I'm going to brag on the boys for a bit.
Little Elvis won a local writing competition for his age group! He wrote a poem for the competition. It's about our hometown, and is kind of a "fight song" if another town tries to take over. One of my friends read it, and asked if he had seen "Dead Poet's Society," because it reminded her of "O Captain, my Captain." I told her that while I let him watch age-inappropriate movies, I hadn't gotten that one for him yet. Definitely don't want to answer those questions.
Baby Plum has also been doing really well recently! He got straight 100s on his latest progress report. They get points for good behavior in his classroom. It's based on a color system, and you get more points for certain colors. He found out last week that if he had 75 points then he'd get to take a special field trip. He has 76! The kid with the next highest amount of points has 58. He's our sweet, quiet child. He's absolutely not perfect (especially when he's frustrated with his brothers!) But for the most part, he is a really good boy.
Cheese Puff? He comes home from pre-school most days with Smarties. He gets Smarties for making smart choices. He's also super friendly. The child just loves older people. We helped out at a food pantry last weekend, and he adopted a lady to help. He yells "Hewwo!" out the window to anybody that we drive by, especially walkers. His end of school performance is Friday. He's so excited that I'm coming to his school in 4 days! He tells anyone who will listen! It's great that he likes to have me around so much.
I ordered a set of100 80's songs for their Karaoke machine, and it was a solid investment! Cheese Puff LOVES "Thriller" and "Footloose." Baby Plum likes those alright, but prefers "Tainted Love" and "Love Shack." Little Elvis still thinks he can't sing, but he's tried a couple of songs. I ordered this hoping for Bon Jovi songs, but no luck. I played him "Addicted to Love," and he liked it. He also really wanted "St. Elmo's Fire."
Speaking of the karaoke machine, we took it to the cast party last weekend. Baby Plum wanted to sing "Manic Monday," but I had to help him. Cheese Puff "sang" "Thriller" and "Animals" by Maroon 5.