8:30 PM (Randall posting): Friday at last! I'll even take Friday the 13th! This has been my first week post-semester and it has not been very productive, other than taking care of little odds and ends and spending more quality time with my girls. Sophie and I went to Fayetteville today so I could meet with the District Superintendent. Sophie entertained the Administrative Assistant (thoroughly) while I had my meeting. They blew bubbles and Sophie chattered away the whole time (I heard her).
This is one of those situations where Sophie's outgoing nature is a wonderful thing. She had never met these people before (or only met them briefly) and yet she was perfectly comfortable visiting with them for 30 minutes or so while I was in the other room. The weather cooled off some today, so there was not much outside time.
After nap we went to pick Elisabeth up at school, where I discovered that Elisabeth had taken something to school (money) that I told her not to. Elisabeth knew right away that she was in serious trouble, which she was, and I told her as much, but she cried and cried and cried. Sophie always gets very, very upset when Elisabeth is upset. Sometimes Sophie even gives Susan or me a very stern talking to when we're lecturing Elisabeth about something or other and today was no different. Anyway, let's just say that I hope Elisabeth learned a valuable lesson about honesty today. I'm sure Sophie will need to learn that lesson some day as well.
I don't know if all the high drama was too much for Sophie, but she's been pretty cranky all night. Maybe she's just tired and worn out. She seems to be doing great, but I suppose we don't always know what she's feeling. We'll find out Monday how her counts are looking.