You can count on me friends! And you can count on Counter the turtle, Mazen’s new toy that Grammie sent in the mail. He is currently really into numbers and he asks to do “math” at bedtime now, so I give him addition and subtraction challenges (under 10). This turtle counts in Spanish too, and when Mazen heard him say “cinco” he thought he was saying “tinkle” and laughed hysterically!
What can you not count on? Your unlocked iPhone working on any cell phone carrier the way Apple says it will.
Here’s a little PSA about some things you shouldn’t count on: I use the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program, which means I get my phone directly from Apple. Apple promises that you can use any carrier you like and you can “switch carriers at any time!” But then I switched from AT&T to Verizon and the new SIM card just wouldn’t give me any service on Verizon. After an entire day of troubleshooting at the Verizon store and with Apple support, the support team told me that my phone was, in fact, not compatible with Verizon. This was a surprise to almost everyone I spoke with. To put it simply, there are different types of networks (GSM v CDMA) and different models of the iPhone 7 are compatible with only some carriers. I had already cut ties with AT&T, so this was an absolute nightmare to deal with. I had no phone for days, and couldn’t make any calls (especially frustrating when a tech person told me to “give them a call.”) The happy ending is that Apple made it right. Major props to their customer service team, who were easy to reach, pleasant to talk to, and solved my issues by refunding my phone purchase 4 months after I got it.
Hope that might help some of you avoid a similar situation. Don’t just count on your phone being unlocked – check your phone’s model number and network compatibility before switching carriers!
Breakfast: Fried egg, pineapple, bagel toasted with butter, too much coffee.
You can count on me using my Crab koozie every day! Lunch was an arugula salad with carrots, cheese and walnuts plus a Siggi’s. And probably some chips!
And you can count on a glass of wine after a stressful day : )
Dinner: Mexican bowl of rice, beans, cheese, peppers, guac, yogurt, chips.
What else can you count on? Tons of super cute art projects coming home from preschool! We keep them in a basket in the office and Mazen often goes in there to find ones that fit with the theme of the game he’s playing (like a lion mask or magic wand). No idea what I’ll do when this basket fills up!
Christina @ montessoriishmom.com says
Lol, that is too funny about Mazen and “cinco”! That is really sweet that he uses his own art work in his games – such a nice way to use his creativity and so great for him to know that toys aren’t necessary to have a great time!
You have years and years of cute art projects ahead of you. Simply photograph each piece of art and make a book either through Mac, Shutterfly, etc. It’s been several years since my daughter was in school but I still have all of her art in books on the bookshelf…….and no clutter or guilt from throwing them away!
That’s a great idea 🙂
This is an awesome idea to beat clutter and keep things organized! I created a gmail account for my daughter not long after she was born so I could manage all the digital clutter in our house. I email her photos, videos and anything else I think she might enjoy reading or looking at when she’s older. I think once she starts school it would be neat to photograph her art and send her photos of it!
I love this idea too!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
You can always count on food. It’s always food. 😉
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
You know where we’ve ended up putting some of our favorite art projects? On the walls of the garage! Even on the door leading into the house. It’s kind of fun to be surrounded by colorful pictures when you pull in. We just tape them up with scotch tape. I really love some of their work, but after 10+ years of school, I don’t want to look at any of it in the house. 🙂
That is a wonderful idea!!
Yes, so much preschool art! I like the idea of taking a picture and making a book. Right now I save 1-2 pieces from each week in a filing cabinet. I need to figure out what to do with it at the end of the year.
So much of it is 3D! They make the cutest things! I’m thinking a photo book is going to be the way to go. I wonder if I could get him to hold them all too – then I’d have more photos of him growing up as well!
Not sure if you have heard of the ‘Bedtime Math’ series? It sounds like Mazen would really enjoy these books. There are 3 different levels of math problems in the books, so they have a long shelf life and are good for when you are reading to kids with varying levels.
Oh cool – thanks!
What I did with my daughters art projects that were special was take photos of the projects and made a photo book of all of them! They loved it and so did I!
Bestime math also a webiste and an app.!
What a phone nightmare!!!
Linda @ The Fitty says
You can always count on the sun shining tomorrow. 🙂 It will always come.
Haha I don’t know about this time of year!! : )
What’s “THE CRAB”?
So hoping it’s a seafood shack in Cville I don’t know about but I can’t find anything via google with what’s on your koozie. 🙂
It was a seafood shack in Richmond!
Natalie Clark says
We started MDO this year, and Henley comes up with a fun little art project every day that she goes! I LOVE it, and so does she!! I just bought a clothes line off Amazon (I used to have them in my classroom when I taught) for our playroom, so I can display her art. They currently just sit on our kitchen counter and she grabs them when she see one she loves!
Katie @ Live Half Full says
I love bringing daycare art home!