Ettabetta Boop

Hello Friends,

We’re going to keep on with this theme of equal daughter representation. Cricket’s class just held their Superkids Dress-Up Day. Funny thing, she chose Ettabetta, just like Sweetie did two years ago.

The circumstances around this dress-up day are funny, because the detour showed up in the Google search results for “Superkids Ettabetta”. For some sites this is an everyday occurrence; for me, it was a reason to do the happy dance. I learned about the search results from two different Kindergarten Moms, whose daughters also dressed up as Ettabetta (she’s pretty popular). They came across Sweetie’s pictures in their search results, then followed the link to the blog. It was great talking with them about D³, as only a few parents at school know about the blog (self-promotion is not one of my strengths).

You all can check out Sweetie’s picture from her Kindergarten year, and of course, here’s the Cricket:

Feel free to form an opinion about “who wore it better”, just be sure to keep it to yourself! As for me, I’ll never tell. Really, though, Cricket is enjoying the Superkids program just as much as Sweetie did, and she is now reading nightly. I know I mentioned in my last post that the milestones are less exciting with the second child, but this reading stuff is still so cool.

So that’s the start of our week, friends. No puns this time around, but I do hope all is going well for you and yours. We’ll see you out there!

Super (Kids) Day

Hello Friends,

One quick note before I launch into today’s post. The 100th Day of School is a thing – clearly, I had no appreciation for this school milestone. Wife informed me that I would’ve known this if I spent anytime on Facebook. I learned after coming across multiple pictures of 100th- Day projects while looking up images for today. G.I.Joe always said knowing is half the battle, and, now I know. Moving on…

Today’s theme is also a “thing”, if you happen to have a student learning to read with the Superkids program. Sweetie’s class has been using the program all year. She loves the online games and songs. I love that she keeps picking up books around the house and reading them. I appreciate witnessing the results of her school days.

Today is Superkid day, where the students choose one of the fourteen Superkid characters and dress like him or her.

Sweetie chose “Ettabetta”, known for her love of puzzles, riddles and ryhming names. Glasses? Check. Blue hair ribbon? Check. Elf brooch? Check. Details nailed, happy kid.

Besides emulating these characters, who they love, the kids also get an “out-of-uniform” day. So it’s like a double bonus around here.

That’s our big excitement for today. Chicago is slated to get slammed with snow over the next days, we’ll just have to see what happens. Stay safe out there, friends. I hope you are having a super day too! (groan)