Well what do you know? We made it through Parent/Teacher Conference week! Little Dude needs some extra focus on some stuff, but it was expected, so no surprises there. One of these days maybe his doctors will listen and decide he needs to be tested for dyslexia – I really think he very well could be, which would also explain some of his low scores in reading and math.

But at least his behavioral issues that were rearing their ugly head last year (with multiple playground scuffles and multiple trips to the principal’s office) have been much better this year (as in, no trips to the principal’s office), and his teacher this year has been really working one-on-one with him to nip some of the behavioral outbursts in the bud. I hope when he moves to middle school next year he’ll retain what he’s learning from this year’s awesome teacher!

Moving on… so sad about the Notre Dame fire yesterday! This was a very poignant image shared:

But, considering it’s stood for 856 years – to put that into perspective: That’s hundreds of years of conflicts, invasions, leaders, plagues, crusades, etc. It’s been through a lot over all those years:

It was damaged, defaced, and looted during the French Revolution.

In the mid-1800s it was underwent 20 years of renovations and was back to form.

It survived World War I

AND World War II.

Through wars, invasions, and even Hitler. It remained.

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened in history – The Monte Cassino monastery was completely destroyed during World War II:

This is what it looked like after the war:

It was rebuilt:

The Reims Cathedral in France faced fire and war – it was 85% destroyed, but was rebuilt.

The Dresden Frauenkirche in Germany was destroyed during World War II:

It was rebuilt with new and old stones from the original:

Even the White House burnt down in 1812:

History is definitely on our side – so it will be rebuilt.

From what I’ve read, a lot of the really valuable historical artifacts that are in Notre Dame were already removed because of the renovation. So here’s hoping the only thing destroyed is what can be rebuilt.

Gong to Paris has been on my bucket list for a while – eventually I’ll get there, and I’m glad the firefighters were able to save the building so it can be rebuilt. 

OK, enough of that – let’s lighten up the mood with some funnies, shall we?

This is funny, because it’s so true:

One of our cats would totally be guilty of this:

This about sums up our dogs, too:

Easter is Sunday – I still have to get the eggs for the kids, I might have to get some camouflage ones for fun:

This cracked me up (though it has to be PhotoShop, or that dog is very well trained – our dogs would have made short work of those peeps!):

This is so true:

And I’m just going to leave this right here for you:

I would have loved to have known that woman in real life – she would have been hilarious to hang out with, I’m sure. I think I’m going to have to seriously contemplate writing my own obituary for them to use when my time comes (hopefully many years from now).

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  1. That obit was hilarious! Notre Dame. I never had the chance to visit but my sister and daughter both have. It’s so sad that such a beautiful structure that has withstood so much would now crumble.

  2. Notre Dame is so beautiful, it hurts to think about the damage.

    That lady was sharp, i hope they gave her a great send off.

    Great news about your son and his wonderful teacher, and thanks for the funnies!

  3. It is sad about Notre Dame but I agree with you that it will be rebuilt. Happy for your son. Glad that you found a wonderful teacher. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  4. I appreciate you pointing out how this thing has stood for many centuries. I was a little annoyed by all the people boo-hooing and yes, it IS upsetting. But it can be rebuilt as well.

  5. OMG STACY, you’ve had me in tears and amazement all at the same time. Girlfriend, this is a fantastic piece… you’ve put together so many fine pieces of information that’s close to our hearts, minds and souls. This is fantastic girlfriend. You really did your homework. I know I learned a lot. You had me in awe at all of this. You go girl. Hmmmm do I stand up and applause now. I feel like I should. Thank you. Thank you and thank you! This was really a lot of work and you did a brilliant job. Thank you again! Big hugs and I truly applaud you my friend.

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