This morning, I walked into Elegant's room to wake her up for school and the very first words out of her mouth were, "Why do I have to learn?"
Boy, she really did not want to get up for school.
Unfortunately, things did not improve after that. At breakfast -- well, while Elegant was slumped over at the table, wishing she could be back in bed -- the next choice complaint was, "What's the point of school if I barely ever get a break?"
El's mood didn't improve much on the way to school, but I did make a point to help her come up with a list of terrific things from this weekend that she could share today with her teacher and friends:
- Getting to listen her favorite music on my old mp3 player in the car for a couple of hours
- Going to her cousin's birthday party AND getting an enormous piece of cake AND getting a great goody bag
- Having dinner with friends on Saturday night AND watching a fun new movie
So I hope Elegant has a good day at school and that all people everywhere survive Monday.
* From the song by the Mamas and the Papas