I think I missed my true calling as a Math Genius cuz math is so much more fun and/or easier than stringing together a bunch of words, amirite?
After violin practice, the boy did his writing homework, which I think he did pretty well, IMHO, and then he did 45-minutes of reading. The boy is slowly but surely making his way through the first book in the Harry Potter series.
I’ll tell you what, I am amazed at how engaged the boy is with the book. This, of course, makes me super-happy, partly cuz I’m basically an illiterate (not “Nell” illiterate, but at least Fantasia Barrino illiterate), but mostly cuz I was afraid my kid was also gonna be a reading dummie. Turns out he’s a pretty good reader, unlike his lazy dad! #winning