Friday, September 07, 2007
Bragging Mom alert- so if your not in the mood- skip down to the funny!
Flashback to 2000- Andy was finishing Kindergarten. And his teacher and principal discussed the possibilty of holding him back. Seems he wasn't quite "developmentally" up to 1st grade level yet. They had this class level called TK1. Kind-of half way between the two grades. If we let him go on to first- he might struggle all his life in school. So we put him in TK1. Held him back "hopefully" for his benefit down the line. It hurt- and he hated us for a LONG time after that. But now, I'm really glad we did!
I just came back from a meeting at Andy's school with the guidance counselor. This is apparently SOP, so that parents and kids can get a handle on their schedules/future/planning for life that our schools here are doing now. Andy's chess club coach is actually his counselor this year ( having transferred from his elem. school to the middle school) and that made the meeting fun. BUT........
He totally blew my mind. Do you all remember ( if not go back in my blog to Andy's graduation post!) how I mentioned how his teacher took me aside? And told me Andy is going places??? To keep on him, etc....
WEEELLLLL, it was shown to me in cold, hard numbers by the Mr. L. It seems that Andy's FCAT scores were in the top 2%- OF THE COUNTRY! He's 96th percentile in both Math and Reading??!!! He said that there were only "a small handfull" of kids in the county that scored as high as Andy! AND- he basically said that there was NOTHING that Andy couldn't be/do if he wants. Rocket Scientist? Brain surgeon? next Bill Gates? NO PROBLEM!!! Apparently, 2 of the courses Andy is taking this year are HS courses! ( leave us not forget- the kid's only in 7th grade here!!!) That's right- before Andy even gets to high school- he will have about 6 credits already. And Mr. L. said at that pace, he could graduate high school with an AA degree already in hand?!!!! OMG! Mr. L. was saying all this, and I just choked up. I mean- my son- MY SON? Mensa material?- getoutoftown! But he just kept saying how brilliant and amazing my son's "gift" was. I cried y'all, I just sat there with tears in my eyes. What else could I do?
He's already helping Andy map out his courses. Since Andy wants to be an Architect- he's going to be taking computer drafting, stagecraft, lots of math ( poor boy :( ) and such. Mr. L is going to be with us in this until he graduates from HS. He'll be helping Andy to get into what he needs, and even help with the whole college/scholership/stuff for us. I'm still sitting here, not believing that that sweet, goofy, lovable kid I gave birth to was who we were discussing earlier. Don't get me wrong- I knew he was smart- but this? No way in hell.
Ok, I'm done for now. And I'm starving here! So I'm gonna get back to what you've all come to expect from me - Your Friday Funnies!!!! ( and no- they are not PC!!)
FINALLY, THE 6 ANSWERS WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR:
Q: WHAT ARE THE SMALL BUMPS AROUND A WOMAN'S NIPPLES FOR?
A: It's Braille for "suck here".
Q: WHAT IS AN AUSTRALIAN KISS?
A: It's the same as a French kiss, but "down under."
Q: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH 365 USED CONDOMS?
A: Melt them down, make a tire, and call it a Goodyear.
Q: WHY WERE HURRICANES NORMALLY NAMED AFTER WOMEN?
A: Because when they come, they're wild and wet. But when they go, they take your house and car with them.
Q: WHY DO GIRLS RUB THEIR EYES WHEN THEY GET UP IN THE MORNING?
A: Because they don't have any balls to scratch...
Q: WHAT IS A MAN'S ULTIMATE EMBARRASSMENT?
A: Running into a wall with an erection and breaking his nose.
And with that- Have a great weekend everyone!!
Love and Peace- KC
Invisioned on |10:57 AM|
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Thursday, September 06, 2007
OK, Ok, jeez!
Yes, I'm still alive and well. But with the kids back in school, and all the homework/activities/adjustments that have to be made at the beginning of a school year- I've just not had time. And the truth is- I needed to give myself a break from all the "online" time I'd been logging. I had been getting so "caught up" in so much stuff- that it just seemed to drain me sometimes. So I forced myself to take a break from the forums/boards/sites for a while. No, not entirely, and I have been "lurking" now and again ( to make sure nothing really BAD happened while I was away!) But I've decided to come back to the e-world. Hopefully, you all are still around.......???!
Well, what's new with me? Not a whole lot. Work is work- and that's pretty much it. Hubby is fine, and the kids are all getting used to school again. Becky's in her Senior year- and taking driver's ed. Which is another thing- she has her LEARNER'S PERMIT!!! OMG! I'm going to have to be the one that teaches her- I don't think Hubby is up to it. Should be interesting to say the least!
Andy's been placed in almost all AP courses. Which is really interesting- we'll have to see how well he handles them. Don't get me wrong- He's more than smart enough- but he has a tendancy to shrug off some of his homework...So...... We'll have to see how it works out. Kimmie is doing fine so far in 2nd grade- but then again I don't know if her "bullheadedness" has come into play yet. She's getting all smilie's on her work so far, so that's a good start. We've also decided that I will drive her to school in the mornings. I just can't justify:
1- Her standing out at the bus stop in the dark ( when the time change comes)
2- Her having to leave the house at 7am ( to catch a bus). The bus then gets them to school by 7:20am. (Campus doesn't even OPEN until 7:30! The kids have to stand outside the gates for 10 minutes!!!) And school doesn't start until 8:00am!! That's a whole HOUR early!
By me driving her- she gets more time to eat breakfast and get ready ( read=wake up!). This way- I can drop Becky off at her bus stop- and take Kimmie in. Kills 2 birds/1 stone. Even if I work the early shift- this still gives me plenty of time to get to work. So that's what we decided was best all around.
My Mom it seems has found yet another lump in her breast. So she's going next week for a biopsy. Apparently, when they took her Mamo- there were 3 spots in question. She seems to be in pretty good spirits despite this ( her words were- "If it's that bad I'll just have them cut off!") Which at her age- I can totally see. Why go through all the chemo/radiation/bullshit if you don't "need them" anymore. She's been alone for 20+ years, and has absolutely no desire to get into any relationship. So yea- I can see her point. I would rather ( IF I were in her shoes- which I'm not thank goodness!) just get rid of my breasts as opposed to dealing with the constant trouble. I'll let you all know how it turns out once she gets the biopsy though.
Other than that- nothing much doing. I'm off this week, and have been just catching up on some needed R&R. I had hoped that Hubby would get a few days off this week as well, so we could get some major chores done ( IE- Garage?????) But he "claims" that they are in the middle of a big job- and his boss had a fit when he asked. Personally- I think he's using it as an excuse so he doesn't have to do "said chores". What do you girls think??? ;-)
I'll leave it at this now- but I'm gonna spend the day catching up with you all, and my "haunts". So if anyone wants to chat- I still have AOL and MSN on this thing :-)
Peace and Love- KC
Invisioned on |8:58 AM|
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