Friday, June 20, 2008

The Silver Paw Award

Today was Alex's awards ceremony at school. These are teacher-nominated awards. They call up the five nominees, who get a certificate, and then announce the winner, who gets a trophy. Last year Alex won math student of the year, itself, an incredibly nerdy honor... This year she got nominated for science student, which she won, language arts student, which is cool because she loved that teacher, math student, which, unfortunately, her arch enemy won this year; unfortunately, her AE was in Disneyworld and wasn't there to accept her award. I still shudder to think that if Alex had agreed to go to Disneyworld with her and her family, what the hell would we have done? Would we have just eaten the at least $300 we would have invested in an airplane ticket, because Alex's ex-"friend" hasn't spoken to her since approximately February? Or would we have forced her to go and have fun and make the trip miserable for Jillian?

Anyway, at one point I was texting my sister (who recently posted a hysterical conversation she had with her son). I don't know if Alex's science teacher knew beforehand that I was Alex's mother, but he kind of glanced at me and I thought he was going to say, "Oh, are you Alex's mother?" I think what he actually said was, "Are you watching this?" Um, yeah, I did feel like a dipshit, but I was doing the play-by-play for the proud relatives who couldn't be there. But it didn't seem like I was "in trouble" for it. It's not like I was typing commentary on what everyone was wearing. Although at one point I did express a sincere wish that the other girl involved in the Operation We Hate Alex Party Scandal would turn around so I could make eye contact and give her the stink eye.

Anyway, Alex also won the Silver Paw award, which is given to one boy and one girl in recognition of "a year of outstanding effort and a consistent positive attitude", which is funny because at the time, I had just texted Jana, noting that Alex never seemed to get nominated for the "positive attitude" themed awards. The award also is for her "exceptional leadership, citizenship, and contribution" which has "made a positive impact" in all of her 7th grade classes. So needless to say, I was pretty proud.

Samantha and I are going to make cookies for the Curves Relay for Life booth tomorrow. I've got some ideas, so we'll post a picture if they turn out okay. She is busy decorating luminaries for lining the track at night. She's going to walk with me tomorrow at 3:00. We were just going to go for a half an hour, but we decided if we stay until 4:00, then there is a three-legged race that we could participate in and win prizes. She's pretty excited, I think. We'll see how it goes!

1 comment:

jana said...

Very pink by the way...